“Wake up and turn me loose,” Bob Marley sang on the title track of his classic album ‘Kaya,’ released exactly 40 years ago this spring.
“Got to have Kaya now!”
What is Kaya Fest?
Kaya Fest is a two-day Music and Awareness Festival named one of the Top 10 Music Moments of 2017 by Miami New Times. Each year Kaya Fest invites an incredible roster of reggae-influenced artists to celebrate one love, unity, peace and “overstanding” alongside supporters from all over the world.
Created by Stephen “Ragga” Marley of Fruit of Life Productions, this year Kaya Fest coincides with the 40th anniversary of Kaya, Bob Marley’s highest-charting non-compilation album in the UK celebrated worldwide for its uniquely melodic tribute to love.
In honor of their father’s legacy Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley and Julian Marley will perform together during Kaya Fest for the very first time in California in over a decade!
“When we touch the stage as the brothers it’s very unique. The whole energy of us on stage at once is a great vibe. It’s for all of us, the people. During Kaya Fest, we are one.” -Stephen “Ragga” Marley
At the Very First Kaya Fest…
The first Kaya Fest was held last year in downtown Miami on April 21st and 22nd, 2017. After a day-long educational seminar bringing together renowned cannabis experts and entrepreneurs, Stephen Marley and his brothers Ziggy, Damian, Julian, and Ky-Mani took the stage at Miami’s Bayfront Park along with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sean Paul, Pitbull, Wyclef Jean, and many more for an epic concert that was named one of the Top 10 Music Moments of 2017 by the Miami New Times.
This year all five Marley brothers will return for a second historic performance, along with their father’s contemporary, reggae legend Toots Hibbert & The Maytals. They will be joined by Marcia Griffiths of the I-Threes, foundation reggae band Inner Circle—who celebrate their 50th year in the reggae industry this year—as well as the original Reggae Ambassadors Third World, Indubious, and Roots Of Creation. The Kaya Fest Lineup will also showcase the next generation of Marley music makers: Bob’s talented grandchildren Skip Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, Daniel “Bambaattaa” Marley, and Shacia Payne Marley. More artists are still to be added to the star-studded lineup and will be announced as the bookings are confirmed.
Kaya Fest 2018 tickets are now available at kayafestivals.com