Maxi Priest was the first reggae artist to have a number-one hit worldwide, including the US Billboard charts: 1990’s hit “Close to You.” The British-born reggae star has released no fewer than 13 records in his career, including 2014’s well-regarded Easy to Love.
Upstate Reggae and the Bearsville Theater continue to show a remarkable knack for roping outsize names in the reggae world, and the great Maxi Priest performs there on Friday, August 11 at 9 p.m. Max Glazer (Federation Sound) and Lady Moon and the Eclipse open. Ticket prices range from $40 to $65. For tickets and additional information, visit www.thebearsvilletheater.com. The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock.