The Buskirk-Chumley Theater will present Stephen Marley on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Tickets will be available at 11am on Thursday, June 6th at bctboxoffice.org, 812-323-3020, or the BCT Box Office & Downtown Visitors Center at 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. This is a general admission show and all tickets are $37.50.
The second son of Bob and Rita Marley, eight-time Grammy-winning musician and producer Stephen began his reggae career as a precocious six-year old singing, dancing and playing percussion with his siblings in the group The Melody Makers. As a teenager he assisted in the production of The Melody Makers’ albums including three that would win the Grammy for Best Reggae Album.
Stephen’s first solo effort, Mind Control, won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2007. In 2008, Marley released an acoustic version of the hit album, which gained the artist another Grammy. In 2011, Stephen released his third solo album, The Revelation, Pt.1: The Root of Life, which reconfirmed Stephen’s expansive capabilities as an affecting vocalist, a versatile lyricist, and an accomplished instrumentalist while furthering his renown as an ingenious producer. This album also added to Stephen’s Grammy award.
Stephen continued to showcase his talent for navigating between genres by effortlessly blending reggae with soul, hip hop and electronic beats on his fourth solo album, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, released in 2016. A robust reflection of his work, the album features songs with notable artists including Rakim, Dead Prez, Wyclef Jean, Black Thought, Shaggy, Pitbull, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and more.
His appearance at the BCT is part of his Acoustic Jams Tour. Mystic Marley, Stephen’s daughter, will open the show.