KINGSTON, Jamaica -‘Best of the Best’, the annual Caribbean stage show held in Miami, has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19.
The organizers of the festival confined to the Jamaica Observed that they have decided to prioritize the safety of their patrons and promoters as the virus spreads across Florida, and the United States.
“Taking into consideration the safety of our patrons, the uncertainty of the workforce and the climate of the travel industry, we have decided to postpone Best of the Best 2020 until next year, Sunday May 30, 2021. Let us all focus on getting through these times with our families and loved ones,” the organisers said in a statement.
“ We have all been affected and we all need each other to pull through completely before we commence and start going to concerts again. To all our supporters over the past 13 years, we thank you and appreciate you. We will get through this together and celebrate Best of the Best’s 15th year, healthier, stronger and bigger than before. See you all in 2021,” it read further.
The event, which was set for May 24, was being billed as a tribute to women in Caribbean music, with an all-female line-up set to take to the stage.
They are maintaining the same all-female line-up of artistes for the 2021 edition of the event, to be held at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
The female acts advertised were Koffee, Spice, Lady G, Shenseea, Allison Hinds and Tanya Stephens. There is no confirmation yet if the exact lineup will be the same for next year’s event.