This year's festival brings Wilmington reggae act Spokey Speaky full circle since its first People's Festival performance came in 2007, the last time Ky-Mani Marley headlined. On that year, Spokey Speaky opened the festival. This time around, the act will close the secondary Legend Stage just before Marley's headlining set.”

Ryan Cormier, News Journal

Spokey Speaky

Spokey Speaky is a band out of Wilmington, DE that aims to spread the positive vibes of reggae music through its soulful, high energy live performances. Playing a wide range of reggae classics from the old school to the new, the goal of the members is to sastify and entertain reggae fans, while enlightening those who may not have been exposed to the genre otherwise.  With an emphasis on emotion and musicianship, Spokey Speaky delivers a live performance that refuses to be ignored and simply cannot be replicated.

Spokey Speaky has had the honor of sharing the stage with some of their favorite artists and performers such as Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, Barrington Levy, Beres Hammond, The Skatalites, Third World, Steel Pulse, Morgan Heritage, Yellowman, Inner Circle, Midnite, The Itals, KRS-One, Luciano, Matisyahu, Easy Star All-Stars, The Movement, Tarrus Riley, The Green, Ky-Mani Marley, Sister Carol, Romain Virgo, Trevor Hall, GPGDS and many more.

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“reggae evangelists” - Ken Mammarella, News Journal

“…allow listeners to close their eyes and transport themselves into a tropical paradise thanks to their authentic Reggae grooves"
- Ryan Cormier, The News Journal

“The sounds of the Caribbean come to Fairmount Park at the
Mann Center’s Reggae in the Park.  Over 13 artists, like
Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley and Spokey Speaky, will perform”
- Allie Volpe,

“Returning to the People’s Festival for at least it’s third time is
Spokey Speaky... Festival co-founder Genny Pitts says
Spokey Speaky has been handpicked for the event because
‘Spokey Speaky are our best representative’”
- Andre Lamar, Dover Post


“This show is for everyone from Marley novices to aficionados” 
- Krista Connor, Out + About Magazine

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