Toots and the Maytals @ Marquee Theatre
Nothing puts people in a good mood quite like reggae music does, particularly in the summertime. There's just something about those bass lines and those steel drums that can instantly turn any ordinary day into a really great one. From Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff to the Wailers and Peter Tosh, Jamaicans have always seemed to know what sweet summer-lovin' tunes sound like, which is why legendary reggae group Toots and the Maytals have been bringing people the best of reggae since the early '60s. The group is known for hit songs like "54-46 That's My Number," "Louie Louie," and "Pressure Drop," all of which could easily get any summer party started. Toots and the Maytals beautifully combine reggae, ska, and rock to create what sounds like an effortlessly smooth musical experience for any listener. Even though their music was largely popular in the '60s, '70s and '80s, Toots and the Maytals' songs will always be island vibe essentials, which will keep them relevant for years to come. Give yourself a brief break from your crappy summer job and reward yourself with the relaxing concert that everyone in the office knows you need, and check out the soulful beats of Toots and the Maytals. —
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