A Rivers and Birds Benefit, Featuring Marcia Griffiths


Roots and Wires is pleased to be bringing Marcia Griffiths and friends to Taos Mesa Brewing on Thursday, July 9.  This show will benefit longstanding Taos environmental organization, Rivers and Birds. All proceeds will go directly to helping Rivers and Birds connect 150 Taos students with Mother Earth through outdoor education that aims to teach sustainable practices and conservation.

Known as the “Queen of Reggae Music,” Marcia Griffiths is one of the most loved and longtime Jamaican vocalists. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Griffiths is an original member of the I-Threes, who along with Judy Mowatt and Rita Marley performed with Bob Marley and the Wailers throughout the height of their career from 1974 to 1981 when Bob died. Subsequently she has formed a 35-year solo career and also collaborated with many of Jamaica’s top artists.

A silent auction will open at 6pm and includes tools, boats, llama treks, fancy dinners, and river floats — silent auction items will be listed on the Rivers & Birds website at the end of this week. The goal is to raise $18,000.

Tickets are $18 in advance at Taos Mesa Brewing, FX-18, or Taos Mesa Brewing online, or $23 dollars at the door. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8. Taos’ own beloved Kirry Nelson and friends will open the show!

If you can’t make it out, please visit www.riversandbirds.org and make a donation. It’s time to support conservation education for Taos youth!