One of South Florida’s largest music festivals, Best of the Best (BOTB), will return this year for its 15th staging of the event on Sunday, October 10th, 2021.
The concert had been postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say they decided to push back the event, usually held in May, to accommodate their loyal concert-goers.
“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, hotel and feel more comfortable as the CDC guidelines are more conducive for our style of concert,” they said in a statement.
The producers say they have already received the approval to have their annual concert with a higher capacity in October.
BOTB 2021 will kick off the Columbus holiday Weekend with the following events: Friday, October 8th – Pre-Party, Saturday, October 9th – 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.
The lineup for the main event on October 10, includes the queen of dancehall, Spice, Grammy Award-winning reggae sensation Koffee, legendary dancehall artists Tanya Stephens and Lady G, popular soca artist, Alison Hinds, king of dancing Ding Dong and popular reggae singer, Tarrus Riley. The event will be held at the Bay Front Park in downtown Miami.
Recognized and honored in 2019 with a proclamation by the city of Miami, the music has been hailed for being “a celebration of Caribbean heritage.”
“It has been kind of downplayed because it has been doing well for so long. Best of the Best has earned its reputation based on the fact it’s in its 15th 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 years’ Best of the Best Music Fest.