- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jamaican bandleader and reggae musician Ziggy Marley and R&B; singer Fantasia will headline August’s Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival.

Multiple Grammy-winning Marley is the oldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

Grammy-winning Fantasia, who hit the national stage as winner of “American Idol” in its third season, is known for “Bittersweet,” ”I Believe” and “Truth Is.”

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1kThJpD ) also on the roster with Marley for Aug. 15 are Denise LaSalle, Marc Broussard, Janiva Magness, Boney James, Southern Komfort Brass Band and Mr. Sipp.

Joining Fantasia on the Aug. 16 lineup are Bell Biv Devoe, Chrisette Michele, Dorothy Moore, Bobby Rush, B. Smyth, Curtis Salgado, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Rebirth Brass Band, John Primer, Lightnin Malcolm, Johnny Rawls, Joe Lewis Walker and Jonathan “Boogie” Long.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com