15th Caribbean Music Fest Announced 2008

The 15th ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MUSIC FEST IS COMING!

SAT., MARCH 1, 2008
MIAMI’S BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATRE
Presented by THE BOB MARLEY MOVEMENT OF JAH PEOPLE & 103.5 THE BEAT.
For 15 years, one of South Florida’s longest running festivals is still going strong and feeding the hungry! This year’s line-up features Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Julian Marley, and Ky-mani Marley. With additional performances by Capleton, Richie Spice, Gentleman and The Far East Band, Junior Demus, Joseph Israel and Javaughn.

The 15th annual Caribbean Fest is a daylong celebration of music, arts and crafts honoring the life and philosophy of the legendary Reggae star Bob Marley. It features some of the top musical acts in the world, as well as popular local performers. The Marley “boys” — Stephen, Damian, Julian, and Ky-mani — will headline what always promises to be South Florida’s finest Reggae and Caribbean music showcase.

The Caribbean Fest is one of the most successful and longest running music festivals in all of South Florida. People every year mark their calendars and travel from around the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean to attend the event. The festival reaches across all aspects of the community, black and white, young and old, Latin and Anglo, who come together in peace and harmony to enjoy the atmosphere and support a worthy cause.

The Caribbean fest has always carried a humanitarian message within its musical one. From the beginning, donations of canned goods to feed those in need have been an integral part of every festival. To date, the Bob Marley Movement of Jah People has collected more than two million cans of food for distribution to those less fortunate. This year the non-profit group, Farmshare, will collect the cans that will benefit programs to help the homeless and poor in South Florida and Jamaica.

Some of the most popular performing acts in the world have answered the festival’s humanitarian calling over the years. From Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana, Hootie and the Blowfish, Erykah Badu, India Arie, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and Bob Marley’s own mother, Cedella Marley Booker to Reggae legends such as Bunny Wailer, Toots and the Maytals, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Maxi Priest and others have graced the Caribbean Fest stage to help those in need, as well as entertain the crowd.

Ticket prices are $35.00 + taxes and fees in advance, plus three (3) cans of food or equivalent monetary donation brought to the festival. Gates open at 1pm.

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