The 24th Annual People's Festival: A Tribute to Bob Marley will take place on July 28th at 2 p.m. in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware across N Market St. as well as feature additional entertainment inside Live Nation's The Queen music venue located at 500 N Market St. And, for the first time in the festival's history, admission is FREE to the public.
In partnership with Live Nation, the city's most-anticipated summer event will host performances by Jamaica’s Queen of Reggae, ETANA, The Iconic Meditation Band and Ska phenomena; Hip Abduction inside The Queen starting at 7 p.m. (limited space available). Simultaneously, attendees will experience the outdoor plaza stage where tasteful jam sessions containing Calypso, Roots, Funk and all the grooves in between until 10 p.m.
The dynamic street fair will offer an international food court with Caribbean cuisine specials, Red Stripe beverages, a bamboo rain hut and healing garden, as well as dozens of craft vendors. The Delaware Art Museum will also host the Children’s Village where kids of all ages can participate in creating a drum, masks and other relative activities.
Robert Nesta Marley (A.K.A. Bob Marley) rose to star-status by delivering his message of tolerance globally through the power of music with hits like "One Love," "Three Little Birds," and "Redemption Song". At the request of Marley's beloved mother, Ibis, Pitts brought the first Marley tribute to fruition in 1995. It is the mission of People's Festival to bring a world-class Reggae celebration to the community of Wilmington as it was Marley's adopted hometown outside of Jamacia. Since establishment, thousands of people continue to attend this unique promotion of peace, love, and unity including local rising talent and international icons such as; Richie Havens, KRS 1, Damien “Junior Gong” Marley, Toots & The Maytals, Luciano, Third World, SOJA, Slightly Stoopid, and more.