Win Tickets ($50): Soul’d Out Music Festival presents Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Orchestra @ Roseland Theater | w/ Imarhan & Rising, Buffalo Tribe

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Orchestra @ Roseland Theater on April 15. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 15.


From our sponsors:
Bunny WailerBunny Wailer & The Solomonic Orchestra
April 15, 2016
8 p.m. | $25 – $40 | 21+
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Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

As a founding member of the Wailers, and the trio’s only surviving member, Bunny Wailer, has become a respected elder statesmen of the Jamaican music scene. His vocal and composing contributions to the Wailers had helped seen to that, while over the years Wailer has endeavoured to keep the group’s memory alive. But beyond the Wailers’ legacy, and his own solo career, the artist has also made a significant mark beyond the music scene.

Born Neville O’Riley Livingston on April 10, 1947, in Kingston, Jamaica, the young Livingston actually spent his earliest years in the village of Nine Miles in St. Ann’s. It was there that he first met Bob Marley, and the two toddlers became fast friends. The boys both came from one parent families; Livingston was being brought up by his father, Marley by his mother. The two lone parents then had much in common and together moved their families to Kingston in 1952. Around their corner lived singer Joe Higgs, who rose to stardom in the late ’50s, both as a solo artist and as one half of the popular vocal duo Higgs & Wilson in partnership with Delroy Wilson. Only in his early twenties, Higgs was keen to help other young talent around the neighborhood, and gave singing lessons in his tenement yard on Third Street. There the two boys met up with another pair of equally keen youngsters, Peter Tosh and Junior Braithwaite. Initially, Marley intended on a solo career, but his hopes were dashed by a failed audition for producer Leslie Kong. The upshot was the four boys now joined forces, along with backing singers Cherry Green and Beverly Kelso, as the Teenagers. The band’s name would change several times before they finally settled on the Wailers.

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22 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Soul’d Out Music Festival presents Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Orchestra @ Roseland Theater | w/ Imarhan & Rising, Buffalo Tribe

  1. Veronica Vasquez April 11, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

    Oh my gosh, why isn’t anyone commenting. This show would be incredible and it would be a great excuse to go out with a good friend.

    • LORIJANE April 15, 2016 at 6:44 am #

      Truly going to bring positive vibration to PDX…I would be most grateful to attend!❤️

  2. David Rottenberg April 12, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    This sounds like a great time!

  3. Amber Hutchins April 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    I Love this! it’d be wonderful to see this show live!!!

  4. Ja Huh April 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    Wailing to go.

  5. Kyle April 13, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    I love bunny. Legend

  6. Brandon April 14, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    This show sounds incredible! Bunny is the man.

  7. Nick April 14, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    Would love to finally see Buddy live!

  8. Cory April 14, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    What a wonderful feeling this would be

  9. dustin April 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm #


  10. Rachel Stokes April 14, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    Reggae music is my passion.
    This would be Amazing to go to!!

  11. T_dah April 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    Much love for the Wailers! We will love to see Bunny live.

  12. Dave G. April 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    One of the true originals..

  13. Eric P April 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    Last chance for my son (7 yrs old) to experience any Wailers’ DNA.


  14. Laura April 14, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    I’d love to see a Wailer!

  15. Allen M. April 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    A chance to see Bunny and groove on Jamaican soul should not be missed.

  16. Bob B. April 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    Sounds like a great party!

  17. Danielle April 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    I want to check this out

  18. Serendipity April 14, 2016 at 8:22 pm #


  19. Randy April 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    This would be one awesome show to attend!! I want to go!!!! Love this!!

  20. Jeffrey April 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    I just moved to Portland and winning this would be a great way to be welcomed to the city. I’m from Montreal,QC Canada(festival and world famous party city), and was very much involved in the music and nightlife industry for many years. Looking to get involved in this new city that I now call home.

  21. Linn April 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    Ah, this would be an absolute dream. I know the competition for this one will be heavy, but .. gosh what a dream. The Wailers have carried me through more than one tough spot.

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