Jamaica is famous around the world for its music — from ska to rocksteady, roots reggae to dub, lover’s rock to dancehall — and VP Records has been at the forefront of the island’s musical evolution.This year marks VP’s 35th anniversary when its founders Vincent Chin and his wife Patricia moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York, transforming their operations into the largest reggae company worldwide. To celebrate this milestone, VP Records will tell their story and showcase the history of reggae music with a special pop-up exhibit to be unveiled at the event.
If you love to party, you’ll have to swing by Hot Zone at De Party Pavilion where deejays Jazzy T, Waggy T, Innocent, Eccentrix and DJ Twiggy will be playing all the latest hits and some old time favorites. You can test out your skills in the popular dance contest and bring the dancehall vibe to the park.
As usual, the event will end with a musical explosion on the Main Stage. An exciting lineup of reggae artistes including the world renowned Inner Circle, the smooth saxophonist Dean Fraser, Luciano the “Messenjah”, Tarrus Riley who is known for his smash hit, “She’s Royal” and Duane Stephenson from “August Town” will bring their brand of music to keep patrons rocking. From beginning to end, this festival will offer tons of fun for the entire family.