The House Of Marley Arrives In Virginia Beach For Coastal Edge's East Coast Surfing Championships The Earth-Friendly Company Provides Live Music to North America's Oldest Surf Competition; Offers Preview of Latest Audio Products and New "Lively Up" Bag Collection

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. and VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The House of Marley, a collection of premium quality, earth-friendly personal audio and lifestyle gear created with the family of Bob Marley, is headed to Virginia Beach, Virginia, as sponsor of the main music stage at the 50th Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championship (CE-ECSC), North America's oldest surf contest. 

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The House of Marley Main Stage will be located at 5th Street and Oceanfront, and will run from Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, hosting acts such as Breathe Carolina, Donavon Frankenreiter and more.  The House of Marley will introduce Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championship attendees and athletes to its new "Lively Up" bag collection, while also showcasing its premium headphones and portable audio systems, including the Bag of Rhythm portable speaker system, from The House of Marley tour van — a converted 1958 VW Van — which will be parked near The House of Marley Main Stage on 4th Street offering special giveaways and prizes.

"Music and action sports have always been important to my family, this is where the roots people hang out," says Rohan Marley. "It's our family's responsibility and mission to spread a vision of peace, love, unity and sustainability to a new generation. We're so excited to be at the East Coast Surfing Championships, celebrating the talents of these athletes while bringing music to satisfy the soul!"

The House of Marley "Lively Up" bag collection is comprised of everyday bags made with The House of Marley's unique blend of eco-fabric called REWIND™. From earth-friendly backpacks to messenger bags, the "Lively Up" collection is both earth conscious and stylish. Exclusive to The House of Marley, REWIND™ fabric is composed of reclaimed hemp and organic cotton, combined with the fibers of recycled water bottles (rPET) and finished using water-based dyes.  The House of Marley "Lively Up" Collection is on-sale now at and will be available at select independent and major retailers starting later this month.

As the oldest surf contest in North America and the second longest continuously run surf contest in the world, the CE-ECSC is one of the largest surf events held in the world with more than 80 participants across more than 35 divisions in 2011. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Portions of the proceeds raised at ECSC benefit the Jaycees many charitable projects. Performers, times and dates are subject to change, weather permitting. 

For event information and the most up-to-date schedule, visit Link up with ECSC on Facebook, on Twitter, and Foursquare, using the hashtags #SurfECSC and #LiveMarley.

About The House of Marley:

Working together for a better world, The House of Marley was created from the belief in Bob Marley's vision of "One Love," offering a range of earth-friendly, innovative audio electronics and lifestyle products that adhere to the Marley family core values: equality, unity, authenticity, sustainability and charity.  The House of Marley donates five percent (5%) of its annual profits to The epicenter of a global movement, is dedicated to spreading Bob Marley's message of unity and peace by lifting up a new generation of "young gongs" to strike the hammer for charities, causes and ideas that can change the world.

Learn more at, join us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter at

Visit the Marley Family's primary website at and join the Official Bob Marley Facebook page at  Learn more about other Marley Family ventures by visiting Marley Beverage Company at, Marley Coffee at, and at

NOTE TO MEDIA: A comprehensive digital press kit for the House of Marley, including detailed 2012 product catalog and high-resolution images, is available at

CONTACT: Gregg Hirschorn/Bill Byrne;
(516) 767-9653 (Gregg)
(858) 652-0153 (Bill)

SOURCE House of Marley


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