Seminole Casino welcomes Stephen Marley

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Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee welcomes eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Stephen Marley and his “Old Soul Tour Unplugged” with special guest Inner Circle Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m., with gates opening at 7 p.m.

$1 of every ticket will benefit the mission of Ghetto Youths Foundation (GYF) to provide aid and assistance, support and critical resources to people in need across the globe. Each year GYF programs serve hundreds of young people, seniors, families, and communities with transformative outreach initiatives supporting health and education, sports and arts, community-building and fundamental social services. For more information, visit

Beginning his lifelong musical journey at the age of six, Stephen Marley shared some historic stages with his legendary father, Bob, and toured the world with his brother Ziggy and sisters Cedella and Sharon, The Melody Makers. The Tuff Gong (Bob Marley’s nickname) instilled a strict work ethic and an awareness in all his children that “music is way more than just music.”

Over the past 45 years, Stephen has won no fewer than eight Grammy Awards – three with The Melody Makers, three times as a solo artist, and twice as a producer of his younger brother, Damian Marley. Every one of his solo projects to date has topped the Billboard Reggae charts.

Stephen released his latest album “Old Soul” in September 2023 and it is his first full-length project since 2016. Featuring a stellar line-up of special guests including Bob Weir, Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Buju Banton, and Slightly Stoopid, “Old Soul” comes as a complete revelation. While grounded from the road during the COVID lockdown, Stephen set up a new studio on a remote family farm in the Florida countryside, holding nightly jam sessions in a converted garage. With a stripped-down ensemble comprising binghi drums, bass, acoustic guitar, and flute, Stephen played whatever he felt like, ranging from original compositions and reggae rarities with deep personal meaning to classics recorded by Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and The Beatles.

“Old Soul” explores a musical palette that spans a variety of cultures and genres alike, with hand-selected special guests furthering the spiritual journey that encompasses the album.
Anyone familiar with Inner Circle’s history in the reggae field and their immense popularity around the world knows that there’s much more to Inner Circle than what meets the eye. Indeed, this Jamaican-bred, Grammy-winning quintet is one of the world’s most respected reggae groups with a long string of successes stretching back to the mid-1970s.

Inner Circle’s special brand of pop-oriented Jamaican beats and energy -filled live performances have allowed the band to transcend the traditional reggae niche and enjoy widespread crossover appeal. A testament to this is the fact that Inner Circle plays at many of the world’s largest music festivals-headlining alongside such towering pop and rock music icons as Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Conner, The Black Crowes, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, and many others. Inner Circle’s hit songs include “Bad Boys” (the theme from the television show “Cops”), “Summer Jammin’,” “Sweat (A La La La La Long),” “Mary, Mary,” and “Music Machine.”
Advance tickets for this outdoor concert will be available Friday from Ticketmaster or at starting at $55. Parking is free.


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