Bob Marley, J Dilla birthday celebrations happening this weekend at Shuffle in Tampa Heights

Marley and Dilla would’ve turned 76 and 47, respectively.

click to enlarge Bob Marley, J Dilla birthday celebrations happening this weekend at Shuffle in Tampa Heights
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The lives of two gone-too-soon legends—Bob Marley and J Dilla—will be celebrated this weekend at Tampa Heights’ vagina-forward bar Shuffle. Saturday night is the Bob Marley birthday celebration with local reggae bands Jahfari and The Sunsetters. Shuffle chef Tom Murray’s Jamaican-inspired menu, so far, includes jerk wings, plantains and vegan curry to go with drink specials.

On Sunday, Shuffle’s “Wu-Tang & Biscuits” pivots to honor the life and music of pioneering beatmaker and composer J Dilla, who would’ve been 47 years old this weekend. Bottomless tang mimosas and bloody marys are available and the brunch, and yes, there will be donuts.

Both events are free to attend (bring money for food & drink), and more information is available via Facebook.

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Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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