Miami Carnival 2022 has officially begun! What the preceding statement means is that from now until at least mid October there will be countless soca parties, shows etc. in and around Miami.
One of the highly anticipated event is the One Fete, happening on Saturday, October 8th at Miami Dade County Fair & Expo Center, located at 10901 Coral Way. The lineup includes Kes The Band, Patrice Roberts, Nadia Batson, Skinny Fabulous, Farmer Nappy, and that is just to name a few. Tickets are available on eventbrite.
After the 2022 Miami Carnival ends on Sunday, October 9th, the official after party – dubbed Endless Jam Miami Carnival – will begin!
Starting at 8pm on the night of the 9th to 3am the following day, soca lovers will be treated to live performances by Problem Child, Patrice Roberts, Ravi B, Ricardo Drue, Taller Dan, and that is just to name a few. In addition to the stage-show, some of the best Caribbean selectors will also be spinning all the trending soca tunes.
Location is: 590 NW 23rd Street in Miami, Florida. Tickets, which are going for $30-$50 USD, are available on eventbrite.
The African music giant Burna Boy will join soca kings Skinny Fabulous, Hypasounds and Voice, as well as dancehall artist Teejay at Tipsy Music Festival in Miami on Friday, October 7th. The aforementioned performers will be supported by DJ Puffy, Tony Mix, Travis World and Jus Jay.
The Tipsy Music Festival will run from 3 to 11pm, at Bayfront Park (301 N Biscayne Blvd, downtown Miami). Get tickets here.
Vincentian soca artist Kevin Lyttle, who has enjoyed cross-over success in other genres, will be headlining the upcoming Nola Reggae Festival. He will be joined by Jemere Morgan, Dubwise, Teki, Roland & Roots Riddim, Jaican, I-Bari, Rtadax and others.
The 3rd annual Nola Reggae Fest goes down on October 14, 15 and 16 at Congo Square – 701 North Rampart Street – in New Orleans, Louisiana. The musical entertainment will be accompanied by a variety of local vendors selling everything from food to arts and craft.
The 2022 staging of Soca + Festival has two nights of live performances from some of the best acts within the Caribbean! On Friday, September 23, the three time Soca Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago, the one that is seen as the face of modern soca, Aaron “Voice” St. Louis will bring the vibes with his melodious vocals and smooth delivery.
On Saturday, September 24, St. Vincent’s Soca Star, Jamol “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle is “charged up” to ignite the stage with absolutely “no behaviour!” Saturday night continues with Jamaica’s Dancehall Legend Rodney “Bounty Killer” Pryce for a musical amalgamation for soca + dancehall lovers alike!
Soca + Festival will take place at the Water Front in Kingston, Jamaica on the aforementioned dates. Get tickets here.
SOURCE: SOCA PLUS FESTIVAL
This Monday, September 5th, some of the biggest names in soca will converge at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to celebrate Machel Montano‘s 40th anniversary.
The lineup includes Patrice Roberts, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Lyrikal, Motto, Farmer Nappy, Skinny Fabulous, Super Blue, Lil Rick, Nadia Batson, Kerwin Du Bois, Problem Child, Lil Natty and Thunda. And the show starts at 7pm. Get tickets here.
On Friday, September 2nd, New York’s #1 hip-hop station – Hot 97 FM – will get On Da Reggae & Soca Tip with a live concert at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, New York.
The lineup includes: Kes, Patrice Roberts, Ding Dong, Tarrus Riley, Tashina, JB The Artist, Lord Abstract, Mally Stakz, IQ, Noah Powa and Romain Virgo. Tickets are available via Live Nation.