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The Best of the Best Festival Will Be Lit. Jo Mersa Marley Says “Mek We Blaze A Fire!”



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The organizers of Best of the Best (BOTB) – North America’s largest international music festival, have launched the countdown to the 15th annual staging of Best of the Best (BOTB) Music Fest. The anticipated event is set to be held on Sunday October 10th, 2021.

On Thursday September 9th, the event’s producers, hosted an intimate launch to what many dubbed, “We Are Back!” It took place at Racket-Wynwood and Jo Mersa Marley, who is one of the performers on this year’s Best of the Best stage, was in attendance. “Growing up I always saw Best of the Best concert, posters and promotions, the artists performing on the big stage. Well, now I am on that Best of the Best stage. Come out Sunday Oct. 10th– Mek we blaze a fire and full joy” said the young Marley.

Also, in attendance was one of this year’s returning sponsors Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), represented by Mr. Christopher Wright, Business Development Manager. He kicked off the night with the now staple slogan We’re Back. “We’re Back, and ready to enjoy good reggae and soca music. There is nothing like a good Caribbean concert and most of all we can’t forget the food! Congratulations to the Best of the Best team. We are happy to be a part of this great music fest again this year.”

As the conversation continued Consul General of Jamaica Mr. Oliver Mair also congratulated the organizers, and applauded their efforts to make sure this is a safe and responsible festival, amid the ever-changing world we are living in today. “We applaud the organizers of Best of the Best, for entertaining responsibly. Inside the park on Sunday Oct. 10th there will be vaccination opportunity for the patrons attending, as well as sanitize stations”.

Best of the Best music fest is complying with CDC guidelines and have implemented the option for patrons to receive COVID-19 vaccination. Both Pfizer & Moderna, first or second dose will be available, according to the BOTB team.

In closing off the launch night, event publicist Ronnie Tomlinson, along with one of the festival’s organizers Steven “Jabba” Beckford, drove home the importance of safety in a bid to enjoy each other’s company again and be entertained by some of reggae and Soca music’s favorite artists, even within the ongoing pandemic. “This year we want everyone to come out and enjoy the show safely and just know that after the show, it’s the after party. This year Jabba Strike Back will be held on Oct 10th at Story Night club Miami. All are welcome and wear your colors” said Beckford.

“We are back, our music, our culture, one stage. Thanks to all our media partners and sponsors; Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), and Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

About Best of the Best 2021

On Sunday, October 10th 2021, BOTB, one of North America’s largest Caribbean music festivals will welcome Billboard charting star renowned for her showmanship, Spice (Cool It, Genie, Sheet), 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, She’s Royal, EZ Nuh, Lion Paw) to the stage of the Bay Front Park in downtown Miami.

Recognized and honored in 2019 with a proclamation by the city of Miami, the one-of-a-kind music festival has each year welcomed 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. “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.” declared Retha Boone-Fye, program officer and director of the county’s Black Affairs Advisory Board.

Tickets purchased for BOTB 2020 edition of the festival are still valid and can be used for access to this years’ Best of the Best Music Fest. BOTB will be postponed until Sunday, October 10th, 2021.

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