Photos by Alex Kluft
Once the Covid-19 pandemic began in the U.S. in March 2020 concerts began to be postponed and ultimately cancelled as well as any kind of in-person event. With any kind of gathering being put on hold live-stream concerts became the new normal until live concerts could resume, however to be able to make it work with social distancing guidelines drive-in concerts kicked off. Concerts in your car had a great season last year at the Ventura Country Fairgrounds including 311, Bush, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, and the Beach Boys.
Concerts In Your Car is back, as the season kicked off Saturday night with none other than Ziggy Marley paying tribute to his father, the great Bob Marley. Last year would’ve been Marley’s 75th birthday and May 11 this year marks the 40th anniversary of his untimely passing at the age of 36.
Bob Marley left behind an incredible legacy and is known to be the greatest Reggae artist of all time. Ziggy Marley, the oldest son in the family is an 8-time Grammy winner, played two back-to-back shows in Ventura to capacity crowds.
Safe and socially distant, this concert promotion offers something truly special to people of all ages with nice afternoons and evenings enjoying fantastic music with the beach as a backdrop.
Ziggy kicked off the show with “The Heathen” and ended with “Exodus” with a large portion of the songs from Bob Marley and The Wailers, along with a few Ziggy classics:
The show was full of fantastic musicianship, sound, sight lines and a very memorable performance that truly honored Bob Marley’s legacy. Everyone onstage and in the crowd looked so happy to be there as music and love filled the air. It was a truly special event at just the right time. Ziggy Marley and his band have a few more dates coming up and put on a show you won’t want to miss: https://www.ziggymarley.com