The 25th Annual People’s Festival kicks off with a street festival at 12pm! Enjoy music all day indoors and out!
Doors open to inside at 7:00pm.
Wilmington’s most anticipated summer music festival returns to Market Street on July 20 with The 25th Annual People’s Festival Tribute to Bob Marley.
In partnership with Live Nation, the People’s Festival is proud to present the lineup for the festival featuring an inaugural Wilmington performance by Maxi Priest.
The day-long festival runs from 12pm to 10pm in the heart of Wilmington along North Market Street featuring live music outdoors and inside, a Red Stripe & craft beer garden, international food court, arts & crafts from around the world, a bamboo rain hut, the Delaware Art Museum’s Children’s Village, and more.
Kicking off the 25th Annual Celebration in Willingtown Square will be the ever popular Image Band, Strykers Posse, Alfie Moss, Spokey Speaky, and The Blues Reincarnation Project!
Music on The Queen’s main stage will begin at 7 pm with a special Peoples Festival
welcome by The Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Also performing are Akae Beka (formerly Midnite), Jah Works and Maxi Priest!
This promises to be a Tribute to Bob Marley that is sure to lift your spirit, and keep Unity & One
Love alive on Market! Come soak up the Rastaman Vibration!
New this year, Old Town Hall will feature a premiere Bob Marley exhibit sponsored by The Delaware Historical Society, open to the public from 2pm-7pm with live music by Jea Street Jr. from 4-7. Don’t miss this rare one of a kind exhibit.
At the request of Marley’s beloved mother, Ibis and Genny Pitts brought the first Marley tribute to fruition in 1994. It is the mission of The Peoples Festival to foster and promote cultural diversity through music, art and educational programs for the purpose of inspiring Unity, One
Love, Equal Rights and Justice for all as we were inspired by our beloved friend and brother, The Honorable Robert Nesta Marley, O.M.
We bring this World class celebration to the community of Wilmington as it was Marley’s first adopted American home, and it was here that Bob and Ibis first met and developed a friendship which is the foundation of this great tribute!
Since its establishment, thousands of people have enjoyed a full day of fun in the sun at The Peoples Festival from areas near and far.
Top ranking international artist such as Richie Havens, KRS 1, Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, & Kymani Marley, Toots & The Maytals, Luciano, Third World, SOJA, Slightly Stoopid, and many more have come here to promote the message and the music of The Rastaman! Presenting our local up-and-coming artists has always been a focus of our festival and acts such as Spokey Speaky, Richard Raw, The 49ers, Bullbukcers, Mean Lady, and a host of others have performed!
Bring your family and friends, come early and stay late, you won’t want to miss a moment! For Vending, Volunteering and other information, please visit www.peoplesfestival.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.