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TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS TO HEADLINE “MARLEY IN THE MOUNTAINS” SUMMER CONCERT JULY 12!

KETCHUM • Reggae band Toots and the Maytals will play July 12 in Ketchum’s Atkinson Park for the first Marley in the Mountains summer concert.

Toots and the Maytals won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album; its “True Love” included musicians Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Artists such as Amy Winehouse and Sublime have re-recorded Toots and the Maytals tracks, and the group has toured with The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews and Sheryl Crow. Toots has achieved a record-breaking 31 No. 1 reggae hits in Jamaica.

Since 2008, Marley in the Mountains — a Mountain Niceness Productions concert series — has presented reggae greats including Don Carlos, Michael Rose, The Itals, Carlos Jones and Richie Spice, and rising reggae artists such as Messenjah Seleh, Soulmedic and the Magic Valley’s Ethan Tucker. More than 2,000 reggae fans have attended Marley in the Mountains shows in fall and winter.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Gates will open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Atkinsons’ markets and marleyinthemountains.com.

A VIP pass for $500 includes five tickets, free beer, appetizers, private porta-lets, cash bar and a private behind-the-stage shade area. For inquires on sponsorship and VIP ticketing:iriedonal@hotmail.com.

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