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Jammins Reggae Music & Soccer Festival, June 29, 2008, Brooklyn

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June 2008 will be the hottest month in New York, as it heralds the return of the Jammins Reggae Music & Soccer Festival, one of the most respected one day live concert event. The momentous concert will be held on Sunday, June 29th, 2008 at the spacious Aviator Sports & Recreation– Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York (Flatbush Ave South extension). This mega outdoor event will feature performances from artists Buju Banton, Capleton, Gregory Isaacs, Mavado, Marcia Griffiths, DaVille, Serani, Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyons, Tony Matterhorn, Benny Bwoy and Live Wyya Band.  

In addition to the concert, two live Soccer Matches will also take place featuring the Caribbean All-Stars verses the Baisley Park Raiders and Reggae DJ’s verses Soca DJ’s. Attendees will receive three events for the price of one admission. 

Sponsors for this event are Belvedere, CIN TV, Caribbean Life, JamRock Magazine, Caribbean Food Delights, Futboir Clothing and Totally Delicious Restaurant.

Began in 1990, Jammins Music Festival became the most recognized brand of live Reggae music in the New York Area.  No matter where the concert was staged across the City the spirit and essence of reggae music always permeated in the opened air.  To New York reggae fans, Jammins Music Festival became a staple summer outdoor event. Now it has returned and audiences will be taken down memory lane as the event invokes the nostalgic feeling that only a true Jammins Music Festival can generate.  This concert is sure to leave the audience clamoring for more with mega star Buju Banton singing hit after hit such as “want to be love” and “driver”;  eccentric fireman Capleton performing “confuse them”; oldies giant Gregory Isaacs with his uncanny musical abilities performing “willow tree”, and “my number one”; the queen of reggae Marcia Griffiths of the famed “I-Threes” trio singing “electric slide” and “peaceful woman”; international renowned band Inner Circle performing “bad boys” and sweat”; breakout dancehall artist Mavado will make you sing and dance to songs such as “gullyside” and his number one hit “I’m on the rock”; soca 2008 King and Queen Bunji Garlin  and FayAnn Lyons belting out soca anthems “blaze it up” and “raise yuh hand”.

Patrons will enjoy their day outdoors as they taste delicious food, drink exotic refreshment, and view beautiful crafts, jewelry, clothing and artifacts from the various Caribbean islands being represented by the many vendors on hand. 

Gates open at 1pm and tickets are currently GA-$60 and VIP-$99. They can be purchase at all Ticketmaster (212-307-7171/www.ticketmaster.com) and appointed Caribbean ticket outlets. For further information and vending call (718) 282-8041. Email [email protected] for press relations.

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