Miami Reggae Festival Celebrates Jamaica’s 59th Independence This Weekend

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Miami Reggae Festival will commemorate Jamaica’s 59th year of independence with its 7th staging on Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8 at the brand-new Opa Locka Marketplace, 12691 NW 42nd Avenue, Opa Locka, FL 33054 (next to the Opa Locka Flea Market).

The event will be a celebration of sound system culture in Jamaica and across the diaspora, with the usual charitable focus through its family-oriented event with art, music and food.

The organisers, Rockers Movement plan on using the elements of dub, roots, reggae and rock to unite the community and set a stage for unity and togetherness by helping the communities of Miami who are displaced and overburdened by the pandemic.

Festival founder Alfonso Brooks expressed, “We are reaching out to help people to come together with the tools we know best, music and food to soothe the lockdown blues, families are stressed and people need healing at this time”.

The family fun-filled festival has received numerous accolades over the years by Mayors and Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, Miami Beach and Miami Gardens, for the efforts of its endeavors toward eradicating hunger and poverty in the local community.

Patrons are asked to bring at least two non-perishable food items upon entry, with the starting cover charge of $25, for a day of fun, unity, entertainment and vibrational fulfillment of the culture. Children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Sound systems taking part in the festival are Adonai Sound, Bass Odyssey, Big Life Sound, Downbeat The Ruler, King Addies International, King Waggy Tee, Ontrack Disco, Overproof Movements, Poison Dart, Rocksteady, Soul Supreme, Stone Love, Super Storm, Warrior Sound International and hosted by Mutabaruka.

Strict Covid-19 guidelines and CDC recommendations will be enforced. Tickets are available online at: http://miamireggaefestival.com

 

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