The city of Miramar presents the Caribbean Village Festival, an event dedicated to celebrating Caribbean culture, food and music. There will be several musical acts on hand to provide the entertainment. Among them will be one of the busiest reggae group, Inner Circle, also known as the bad boys of reggae.
The Caribbean Village Festival will take place on Sunday, June 23rd from 1 to 10 PM at the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater (16801 Miramar Pkwy.) in Miramar, Florida.
Ken Boothe and the members of Inna De Yard will be on the road all month long promoting their recently released album, as well as the documentary (Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica). See below the confirmed dates, events and locations.
FESTIVAL NOTES EN VERT
L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
FESTIVAL RENCONTRES & RACINES
Rudolstadt Festival e. V.
Reggae artist Hezron is the headline act for Arizona’s edition of Yawd Niceness! This event was initially started in Portland, Jamaica some years ago by poet and performer Jahmayka Green as an avenue to promote conscious artists, while simultaneously helping the community through donations. Yawd Niceness has since expanded and the first U.S. edition will now be held at the popular venue, Last Exit Live (located at 717 S. Central Avenue) in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, June 22nd.
Hezron Clarke will be doing a full reggae set with support from a live backing band. There will also be performances by local talents: Tommy Doo, Blaq Rynbo, Casper & The 602 Band, Jubilee, Jahbali and of course Jahmayka.
In addition to the musical entertainment, patrons will also be treated to a showcase of fashion and jewelry by Kris Stylist and Fulani Malik. Additionally, there will be reiki, massage and energy healing available. Tickets can be purchased online now for only $15 USD. It will be $20 USD at the door.
Click here to purchase tickets.
On May 31st one of reggae’s most underrated soldier, Lutan Fyah, released his EP, “Make a Move.” The six-track record, which is on the Machete Records label, is a powerful collection of reggae tunes centered on acknowledging and honoring the Most High.
Some of the musicians that have contributed to this project are: Dean Fraser, Errol (Flabba) Holt, Kirk (Kirkledove) Bennett and the late Winston (Bo Pee) Bowen.
“Make a Move” is now available on every music platform. Click here to stream and download from iTunes.
The official launch of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NYC will take place on Saturday, June 8th at VP Records Retail Store (170-21 Jamaica Ave) in Jamaica, New York. The media portion of the event will take place from 12 to 2 PM, after which it will be open to the public.
International recording artist Christopher Martin is slated to perform; and the following food tasting vendors will be on hand: Yogis Restaurant (Jamaica NY), Kingston Grill (Elmont, NY), Chef Elvis Caribbean Cuisine (Freeport LI), Jak’s Grill (Queens NY) and
Stamina Fix (New York).
On Saturday, June 8th, reggae recording artists Luciano and dancehall entertainer Baby Cham will both be at the University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB. Canada) in the Macewan Hall for Riddim West. Riddim West is a family-friendly reggae event that features top-tier musical performers from Canada and the world. It is being hosted by the organizers of the annual Calgary ReggaeFest.
In addition to the live performances, Riddim West will also have a marketplace with local vendors, beer garden serving up some local craft beer from Village Brewery, food and an interactive kids zone. Gates will open at 2:30 PM and the show will begin at 3 PM. Early bird tickets are available here.
Two of Jamaica’s legendary musical brands, Michael Rose and Sly & Robbie, will make a rare appearance together at the popular Moe’s Alley (1535 Commercial Way) in Santa Cruz, California on Thursday, June 6th. This is a highly anticipated event that will also feature a guest appearance by the Irie Rockers.
Doors will open at 8 PM and the show will start at 9 PM promptly! Advance tickets are now available online for $30 USD; it will be $35 USD at the gate.