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25th Reggae Sumfest 2017, July 16-22, Montego Bay, Jamaica

25th Reggae Sumfest 2017 Becomes
Week-Long Takeover of Montego Bay
July 16-22 With 5 Over-the-top
Themed Pre-event  Parties, and…
 
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…Cutting-Edge Livestreaming
 
DownSound Entertainment and Reggae Sumfest will again provide high-quality, cutting-edge
Live Streaming in both, High Definition traditional Broadcast Live Streaming,
and, Immersive 360° Surround Video Live Streaming
for the main festival nights July 21 and 22 during the Montego Bay Sumfest Takeover.
Some of the pre-events July 16 – 20 may also be livestreamed as well
Visit reggaesumfest.com for updates and details
 
The LIVESTREAMS will be viewable on all devices…
or Subscribe to Reggae Sumfest’s Youtube Channel Here
 
 
Join Us In Jamaica for the Montego Bay Sumfest Takeover ~ Parties all week long
 
 
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To check out our mind-blowing line-up on the Main Events
(Alkaline, Sean Paul, Mavado, Sizzla, Queen Ifrica, Bounty Killer, so many more)
on the weekend of July 21 & 22, when top reggae stars come together for a concert of a lifetime at Catherine Hall Festival Grounds, Click Here
 
 
Enjoy details for Pre-Event Parties in Montego Bay here:

Sumfest Beach Party #AdultPlayground
Sun., July 16
Tropical Bliss Beach

Gates 2pm
Hosted by Yanique The Curby Diva & Lady Ice
Music by Chris Dymond, Team Shella, Dexta Peppa, Jigga, Coppershot
Swim Up Ocean Bar, Wet T Contest, Shots, Water Swings & Slides,
Red Stripe Sand Castles, Surprises…

Sumfest @ Sunset on Treasure Queen
Mon., July 17
Pier 1 Dock
Gates 5pm, Boat Sails at 7pm – 11pm
After Party at Pier 1 Restaurant & Bar
Music by ZJ Liquid & Noah Powa
All Inclusive Diageo Products

All White Party
Tues., July 18
Pier 1 Restaurant & Bar
Gates 8pm
Music by Sparks, Smoke, Crazy Neil

Sumfest Blitz: Retro Block Party
Wed., July 19
Pier 1 Entertainment Center
Gates 8pm
Music by Stone Love, Swatch International, Sky Juice, Boom Boom & Harry Hype
Live Performances by Mr. Lexx, Ward 21

Heavyweight Sound Clash
Thurs., July 20
Pier 1 Entertainment Center
Gates 8pm
Contestants: Warrior Sound International direct from Germany,
No Limit Sound winners of the Guinness Sounds of Greatness, Yard Beat ,
Soul Supreme from NYC
Special Guest Stars: Black Chiney, Bishop Escobar
Referees: McNuffy and Pretty Boy Floyd

 
18 Year & Older – ID Required – Drink Responsibly    
 
 
 
 
 
~ Immerse yourself in the ultimate Jamaican Reggae experience July 16 – 22 ~
 
sumfest crowdClick here for Tickets to all Pre-and-Main Events featuring Top Stars in Dancehall & Reggae 
 
 

 
It’s no wonder that theJamaica Observernewspaper recently ran a story titled, “Record crowds expected for Reggae Sumfest’s 25th anniversary show” (May 28, 2017).
The article summed up the excitement by reporting: “In a response to the Jamaica Observer on Friday, the promoters said that with less than two months to go before the event opens on July 16, “there have been record-high ticket sales locally and internationally, with 5,000 early tickets already sold.”
  
Join Us in Jamaica: There are still Hotel & Resort Accommodations Available ~

 

 
 
   
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CONGRATULATIONS TESSANNE CHIN

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TESSANNE CHIN Makes History On The Voice

Jamaican Tessanne Chin Makes History For The Caribbean

Chin, l, performing with legendary singer, Celine Dion on Dec. 17, 2013. (NBC TV image)


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News Americas, Los Angeles, CA, Weds. Dec. 18, 2013

It was one for the Caribbean history books Tuesday night as for the first time in the history of NBC reality music show, The Voice, a Caribbean national took home the win and with it claimed a recording contract with Universal Music Group, a KIA car and US$100,000.

 

Tessanne Chin may be Jamaican but the entire Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora were crying with pride, much as she was Tuesday night, when she was announced as the winner of Season Five of the competition, after three months of grueling competition.

Wearing a stunning black and sequined gown for the final announcement, the Kingston resident who has now become a world-wide phenom, seemed visibly nervous and then shocked as Voice host Carson Daly announced she was the winner and her mother and husband rushed in to hug her amidst fireworks.

Proud coach Adam Levine beamed from ear to ear as he delivered the winner’s trophy on bended knees to Chin, who moments earlier had thanked him for his support as a coach and for being a shoulder to cry on.

“It’s been nothing but a joy to work with you,” she told her mentor moments before learning about her win. “You’ve been a shoulder to cry on, you’ve been a friend, you’ve been invested, you’ve been true. I love you, I trust you.”

It was only the second win for Levine in the history of the five-year show, after losing to Team Blake Shelton for the past three years.
Chin, who made the phrase “bread and butta” popular, was then forced to swallow her emotions and deliver the song that will become her first U.S. single live – “Tumbling Down” by Ryan Tedder of One Republic.

FANS REACT
Her win sent her Caribbean fans into frenzy on Facebook and Twitter. For months, the Jamaican Diaspora had voted and organized for her and last night marked the culmination of an intense campaign for one of their own.

In Jamaica, hundreds gathered in Half Way Tree to celebrate even through they could not vote in the competition, while on Twitter, top Jamaican singers and the world’s fastest man, were among those quick to offer up congratulations.

The man whom Chin once sang back-up vocals for, Sir Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Cliff tweeted: “Like I said long time ago Tessanne Chin is THE VOICE! Congratulations #Tessanne, #thevoice, #jamaica.”

Dancehall’s Sean Paul via Instragram posted: “CONGRATS 2 U TESSY U DESERVE ALL THE SHINE!!! WE R SO PROUD OF U!!! MAANY BLESSING!!!” while Hip Hop star Sean Kingston added: “Big up The Beautiful @Tessanne Wish u much success!!!!… you are killin it.. And Def Deserve it.. Thanks for making JAMAICA PROUD!”

The man who encouraged Chin to audition, Grammy-winning singer, Shaggy, tweeted: “#TEAMTESSANNE@THEBESTESS@NBCTHEVOICE, #HALFWAYTREEKIMGSTONJAMAICA TUN UP!!!”

While the world’s fastest man, Usain St. Leo Bolt, extended congrats to Chin before adding: “All we Jamaican do is win, win, win, win, no matter what.”

The win for Chin came following a phenomenal duet performance with legendary singer, Celine Dion earlier in the night as the show’s producers rolled out an evening of top entertainment with some of music’s top artists.

Chin looked right at home next to Dion, whom she had opened for before at Jamaica Jazz & Blues, as they sang ‘Love Can Move Mountains.’

OTHER WINNERS
The second place winner was Jacquie Lee from Team Christina Aguilera while Will Champlin of Team Adam was third.

PERFORMANCES
The finale performance included not only Dion, but also Neyo, One Republic, Alloe Black (with Will Champlin), Paramore (with Jacquie) and Lady Gaga, who teamed up with Aguilera for the night’s final performance. The top 20 contestants of The Voice season five were also reunited on the show.
And so marked an end to a great Season Five, with Season Six set to return in February 24 at 8 ET/PT with coaches Shakira and Usher along with Shelton and Levine.

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NY PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES 30th ANNIVERSARY of “STING”

NY PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES 30th ANNIVERSARY of “STING”

By: Roland Hyde Writer / Photographer

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L-R: Sophia Bernard-Fairman (Group Brand Manager, J.Wray&Nephew), Josef Bogdanovich (CEO, Downsound Records), Isaiah Laing (CEO, Supreme Promotions Ltd), Kiprich (Dancehall/Reggae Artist), Howard “Big Mac” McIntosh and Junior “Heavy D” Fraser (Supreme Promotions directors) .

NY PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES 30th ANNIVERSARY of “STING” New York, November 19, 2013: DownSound Records CEO Josef Bogdonovich, Supreme Promotions CEO and Founder of “STING” Isaiah Laing held a stellar red carpet Party and Press conference at the Griffin nightclub in New York City to announce the 30th Anniversary celebration of “STING” Live on PPV and Internet streaming across the globe. STING, the greatest one night reggae and dancehall show on earth, celebrates 30 years of live entertainment. Promoters DownSound Records and Supreme Promotions are taking the celebration across the globe by offering the STING 30th a Pay-Per-View format. For the first time in its 30 year history, Sting will reach fans on a global scale by LIVE-streaming across 8 different countries. This opportunity allows an international audience that includes Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Jamaica, and other regions of the Caribbean to experience a live event filled with culture and authentic entertainment. Sting’s Live Reggae & Dancehall entertainment platform will have the tools to expand access, improve viewing experience and deliver Reggae’s most exciting artists, driving greater attendance and more value to fans of Reggae music. Hosted by Supreme Promotions & DownSound Records, this year’s headliners include Hip-Hop artist 2Chains and the legendary Super Cat. Sting will also showcase artists Romain Virgo, Elephant Man, Mavado, Lady Saw, Ninjaman, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Tommy Lee Sparta, Nature and many more. “Bring the Sting” will take place in Portmore, Jamaica, and will be beamed live on PPV on cable and satellite in North America. The event will be in High Definition and will be distributed live on Pay Per View by MultiVision Media, Inc. on Saturday, December 26 at 12 midnight ET/9:00 PM PT. The suggested retail price of the four-hour broadcast will be $29.95. The event will also be streamed live on the internet across the globe for the entire 8 hours of the concert. The price for the eight-hour streaming internet broadcast is $39.95 (early bird pricing $34.95). For the past 30 years “STING” has broadcast the pulse of Jamaica while linking corporate Jamaica and the U.S. for music. Over the past three decades STING has featured many notable artists, such as Biggie Small, DMX, Kris Kross, Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, and Fat Boyz. Kiki Haynes, star of Tyler Perry’s “For Better Or For Worse” gave a brief history of Sting while Sting’s Founder, Isiah Laing, used the opportunity to announce the upcoming launch of his autobiography entitled “Point Blank Range” which is inspired by his career as a notorious “Bad Bwoy Police.” Kiprich, who won the Sting clash (battle) last year promised to “Bring The Sting” with more fire and invited everyone worldwide to catch the action on Pay-Per-View or come to Jamaica for the concert. Sting has earned the endorsement of the Jamaica Tourist Board. Speaking at the event, their representatives, Marcia Sinclair and Ruth West, expressed national pride and excitement for the quality and magnitude of the Sting production and marketing to the world. Sting also welcomed first time sponsor, Magnum by J.Wray & Nephew, represented by Sophia Bernard-Fairman who advised fans to “Make sure you drink up nuff Magnum at Sting.” The launch party was hosted by Grammy-Nominated Singer Melky Jean, sister to Wyclef Jean, and co-hosted by Howard “Big Mac” McIntosh and Junior “Heavy D” Fraser, Co-Executives at Supreme Promotions Ltd. Other celebrities in the house include Mark Mendelson (Chairman, All Oceans Interactive Media), Dan Rush (President, All Oceans Interactive Media), Beniton the Menace, Empire Isis, Carisse Mills (Opera Singer}, British Dependency (pop/jazz/reggae group from Anguilla) Actress Felicia Parson a/k/a Snoop from The Wire, Bobby Konders and Jabba, Bobby Clarke and fiancee Syn Dawkins, Louis Grant (Irie Jam), DJ Fuji Slim, Rob Kenner (BoomShots.com), Diva NikkiZ, Kay Foxx (1035 The Beat Miami), Diva Madonna (GlamSenseDivas.com), Marie “Driven” Theodore (Managing Director, Play Book Media Group, Publicist for Sting Launch), Supermodel Rocky Hes, Gemma Feare (Miss Jamaica UK), Victor Lewis (CEO, VicRae Inc., Creative Director, Triple The Focus Magazine) Dexter Blake (Producer, Linkage Awards), Earlton Clarke (Coco King), Pat Meschino (Journalist, Billboard Magazine), Patrick Maitland (Publisher, Street Hype newspaper), Shawn Walsh & WhatsUpTV crew, Nigel Reynolds (Producer, Dancehall Connections/Dancehall 360 Degrees, Lady Merms (Guest TV Host), Tiffany (Host, In The Building TV) and Author Garmen K. Colon. Fans were also entertained by sizzling hot bikini-clad models and dancers wearing knitted swimwear by Stacey Angela. On the subject of event security, the promoters issued this statement: “Security, an important aspect of STING, is always emphasized to guarantee a safe and comfortable environment in which to enjoy good music, and most importantly, great performances. Supreme has it locked. Our head of security is former police detective Frania Smith. The ex-cop is a private investigator and a director of Remington Security Ltd. Our extensive security team this year is an amalgamation private security and police. In 29 years of staging, Sting has brought over a million patrons into venues and put over 500 artistes on stage in a safe environment. Sting 2013 security has been intensified as we do everything to ensure the safety and comfort of the patrons. There will be constant patrolling of the routes to the venue, the Dyke Road in particular, to ensure safe passage.

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Radio Personality Kay Foxx of 1035 The Beat Miami (l) and Melky Jean, the Grammy-Nominated artiste with the hit song “Better” (CARE for Haiti) at Sting press conference at Griffin club in Manhattan, New York.

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Kiki Haynes, star of Tyler Perry’s “For Better Or For Worse” giving a brief history of Sting at the New York press conference to launch the 30th Anniversary of Sting.

 

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Josef Bogdanovich, CEO of Downsound Records, Isaiah Laing, Sting Founder and CEO of Supreme Promotions Ltd., and Junior “Heavy D” Fraser of the Supreme Team, announcing the 30th Anniversary concert to be held in Jamaica on December 26, 2913.

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A Historical Reunion For ‘REEEWIND’ 2013, Queens, NY

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A HISTORICAL REUNION OF JOSEY WALES, CHARLIE CHAPLIN & BRIGADIER JERRY SET FOR ‘REEEWIND’
On Saturday, November 9, Reggae music fans will get the ultimate chance to ‘REEEWIND’ to the past, when Rub-a-Dub culture and sound systems reigned supreme.  Just imagine your favorite Reggae artists performing live, freestyle over bass heavy, infectious riddims delivered by historical sounds King Stur Gav, Jah Love, King Addies and Road International.  There is no doubt that the Amazura Entertainment Complex will be rocking.  There is excitement surrounding Josey Wale’s  restored ability to travel to the United States and  the long overdue reunion of Rub-a-Dub culture’s most prominent trio of deejays: Josey Wales “The Colonel,” Charlie Chaplin “The Principal” and Brigadier Jerry “The General.”
While sparring partners Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin hail from the King Stur Gav sound,  Brigadier Jerry rose to prominence on Jah Love sound system (with intermittent stints on King Stur Gav throughout his career). Yet, when sharing the stage, this group of deejays boasts an unprecedented chemistry and affinity for unique lyrical delivery, while grounded on cultural and social themes.  Rising as a force to be reckoned with at the peak of the Rub-a-Dub era, the deejays dominated as major live performers, rather than recording artists.  ‘REEEWIND’S’ magnitude is even more heightened, since the event is serving as a massive reunion for these pioneer deejays (on their resident sounds), who haven’t performed together in the U.S. in many, many years.  Everyone in attendance ought to capture this snapshot.
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When this legendary deejay trio touches the ‘REEEWIND’ stage, it’s going to be mayhem. Josey Wales instantly recognizable “gruff, gravelly voice and half-spoken, half-sung delivery” combined with Charlie Chaplin’s “rapid-fire vocal style” and mixture of humor with social and political commentary rounded out with  Brigadier Jerry’s lyrical acrobats and  melodic style of chanting on the mic are sure to spark a nostalgic moment of Rub-a-Dub culture.  This unique perspective of Caribbean entertainment will amuse fans for years to come.  While seasoned patrons get to dance down memory lane, younger fans will be engulfed in an unforgettable rich lesson in Reggae music history, one which will be forever etched in their minds.
With selectors Danny Dread, URoy, Ilawi and DJ Roy at the helm of the King Addies, King Stur Gav, Jah Love and Road International sounds respectively, ‘REEEWIND’ boasts a wealth of artists, also including Johnny Osbourne, Luciano, Muma Nancy, General Trees and Michigan & Smiley, who will share the stage and thrill patrons by singing and toasting their hearts away.

WATCH a prime example of Josey Wales, Charlie Chaplin and Brigadier Jerry’s live performances in this historical footage of them performing at a Jack Ruby event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OgrtFP5Bks
LISTEN to this Irish and Chin Sound Chat Radio interview, which channels the impact of Josey Wales, Charlie Chaplin and Brigadier Jerry: http://www.irishandchin.com/sound-chat-radio/radioshow-highlights/3242-june-25
GET TICKETS:  You still have a chance to get advance tickets for $60!  Get them online and at retail outlets right way. The rush is on: http://www.irishandchin.com
Flair Lindsey
 

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Caribbean Fever Music Festival 2013

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Caribbean Fever Music Festival is the premier celebration of Caribbean cultures, fashion and music. Presented in partnership with Irie Jamboree, the Caribbean Fever Music Festival is a three-day live event taking place during Labor Day Weekend on Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1 at Barclays Center.

The music festival will feature big-name performers and bring together thousands of concert goers, music press and supporters from across the United States and around the world.

Here is a breakdown of each night at the Caribbean Fever Music Festival:

•Friday, August 30 is International Night featuring Wyclef Jean, Kassav, Djakout #1, Tabou Combo and more!
•Saturday, August 31 is Carnival Mania Night featuring Super Blue, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Edwin Yearwood, Iwer George, Alison Hinds, Talpree and more!
•Sunday, September 1 is Irie Jamboree Night featuring Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Shabba Ranks, I-Octane, Lady Saw and more!

Tickets can be purchased for the entire Caribbean Fever Music Festival or for each night separately. For information on individual suites  call 718.BK.SUITE (718.257.8483) to set up an appointment to meet with a suite representative.

Event Times

•Fri, Aug 30, 2013 8 PM
•Sat, Aug 31, 2013 8 PM
•Sun, Sep 1, 2013 8 PM

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‘GROOVIN IN THE PARK’ 2013

 

By: Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger

It’s going to be some kind of summer in New York City. The sun is up and the flowers are blooming brightly. It is time to get outdoors and head out to ‘Groovin In The Park’ set to take place on Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. We remember the event launch as it took place at the Consulate General of Jamaica in Manhattan, The Legendary Reggae Icon, Toots Hibbert was in attendance and promise no one will be sitting down when he hits the stage June 30, 2013 at Groovin In The Park. Pure Fame Media Reporter Paul Wayne was among the attendees and had a quick chat with the Reggae Icon.


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The reggae icon and Grammy winner also made an unexpected donation of US$5,000 to the VHFF. The Vincent HoSang Foundation (VHFF), a non for profit, US based origination that helps the less fortunate and provides scholarship and charitable assist for individuals and organizations in Jamaica and the Caribbean Diaspora is in a much better position today to execute its mandate. Vincent HoSang, CEO of Caribbean Food Delights & VHFF and Sabrina HoSang, COO, Caribbean Food Delights and daughter of Vincent HoSang were also in attendance and thanked veteran singer Toots Hibbert for his generous donation .

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During the launch, event promoter and executive producer for Groovin In The Park, Chris Roberts, revealed that part proceeds from this year’s concert will benefit the VHFF. He said he was passionate about giving back to the Jamaican community and that one of the ways he wanted to make a difference was through supporting the vigorous efforts of Mr. Hosang to purchase the two linear accelerators.

Roberts disclosed that his organization started looking at ways to give back to the community from as early as last year and that his team fine-tuned the concept of partnering with the VHFF for this year’s concert. Roberts shared a few touching anecdotes of his own family struggles with cancer.

To herald in the 2013 event, Pure Fame Media reporter, Sharon Smith, was among various media groups invited , by Christopher Roberts, founder and CEO of Groovin Inc. to break bread in his newly renovated and elegantly decorated “The Door Restaurant” in Jamaica, Queens.

The excitement is building as information was disclosed on the upcoming concert sure to attract an even larger audience this year.

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In past years, this rousing event has brought us stars such as Beres Hammond, Jimmy Cliff, Beenie Man, Boyz 11 Men, Kenny “Baby Face” Edmonds, Tarrus Riley, Machel Montano, Gladys Knight and others. This is the third year that the event sizzles with sounds of Reggae and Rhythm and Blues. The lineup is once again spectacular. R&B icon, Patti Labelle and Reggae crooner, Sanchez, top the lineup of talented artists.

Patti Labelle surpasses most artists for the length of time that she has impressed the industry. Labelle has sold over 50 million albums and has a long list of awards to her name. She has shaped the genre of R&B with two Grammy Awards for her R&B contributions and she has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as well as ‘The Hollywood Walk of Fame.’ We have seen Patti as a TV host, an author and even as a celebrity chef. This woman of many talents is best known for her smash hit ‘Lady Marmalade’ which will go down in musical history along with ‘If Only You Knew’. Fans will come out in record numbers to celebrate what R&B is all about. We all remember her magical performance at the 2006 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival where she rocked the house and we know we can expect more of the same next month.

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Sanchez attracts an audience that spans the generations. His powerful and magnetic sound keeps fans coming back for more. Reggae Sunsplash in 1988 put him on the map and his iconic single called ‘Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone’ (a remake of a Jermaine Jackson hit) catapulted his musical career. He has put out over 30 albums with hits like ‘One In A Million’, ‘Frenzy’ and ‘A Change is Gonna Come.’

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Other great acts joining these headliners will be veteran reggae icon, Toots Hibbert, TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank), a rare performance by modern day Fyah Mumma Queen Ifrica, Barrington Levy, and Coco Tea.

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This promises to be an electrifying event that will get the fans movin’ and groovin’ to the best artists of Reggae and Rhythm and Blues.

In the words of Christopher Roberts, “We are absolutely thrilled to have superlative icons Miss Labelle and Sanchez on Groovin In The Park this year.“ “Each year we go after the best available talent to satisfy our very demanding New York City music lovers and although this addition has just been made, we are already receiving waves of tremendously positive feedback”, he continued.

Tickets are now available online and in select locations in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey. Go to www.groovininthepark.com for all information. It will be a real treat to get you up and on your feet.

A big Thank You to the Sponsors

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PHOTO CREDITS: Groovin In The Park website, Sharon Smith,

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