Bob Marley’s Wailers to perform

By Olivia Jones

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Bob Marley’s Wailers are playing at the Kentucky Theatre Monday night.

Bob Marley created the reggae group in the 1960s.

The Wailers made famous a “one-drop” reggae beat after signing with Island Records in 1971.

They quickly accumulated an international audience spreading messages and “Songs of Freedom.”

“Their music always puts me in a good mood,” Jada Cruce, mechanical engineering junior, said. “It really is uplifting.”

The reggae rock stars continued to inspire others with Marley’s rasta ideas even after his death.

They supported causes such as the World Food Programme and became increasingly involved with their charity, I Went Hungry. The Wailers are performing for the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour live broadcast at the historic theater.

“I’ve never been to a live radio show before,” Kyle Collins, an accounting sophomore, said. “I’m excited that my first experience will be with the Wailers performing. I’m a huge fan.”

Seats for this “Soul Shake Down Party” can be reserved for $15 each.

“Anyone can make reservations. Once you call, you pay for your ticket at the door on the night of the show,” said Dorothy Edwards of Woodsongs.

Manager of the Kentucky Theatre, Fred Mills, predicts that there will be a nice crowd.

“I won’t be surprised if the show sells out,”Mills said.

Information: The Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., 859-252-8888, kentucky