Center Presents

Toots & The Maytals

7:30PM Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Strauss Square

2389 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


Toots is one of the true architects of reggae – so much so that “*Do the Reggay*,” a 1968 single by Toots and his group, the Maytals, is credited with giving the genre its name. Classic songs written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae’s greatest breakthrough event – The Harder They Come the 1972 film that became an international sensation.

The all-star guests on TRUE LOVE range from legends like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Bonnie Raitt to younger stars including No Doubt, the Roots, and Phish’s Trey Anastasio. The caliber of these collaborators reveals the impact that Toots has had on several generations of rockers and rappers, while appearances from reggae icons Bunny Wailers and Marcia Griffiths show the respect granted to the man who might be the music’s greatest living vocalist.

At the heart of it all is that voice – drenched in soul, rooted in gospel, and still breathtakingly powerful after almost four decades in the spotlight.

Permitted Items for events in Strauss Square

The following is a list of items that are permitted in Strauss Square unless otherwise noted on the event page:

1. Chairs

  • Structure does not matter
  • Chair leg height not to exceed 4”
  • Here are some examples
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2. Blankets

Prohibited Items for events in Strauss Square

1. Outside Food or Beverages
2. Pets
3. Strollers
4. Smoking
5. Weapons
6. Umbrellas
7. Bags or Coolers
8. Laser Pointers


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