Caribbean music’s highest ranking officials are planning to invade Newark‘s Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium on Sunday, September 20th. The ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man, the ‘International Soca King’ Machel Montano, and Iconic Roots/Dancehall General Buju Banton are set to storm the ninth annual staging of the New Jersey Reggae Fest.

Launching a new chapter in the
Garden State‘s longest running celebration of Caribbean music and culture, co-promoters G City Entertainment, CCB International, and Icon World Entertainment are focusing on the worldwide success of Caribbean artistes. Hence the choosing of a line-up that showcases the heaviest of the heavy-hitters in Caribbean music, and a landmark venue that is a central part of the city’s sports and entertainment industry.

“We have the ‘King of the Dancehall’ and the ‘International Soca King. These are two of the most recognized talents in Caribbean music. And of course, Buju Banton is a Jamaican music icon-crossing the Reggae, Roots, and Dancehall genres. We wanted our first show at this new state-of-the art venue to feature state-of-the art level talent. Beenie, Machel, and Buju are the top of the top of the line,” states Kasey Rankine of G City Entertainment and

The Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium is the home to the Newark Bears baseball team, and is also the home field of the Rutgers University baseball team and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The 8,000 capacity venue boasts a view of the Manhattan skyline, and sky box seating for VIP patrons.

“The stadium is a bigger and more upscale venue, and a much more comfortable environment for patrons, and artists, and much easier for our production team to produce a high quality event,” Rankine said.


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