Reggae Superstar, Sean Paul And Soca Queen, Alison Hinds Will Headline Upcoming Caribbean Carnival

Jamaican heartthrob, Sean Paul, is expected to draw a large crowd on Sunday, June 14th for the 17th Annual Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival.  He is a Grammy Award winning reggae and dancehall phenomenon with chart toppers such as “Gimme the Light”, “Get Busy” and “Give It Up To Me”.  He’s partnered with some of the industry’s megastars including Beyonce, Daddy Yankee, Keyshia Cole and Busta Rhymes.  Tickets are selling fast for what is expected to be a high impact show.  Fans have already begun to get excited. “I can’t wait to see Sean Paul. I absolutely love all of his music.  I am gonna get there early so that I can get up close and personal,” says Naycolle Wright of Sarasota.  Sean Paul will hit the stage at 8 pm, immediately following Soca Queen, Alison Hinds who performs at 6 pm.  Other Sunday performers include Leon Coldero and the 868 Band, Paulette Rollette and the Alesnik  Dancers, Neauva Saka Band and Tamboo Bamboo Steel Drum Band.  Fans are also welcome to attend the “mas” costume parade at 1pm.  Tickets/more info are available at or by calling (813) 334.3710.  
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Sunday-June 14th

1:00pm Parade starts on the streets
1:00pm Gates Open at Vinoy Park
1:00pm to 1:45pm DJ Ibis & MC’s Ian Degoose Eligon & Smallie
1:50pm to 2:45pm Neauva Saka – Live Band
3:00pm to 3:50pm Costume Parade of the Bands across the Stage
4:00pm to 4:15pm Live Steel Band – Tamboo Bamboo
4:30pm to 4:45pm Paulette Rolle – Alesnik & Dancers
4:50pm to 5:50pm Leon Coldero and Code 868 – Live Band
6:05pm to 7:45pm Alison Hinds
8:00pm to 9:30pm Sean Paul – Headliner
9:30pm to 10:00pm DJ Ibis
10:00pm Park Closes