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News Release: Reggae Month Kicks Off in Jamaica with City Festivals!


Jamaica, West Indies - City Festivals is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated kickoff of Reggae Month in Jamaica throughout the entire month of February. As the hub of reggae music, Jamaica is set to host a series of vibrant events, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and musical talents that have made reggae a global phenomenon including the late Bob Marley and Dennis Brown.

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA) is taking charge of the festivities, curating a diverse lineup of events that will captivate reggae enthusiasts from around the world. One of the highlights of the month-long celebration will be the event at the iconic Bob Marley Museum on February 6th.

This extraordinary evening will feature an array of talented artists, including the young and prodigious JARIA Award-winning Reggae Songwriter, Kevoy Clarke. Prepare to be swept away by the rhythm and soul of reggae as these artists bring the stage to life with their electrifying performances.

In collaboration with the Urban Development Corporation of Jamaica, JARIA is proud to present free live reggae concerts every Wednesday throughout February at the Festival Marketplace in Downtown, Kingston. This open-air extravaganza will allow both locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the pulsating beats and infectious melodies of reggae music while reveling in the vibrant atmosphere of the waterfront location.

The festivities continue to spread across the island, with Ocho Rios set to experience the magic of reggae on February 13th. The "Reggae Cyaan Dunn Concert" at Dunn's River will be an evening of music and camaraderie, inviting patrons of all ages to come together and celebrate the spirit of reggae. Additionally, on February 7th, Harmony Beach Park in Montego Bay will host the "One Drop of Harmony Reggae Concert." This free celebration promises a fusion of reggae rhythms and the natural beauty of the beachfront setting.

If you're planning a visit to Jamaica during Reggae Month, make sure not to miss out on these extraordinary festivities. To make the most of your trip, we encourage you to book your vacation with our travel partners, Love To Vacay. They specialize in coordinating tours that allow you to indulge in the full spectrum of reggae month celebrations.

Join us in celebrating the soul-stirring music, vibrant culture, and infectious energy that define Reggae Month in Jamaica.

Treasure Beach, a picturesque coastal town in Jamaica, is set to captivate visitors and locals alike with its first-ever Food, Rum & Reggae Festival. This exciting event spearheaded by Jason Henzel promises to be a delightful fusion of Jamaican hospitality, delectable cuisine, world-renowned rum, and infectious reggae music.

A Celebration of Jamaican Cuisine

The Food, Rum & Reggae Festival in Treasure Beach offers a unique opportunity for food enthusiasts to embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of Jamaica. Renowned for its vibrant and diverse cuisine, Jamaica's culinary landscape boasts a myriad of tantalizing dishes that reflect the country's history, culture, and influences. From aromatic jerk chicken, succulent seafood delights, tantalizing curries, and mouthwatering tropical fruits, the festival will highlight the best of Jamaican gastronomy.

Local chefs and culinary experts will showcase their skills through cooking demonstrations, interactive workshops, and tastings, allowing visitors to savor the authentic flavors of Jamaica. Festival-goers can indulge in a wide array of traditional dishes, innovative creations, and fusion delights, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients bursting with freshness and flavor.

World-Class Rum Tastings

No celebration of Jamaican culture would be complete without paying homage to the country's world-class rum. The Food, Rum & Reggae Festival provides an ideal platform to showcase the island's rich rum heritage. Jamaica is renowned for producing some of the finest rums in the world, known for their distinct flavors and smoothness.

Visitors will have the opportunity to savor a wide selection of premium rums, from well-established brands to artisanal distilleries. Expert mixologists will be on hand to craft delicious rum cocktails, sharing their knowledge and expertise with attendees. Whether you're a rum connoisseur or simply curious to explore the diverse world of Jamaican spirits, the festival promises an unforgettable experience for every palate.

The Rhythms of Reggae

Reggae music, a genre born in Jamaica, is an integral part of the island's cultural fabric. The Food, Rum & Reggae Festival provides the perfect stage to celebrate this iconic musical tradition. Throughout the festival, attendees will be treated to live performances by talented reggae artists, both established names and emerging talents. The rhythmic beats, soulful melodies, and uplifting lyrics will create an electrifying atmosphere, infusing the festival with the spirit of Jamaica.

Beyond the Music: Cultural Experiences

The Food, Rum & Reggae Festival is not just about food and music; it is a celebration of the Jamaican way of life. Attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture through various activities and experiences. Artisans and craftsmen will showcase their talents, offering unique handmade crafts, artwork, and traditional products. Cultural performances, storytelling sessions, and dance workshops will provide insights into the island's rich heritage and traditions.

The iconic Luminary Green Park in the Creative Village of Downtown Orlando played host to the 7th staging of Le Diner en Blanc Orlando, an exquisite gathering that captivated foodies, fashionistas, and cultural enthusiasts alike.

Coming from all across the city, some via chartered bus, others by foot, the 700 attendees was welcomed to the monumental park, a destination kept a mystery to them until arrival!

This year's edition, inspired by the Netflix series "Bridgerton," transported guests to a realm of regal splendor with the theme

"The Royal Masquerade Ball." The event witnessed an extraordinary display of elegance and creativity as guests wholeheartedly embraced the theme.

The sight of kings and queens in the royal court, resplendent in their lavish attire, added an the real touch to the affair. Their regal costumes, intricately designed masquerade masks, and attention to detail truly brought the spirit of the Bridgerton era to life. The honorary theme also served to guests to embrace the kings and queens within themselves.

The entertainment and ambiance of the evening were nothing short of amazing, leaving attendees in awe. The festivities commenced with a breathtaking live opera performance, setting the stage for the evening. The theatrical welcome of Queen Charlotte, portrayed with grace and charm, further immersed guests in the enchanting world of Bridgerton.

Throughout the event, guests were treated to a multitude of captivating performances. Elegant acrobatic dance routines mesmerized the audience, while tea-party backdrops added a whimsical touch.

The atmosphere was further enhanced by the presence of horse-drawn carriages, reminiscent of a bygone era, as guests strolled through the city, transporting themselves to the streets of Europe.

Le Diner en Blanc Orlando once again showcased its commitment to creating a truly immersive experience, where culinary excellence, fashion, and culture seamlessly blend. Attendees reveled in the beauty of the Luminary Green Park, creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. The Royal Masquerade Ball" edition of Le Diner en Blanc Orlando was a resounding success, captivating the senses and leaving guests spellbound. The exceptional entertainment, meticulous attention to detail, and the enthusiastic participation of attendees made this a truly incredible evening.

Launched in Paris over 30 years ago, Le Diner en Blanc has become a global phenomenon and taken over 120 cities in 40 countries around the world such as New York, Miami, Sydney, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Vilnius, Montreal, and Nairobi.The organizers behind the magic for Le Diner en Blanc Orlando are event producers – Fabienne “Fabie” Ried of Modernique Events, Lisa Greenwood, and City Festivals very own, Tashima “Tash” Johnson!

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