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Biggest names in soca added to lineup of Best of the Best Music Fest


Best of the Best Music Fest has announced its full confirmed lineup for the 15th annual staging of the largest Caribbean Concert in North America.

On Sunday, October 10, BOTB, one of North America's largest Caribbean music festivals, will welcome Spice (Cool It, Genie, Sheet, Go Down Deh), a Billboard-charting star renowned for her showmanship, young Grammy Award-winning reggae sensation Koffee (Toast, Raggamuffin, Rapture, Lock Down), legendary Tanya Stephens (These Streets, It's a Pity, You Nuh Ready Fi This Yet) , trailblazer Lady G (Breeze Off, Nuff Respect), popular soca artist and Bajan queen Alison Hinds (Roll It Gal, Faluma, Thundah), king of dancing Ding Dong ( Gweh, Watch Dem) and musical genius Tarrus Riley (Lighter, Shes Royal, EZ Nuh, Lion Paw), to the stage of the Bay Front Park in downtown Miami.

Added to the lineup are soca giants Bunji Garlin (Big Bad Soca, Differentology, Famalay), Skinny Fabulous (Up & Up, Conch Shell, Famalay), Farmer Nappy (Hookin Meh, Backyard Jam, Big People Party), soca princess Patrice Roberts (Tender, Carry On, Splash), Lyrikal (Happy Place, Criminal Wine, Rukshun, Cloud 9), Problem Child (Always Ready, Feel It, I Outside) Jo Mersa Marley (Burn It Down, No Way Out, Made It) Teejay (From Rags To Riches, Up Top Boss, Owna Lane) and young rising artist Abby Dallas.

Returning to Bay Front Park, Miami, Florida, Best of the Best Music Fest will be held on Columbus weekend and will kick off the holiday weekend with the following events: Pre-party on Friday, October 8, Best of the Best pool party on Saturday, October 9 is and Jabba’s annual ‘Jabba Strike Back – All Black Edition immediately following the Best of the Best Music Fest.

Recognised and honored in 2019 with a proclamation by the city of Miami, the one-of-a-kind music festival has each year welcomed a diverse community of record-breaking crowds from all over the world and has become the perfect getaway for music aficionados who prefer to “experience” live Caribbean music.

Retha Boone-Fye, program officer and director of the county’s Black Affairs Advisory Board said: “It is 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 13th year. This particular festival also hasn't had any negative incidents and we are very proud of that.”

Tickets purchased for BOTB 2020 edition of the festival are still valid and can be used for access to this year's Best of the Best Music Fest.

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