As excitement builds for what has been the most talked about concert in over a decade, there’s now insight into the layout of the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, ahead of Buju Banton’s headline performance at the massive venue. “We’re sparing nothing in making sure that this performance and the performances of all the conscious acts we’re presenting, will ultimately be the beginning of a festival event to be experienced annually in the Caribbean,” said event promoter, Glenroy Watson. He was the man who brought Buju to the concert capital in Port-of-Spain in 2009. This weekend, the legendary Grammy Award winning artiste, performs for in Nassau, Bahamas, at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium. Trinidad and Tobago will feel his power, thereafter.
The Queen’s Park Savannah venue, which will welcome concert goers from 3pm on Easter Sunday, will not only host reggae music’s finest, but it will also deliver a showcase of the Caribbean’s most delightful cuisine. “We’re using the paddock and putting the spotlight on our Caribbean food. The thing is, the Caribbean, as a whole, is not just about music and great artistes like Buju. The Caribbean boasts some of the greatest chefs, street food vendors and meat connoisseurs. We have people here who could give foreign chefs a run for their money,” said Watson. He expressed a desire to give not just the artistes a platform, but also the people who make the Caribbean experience, a fulfilling one, many of them often pleasing our palates with their sumptuous dishes.
I Am Legend will see a layout of food at the Paddock that will include the likes of Jerk and Bar-B-Que, specialty fish menus, pork menus, traditional East Indian cuisine in Pholourie, pies and other delights, Jamaican Jerk cuisine, street food like burgers, hot dogs, fries and the like, and of course, the ever tasty, Bake n’ Shark along with vegetarian lovers’ specials. Organisers say they’ve carefully included this aspect, to ensure that patrons themselves have a well-balanced variety to choose from and be satisfied.
The venue’s layout, recently adjusted to satisfy acoustic requirements, presents the most practical yet, effective use of the Queen’s Park Savannah- the venue organisers guarantee, is the best suited space for this massive concert event. “Patrons can rest assured, we have their best interest at heart. This is not a one-time event. I Am Legend returns annually and we are doing everything to give patrons a show they’ll always want to attend.”
General admission tickets are $400, VIP $1100 and VVIP, $2000. According to organisers, the show will be a ‘sold out’ event. “We keep telling patrons to get their tickets early because we will not over-sell the venue. The best bet is to get your tickets as soon as possible,” said one spokesperson. They are also stressing the importance of purchasing tickets from the advertised retailers only. Tickets for the I Am . Legend concert are available at a number of ticket retailers in Trinidad and Tobago, among them, NLCB lotto and Play Whe outlets. Meanwhile, online, the ONLY legitimate ticket retailer is the concert’s website, www.iamlegendconcert.com.
For further details, patrons are encouraged to follow @highfrequencyentertainment on Instagram and Facebook. Additionally, for details surrounding vending at I Am Legend, persons can call 716-4533 or WhatsApp 484-BUJU