ky-mani marley_cc_fc_web.jpgTo honor the life of a man many would say is the most influential reggae artist in the world, the Bob Marley Movement will allow fans to come together for a day of good music for a good cause.

With a star-studded show featuring the late icon’s sons and many others, the 18th Annual 9 Mile Music Festival takes place on Saturday, March 12, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.

The festival is not only an all-day experience honoring Marley, but also a food drive for those who might otherwise go without. This year’s canned food collected at the festival will be provided to Curley's House.  The organization's mission is to improve the quality of life for low-to-moderate income individuals and families, the elderly, youth-at-risk, the abused, and HIV/AIDS infected members of the community by providing them with bulk food product. 

Since the festival began, it has collected over two million cans of food, which festival organizers say helps to spread Bob Marley's message of peace, love and unity.

This year’s festival will feature performances by some of the top musical acts in the world, as well as popular local performers: Stephen “Ragga” Marley; Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley; Julian “JuJu” Marley; Ky-Mani Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Major Lazer, Inner Circle, Kevens, Benjah, Fourth Dimension, DJ Hatcha, Mala of Digital Mystik, Juan Basshead and MC Jumanji. The event is hosted by Michael Winslow star of the Police Academy movies, Lance-O of Kulcha Shok Muzik and Vanessa James. Also, special guest appearance by Gramps Morgan.

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WHAT: 9 Mile Music Festival

WHEN: 1 p.m., Saturday, March 12

WHERE: Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami

PARKING: Available at the municipal lot under Haulover Bridge.

COST: General admission tickets are from $55.00 (plus four cans of food); special VIP tickets are available for $183.00 and include a special viewing area, food, drink and a commemorative t-shirt.  Tickets may be purchased at

CONTACT: For more information call 305-740-7344 or log on to go to