Every year, reggae artists are put together to celebrate the life of icon Bob Marley in a festival on Miami's Bayfront Park. This year, the Bob Marley Festival is now the "9 Mile Music Festival".
Why the change in name after 18 years as en emblem in the Miami music scene? The answer is not exactly known, but it all points to the power wanting to give the festival itself a second wind, for, albeit, non-reggae acts have performed at the festival before, but this year seems to be even more eclectic.
You have Major Lazer, Thievery Corporation and even the Sublime-esque Slightly Stoopid performing which, combined with the all-timey-great-roots-reggae-music of the likes of Stephen, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani Marley should make for a fun-time out this Saturday, March 12th at Bayfront Park. You do not have to have dreadlocks to attend.
For more information, check out www.bobmarleymovement.com