There are a lot of uncertainty about what the world will be like after COVID19. Every industry, without exception, has been severely impacted by the spread of the corona virus. The music industry in particular has suffered financially, with all shows, tours, bars, nightclubs, festivals etc. cancelled and closed.
Some may assume that it is just the more popular artists that are affected by these cancellations, but that is not the case. We must remember that there are literally thousands of persons working behind the scenes who have now all lost their employment, hence their income.
With that being said, we must now face our new reality, as we ponder the question; what’s next? What will the music industry be like when all this is over with? Will festivals resume as they were before? Will the masses flock to live shows as aggressively as they did in the past? I think the answer depends on two things: 1) how long this pandemic last and 2) the financial and moral status of the people when it’s all over.
On Thursday, April 9th, Iwer George and several of his colleagues in the music industry, will put on a concert at the Grand Cinnamon Banquet & Convention Center, located at 3895 McNicoll Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Starting time is 8:00 PM sharp!
The general admission fee is $40 CDN and tickets are available HERE.
The Beach Road Trip Weekend (BRTWeekend) – Jamaica edition will take place from March 13th to 15th in Ocho Rios. It will feature six (6) all inclusive beach events, covering food, drinks and entertainment. Several trending dancehall acts are expected to perform, as well soca star Mr. Killa.
On Saturday, March 21st, soca recording artist Problem Child will perform at the Sunset Cocoa Jouvert, being held at 36 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica.
This event will also feature performances by Motto and Voice; with additional music from DJ Nicco, Lantern MD, King Taj and others. Gates will open at 4:00 PM local time, and there is a $7,500 JMD entrance fee.
On Friday, February 21st, Jamaica’s energy god, Elephant Man, will join the likes of Nailah Blackman, Kes, Motto and others at the Maracas Beach in Trinidad and Tobago for a carnival beach party like no other; The Karukera One Love International Beach Festival! One of the most exciting thing about this event is that the stage will be built in the sea!
The Karukera One Love International Beach Festival is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM and will go until 9:00 PM local time. Tickets are available HERE.
On Friday, February 21st, a slew of top-tier soca artists will gather at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago at 5:00 AM for ‘Alive At 5’.
This is a fully energized event that will feature the king of soca Machel Montano, groovy soca monarch king Swappi, Nadia Batson, Lyrical, Skinny Banton, Skinny Fabulous, Ravi B and Trinidad Killer. Gates will open at 4:00 AM and tickets, which are going for $300, are available at all NLCB outlets and Cache Stores nationwide.
On Saturday, February 8th, Bunji Garlin will perform at IlluSions’ BlockO fete, which will take place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy (Tarouba Road, San Fernando) in Trinidad and Tobago from 8 PM – 2 AM UTC. Also hitting the stage will be Freetown, Voice and others.
Click here to purchase tickets online.