Morgan Heritage Homecoming: A Tribute to ‘Peetah’ Morgan

2024 marks 30 years since the formation of Morgan Heritage, the Grammy® winning group, known as the Royal Family of Reggae. The recent passing of frontman Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan in February was a shock to the music community and a major loss for reggae music.

To commemorate his life and impact on the music, the CTBC Music Group, VP Records and Central Park Summer Stage will present an evening of Reggae music at Rumsey Playfield in historic Central Park on Saturday, August 10, 2024, as part of the summer concert series, titled Morgan Heritage Family & Friends – A Tribute to ‘Peetah’ Morgan. The surviving members of Morgan Heritage, their family and friends will come together with New York music fans for an evening of uplifting roots reggae music celebrating the life and legacy of this gifted recording artist.

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Morgan Heritage has been associated with VP Records for almost 20 years (active from 1999– 2013), releasing nine studio albums and a ‘best of’ compilation in 2009. During these years, the group established themselves as an anchor of the ‘new roots’ Reggae movement and a cornerstone of the VP Records roster of the period. The group has toured internationally for decades, spreading roots Reggae music far and wide. Morgan Heritage holds the singular notoriety in the reggae genre, of having played the 1999 Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, performing alongside Shirley Caesar, Sugar Ray, Kirk Franklin, and Stevie Wonder. The Vans® Warped Tour (2001 and 2002) as well as headlining festivals in the US, Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the members of Morgan Heritage have a special connection with the New York music scene and Central Park Summer Stage is a fitting location for this memorable occasion.

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