Queens, NY: The award-winning and globally acclaimed British reggae band Steel Pulse has now been added to the lineup of the Groovin’ In The Park concert taking place on Sunday June 30 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York City.
Steel Pulse, a Grammy award recipient for Best Reggae Album takes the place of reggae icon Toots Hibbert who, unfortunately, had to withdraw from the lineup due to continuing medical issues resulting from being hit in the head with a vodka bottle at a concert in Richmond, Virginia on May 19.
“This unavoidable decision was made by Toots’ medical team as it has been determined that any performances at this time could seriously compromise his health and well-being”, a statement from Toots Hibbert’s management team said.
“Toots has also canceled a planned six week European tour from July to August”, the statement continued. Chris Roberts, CEO of Groovin Inc. said he was deeply disturbed to learn of the bottle throwing incident in Virginia.
Queens, NY: New York City’s flagship reggae, rhythm and blues summer concert Groovin In The Park is only weeks away. This not-to-be-missed concert featuring some of the biggest names in two popular New York City genres takes place on Sunday, June 30 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. Music lovers in the ti-state region are securing their tickets early this year, and while all the talk is about Toots and the Maytals, Patti Labelle, Tyrese, Genuine and Tank (TGT), Sanchez, Coco Tea, Barrington Levy and Queen Ifrica, this year’s event is offering a whole lot more than the music.
“We see Groovin In The Park this year as encompassing a full New York City Caribbean cultural experience”, Chris Roberts, CEO of the festival stated.
“So many times music concerts are just about music but we are going beyond those borders to also make the festival a culinary treat that will offer a wide variety of delicious foods for our patrons,” he continued.
Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, Queen Ifrika and Coco Tea to perform
New York: Groovin Inc., the promoters of the annual New York City music extravaganza Groovin In The Park are very pleased to announce their third annual concert for Sunday June 30 for Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. The announcement was made at the event launch at the Consulate General of Jamaica in Manhattan recently.
“I am personally very delighted that my team and I have been able to perfect our game plan and return to Roy Wilkins Park for the third year with another world class production that is guaranteed to thrill music lovers across the New York tri-state region”, Chris Roberts, founder and CEO of Groovin Inc. announced today.
This year’s lineup is more dazzling that ever and includes reggae’s most illustrious living legend Toots Hibbert alongside iconic hit machines Barrington Levy, Cocoa Tea and Queen Ifrica. Additional acts will be announced later.
Although Groovin In The Park is only heading in its third year, this eclectic New York City event that synergizes the most awe-inspiring talent from the planets of reggae and R & B has already cemented an enviable reputation as the summer concert that is not to be missed.