Date: Saturday, Apr 1st, 2023

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Stuart’s Opera House

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The Ohio PawPaw Festival has been a longtime staple in Southeast Ohio … known for its celebration of the region’s native fruit, environmental conservation, art, delicious food and music. While the festival is always held in September, as we approach our 25th year, we thought it would be a great time to celebrate “Halfway To PawPaw” with great music, vibes and updates for this year’s festival! What better way to celebrate than to bring in The Ark Band from Columbus to play at our favorite Athens County venue! Not only did The Ark Band perform one of the best sets of last year’s festival, but they are doing something incredibly special – this will be the last show on their Bob Marley Tribute tour! Fans of The Ark Band have been requesting a return of this tour for years, and they wanted to finish this highly sought-after tour here in Athens County. If you’ve seen The Ark Band live, you know they never disappoint, and tickets will go quickly. Come support the Ohio PawPaw Fest, learn more about this year’s festival, and experience the magic of Bob Marley’s music as performed by The Ark Band!


The ARK Band is a St. Lucian reggae band based in Columbus, OH. Founded in 1987 by Terry and Eustace Bobb, (The St. Lucian Riddim Twins), The ARK Band has continually toured across the United States, Canada, and Jamaica, sharing its roots reggae, calypso and soca music.

Combining heavenly harmonies with tight, crisp, performances, this powerhouse of talent captures their audiences with their very first note. Hailing from Columbus, OH, THE ARK BAND combines original and cover compositions with classic and current reggae hits designed to entertain, educate and enlighten all types of people. THE ARK BAND continues to be a dynamic force on the American scene after three decades, their songs expressing the love, peace, togetherness and spirituality needed in our world today!

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