Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Announces 4th Annual
“Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise”
Set to Kick Off November 13-18, 2017
2016 Cruise Completely Sold Out For Third Year in a Row!
‘Jamrock’ Announces Full Lineup with Performances by Reggae’s Most Renowned Artists and Sound Systems
NEW Album Stony Hill to Release Early 2017
“With its comprehensive presentation of Jamaican music, The Welcome to Jamrock Cruise has in three years developed from an untested concept for reggae into, arguably, the genre’s premier event.” – Billboard
“…a five-night pilgrimage from Miami to Jamaica, coordinated by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and featuring pretty much every big name in contemporary Jamaican music, from dancehall to dub, singer to sound system.” -NPR
“A rare opportunity for fans outside of Jamaica to catch their favorite artists.”
“…Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise …featuring five nights of performances by the biggest names in Jamaican music and helmed by one of today’s most exhilarating artists, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley…” –Forbes.com
December 9, 2016 – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has announced the return of the 4th Annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, set for November 13-18, 2017. Cruisers will aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Independence of The Seas” on November 13, 2017, making stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios Jamaica before returning on November 18, 2017. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting WelcomeToJamrockReggaeCruise.com.
The 4th annual cruise announces full lineup of artists including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Sizzla, Jah Cure, Luciano, The Big Ship Crew (ft. Freddie McGregor, Stephen “Di Genius” Mcgregor and Chino McGregor), Bounty Killer, Tarrus Riley, Cocoa Tea, Busy Signal, Popcaan, Inner Circle, Richie Spice, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Pressure, Spice, Iba Mahr. Also joining are Sound Systems including Stone Love, Renaissance, King Jammy’s, Mighty Crown, Tony Matterhorn, and Kingston 12 Hi Fi. More artists, DJs and Sound Systems to be announced!
Jamrock has infused the cruise industry with a one-of-a-kind Reggae experience, and has become one of the most exciting and talked about Reggae gatherings in the world. For music lovers, it is notably the only place to see some of the top reggae artists who are not able to travel and perform in the US . The 2016 cruise currently has fans from over 40 nations all over the globe converging for their love of Reggae music and culture.
Damian recently announced a partnership with Colorado-based cannabis leader, Tru Cannabis, for the brand new Stony Hill dispensary in Denver. An organically grown partnership, the Stony Hill brand reflects Damian’s style and goes beyond just the product line. This is a full retail dispensary brand where the artist’s inimitable presence can be immediately felt. He personally helped develop and test the dispensary’s namesake and signature—Stony Hill— and it is evocative of his music, passions, and roots.
Damian has also announced a partnership with Ocean Grown Extracts, a California-local family owned and operated cannabis company to grow cannabis in a former California prison. Marley and the company will convert the 77,000- square-foot space on twenty acres in Coalinga, California into a large city-permitted, and state-compliant, medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facility. The goal is to work closely with both the city of Coalinga and the state of California to become the model cannabis facility that embraces safety and regulation.
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ABOUT DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY:
The youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single, “Welcome To Jamrock”. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough disc Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album. Marley has been shaking up stages all over the world for the past few years, first in collaboration with Nas on their Distant Relatives project, and then when he went on to partner with Skrillex for their groundbreaking track “Make It Bun Dem,” which Rolling Stone called “a monster mash up of dubstep and dancehall.” Damian’s new album Stony Hill will be released in early 2017.
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