Event takes place at Ovation Hollywood
Following widespread acclaim and an overwhelming fan response, the official Bob Marley One Love Experience in Los Angeles will extend its run at Ovation Hollywood (formerly Hollywood & Highland) for another four weeks. Originally set to wrap on April 23rd, now the exhibit will be open through May 21st. Produced by the Marley Family & Terrapin Station Entertainment, tickets are available at bobmarleyexp.com.
One Love Experience continues to enchant visitors. Now, reggae archivist and author Roger Steffens serves as the “Resident Tour Guide,” offering an enriched and enlightened experience. Limited slots for his tours are available during the weekends.
Additionally, One Love DJ Night has launched on Friday evenings, inviting fans to groove to popular DJs from 7-10 pm. It initially kicked off with Jonathan Bentley of KCRW and continues every Friday throughout the exhibit’s run featuring DJ sets from Afro Funke’ and Sachia Päyne. The experience will also be hosting a special 4/20 party on April 20th.
A very special Grand Opening premiere event introduced the official Bob Marley One Love Experience in January. The star-studded evening hosted VIP guests as the first fans to enjoy the One Love Experience on the West Coast. In attendance were a variety of notable industry favorites and influencers including Victoria Justice, Harvey Mason Jr., Derek Fisher, Roger Steffens, Hana Giraldo, Sarah and Leah Talabi, and more. Bob Marley’s grandson and two-time Grammy Award-nominated reggae phenomenon Skip Marley delivered an energetic set performing a rendition of his grandfather’s “Jamming” and an emotional cover of the late Jo Mersa Marley’s “Hurting Inside” while reggae hip hop maverick and Universal Canada/Tuff Gong Collective recording artist King Cruff also captivated the audience with a showstopping performance of his own. Meanwhile, granddaughter Shacia Päyne held down the vibe by soundtracking the proceedings with an entrancing DJ set. Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley was presented with a special plaque to commemorate the third opening of this special exhibit.
The 15,000-square foot One Love Experience opens up the world of Bob Marley like never before. This multi-room exhibit notably features the entire Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Bob Marley Archive, including previously unseen photographs, rare memorabilia, and various other surprises such as the world’s largest indoor vinyl record celebrating Legend. The 2,000 square foot immersive One Love Forest takes you on a trip to Jamaica in the multi-sensory environment, which also features a cannabis garden and giant joint! Upon entering the Soul Shakedown studio, fans are greeted with headphones to groove out to the curated playlist in the silent disco. Exclusive art from Mr. Brainwash, The Postman, Camoworks, Idiotbox, and dozens more highlight Marley’s influence on street art. Catch the backstage vibe at a Marley concert and fans will culminate their journey in the Next Gen Zone which celebrates the Marley family, legacy, philanthropy, and influence.
VIP packages include exclusive vinyl pressed in Jamaica and embossed with the OLE logo, a poster, a laminate, and flexible check-in time. In addition, on Saturday and Sundays, the exhibit will offer guided tours. There were additional special events at the exhibit surrounding Bob Marley’s 78th birthday on February 6th.
The Bob Marley One Love Experience launched in London last February at the famed Saatchi Gallery. Following an acclaimed and highly successful ten-week UK stint, it spent 16 total weeks at Lighthouse Immersive Artspace in Toronto, Ontario. Due to overwhelming demand, it ran for another eight weeks beyond its scheduled closing.