For nearly three decades, The Wailers have been touring internationally, reiterating their highly-acclaimed musical expertise to the world. On Friday, Oct. 19, the most celebrated reggae act of all time, will unveil their talent for the HWS and Geneva community at The Smith Opera House.
The Wailers became infamous in the early 70s as the backing band for Bob Marley. Tragedy struck the group in 1981 when Marley passed away from cancer, but this unfortunate event did not destroy his bandmates passion for music. Now led by rhythm guitarist Junior Marvin and bassist Aston Barrett, The Wailers have created new and original music, while performing the hits that made them known to the world.
Having sold more than 250 million records worldwide and playing in front of more than 24 million spectators, the band has cemented its name in the music realm. The legends are heading to Geneva to display their talent for the local community. Presented by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in conjunction with The Smith, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
This concert has been made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Music Fund. The Fund recently named Hobart and William Smith Colleges a recipient of a $200,000 grant, designed to provide underserved populations with concerts from artists who receive limited access to commercial broadcast or other mass distribution vehicles. The Wailers are the first act to perform for the “Live from Geneva concert series.
WEOS will tape the concert for broadcast at a later date.
Tickets are $5 for students from any school and $12 for general admission. They are now on sale at The College Store, The Smith box office, by calling 315-781-LIVE (5483) or toll-free 866-355-LIVE (5483) and on-line at www.TheSmith.org.