SHAGGY TO TURN UP HEAT AT BROOKLYN MUSIC FESTIVAL TOMORROW
Brooklyn: Over 20,000 fun loving reggae fans are expected at the Aviator Sports & Recreation Center on American Independence Day, tomorrow, Sunday July 4 to watch Diamond-plus selling reggae artiste Shaggy perform at the 3rd annual Brooklyn Music Festival. The exciting event will commenced at noon with performances from New York based reggae acts Mikey Jarrett, New Kingston, Zylan, Kayla Bliss, Benny Bwoy and New York Ska Jazz Ensemble.
After more than a decade, two multi-platinum albums, five #1 hits, and eleven top ten singles worldwide, Grammy winning artiste Shaggy is still making music that celebrates his culture and fans still adore him worldwide. Mr. Bombastic is expected to turn up the heat with an energetic set which will include hits like Badman No Cry, Hot Gal, Bombastic and Oh Carolina. Shaggy will join hit machine B.O.B and Fabulous, multi platinum selling reggae artiste Shaggy, Gregory Issacs, King Yellowman, Barrington Levy, Lady Saw, Assassin, Tanya Stephens. D’Angel, Daville and ska bands The Rudie Crew and several other acts at the Brooklyn Music Festival.
Part of the proceeds from this year’s festival will be donated to the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) scholarship fund. Gates open at 12 noon and show time is 1:00 PM with free parking available to all patrons. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are now on sale at all leading ticket outlets throughout the New York tri-state region. For more info go to www.TIX4ME.com or www.brooklynmusicfestival.com
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3RD ANNUAL BROOKLYN MUSIC FESTIVAL HEATS UP TRI-STATE AREA TODAY
Shabba, Shaggy, B.O.B, Barrington Levy, Natural Black among the top actsset to blaze the stage
Brooklyn: The months of meticulous planning for the tri-state's area most celebrate reggae and hip-hop festival - The Brooklyn Music Festival - comes to a head today, Sunday, July 4 2010 at the Aviator Sports & Recreation Center in Brooklyn, New York. Despite the US economy that is still in recovery mode, festival head honcho George Crooks is expecting the festival to be another resounding success.
"We have put together the most impressive festival line up that New York has seen in a very long time and the signs are there that patrons will come out in large numbers. The phone have been ringing none stop and tickets sales have been going great" a confident Crooks told Images Newsletter this morning.
The lineup boast favorites such as Atlanta hit machine B.O.B, multi platinum selling reggae artiste Shaggy, dancehall icon Shabba, Gregory Issacs, King Yellowman, Barrington Levy, Tony Matterhorn, Lady Saw, Assassin, Tanya Stephens, D’Angel, Daville, ska bands The Rudie Crew and New York Ska Jazz Ensemble. The late Peter Tosh son - Tosh-1; Bennybwoy, Little Hero, Mikey Jarrett, New Kingston, Zylan, Kayla Bliss, Courtney “Yogi” John, P.Zed and Nesbeth will also perform.
"The event is still anchored in excellent reggae and dancehall music, but this year we have added pop and ska. To be honest, this is the strongest lineup we have put together in the three year history of the festival" he said.
Crooks was happy not just with the lineup but was beaming about the promotions as well.
"We have stepped up the promotions this year, incorporating not just our ethnic radio, print and television stations but mainstream radio became an integral part of getting the message out as well."
This year the festival partnered with New York City's newly crowned CBS radio market leader 92.3 NOW FM to bring new layers of demographic energies to the event.
Apart from the musical treat on stage, fans can take advantage of the arts and craft village type setup at the venue with assorted items for sale such as reggae clothing, jewelry, DVDs, Cds, island flags, footwear, books, Caribbean cuisine and a lot more.
Part of the proceeds from this year’s festival will be donated to the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) scholarship fund. Gates open at 12 noon and show time is 1:00 PM with free parking available to all patrons. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are now on sale at all leading ticket outlets throughout the New York tri-state region. For more, go to www.TIX4ME.com or www.brooklynmusicfestival.com
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