The star-studded line-up features international soul and reggae performers as well as regional and local talent for the June 5-7 event
St. George’s, Grenada, W.I. – February 13, 2020 — Music lovers from far and wide are invited to get groovy and dance the night away during the 2nd annual Grenada Music Festival. Organizers of the event announced a diverse line-up of performers and international award-winning artistes who will headline the three-day event, scheduled for June 5-7 in the picturesque, Quarantine Festival Village as the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) celebrates a second year of Festivals in the region where the rhythm never stops.
At the event’s launch, held on Monday, February 3 at Pier 57 in St. George’s, Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Patricia Maher thanked the organizers QWest Promotions for their investment and adding to Pure Grenada’s diverse calendar of activities. She invited the visitors to, “Find your Caribbean rhythm and come to our Grenada Music Festival early June for a one love musical experience with Grenadians and you will have the time of your life. We had a marvellous time last year at the beautifully located Quarantine Park and while you are here, you can explore and immerse yourself in everything Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has to offer.”
The festival kicks off on June 5 with a heady mixture of jazz, reggae and rhythm and blues. Known for their hits ‘Fresh’ and ‘Celebration’, two-time Grammy award winners Kool & the Gang will hit the stage with their funky, upbeat, soul vibe. Also performing that evening will be Barbadian jazz saxophone legend, Arturo Tappin and the timeless, Marcia Griffiths, formerly of the world-renowned reggae trio, I-Threes, with her captivating love song performances.
On the June 6, the energy will be turned-all-the-way-up with headline act, two-time Grammy award winning Jamaican dancehall artist, Shabba Ranks. With international chart-topping hits such as ‘Ting-A-Ling and ‘Mr. Lover Man’, Shabba will take music lovers down memory lane with his jamming catalogue of tunes. He will be complemented by the smooth musical stylings of rising reggae empresario, Romain Virgo and world-famous Jamaican reggae icon Cocoa Tea will cap the night’s performances.
The festival will culminate on Sunday, June 7 with a pulsating fusion of regional and local soca acts including the energetic Krosfyah out of Barbados and Nadia Batson and her band SASS from Trinidad. Local artists including: Lavaman, Lil Natty and Thunda, Dash and Jab King will also take the stage for the final night
In addition to the fantastic line up of performers, the organizers have committed to a 100% sustainable festival village with all vendors using biodegradable food packaging as well seating that can be repurposed. Early bird tickets and season passes for the festival will be available for sale online beginning Wednesday February 12, 2020. For more information on tickets and the festival’s complete line-up, visit www.grenadamusicfest.com or call 473 406 3378.
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Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique: three islands, one unique destination, located in the southernmost region of the Caribbean, is best known as the “Spice Island of the Caribbean.” The island’s careful approach to tourism, infused with warm charm and friendly hospitality allows visitors to seamlessly tailor a “Pure Grenada” experience, whether staying at luxury beach-front resorts or barefoot-chic boutique hotels and villas. With 50 world-class white sand beaches, 15 breathtaking waterfalls, countless hiking trails, more than 60 unforgettable dive sites including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, ‘Bianca C’, and the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park, travelers are drawn to destination’s shores for a beyond-the-ordinary Caribbean vacation. There are non-stop and direct flights to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport from the US, Caribbean and Canada, making the island accessible to visitors from around the world that wish to experience Pure Grenada, Pure Carriacou & Pure Petite Martinique. For more information, visit www.puregrenada.com.