Reggae hits the road when Exodus 2000, this year's version of the Bob Marley Festival, tours the U.S. throughout the year.
A core group of 25 acts, with local artists, will play in most of the cities on the tour. Reggae's international variations are represented by Nigeria's Dr. King Cobra; Jamaica's Joanna-Marie; Dee Dread and the Zion Knights, from the Cayman Islands; California's Isaac Haile Selassie; Crucial Raiders, Angela Williamston and Kool-B, from Houston; Tchiya Amet and Fire & Isis, from Austin, Texas; and other U.S.-based acts, including Casper Lomayesva, Zema and Grantman.
The tour begins in San Antonio, Texas, in early April and winds up in the Bahamas from November 2326.
More dates will be announced shortly. Additional information is available from the festival hotline at (713) 688-3773 and at the festival's Web site (bobmarley-festival.com).
Confirmed "Exodus 2000" tour dates:
April 89; San Antonio, Texas; Sunken Garden Amphitheater
April 2930; Tucson, Ariz.
May 67; Ft. Worth, Texas
May 1314; Bay St. Louis, Miss.
July 12; South Padre Island, Texas
September 2224; Birmingham, Ala.
September 2324; Dallas, Texas
September 30October 1; Phoenix, Ariz.
October 78; Austin, Texas
November 45; Charleston, S.C.
November 2326; The Bahamas