Four-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley’s third solo album, Family Time, continues to receive critical acclaim following its release on Tuff Gong Worldwide May 5. USA Today, People, JET, LA Weekly, EBONY, Cookie, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, among others, are praising Marley’s first reggae recording for kids and families. In support of the release, he’s appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Tavis Smiley Show,” CNN, and more. Family Time debuted at #1 onBillboard’s Top Reggae Albums and #3 on the Top Kid Audio charts. Continuing the momentum, Marley has embarked on a nationwide tour this summer including a family music show at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga on August 8th at 12:30pm. This show will take place during the daytime, with Ziggy Marley performing with Toots & The Maytals that evening at 7:30pm.

Tickets for this special family show with Ziggy Marley are $16.00 each plus applicable charges. There are a limited number of VIP seats available for $23.50 plus applicable charges. Children under 2 are free. Tickets are on sale Sunday, June 21st at 10am at www.LiveNation.com, www.MountainWinery.com or charge by phone at 877-598-6659. Tickets for the family show do not grant access into the evening show. Tickets for the evening show do not grant access into the daytime show. These are two separate events. Tickets for Ziggy Marley and Toots & The Maytals at 7:30pm on August 8th are on sale now atwww.LiveNation.com.

Marley produced Family Time with legendary producer Don Was and the album features a variety of family and friends includingRita Marley (Ziggy’s mother), Cedella Marley (sister), Judah Marley (daughter), Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson,Toots Hibbert, Elizabeth Mitchell, Laurie Berkner, Paula Fuga and two stories narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis.

“Growing up music was an important part of my childhood,” Marley says. “I see it being just as important in my children and all children’s growth and development. Music helps children to grow with open minds and open hearts and this is my message. This record represents my daily family life and is inspired by my four-year-old daughter Judah and baby Gideon. It was a joy to make and opened up new avenues in my creativity. Family Time is for all families and especially the world family.”

Marley, the eldest son of Bob Marley, also executive produced B is for Bob, a collection of the international music legend’s most beloved songs re-imagined for kids to be released June 23 by UMe/Island/Tuff Gong. The album bridges the gap between the timeless Bob Marley and a new generation of kids.

Born in Trench Town, Jamaica, Ziggy Marley’s early immersion in music came at a very tender age when he sat in on recording sessions with his father. He later joined his siblings (Sharon, Cedella and Stephen) to front The Melody Makers, whose eight best-selling albums garnered three Grammy awards and generated such chart-topping hits as “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Dragonfly, his solo debut was released in 2003. His sophomore solo album, Love Is My Religion, was released in 2006 and won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album at the 2007 ceremony.

Marley, along with a crew of celebrity guests, is taping a music video for Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary season called “Set Your Piggies Free,” which launches this fall. He has also contributed to a variety of children’s programming including Nick Jr.’s “Dora the Explorer,” the PBS children’s show “Arthur,” and Shark Tale, in which he delved into acting, playing the character of Bernie the Jamaican jellyfish as well as re-recording his father’s “Three Little Birds” with Sean Paul and his brother Stephen Marley for the soundtrack. In addition to his skills as a singer, songwriter and producer, Marley founded U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits a wide range of charitable children’s causes in Jamaica, and other developing nations. More recently he has lent his support to the Fashion Against Aids, Little Kids Rock and Youth AIDS campaign. Proceeds from the sale of this album will benefit ChepstoweBasic School in Port Antonio, JA.

The Tuff Gong label was founded in 1965 by Bob Marley with the vision of producing, distributing and promoting his music free from the constraints of corporate label politics. In a time decades before artist-owned record labels were commonplace and, as the acclaimed symbol of the genre, Marley’s vision was characteristically well ahead of its time. Now, nearly a half-century later, his dream is being realized.

Ziggy Marley Tour Dates

June 5* Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
June 6† Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
June 7* Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre
June 8* Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
June 11* Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
June 12† Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
June 12* Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 13* Kansas City, MO City Market/Buzz Under the Stars
June 14† Chicago, IL House of Blues
June 14* Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 16†† Westlake, OH Barnes & Noble
June 16* Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
June 17* Columbus, OH Lifestyles Communities Pavilion
June 19* Detroit, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
June 20* Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
June 21* Indianapolis, IN The Lawns at White River State Park
June 23* Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 24* Boston, MA Comcast Center
June 25* New York, NY Central Park Summerstage
June 26 New York, NY Apple Store—Soho
June 27† New York, NY Blender Theater
June 27* Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 28* Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
June 30* Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing
July 1* Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 3* Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 4* Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 5* Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 7†† Chesterfield, MO Barnes & Noble
July 7* St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 10* Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
July 11†† Mira Mesa, CA Barnes & Noble
July 11* San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
July 12* Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 25†† Santa Monica, CA Barnes & Noble
August 8† Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
*—with 311 and The Expendables †—special Family Time daytime show ††—Barnes & Noble in-store performance and signing

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