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Kaya Fest 2017

By February 28, 2017Articles, Festivals
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A Festival Educating the Benefits of the Cannabis Plant

”Education Before Recreation”





Skip Marley along with Jo Mersa Marley and Shacia Payne have been added to the exciting line-up at the first ever Kaya Fest.  Kaya Fest is being produced by Stephen Marley, an eight time Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter, musician producer and son of the legend Bob Marley.  Presented by Fruit of Life Productions, the Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 / 1PM at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd. in downtown Miami.  

Skip Marley recently made a stellar appearance on the 2017 Grammy Awards telecast with Katy Perry.  He is a featured artist on her single “Chained to the Rhythm” which entered the Billboard hot 100 at #4.  He is the first Marley to enter in the Top 10 of that chart.  Skip’s single “Lions” debuted at #1 on the Spotify top 50 and still remains at the top of the charts.  

Jo Mersa Marley is the oldest son of Stephen Marley and first joined his father at age 4 onstage with the Melody Makers.  He has continued to develop as an artist and musician and will perform his entire “Comfortable” EP as the opening act on Stephen Marley’s Revelation Part II “The Fruit of Life” tour.  

Shacia Payne is an American-Jamaican DJ who appreciates the importance of music on a Universal level. Her love for music shows through her melodic mixture of genres like soul, indie, Hip-Hop, R&B, reggae and dancehall among others. Her energetic vibe delivers an electric feeling.

Tickets are on sale NOW at, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.  General Admission tickets are $80.00, Reserved Seats are $140.00 and VIP Reserved Seats are $200.00.  A limited number of VIP Boxes for $300.00 are also available.

All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

Headlining on stage at the Kaya Fest for the first time together in more than 20 years in Miami will be The Marley Brothers with special features by Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Ky-Mani and more, including a special appearance by Ms. Lauryn Hill.  Also performing will be Grammy Award-winning Jamaican international superstar Sean Paul, Grammy-Award-winning Hip Hop legend Wyclef Jean  and legendary Jamaican Reggae group Inner Circle, with more names to be added later.  

The purpose of the Kaya Fest is to educate people to the many uses of the cannabis plant as well as to inspire and encourage positive public awareness especially since more and more states are approving the use of medical marijuana, such as Florida where it just became legal this past year.

In addition to the booths of food, crafts and other refreshments at the Festival, there will also be those passing along information highlighting the benefits derived from all aspects of the cannabis plant.  How it has medical and ecological advantages that make it a valuable addition to all our lifestyles.  Kaya Fest is a cutting edge and positive event which promotes education, raising consciousness and spreading unity.

The overall message of the Festival is “Education Before Recreation.”


Kaya Fest is presented by

Fruit of Life Productions

Co-Executive Producer David F. Alfonso

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