Costa Rica is launching a brand new music festival this year – Sunset Fest – and they’ve invited only three international performers to join them. Booked for the show are Tito el Bambino, Los Pericos, and Jamaican reggae-dancehall star Capleton.
The aforementioned artists will be supported by several local talents on Saturday, June 10th in Jacó, Puntarenas. Click here for additional information.
Summer of Soca Festival, one of the biggest Caribbean events in Ontario, is all set for August 4th through 6th, at Markham Fairgrounds (10801 Mccowan Road in Markham). It will be massive, with a lineup that includes several trending reggae-dancehall and soca artists; plus one very elusive act.
Super Cat, the Cockburn Pen deejay who achieved widespread popularity in the late 80s and early 90s, is confirmed for SOS. This is a big deal because Catseldom performs live. The show will also feature Bunji Garlin, Nailah Blackman, Alison Hinds, Wayne Wonder, Olatunji, and many more top-tier performers. Get additional info on their website.
Veteran reggae artist Fantan Mojah will be taking his Rasta Got Soul message to the GTA on Saturday, June 3rd. He along with Etana, I Noah, Wasp, Hitmaker and Empress Divine will perform at Taj Banquet Hall – 4611 Steeles Ave West – in North York, Ontario.
The live performers will be supported by Chippie Don, Vertex Sound, Gunz N Rozez, Firekid Steenie and Calum Beam International on the turntables.
Last November, while Jamaica was struggling with an inexplicable high murder rate, recording artist Little Hero – in partnership with Pandemic Records – released Badman Round Here, a song penned to accentuate the issue. Regretfully, although violent crimes have since decreased in some parishes, the reality is that it is an ongoing problem.
To that end, Hero and the team at Pandemic Records have just shared the official video for Badman Round Here. Directed by RGM Production, the stunning visuals brings Little Hero‘s words to life with exactitude.
The publishing of the visuals further cements the relationship between Pandemic and the God Alone singer. Collectively they’ve already gotten a #1 song: World Right Now, released in October, 2021. Furthermore, both brands have previously announced that they are working on an album that should be delivered before the end of this year.
On Saturday, June 3rd, Renegade Mas will present the Out Of This World Music Festival at Camana Bay (Festival Green) in George Town, Cayman Islands. This is a major event that will feature live performances by trending hip-hop, dancehall and soca artists.
The headliners are Sean Paul, Patrice Roberts, Busta Rhymes and Elephant Man; who will all be supported by Renegade, Don Hot, Silent Matic, Joshie Vybz, Georgie Duarte and Max Kazakov. Get tickets here.
In early 2022 DJ Treasure, the mixtape emperor, released a six-track dancehall compilation called New Phase Riddim. The juggling features Furno, Trejja Don, Mr. Easy, Pamputtae, and the man of the moment, Rad Dixon. Earlier this week, Dixon‘s management team – TasJay Productions – joined forces with DJ Treasure to re-release Rad Dixon‘s tune.
The clever decision was taken in-part because of Dixon‘s current trend within the reggae-dancehall industry. For those not in the know, TasJay Productions kicked off 2023 by publishing Rad Dixon‘s debut album (Hard Times), which has subsequently catapulted the artist to whole new level. To that end, they wanted to re-share the afore-stated single, titled Missing You, since it was never adequately promoted the first time around.
The melodious bright track deals with the reality of losing love ones, an actuality we all have to address at some point in our lives. And it goes without saying that the sensitivity of such a subject matter requires an empathetic voice; this is exactly what Rad Dixon gives us.
In March, GRAMMY Award winning R&B group TLC and Jamaican music legend Shaggy – who is also a GRAMMY winner – announced that they will join forces on the Hot Summer Nights Tour. Together they will bring decades of their most beloved hits to stages across North America.
The Hot Summer Nights Tour will also feature performances by special guests En Vogue and Sean Kingston on selective shows. Below are the confirmed dates and locations.
June 01 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre June 03 – Miami, FL – FPL Solar Amphitheater @ Bayfront Park June 04 – St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre June 07 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek June 09 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live June 10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center June 11 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center June 13 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater June 15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage June 16 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center June 17 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre June 21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center June 23 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre June 24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center June 25 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre June 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre June 30 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory July 01 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 02 – Lake Cowichan, BC – Laketown Shakedown July 03 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall July 06 – Salt Lake City, UT – Granary Live July 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre July 08 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre July 09 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion July 13 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton EXPO Centre July 14 – Calgary, AB – Cowboys Music Festival