Category: Grooving 2018 News

Grooving 2018 News

Grooving 2018 News
PERFORMANCE POWERHOUSE

PERFORMANCE POWERHOUSE ROMAIN VIRGO FOR GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK 2018   Romain Virgo is reggae’s first sizzling salvo to be confirmed for Groovin’ In The Park 2018,  North America’s premier reggae and R&B festival that will take place this year at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 24.  The one day music extravaganza is expected to be Romain’s biggest New York City performance to date, and music fans in the tri-state region are super excited.       “We at Groovin listen very keenly to our fans who have been requesting Romain for the past three years.  We are delighted to make this a reality for this summer“,  Groovin‘ In The Park founder and CEO Christopher Roberts disclosed.  “We have watched Romain capture the hearts of Jamaicans with his smooth voice as a contestant and eventually winner of the Rising Stars talent competition on Television Jamaica. He has become a formidable reggae star who is headlining major festivals in Europe and across the

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – BUSY SIGNAL RETURNS TO GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK FOR 2018     At last year’ epic Groovin’ In The Park extravaganza in New York, a perfect concert day in Roy Wilkins Park was blemished when a number of disgruntled reggae fans left the park before the show ended when the Busy Signal set came to a premature end. Last year’s concert was Busy Signal’s first major New York City performance, and music lovers from across the tri-state region poured into the park in record numbers to get a rare glimpse of Busy’s blistering showmanship. The reggae icon had come to Groovin with a fully loaded performance arsenal that wasn’t fully discharged.  So this year, Groovin’ CEO Christopher Roberts has decided to bring Busy back to unleash the

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KENNY ‘BABYFACE’ EDMONDS, CAPLETON CONFIRMED

KENNY ‘BABYFACE’ EDMONDS, CAPLETON CONFIRMED TO CAST A SPELL ON GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK      NEW YORK: At the inaugural staging of Groovin In the Park, (then Reggae Rhythm & Blues) 11-time Grammy Award® winning powerhouse Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds delivered a spellbinding performance that left fans begging for more and more. For 60 blistering minutes the R&B hit machine, served up an erotic concoction of love ballads that left thousands of female fans in a trance . Seven years later the smooth balladeer will honor the continuously repeated request of fans when he returns to the Groovin’ stage for what the event’s CEO Chris Roberts is promising will be another mind-blowing performance.   “Eleven Grammys tell a powerful narrative. Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds is on top of the pile of A

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CARIBBEAN FOOD DELIGHTS

CARIBBEAN FOOD DELIGHTS ON BOARD AS PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR GROOVIN 2018   NY: Groovin’ In The Park is New York City’s premier Reggae and R & B concert taking place on Sunday, June 24 in Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. In eight short years, the outdoor festival has developed an impeccable reputation of excellence and has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the New York Summer entertainment calendar. This year, Chris Roberts CEO and founder of Groovin’ Inc. has announced that Caribbean Food Delights will join the Door Restaurant as presenting sponsors of the Groovin’ 2018 concert. “We are delighted to welcome our good friends at Caribbean Food Delights, the leading Caribbean frozen food manufacturer of Jamaican style patties as a presenting sponsor. Caribbean Food Delights is the first company

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Romain Virgo

ORGANIZERS REPORT BRISK TICKET SALES FOR GROOVIN 2018     NY: With less than 10 weeks left before the hugely anticipated Groovin In The Park concert unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on Sunday, June 24, organizers report that ticket sales are ‘brisk’ at all ticket outlets in the tri-state area and online at EventBrite.com.  “We got off to an early start this year and I am happy to report that we are ahead of schedule in ticket sales and areas that are critical to having a successful festival” said Christopher Robert, founder and CEO of Groovin Inc.  Over the past 7 years, the annual festival has presented a dazzling array of R&B and pop talent including international legends Michael Bolton, Air Supply, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Babyface, Peabo Bryson,

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A POWERFUL MARKETING PLATFORM FOR THE DIASPORA

GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK- A POWERFUL MARKETING PLATFORM FOR THE DIASPORA In seven short years, Groovin In The Park has become one of the most successful entertainment brands in the fiercely competitive New York City market. This reggae and R & B outdoor summer concert typically attracts over 20,000 music lovers to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, and the Groovin’ brand has been a magnet for A-list entertainers such as Air Supply, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, R Kelly, Peabo Bryson, Jimmy Cliff, Toots, Beres Hammond, Busy Signal, Steel Pulse and many others. Surveys conducted by Groovin’ show that 75% of the attendees at Groovin are Jamaicans and Caribbean Americans with a mean household income of US$44,000 per annum, and with millennials forming the bulk of the mean age group.