Bob Marley Birthday Celebration and Super Bowl Party: Trench Town Rock!

February 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

There are two things that are special about Sunday February 6 this year. One, it’s Super Bowl Sunday (in the US). Two, it’s Bob Marley’s Birthday! So, with all the usual parties, gatherings and “socials” that happen on that day, how about joining in on “Trench Town Rock,” an all-day Bob Marley Birthday Celebration and Super Bowl watch party at Ras Lounge in Northwest Washington, DC? Dera Tompkins of I & I Productions first started celebrating Bob Marley’s Birthday in DC in 1982, when she broadcast a two hour-long radio special on WPFW 89.3 FM. In 1983 she organized the first party in celebration of his birthday, and has been

His last live show, brilliantly preserved

doing it almost every year since then. This year marks 30 years since his passing, and Ras Lounge will host the free event starting at noon, which will include a brunch, a film screening, a Super Bowl Watch Party, and the Bob Marley Birthday Party after the game. Drink specials all day, including one cup of coffee free during the brunch! Between 4 and 6pm you can watch the movie Rebel Music: The Bob Marley Story, then settle in to watch the big game from 6pm onwards. After the game, it’s reggae party time until 2am! This celebration comes right on the heels of the February 1st release of the latest Bob Marley album, a two-CD live set recorded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in late summer 1980. Called “Live Forever,” it is already being hailed as one of Marley’s better posthumous releases, due to the well-preserved sound and the significance of the show itself: it was the last live show Bob Marley and the Wailers performed before his untimely death in May 1981. If you come to the birthday celebration on Sunday, you just might be able to nab a copy of one of the CDs! Tell your friends, your co-workers, your cousins, and your parents to come enjoy “Trench Town Rock” at Ras Lounge! Click on the flyer image for full details. C U there! Bless…

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