With much anticipation, Best of the Best Music Fest has announced their full confirmed lineup for their 15th annual staging to be held on Columbus weekend, Sunday, October 10th, 2021.
Known in the United States as the historical Columbus Weekend, Best of the Best is set to entertain and provide a fun-filled weekend.
Kicking off the holiday weekend with the following events: Friday, October 8th Pre-Party, Saturday, October 9th is the official Best of the Best pool party and immediately following the Best of the Best Music Fest is Jabba’s annual ‘Jabba Strike Back – All Black Edition.
“Taking into consideration the safety of our patrons, the uncertainty of the workforce and the climate of the travel industry, we decided to push Best of the Best to October for this one time only. This will allow persons to plan travel, book hotel and feel more comfortable as the CDC guidelines are more conducive for our style of concert,” organizers said.
On Sunday, October 10th, 2021, BOTB will welcome Billboard charting star renowned for her showmanship, Spice (Cool It, Genie, Sheet, Go Down Deh), young Grammy Award-winning reggae sensation Koffee (Toast, Raggamuffin, Rapture, Lock Down), legendary Tanya Stephens (These Streets, It’s a Pity, You Nuh Ready Fi This Yet) trailblazer Lady G (Breeze Off, Nuff Respect), popular soca artist and Bajan queen Alison Hinds (Roll It Gal, Faluma, Thundah), king of dancing Ding Dong ( Gweh, Watch Dem) and musical genius Tarrus Riley (Lighter, Shes Royal, EZ Nuh, Lion Paw),to the stage of the Bay Front Park in downtown Miami.
Added to the lineup are soca giants Bunji Garlin (Big Bad Soca, Differentology, Famalay), Skinny Fabulous (Up & Up, Conch Shell, Famalay), Farmer Nappy (Hookin Meh, Backyard Jam, Big People Party), added to the star studded strong female line up is soca princess Patrice Roberts (Tender, Carry On, Splash), Lyrikal (Happy Place, Criminal Wine, Rukshun, Cloud 9), Real Problem Child (Always Ready, Feel It, I Outside) Jo Mersa Marley (Burn It Down, No Way Out, Made It) Teejay (From Rags To Riches, Up Top Boss, Owna Lane) and closing out this strong female line up young rising artist Abby Dallas.
Recognized and honored in 2019 with a proclamation by the city of Miami, the one-of-a-kind music festival has, each year, welcomed a diverse community of record-breaking crowds from all over the world and has become the perfect getaway for music aficionados who prefer to “experience” live Caribbean music.
“It is a celebration of Caribbean heritage. It has been kind of downplayed because it has been doing well for so long. It has earned its reputation based on the fact it’s in its 13th year. This particular festival also hasn’t had any negative incidents and we are very proud of that,” declared Retha Boone-Fye, program officer and director of the county’s Black Affairs Advisory Board.
Tickets purchased for BOTB 2020 edition of the festival are still valid and can be used for access to this year’s staging.