Ghetto Youths International, a family owned record label run by Bob Marley’s sons, Julian, Stephen and Damian Marley are bringing the next generation of reggae artist to the west coast.
This very brief 2 week west coast tour spanning Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and California kicking off summer begins kicks off June 14 in Maui at the Republic Music Festival and ends at the sold out show at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA, for the show on Friday, July 2; which is the third time they have sold out this venue. The Set Up Shop Tour will feature performances by Ghetto Youth Crew members, Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I and Christopher Ellis as well as Damian “Jr Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley.
The Ghetto Youths International record label began in 2002, as a way for Julian, Stephen and Damian to work together on bringing in new talent as well as working on their solo careers. The Ghetto Youths International released the album Set Up Shop Vol. 1 last February 2013, which is a compilation of traditional and contemporary reggae riddims.
Many of the album’s singles have reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album chart and feature Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa (the eldest son of Stephen “Ragga” Marley), Christopher Ellis (the youngest son of legendary Jamaican vocalist Alton Ellis), Black-Am-I, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley.
Don’t miss this family affair, you can find The Ghetto Youths International upcoming tour dates below; keep checking back as we plan to share more updates from this legendary reggae family!
Upcoming Tour Dates:
June 14 @ MACC. Kahului, HI *
June 15 @ Kaka’ako Waterfront Park. Honolulu, HI *
June 16 @ Kilohana. Kauai, HI *
June 19 @ Marymoor Park. Redmond, WA
June 21 @ Cuthbert Amphitheater. Eugene, OR
June 22 @ Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Boonville, CA
June 23 @ Avila Beach Resort. Avila Beach, CA
June 25 @ Belly Up. Solana Beach, CA
June 26 @ Belly Up. Solana Beach, CA
June28 @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sound Waves Pool Stage. Las Vegas, NV
June 29 @ Santa Barbara Bowl. Santa Barbara, CA
June 30 @ Hollywood Bowl. Los Angeles, CA
July 2 @ Belly Up . Solana Beach, CA
* Dates without Stephen “Ragga” Marley
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Article By: Melissa Cambra