Atlanta Jerk Fest Announces 2022 Lineup

Glen Simmonds Events and Bassline Production Group – in association with the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Foundation – present the 17th Annual Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day. The event will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at the Southeast Athletic Complex in Lithonia, Georgia.

This is a day of food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. Confirmed performers include: Christopher Martin, Freddie McGregor, Bling Dawg, Chino McGregor and more. Jamaican comedian Chris ‘Johnny’ Daley is also on the lineup along with selectors Renaissance, DJ Radcliffe, Chromatic Live and Mix Master David. Get additional information here.


Anthony Malvo’s New Album “Matured” Has Entered The Jamaica Music Countdown Charts

The news that Anthony Malvo‘s new album Matured has entered the Jamaica Music Countdown Charts should not come as a surprise to anyone who have heard it.

The record was released approximately one month ago, on July 15 via Anthony‘s own Malvo Entertainment label, and it has already racked up rave reviews from both industry insiders and the general public. The twelve-track project has only one feature: Tell Me, done with Pressure Busspipe; leaving Anthony with all the credit for this exceptional body of work.

For the week of August 18, 2022, Matured is in the #10 spot on the Top Ten Album/CD Chart, curated by radio personality Richie B.


Beres Hammond’s “Solid Love Tour” Will Stop In Philly On August 21 (@BeresHammondOJ)

Dave Productions will host Beres Hammond at Ardmore Music Hall – 23 E Lancaster Avenue – in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 21. This is a part of Beres‘ ongoing Solid Love Tour.

El Feco and DJ Roadkode Trinity will join the king of lovers-rock at the twenty-one and older event (unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Starting time is 6:15pm and showtime is 7pm. Get tickets here.

DC World Reggae Fest Welcomes Etana, Beenie Man & Others On August 20

The 2022 DC World Reggae Festival is all set for Saturday, August 20th at RFK Festival Grounds – 2500 Independence Ave SE – in Washington, DC. With the theme “Let there be Peace on Earth,” the Caribbean cultured event aims to promote diversity and unity through music among the relatable diasporas.

All the variations of Island music will be on display: roots-reggae, lovers-rock, dub, ska, soca, calypso, dancehall and kompa, among others. There will be performances by Nkula, Etana, Rupee, Beenie Man, Beres Hammond, Tiwa Savage and more.

The live music will be complimented by a variety of Caribbean, American and international dishes, a kids zone, local arts and crafts and several other family friendly features. Starting time is 12noon. Get tickets here.

Turbulence, Teflon & Tydal Proclaim Their Love For Reggae With Houston Concert

Yard1 Promote will be hosting reggae artists Turbulence, Teflon & Tydal Kamau at Hush Lounge – 6501 Chimney Road – in Houston, Texas on Friday, August 26th. Entrance to the We Love Reggae concert is $15 USD before 11pm and more after. Get tickets here.

53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced

The Gospel Music Association has announced the nominees for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top nominations include songwriter and producer Jeff Pardo with nine (9) nominations, Matthew West and Maverick City Music with seven (7) nominations each, six (6) nominations for Anne WilsonBen GloverFOR KING + COUNTRYJeff SojkaJonathan Smith and Phil Wickham; and five (5) for Brandon LakeCeCe WinansChandler MooreChris BrownJonathan Jay, and Steven Furtick. Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 2,087 submitted entries.

Nominees were announced in an artist-hosted livestream event featuring Jimmie Allen, Erica CampbellEvan CraftSonya IsaacsBrandon LakeTrip LeeChris Tomlin, and Tye Tribbett. The announcement premiered live on the GMA Dove Awards YouTube and Facebook pages. Read the complete list of nominees here.

Voting for the final winners will run August 18th through August 25th. The GMA Dove Awards are happening live and in person in Nashville, TN, October 18th, 2022. A limited number of tickets are still available. This year’s broadcast will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 21st, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET, with an encore presentation on October 28th, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET.


Gospel Touchdown Grand Finale Is This Sunday! Jodian Pantry Among Performers (@jodianCPantry @patmore_paul)

Gospel Touchdown – Season 3 will come to an end this Sunday, August 14, with finalists Adira Truthe, Jhadae Masters, Donica-Dennis Chambers, Yoshiko Clarke and Syvonia Lewis. The inspirational competition started with three judges: Jodian Pantry, Judith Gayle and Johnmark Wiggan; each selecting four singers from well over a hundred. The contestants are vying for a chance to win approximately $200,000 JMD in cash and prizes.

the consummation of season three will take place at Celebration Church – 1e Portmore Skating Rink – in St. Catherine (Jamaica). Producer Ragjhon Brown is opening up the finals to the public and it is absolutely free! That said, much like all the other episodes, this too will stream live online via Gospel Touchdown’s Facebook page, Instagram Live and YouTube channel. Starting time is 7pm.

Online viewers and in-person attendees will be treated to a special performance from the judges, as well as other established gospel ministers. Jodian Pantry, who’s currently one of the most in demand gospel singers in Jamaica, will not only be performing, but she will also be cheering on her team members Adira Truthe and Donica-Dennis Chambers.