Soul Rebels 2023: Celebrating the Legacy of Bob Marley

february, 2023

sat25feb7:00 pmsat9:15 pmSoul Rebels 2023: Celebrating the Legacy of Bob Marley


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Epiphany Center For The Arts: Epiphany Hall

201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607


Must be 21+

Event Details

Soul Rebels 2023: Celebrating the Legacy of Bob Marley

Date: Saturday, Februray 25, 2023

Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour 

Showtime: 7PM 

Tickets: $15 - General Admission | $20 - At Door | $50 - VIP table for 2 | $100 - VIP table for 4


Soul Rebels" brings together local artists to honor the legacy of Bob Marley and Reggae music. An occasion to celebrate with music and dancing as well as to uplift themes and messages in the music that continue to speak to the times we are living through. This year's line up includes Chicago's own:

Urban Rhythm Band
Adam Gottlieb & OneLove
Vision in the Rhythm
DJ Slacky J

Hosted by Billy Tuggle and Dr. Danielle Roper

Urban Rhythm Band has been rooted in Chicago's musical world for decades, playing regularly at beloved music venues and local festivals across the city. Performing a mix of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae, Haitian Kompa as well as Traditional Caribbean and African beats. They bring a contagious, danceable beat with lyrics to uplift the soul and raise consciousness. As real as it gets.

Adam Gottlieb & OneLove are a Chicago-based Fusion band serving songs for the revolution. They are ordinary people fighting for survival, justice, and abundance for all, delivering upbeat Reggae music that crosses into Blues, Folk, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop, Latin, and more. They played a South by Southwest showcase in 2022 and will be releasing their newest single "When the People Ride," this month!

UGOCHI brings over two decades of experience in the literary and music industry, and has gained quite a notable reputation for her solo career and collaborations. This Chicago native is an international singing sensation who has been performing her original style of song and word poetics since she began her musical journey. She is known in her hometown best for her refined storytelling and songwriting ability as well as the technique and song style she has been known to dub vocal harmonics. She has performed with acclaimed artists such as Common Malik Yusef, J. Ivy, Eric Benet, Michael McDermott, Edwin McCain, Maxi Priest, Umphreys McGee, John Legend and Femi Kuti.

Vision in the Rhythm, from Chicago, brings a new school reggae-funk sound with a psychedelic indie-rock feel to tune you up to the Universe.  The band was started by brothers Pat Williams (Vocal/Guitar), John Williams (Bass) and Mike Williams (Drums) and are joined by Tim Williams (Saxophone) and Connor Marks (Guitar).

Slacky J is a DJ and host of the Reggae Vibes show in Chicago on WLUW 88.7 FM (Fridays 8-11pm). In 2009 Slacky J was awarded lifetime achievement by teamster promotion.  Also in 2011 Slacky J was awarded by the Chicago Music Awards' Best DJ In The Land and has continuously been nominated for the past 9 years for the best selector in the land. 
Billy Tuggle is a Chicagoan; a performance poet; slam champion; teaching artist; HipHop culturalist; and an Afrofuturist with his 3rd collection of poems, 'A Tree Falls In The Hood' coming later this year. 
Dr. Danielle Roper is from Kingston, Jamaica. She holds a Phd in Spanish and Portuguese (2015) and an M.A in Performance Studies (2009) from New York University. Her interests include Performance Studies, Critical Race Theory, Visual Cultural Studies, Caribbean Feminism and Queer Theory in 20th-and 21st-century Latin America and the Caribbean. Roper appears frequently on local radio and television shows across the Caribbean as a pundit and expert on current affairs in Latin America and queer activism. She was also the Thomas J. Watson Fellow in 2006 where she worked with stand-up comedians and improv groups about social change in Latin America.

Golden Hour at Epiphany:

Stop by Epiphany for our live music series concerts, and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!

Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!

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Golden Hour Menu + Music Schedule

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