A banner bearing a message of love and healing for reggae star Frederick “Toots” Hibbert will debut tonight at Candela Books + Gallery, 214 W. Broad St., during First Fridays.

The red, green and gold banner with the inscription “A Big Toots Smooch!” and an image of lips was designed and printed locally at the instigation of the local arts and music community. When it’s filled with signatures, it will be sent to Hibbert’s management company.

Hibbert was hit in the head with a liquor bottle May 18 while performing at Dominion Riverrock on Brown’s Island. A Henrico County man was charged in the incident.

The banner will also be at glave kocen gallery, 1620 W. Main St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday; and at Mobile Munchies food cart, 1000 W. Main St., 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

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Toots and the Maytalls onstage
Watch as performer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, frontman for the legendary reggae band The Maytals, ends the group's show at Dominion Riverrock after Hibbert was struck by a bottle.

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