Sir Oliver Productions brings the 8th Annual Bob Marley Day Celebration to the Skid Row History Museum and Archive 250 S Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012 – on February 5, 12 noon – 5pm.
CELEBRATION – MUSIC – FOOD + COMMUNITY! For nearly a decade, DJ Sir Oliver has brought people together and strengthened the Skid Row community with music. Please join for the 8th Annual Bob Marley Day Celebration.
For the 8th year in a row, Skid Row’s resident DJ, Sir Oliver, will be putting on his annual Bob Marley Day Celebration at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive. Sir Oliver, along with a lineup of local musicians and DJs, will be gracing attendees with reggae beats and other international jams in celebration of life, freedom, and the resilient spirit of the Skid Row community. Come dance, eat, and have a blast at this beloved community event open to all!
In 2017, thanks to Sir Oliver’s efforts, Mayor Eric Garcetti officially recognized Feb 6th in the City of Los Angeles as Bob Marley Day, stating “In remembrance of the legendary musician Bob Marley, I encourage the residents of this city on this day to also practice gratitude in the face of whatever inconvenience they may face and strive toward peace with their fellow human beings.” This year, the event will take place ONE DAY EARLIER, on Feb 5th, so we can celebrate all Sunday long.
The musical lineup will include performances from Sir Oliver, Unkal Bean, Dustin Seo, Urban Voices Project, Selecta from “Love Revenge Sound”, Betty Rocka, The Archivist, and MORE. Alongside the musical acts will be free food provided by the Wayfarer Foundation.
Bob Marley Day #8 is made possible by generous support from: The Los Angeles Poverty Department, Studio 526, Sound Rx, The Wayfarer foundation, My Friends House Foundation, Social Model Recovery Systems, and Urban Voices Project.
About Sir Oliver:
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Sir Oliver is a selector and event producer who mixes reggae from Jamaica and beyond, Latin salsa, and modern hip-hop — all on his impressive vinyl collection. He has been actively involved in LA’s Skid Row community for 4 years; he organized the first Bob Marley Day and Jamaican Independence Day festival in Skid Row in 2016, and brought them back the following year with renewed strength, undeterred by difficulties and challenges of producing a community event with little or no budget, while dealing with personal housing issues.
In 2017, thanks to Sir Oliver’s efforts, Mayor Eric Garcetti officially recognized Feb 6th in the City of Los Angeles as Bob Marley Day, stating “In remembrance of the legendary musician Bob Marley, I encourage the residents of this city on this day to also practice gratitude in the face of whatever inconvenience they may face and strive toward peace with their fellow human beings.” For many years, Sir Oliver has participated weekly in Los Angeles Community Action Network’s Organic Pop up Market, was the house DJ for the Studio 526 Arts Jam from 2015-2022, and has exhibited his visual artwork in several venues in Los Angeles. His work is published in the Skid Row Zine, with inspiration wholly rooted in his music interests.