The Wailers, the most popular reggae group of all time, will be playing a special concert at Outerland Monday, August 11, with all proceeds directly benefiting Friends of the World Food Program and help fund the life-saving food assistance programs of the United Nations World Food Program.
The program is the largest humanitarian organization in the world, reaching an average of 88 million people in 80 of the world’s poorest countries each year.
Each ticket helps feed a child in a WFP-sponsored school for one year at a time when soaring food and fuel prices have created a global food crisis.
This year, the band began the I Went Hungry campaign. There are 25,000 people who die needlessly each day from hunger.
Upon learning that every six seconds a child dies of hunger, the Wailers pledged to donate part of the budget from their hospitality rider, which is provided by the promoters at their shows.
The Wailers have sold 250 million albums and played to over 24 million people worldwide.
Now led by bassist/arranger Aston (Family Man) Barrett and featuring singer Elan Atias and original Wailers guitarist Junior Marvin, the Wailers spread their message of unity and freedom around the world.
Doors open 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 day of show and $150 for a meet and greet, available at Outerland box office, by phone 508-693-1137 and at at outerlandmv.com.
Outerland is located at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport.