ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Ky-Mani Marley, son of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley, is set to headline BayJama Reggae Fest Saturday, Nov. 21, at the TIB Bank of the Keys Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park, located at mile marker 87.
The second youngest of Bob Marley’s 11 children, Ky-Mani Marley fuses world music with hip-hop, blues, rock and grass-roots sounds while remaining true to his Jamaican culture.
Other highlights of the musical event, scheduled for 4-11 p.m., include the rocking rhythms of Keven’s Reggae Drum & Bass Experience, 20Wt, Fourth Dimension and other reggae bands.
As a special attraction, the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Monks are to perform, bless the crowd and offer chants and prayers for peace.
Food and beverages are to be available during the event, as are arts and crafts from vendors’ booths.
General admission tickets are available for $20 if purchased in advance online (http://www.eventbee.com/view/bayjamareggaefest) or at TIB Bank of the Keys branches, Blu Bamboo and other local venues. Gates open at 2 p.m., and admission tickets are $25 the day of the event.
BayJama kicks off the 2009-10 season for Islamorada Community Entertainment (ICE). The season runs through March.
ICE-sponsored events help fund music, dance and art scholarships for local students. Since the organization’s first Bay Jam nearly 15 years ago, more than $125,000 in scholarships have been awarded.
For more information on BayJama and other events, visit www.keysice.com.
To find out about area accommodations, call the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at (800) 322-5397 or (305) 664-4503, visit www.islamoradachamber.com or explore the official Web site of the Florida Keys & Key West at www.fla-keys.com.