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Utah Reggae Fest Coming In July

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This July features the Utah Reggae Festival with Daniel Marley.

Having moved from Ogden to Salt Lake City, this festival will feature Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Daniel Marley and Fortunate Youth with support from Codi Jordan Band, Natural Roots, Know Ur Roots.

The special guest with a set planned is 24-year-old Daniel Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley and son of Ziggy Marley, and making his first trip to Utah.

"I know about the Utah Jazz," he said in a phone interview. "John Stockton."

Daniel grew up on tour buses when he was a toddler, and started making beats before most of us could spell "beats."

He wrote his first full-fledged song at 13, and now is adding modern elements to music that his grandfather brought to the masses.

"It’s all in the genes," he said.

Music comes to him constantly, and even when he was on the phone with The Tribune, he admitted, "I am thinking of a song right now. I;m thinking of melodies right now. It’s not magic. It’s what [I’m] here to do."

Where does it come from?

"Without the Creator, we are nothing," he said.

In addition, radio station X96 is offering discounted tickets for the 2013 Utah Reggae Festival featuring at $10 tickets. The offer begins today (Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m.) until they are GONE, with 500 tickets available. You can purchase them at Aztec Highway, Twisted Roots or online.

When • Saturday, July 13, from noon to 10 p.m.

Where • Liberty Park, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 to $30 at SmithsTix after $10 deal is over

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