By Charley Akers
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. — KILLINGTON — The Wailers are undoubtedly the world’s premier reggae and world music group who bring high energy shows to fans across the globe. On Wednesday, Feb. 10, The Wailers will appear in concert at the Pickle Barrel Nightclub in Killington. The show is open to anyone 21 years of age and older.
Well into their fifth decade, The Wailers truly are living legends who embody the nobility, conviction and progressiveness of Bob Marley and his music. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who in addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant, played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. The authenticity he brings to The Wailers’ sound is indisputable. The current lineup features Jamaica’s most exciting new singers, helping to bring their ever-evolving music forward to a new generation.
Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. Outside of their groundbreaking work with the legendary reggae singer, The Wailers have performed with international acts such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear. Recent collaborators include Kenny Chesney, Eve, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. The band has completed innumerable tours over the years, playing to an estimated 24 million people, proving the timeless appeal of their music.
Tickets for The Wailers may be purchased online, at JAX Food & Games, or at the Pickle Barrel during business hours for $19.80 advance. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the performance for $23. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 9 p.m. show.
If you’ve missed them in past visits to Killington, now’s your chance to really see them in the unique space that is the Pickle Barrel Nightclub.
The Pickle Barrel is located midway on the Killington Road. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.picklebarrelnightclub.com or call 802-422-3035.
For a ride, ask about the Barrel Rider.