Wednesday, August 12 at the SOMO Village Event Center

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The SOMO Outdoor Concert Series is thrilled to kick off the exciting 2015 season with the Ziggy Marley The Fly Rasta Tour with special guest Steel Pulse. On Wednesday, August 12 the hot new SOMO Village Event Center will play host to the two very popular reggae acts. Gates will open at 6:30 P.M. with the show starting at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $43.50  for general admission and $73.50  for reserved seating. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 26 and can be found online at Eventbrite.

A seven-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released twelve albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys, with such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Ziggy’s first solo album, Dragonfly (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a Grammy in 2006 for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a 5th Grammy award for “Best Children’s Album.”  In 2011, Ziggy released his critically acclaimed 4th studio album Wild And Free, which earned him a Grammy nomination, as well as his first ever comic book entitled MARIJUANAMAN.

Steel Pulse may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK’s Grammy – Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots. The Group have continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music.

Following the concert will be a free indoor after party set with Sonoma County’s own favorite reggae band, Sol Horizon. Voted “Best World/Reggae band” in the North Bay by Bohemian newspaper readers.


 

The SOMO Outdoor Concert Series will also feature Rebirth Brass Band performing on Sunday, September 6, Dark Star Orchestra on Saturday, September 26 and North Bay Hootenanny on Saturday, October 10. Other 2015 summer shows are tba.

The SOMO Outdoor Concert Series is the brainchild of two Bay Area music business veterans.  Lee Smith is the former president and chairman of Live Nation (formerly Bill Graham Presents) and currently head of Prescient Entertainment, the exclusive promoter of performing arts events at the award-winning Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA.

Morty Wiggins, the former VP of Bill Graham Presents and general manager of A&M Records, is  president of Sonoma Mountain Village-based Second Octave Talent, Sonoma County’s  licensed and bonded booking agency and artist management company.  Wiggins’ partner in Second Octave is Steve Senk, longtime merchandising guru from Sony Music and Live Nation.

The Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center, found at 1100 Valley House Dr.  Rohnert Park, CA, 94928, is solar powered and features the latest sound and lighting technology custom designed for the venue’s outdoor 1200-square-foot stage.   It is located in the heart of Sonoma Mountain Village, an environmentally friendly 200-acre, planned mixed-use community in Rohnert Park, CA, forty miles north of San Francisco.

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Sonoma Mountain Village: sonomamountainvillage.com

Prescient Entertainment: presciententertainment.com

Second Octave Entertainment: secondoctave.com

Media contact: Michael Coats (707) 935-6203 or michael@coatspr.com, or

Allison Coats (707) 363-6508 or allison@coatspr.com