Bob Marley Celebration returns May 8

(l-r) Dj chubsta, Papa Nate, and Love Healers.

Since a stormy night in February, Nathan Haddox of Papa Nate Productions has been working hard at the return of a great Reggae show in celebration of Bob Marley. On May 8, Reggae fans will have the opportunity to check out Reggae featured performers MD and Cobalt Blue, Love Healers, Humanity Sound DJ Chubsta.

The doors will open for Bob Marley’s Celebration at 6 pm, and the show will begin at 7:30 pm at 3rd & Lindsley, located at 818 3rd Ave. South.

The show is not only for Reggae fans but also for those that love any kind of music. Papa Nate said: “I want to do more to build the Reggae community here in Nashville.”

There are many venues for Reggae music.

“It seems that music entertainment is still overpopulated with R&B and other styles of music, rather than Reggae,” said Nate.

MD and Cobalt Blue originated in Nashville. Their music is an authentic fusion of multiple music genres with their first album of original music entitled Out of the Living Room. They became popular among colleges. They were then led to perform at clubs and festivals prompting them to receive a nomination for the Nashville Independent Music Award for Best Soul/Funk fusion band. They received this honor four consecutive years. Their brand of music “promotes introspection, love, community, spiritual and social awareness and the celebration of life” through original songs and cover songs of Lauryn Hill, Sade, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, and Bob Marley among others. This music is tempered with spoken word/hip-hop and said to be “dripping with soul and funk,” according to promoters.

MD and Cobalt Blue

Love Healers are considered not only a band, but also a movement.

“It is our belief that we can heal through music so organically our music is pop, reggae with country undertones and the message is healing and love,” said a representative.

Love Healers have showcased their talents in many areas throughout the Metropolitan area. They perform songs from their 12-song album. The songs were written, produced and composed by lead singer Rasa Yana compliments of Neter Ka Sound Technology, alongside vocalist and core of the band, partner Empress Xi.

Humanity Sounds DJ Chubsta will also highlight the night’s performance.

“I’m excited about this show. I have had many people asking about the Reggae community and where they can hear some good Reggae talent,” said Papa Nate. “I’m glad to say, May the 8 at 3rd & Lindsley, the Reggae show will be ‘off the hook’!”

Nate is glad to have the show return following its being hampered by the storm in February, overjoyed to bring the show back for another great night.

For tickets, view the website for 3rd & Lindsley. For more information, call 615-481-7372.