Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths & Third World to Bring Reggae to NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths & Third World. One night of romantic, feel-good reggae with three of the music's hottest acts: Grammy nominee Beres Hammond (One Love, One Life), known for his distinctive brand of "lover's rock"; Jamaican love song specialist Marcia Griffiths; and the 10-time Grammy-nominated "reggae fusion" ensemble, Third World.

The performance is set for Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Tickets on sale Friday, April 21, 2017 10 AM at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

The Take Time to Love Tour is the latest installment in Beres Hammond's ongoing love affair with reggae in all its forms. Hammond earned a Grammy Award nomination for his chart-topping 2012 album, One Love, One Life. His other international hits include "Tempted to Touch," "They Gonna Talk" and "Rockaway."

Marcia Griffiths is arguably the most successful female reggae artist in the world, known for signature songs like "Young, Gifted and Black," "Feel Like Jumping" and "Electric Boogie." Griffiths is also remembered for her early work with Bob Marley, both in the recording studio and on the concert stage.

The longtime "Reggae Ambassadors" of Third World, one of the most enduring reggae bands of all time, are known around the globe for fusing reggae with elements of R&B, funk, pop, rock, rap and dancehall. The ensemble has scored 10 Grammy Award nominations and has charted a variety of hits over the years, including "Now that We Found Love," "96 Degrees in the Shade" and "Try Jah Love."

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where Great Performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors (including over 1.5 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.

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