The greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Pocahontas State Park’s Heritage Amphitheater on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
This performance is part of a new concert series held at the park called The Virginia Museum of Radio Entertainment, a Virginia 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to archive, sustain, and perpetuate roots-based American music through the presentation of quality educational and community enrichment programs.
The music of the Wailers is inspired by Rastafai and the songs of Bob Marley. The original Wailer bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett and Marley’s most trusted lieutenant heads up the current band. To millions of reggae music fans, reggae music is still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Their new charismatic singer, Koolant brings his own personal expression to Marley’s songs, revitalizing them for young and old alike. Their music has sold over 250 million albums worldwide.
To millions of reggae music fans, reggae music is still defined by the songs
of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15.00 at the door. You can purchase tickets online at www.ticketstobuy.com. Gates open at 6 p.m. Children 10 and under are free. A $5 per car parking fee is charged upon entering Pocahontas State Park. No refunds or exchanges, all events are rain or shine, all sales are final.
Pocahontas State Park is located in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. It offers a variety of outdoor activities, including biking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, camping and family-friendly nature programs. It's easily accessible from Interstate 95, Route 288 and Route 360. See below for detailed directions.
The Heritage Amphitheater is an outdoor venue that holds up to 4,000 people. The amphitheater has bench seating for up to 350, and additional spectators take seats on a gentle, grassy slope. The area has an elevated stage with backdrop, restrooms, walkways, a concession stand and a ticket booth.
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, two hours; Richmond, half an hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two hours; Roanoke, three hours.