with RockStone Radio and Artikal Sound System
DOORS: 5:30 PM
STARTS: 6:30 PM
Live on the Outdoor StageGenre: Reggae
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
Large Event Parking; No Camping Chairs; No Refunds
The Babylon By Bus Tour is making a stop in Asheville! Stephen Marley will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Friday, August 4th, 2023 with RockStone Radio and Artikal Sound System! Doors open at 5:30 PM and the music starts at 6:30 PM. ALL-AGES SHOW (children under 7 FREE)! Keep reading for more information.
$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 ghettoyouthsfoundation.org.
Day of Show Information:
FRIDAY, August 4th Schedule:
4:30PM- Salvage Station paid on-site parking lot opens
5:00PM- Satellite lot opens at Asheville Visitor Center + FREE shuttle service begins
5:30PM- Venue doors open
6:30PM- Music starts (RockStone Radio, Artikal Sound System, Stephen Marley)
11:00PM- City-wide outdoor amplified music curfew
PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED! PAID on-site parking is first-come, first-served starting at 4:30PM with a $10 cash; $12 credit card fee per car. Handicap on-site parking is available. As always, PLEASE carpool, Uber, Lyft, Taxi, or bike when you can!
FREE PARKING: will be available with complimentary shuttle service from 5:00PM to 11:30PM every 20 minutes (or faster, if traffic is good to us) just down the street at the Asheville Visitor Center (36 Montford Ave.).
OVERFLOW PARKING: Our neighbors on the other side of Southern States will be offering paid parking from 5:00PM to 11:30PM which is a short walk to Salvage Station along the railroad tracks. Please be safe walking to your car after dark and get a buddy to walk with you!
AGE LIMIT: All-ages are welcome with kids under 7 free. All minors must be accompanied by their guardian at ALL TIMES or their entire party will be asked to leave.
REQUIRED: Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property (this used to be a salvage yard and can be very dangerous for bare feet).
FOOD/BEVERAGE: We will have several food trucks on-site with options for everyone, so come hungry! Please, no outside food, drinks are allowed into the venue. Multiple full bars will be open with an incredible selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle and LEAVE NO TRACE (aka- put your used items in the proper bins when done).
BAG POLICY: ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry. No large bags over 6″x6″ are allowed into the venue. *If you must have a bag larger than 6″x6″ for medical reasons, it must be completely CLEAR.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE:
-No pets or animals
-No camping chairs or blankets
-No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind
-No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind
-No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, drones, or lasers
-No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs) without proper credentials
-No tents or easy-ups
-No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls
WEATHER: Please dress appropriately for the weather. SMALL handheld umbrellas are permitted and we recommend wearing layers. Be prepared and remember there is no re-entry!
Like to be pampered? Check out our NEW Step It Up Lounge next to the sound booth. This is a limited occupancy space for those who want to indulge in a private bar, brand new bathrooms, and bistro seating. This area is only available on a first-come, first-served basis and is $25 per person. Pay at the lounge host stand upon arrival. No reservations or pre-sales available at this time. Lounge doors open at 5:30PM.
Listen to Stephen Marley:
About Stephen Marley:
“Anything that sounds good is good,” says Stephen Marley, paraphrasing Duke Ellington. Don’t be surprised to hear the King of Reggae’s son referencing Harlem’s master of the jazz orchestra. Never one to limit his musical horizons, Stephen has always listened without prejudice, letting his inspiration set him free as a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer—whether collaborating with his illustrious musical family, or with Lauryn Hill, Nas, or Erykah Badu.
Beginning his lifelong musical journey at the age of six, Stephen shared historic stages with his legendary father and toured the world with his brother Ziggy and sisters Cedella and Sharon, The Melody Makers. The Tuff Gong instilled in all of his children a strict work ethic and an awareness 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, twice as a producer of his younger brother Damian Marley, and three times as a solo artist. Every one of his solo projects to date has topped the Billboard Reggae charts. Stephen Marley’s place in music history is already secure. He does not really need to push the envelope, to defy expectations, to let the whole world into his world. And yet that is just what he’s decided to do.
Stephen Marley’s highly anticipated new single Old Soul just dropped on his birthday April 20, 2023; the first work off his new studio project in 5 years which is set to release later this year –and comes as a complete revelation and many new surprises.
Listen to Artikal Sound System:
ABOUT ARTIKAL SOUND SYSTEM:
Artikal Sound System is a reggae band based out of South Florida. Founded by Chris Montague (guitar) and Fabian Acuña (bass) in 2012, the band honed their chops backing a series of Caribbean singers. Along the way, the boys picked up the insane and absurd keys player Christopher Cope and the heavy-footed drummer Adam Kampf before finally trying something a little sonically different with their neighbor, female vocalist Logan Rex.
After nearly a decade of playing together, the boys sound tight and powerful, creating the perfect foundation for their jazz-influenced singer to dance around on lyrically and literally. What you hear is the sound of friendship, hard work, imagination, and the hope to spread their message of love and the importance of having a good time.
About RockStone Radio:
I have been collecting reggae vinyl for almost 40 years. I have been doing RockStone Radio on WPVM 103.7 for the past 5 1/2 years. I am also an auxiliary Percussionist and play with Manny groups around the Asheville area.