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Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Bob Marley's long-time bass player from the original Wailers, has spent more than 40 years in the band and remains the rock-steady anchor of today's Wailers lineup. I caught The Wailers at Party in the Park a couple of years ago, and it was one of my favorite concerts that summer. You can't replace Marley, but several singers performed lead vocals impeccably, and the band was obviously spot-on with the music. Baltimore-based electro-funksters Pigeons Playing Ping Pong opens the show.

The Wailers perform on Thursday, August 11, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 353 Court Street. 6:30 p.m. $5. cityofrochester.com/pitp; wailers.com

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