Wednesday Dec 13
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

The entire Pier Family hopes you had a great Thanksgiving! Now it is time to get over that turkey hangover and head out for some great shows around the country and overseas. Even though many artists are nursing their Thanksgiving hangover with the weekend off, the Pier’s Weekend Show Locator takes you out for the next three days with John Butler Trio, The Green, Passafire, Pepper, and many more.

One Love A Tribute To Bob MarleyNew Yorkers, I hope you are ready! The Wailers play two shows this weekend at the iconic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, both performances on Saturday night. This is a very special performance that should not be missed.

Bob Marley at The Apollo 1979The Wailers continue their tour, One Love: A Tribute To Bob Marley, to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the album Legend (read the full write up by The Pier HERE). The band will perform Legend in its entirety with reggae ambassadors Third World and British reggae artist Maxi Priest joining the lineup, along with a special guest appearance by KY-MANI MARLEY, the second youngest of Bob Marley’s eleven children. There are two identical shows happening; the first will kickoff at 8pm with an encore performance at 11pm.

If that’s not enough reason to grab your ticket, the shows Saturday night will also be commemorating the 35th anniversary of Bob Marley’s first appearance at The Apollo Theatre. Bob Marley’s legendary debut at The Apollo took place 35 years ago last month in October of 1979. Not only was this Bob Marley’s first time at The Apollo, but it occurred at a time when the industry thought that “reggae won’t sell to the American Black community” and doubters thought “white people won’t come to Harlem” (see the full article here). Despite this adversity, all seven shows over the four nights at the Apollo sold out and reggae was brought to Harlem live by Bob Marley for the first time.

Check out rare photos and download audio recordings from the 1979 Bob Marley performances at The Apollo HERE!

Remember to come by here every single Friday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist & view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!

The Pier's Thanksgiving Weekend Show Locator

Friday, November 28th  

Dumpstaphunk with Moonshine Society
@ The Hamilton. Washington, DC

Dirty Heads with Magnus Major
@ Barfly Club. London, United Kingdom (Sound of Change Tour)

Ease Up with The B Foundation and Irie Pupils
@ DiPiazzas. Long Beach, CA

Los Rakas with 3BallMTY
@ 210 Kapones Live. San Antonio, TX

Passafire with The Hip Abduction
@ Freebird Live. Jacksonville, FL (Fall Tour)

Pepper with The Movement and New Beat Fund
@ The Rapids Theatre. Niagara Falls, NY

Rocky Votolato with Noah Gundersen
@ The Moore Theater. Seattle, WA

Rootz Underground with Jam and Shaman Culture
@ Le Rack’am. Bretigny Sur Orge, France (Euro Tour)

Stranger w/ Indyca
@ Melody Inn. Indianapolis, IN (From the Roots Tour)

Sun-Dried Vibes
@ Sanctuary. Charlotte, NC

Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser and Blak Soil Band, Nicha B, Extasy Sounds, and The Kore Band
@ The Grell-Hull Stevens Netball Complex Stadium. Charlestown, Nevis

The Black Seeds with Ngaiire
@ The Metro. Sydney, Australia

The Falls Music and Arts Festival featuring John Butler Trio, Cold War Kids, and others
@ Lorne. Victoria, Australia

The Green with J BOOG and Eli-Mac
@ Belly Up. Aspen, CO (The Collision Tour)

The Supervillains with Whole Wheat Bread and Coastal Breed
@ Sports Page Live. Satellite Beach, FL

The Wailers
@ ArtsQuest Musikfest Cafe. Bethlehem, PA

True Press
@ Rafters Restaurant and Lounge. Mammoth Lakes, CA

Ziggi Recado
@ Stadsplein 100. Amstelveen, Netherlands

Saturday, November 29th

@ Deer Park Tavern. Newark, DE

Concert San Juan featuring Steel Pulse
@ Bahia Urbana and Amphitheatre. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Josh Heinrichs and Skillinjah
@ The Outland (downstairs). Springfield, MO

@ Pub Rock Live. Scottsdale, AZ

Los Rakas with 3BallMTY
@ Tri Bar. McAllen, TX

Natural NZ Music Festival featuring The Black Seeds, Sons of Zion, and others
@ Riverstage. Brisbane, Australia

Passafire with The Hip Abduction
@ The Social. Orlando, FL (Fall Tour)

Pepper with The Movement and New Beat Fund
@ Grog Shop. Cleveland, OH

Queenscliff Music Festival featuring Nahko and Medicine for the People, and others
@ Princess Park. Queenscliff, Australia

Rootz Underground
@ Le Tamanoir. Gennevilliers, France (Euro Tour)

Sean Paul
@ Hour Bar Field. Belize City, Belize

Seedless with Micah Brown and Poor Man’s Change
@ House of Blues. Anaheim, CA

Stranger w/ Samadhi Vibe
@ The Red Line Tap. Chicago, IL (From the Roots Tour)

Sublime with Rome
@ The Rebublik. Honolulu, HI

Thanksgiving Takeover featuring The Expendables with Pacific Dub and others
@ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA

The Falls Music and Arts Festival featuring John Butler Trio, Cold War Kids, and others
@ Marion Bay. Tasmania, Australia

The Green with J BOOG and Eli-Mac
@ Gothic Theatre (Denver). Englewood, CO (The Collision Tour)

The Mighty Twisters
@ Under The Sun. Boulder, CO

The Wailers with Third World, Maxi Priest, and Bunny Ruggs
@ Apollo Theater. New York, NY (One Love – A Tribute To Bob Marley) **2 shows at 8pm and 11pm

True Press
@ Rafters Restaurant and Lounge. Mammoth Lakes, CA

Ziggi Recado with Keytown Sound and others
@ Hedon. Zwolle, Netherlands

Sunday, November 30th  

Josh Heinrichs and Skillinjah
@ Café Acoustic. St. Joseph, MO

Los Rakas with 3BallMTY
@ House of Blues. Dallas, TX

Queenscliff Music Festival featuring Trevor Hall, and others
@ Princess Park. Queenscliff, Australia

Sublime with Rome
@ The Rebublik. Honolulu, HI

The Falls Music and Arts Festival featuring John Butler Trio, Cold War Kids, and others
@ Byron Bay. New South Wales, Australia

The Wailers
@ The Hamilton. Washington, DC

-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email request to before Wednesday of each week to make our weekly Friday publish!

Show Locator & Article By: Eric Schoep


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