Birmingham, Alabama: Caribbean Heritage

Monday, October 5, 2009

Downtown Birmingham Rocks Like Kingston Jamaica. The Caribbean Heritage Reggae Festival returns to downtown Birmingham for its 15th year, running October 23rd & 24th, 2009. The Festival is held annually downtown in Author Shores Park, between 11th Avenue North and 12th Avenue, North and Shuffleworth Drive.

The Caribbean Heritage Reggae Festival is a family friendly celebration of Caribbean Culture and music. The event will feature diverse multi-culture talent on one Main Stage. This year's talent will include for the first time in Birmingham, Reggae International Superstar - Freddie "Ever ready" McGregor. "Freddie" as he is affectionately called is one of the biggest reggae singers Jamaica has ever produced, and he will be on hand to perform his mega hits such as "I Just Don't Want Be Lonely", "Push come to shove" and "so I will wait for you". Also included in the line up will be national and local upcoming artist in the different genres such as R&B Jazz and Gospel. Also featured will be various Community Dance and college Steppers.

Attractions will include Jamaican Dance Contest, Carnival King and Queen costume parade by Caribbean Appeal Entertainment, Saturday Morning Health Fair and Walk-a-Thon, PONNIE RIDES, SWING RIDES, TRAIN RIDE, Arts and Crafts, Story Telling and Book Reading. Souvenir Vendors will also be on hand to display their goods and food vendors will be selling various Caribbean dishes. Please join in and support this family event that has been developed to expand cultural awareness and encourage our community to come together and appreciate the Caribbean people's culture, food and music.

Patrons can expect a fun filled 2-day event. The festival is slated to begin on Friday October 23rd at 6:00pm and on Saturday October 24th at 3:00pm. Advance tickets are being sold online at Advance Daily passes will only be $10 advance purchase and weekend passes will be $15 if purchased before October 10th. After that the price will go up to $15 for the daily pass and $25 for the weekend passes. Children under 12 are only $2.

The show will be hosted by Joan Savoury from 1030AM in Atlanta.

The Caribbean Heritage Reggae Festival is sponsored by The City of Birmingham (BACC), SLS Exprrres Productions and Phase II Production, Bessmer Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Caribbean Shipping Services, Brand Energy and Infrastructure Service, R&M Equipment Rental Inc.

All media outlets interested in acquiring press passes, please contact 678-643-6266. All forms must be completed by Monday, October 19, 2009.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sherman Sterling via e-mail at

Vendors, who are interested in renting a booth or patrons seeking more information about the event, please call (205) 520-0668.
To be a part of this extraordinary musical experience and purchase tickets please call 205-520-0668 or visit
Please note that a portion of the proceeds will go to establishing a Caribbean museum in the city of Birmingham.

For all media inquiries please contact Waltina Chapman PR and Communications, Caribbean Heritage music festival, 205-520-0668 or email


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