Reggae evokes tropical weather and laid-back good times, which is why most reggae concerts conclude with crowds rushing the stage’s enormous hammock. Relax with this GrouponLive deal to see The Wailers at Park City Live. For $11, you get one ticket for general admission for Wednesday, March 6, at 8 p.m. (up to a $22.60 value). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Since its 1969 formation as the band that launched Bob Marley to fame, The Wailers have crisscrossed the globe with the horn-fed, bass-fueled reggae sounds that spin from 250 million albums sold. Founding bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett anchors the band with rhythms that roll beneath signature tracks such as “Lively Up Yourself.” Lead singer Koolant, who joined The Wailers after they spotted him in the film Made in Jamaica, lends a deep, smooth edge to the familiar Marley lyrics, including the subtle legal defense of “reflexes got the better of me” in the outlaw hit “I Shot the Sheriff.” Koolant has also worked some new tracks into The Wailers’ time-tested repertoire: an appeal to humanity’s generosity, “A Step for Mankind”, was written to benefit the UN’s World Food Program. The Patwa Reggae Band, composed of members from Jamaica, England, and the U.S., kicks off the Rastafarian-inspired evening.
The Wailers—“Could You Be Loved” (Live 2012)
Park City Live
Underneath Park City Live’s shimmering laser light system, a slew of musical acts shine. The energetic venue is equally at home pulsating with dance music or hosting a stripped-down acoustic show, beckoning a diverse crowd of music aficionados to its dynamic confines. But the venue didn't begin life as a haven for audiophiles and their ears. The historic Summit County War Veterans Memorial Building, completed in 1940 following a fire, was originally home to an American Legion room, rifle range, gymnasium, and the Boy Scouts. But by 1984, the entertainment needs of the city had changed, and the building began providing recreation of the more artistic variety. Today, the space serves as the home for Park City Live, as well as O’Shucks Bar & Grill and Rock ‘N’ Reilly’s Irish Pub.