Bob Marley exhibit will open in Toronto in July

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A Bob Marley exhibit sanctioned by the revered Jamaican musician’s family is coming to Toronto.

“Bob Marley One Love Experience” will open in July for a six-week run at the Lighthouse Immersive Artspace after making its debut in London, England, in February.

The show features six rooms that bring together art, music, photos, memorabilia and what are described as “multi-sensory” experiences, Lighthouse Immersive said in a news release.

Exhibit-goers can listen to Marley’s music in a virtual concert experience, view a wall-sized portrait and other artwork by Mr. Brainwash, and delve into Marley’s personal interests, including his family and football. Fans are also invited to submit artwork to be included in the show at bobmarleyexp.com.

“This exhibit brings together a mix of memorabilia, music, experiential entertainment and original art in a way I have truly never seen before — it transports you right into the heart of Marley’s music,” said Lighthouse Immersive producer Corey Ross.

Marley’s daughter Cedelia Marley, CEO of the Bob Marley Group of Companies, said in the release that Toronto is the perfect place for the exhibit’s first North American stop. “Dad loved playing here and there is an incredible Caribbean community and reggae scene in the city.”

The Toronto run, July 1 to Aug. 14, is presented with the support of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, and produced by Lighthouse Immersive and Terrapin Station Entertainment.

Tickets go on sale May 19 at 10 a.m. See bobmarleyexp.com for information.

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