Pato Banton & The Now Generation

Pato Banton & The Now Generation

May 13 Fri

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rialto Theatre

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

General Admission Standing Floor; Limited Festival Seating in Rear

Pato Banton & The Now Generation
Pato Banton & The Now Generation
A concert by reggae vocalist Pato Banton is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten.

Positive vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. He dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun. The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever.

Pato's story is one of change and rebirth. He went from being a nine year-old "lookout" at illegal parties for his DJ stepfather to establishing himself as a top MC in his hometown of Birmingham, to working with the likes of The English Beat, UB40, Mad Professor and Sting, to touring with Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Burning Spear, Third World, Yellowman, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown and Steel Pulse, to being nominated for a Grammy, honored by the Reggae Hall Of Fame and with the BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as many other honorable achievements for his acts of altruism in the world.

Pato plays music, but the ripples set in motion from the message of his music is strong enough to change lives. To him, music seems to be more of a spiritual journey than just a musical destination, and to sit and spend even a moment in the presence of this powerful man's music is what many Pato-ites have considered to be life-saving. Which should make him happy since he has stated that his main quest is to bring positivity to the masses. And this is what he has done.
    191 Toole
  • Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
  • The Rialto Theatre
    318 E. Congress St.
    Tucson AZ 85701

    Box Office : M-Sat noon-6pm

    (520) 740-1000

  • The Rialto Theatre Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship and preservation of the historic Rialto Theatre, a unique entertainment venue and cornerstone of downtown Tucson, offering a broad range of high-quality performing arts that are reflective of the diverse and vibrant community it serves.