The Wailers Bring Reggae to The Criterion Theatre
Bar Harbor—The Wailers band will bring its legendary sound to the 1932 Criterion Theatre on Friday, June 22nd at 8 p.m.
From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, bassist/founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett and original guitarist Junior Marvin have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”
In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience.
There will be an opening set by Gorilla Finger Dub Band, staple of the Maine reggae scene. The group’s sound is an aggressive take on roots reggae that maintains a very relaxed atmosphere.
Seats in the Balcony and Front Center Orchestra sections are $49.75; Premium Orchestra seats are $39.75 and General Orchestra seats are $29.75. Tickets will go on sale for members on 3/27 and for the general public on 3/28 at criteriontheatre.org.
The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s non-profit historic performing arts and movie house. For a full schedule of live events, please visit criteriontheatre.org.