CIGA Promotions’ fundraiser for the Queen Louise Home for Children slated for December 31, 2009 just keeps getting bigger and better. Anticipated as the concert of the year, Beenie Man will headline “The Old Year’s – New Year’s Bash” on December 31, 2009 at the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
This Summer, Shawn Baptiste, CEO of CIGA Promotions, announced the lineup which includes Grammy Award winner Beenie Man, Dancehall sensation Elephant Man and the original Dancehall King, Yellowman.
The best talent in the U.S. Virgin Islands will also be on stage for this momentous occasion. Mada Nile, whose video, “I Would Like To See”, is in heavy rotation on several Caribbean channels, will be on stage with her usual crowd-pleasing performance. Army, an icon in the roots reggae community, will share his conscious reggae perspective. The World Famous Xpress Band will offer soca, calypso and reggae songs in their repertoire. Local sons, The Apostle and Sabbatical Addah will also join this outstanding lineup.
Baptiste is excited about the latest additions to the lineup: hot young artists Jah Vinci and Black Ryno of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire.
“This will be a very special way for CIGA Promotions to ring in the New Year as we celebrate 15 years of outstanding events in the US Virgin Islands. We are very grateful for the support of the people of the Virgin Islands, BVI and surrounding islands. We will continue to produce exciting concerts in a safe environment, while supporting organizations in our community like the Queen Louise Home for Children.”
Baptiste continued, “After the Old School Mother’s Day Event featuring Barrington Levy in May 2009, we presented a check to the Queen Louise Home for Children. Once again, we will be supporting this worthy organization. One dollar ($1) from every ticket sold for the Official New Years Eve Bash will be given to the Queen Louise Home for Children.”
The following sponsors are on board for this exciting benefit concert: Absolut, Courvoisier, The Palms at Pelican Cove, Seaborne Airlines, Budget Rent-A-Car St. Croix, WJKC, WSTX FM 100.3, WVIQ Sunny 99.5, WSVI- Channel 8 and Shantyvibes.com.
Another highlight of this event is the “Courvoisier Old Year’s-New Year’s Bash Scooter Giveaway.” Starting November 30, 2009, a Lance-GTR 150cc Scooter will be on display at Cost-U-Less on St. Croix. Individuals, who purchase of a bottle of either Absolut or Courvoisier, are entered into a drawing that will make them eligible to win this fantastic scooter. The scooter will be raffled away during the “Old Year’s- New Year’s Bash.”
Event Sponsors are also providing travel and hotel offers for concertgoers. Seaborne Airlines has special rates to make it affordable for visitors to travel to St. Croix. Round trip tickets from St. Thomas to St. Croix will be offered at a discounted rate of $120. Visitors from Puerto Rico can travel on the Seaborne Airshuttle from San Juan to St. Croix for the discounted rate of $169. For additional information about special rates, contact Seaborne Airlines at 340-773-6442.
King Christian Hotel will offer special rates and their guests will enjoy discounted tickets for the event. For additional information about this offer, contact King Christian Hotel at 340-773-6330.
Early bird tickets for the concert are now on sale for $25.00 for general admission and $35.00 for bleachers until December 12, 2009. Regular ticket prices will be $30 for general admission and $40 for bleachers from December 13, 2009 until New Years Eve. VIP tickets are on sale for $85. Tickets will be more at the door. Gates open at 8:00pm and show time is 9 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the following ticket outlets: Alliance Clothing, Centerline Bakery, Essentric Shoe Boutique (St. Croix and St. Thomas), La Reine Chicken Shack, One Love Service Station, Panchos, Parris Tees and Novelties, Riddims, Strictly The Best, Urban Threadz (St. Croix and St. Thomas) and VI Sea Trans.