February 6, 2015

Schaeffer Music Festival, June 1975. Photo: Steve Emberton

Held at the Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park, NYC, between 1968 and 1976, CBGB founder Hilly Kristal and promoter Ron Delsener’s Schaefer Music Festival was a famed concert series that served as the precursor to today’s Central Park SummerStage events. Steve Emberton took this gritty shot during Marley’s June 1975 appearance, which drew 15,000 to a space suited for less than half that many. โ€”LargeUp