Marley in the Mountains presents Toots and the Maytals

Marley in the Mountains presents Toots and the Maytals

Thursday, July 12

Yes, it’s Toots and the Maytals in Sun Valley! The legendary reggae band

will play Thursday, July 12, in Ketchum, Idaho’s Atkinson Park for the first ever

Marley in the Mountains summer concert.

Toots and the Maytals won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album

“True Love,” which included award‐winning and iconic musicians Bonnie Raitt,

Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. In addition, artists such as “No

Doubt,” Ben Harper, and “The Roots” have also recorded with Toots and the Maytals.

The reggae music of Toots and the Maytals remain a relevant influence on

today’s global music scene where artists from Amy Winehouse to “Sublime” have rerecorded

classic tracks. In addition, Toots and the Maytals have toured with “The

Rolling Stones,” Dave Matthews and Sheryl Crow. To his credit and talent, Toots has

achieved a record breaking thirty‐one number one reggae hits in Jamaica.

Since 2008, Marley in the Mountains has presented reggae greats including

Don Carlos, Michael Rose, The Itals, Carlos Jones and Richie Spice. The “mountain

niceness” concert series has also presented many rising star reggae artists such as

Messenjah Seleh, Soulmedic and the valley’s beloved Ethan Tucker. More than 2,000

reggae fans have attended Marley in the Mountain shows from glorious fall evenings

to bearing single digit temperature and blizzards with great enthusiasm and

support.

Marley in the Mountains has become a world‐class music event and

Mountain Niceness Productions wants to continue to bring the best reggae talents to

Sun Valley for all to enjoy the best mountain culture the West has to offer. A special

VIP pass, “Very Irie People,” will be on sale for $500 to include 5 tickets, free beer,

appetizers, private porta‐lets, cash bar and a private behind‐the‐stage shade area.

Early bird tickets are $15 until June 3, $20 prior to show and $25 at the gate.

Gates will open at 5 p.m., and the show will start at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at

Atkinsons’ markets and online at www.marleyinthemountains.com.

For inquires on sponsorship, VIP ticketing, an exclusive concert experience,

and contributions to Marley in the Mountains, email iriedonal@hotmail.com.

Marley in the Mountains Coming Soon!

In 2009 Mountain Niceness Productions brought a grass roots music festival to Idaho to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday. Marley in the Mountains was born as celebrations were a tremendous success and thousands of people enjoyed a live reggae performance by Don Carlos and lectures by historian, Roger Steffens. Marley in the Mountains returns to Sun Valley February 26-27 this year. In the true spirit of Bob Marley, everyone is positively welcome.

This festival’s lineup is sure to keep bodies moving, the atmosphere positive and the mountains moving. The 2010 lineup includes historian Roger Steffens, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band, Grammy-winner Michael Rose, Dancehall with Jamacian Vetern Ken Serious, Lions Den Sounds Unlimited, DJ Vision, African Abstract Sound System and tons of surprises.

For more information about the concerts and events including schedules, lineups, costs and more check out www.marleyinthemountains.com.

Make sure to get some raffle rickets while you are at it! Proceeds of raffle ticket sales is going to the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center (which promotes safety and educates backcountry enthusiasts throughout the region, go to (www.sawtoothavalanche.com). The prizes include a season pass from Sun Valley Resort, plane tickets from Horizon Air, a Heli-Ski Trip, Mammut Gear, K2 skis and tons more.

For raffle tickets, a complete list of prizes and information about the special “Friends of Reggae” Package go to www.marleyinthemountains.com or head to one of these local vendors to purchase your tickets:

-Wiseguy’s Pizza

-The Subshack

-Lefty’s

-Sturtevant’s (Main Street and Greyhawk locations)

-Paul Kenny’s

-Rickshaw

-Ketchum/Sun Valley Chamber and Visitor Center

-Zenergy

-The Brickhouse

-Mahoney’s