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2017 Caribbean Village Festival Event

Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival

Post Date:03/28/2017

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PRESS RELEASE

Lauderhill Offers a Taste of the Tropics as it Hosts the Caribbean Village Festival on June 25 at the Lauderhill Sports Park

Would you like to set sail among the beautiful Caribbean islands this summer? Can’t afford the trip? See, taste, touch, hear, and smell the tropics right here in Lauderhill as the Galleon Foundation along with the City of Lauderhill present the 3rd Annual Caribbean Village – without leaving South Florida!

On June 25, 2017, the Lauderhill Sports Park (7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd.) will transform into a Caribbean Village - where all things Caribbean will be celebrated! All five senses will come alive and experience the best of the Caribbean as the celebration includes authentic arts and crafts, live music, and culinary delights from the beloved islands of the Caribbean.

Be there at 3 pm for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Committee Chairman, Lauderhill Commissioner Howard Berger, and other elected officials. “The Ribbon Cutting is always so much fun. It includes the Presentation of Caribbean Colors and Representatives from all the Caribbean Islands.  All the elected officials come out at this time too. Come see us, join us, party with us,” explains Commissioner Berger. Fun for the entire family includes kid’s games, contests, bounce houses, and youth artists to perform including the very talented Lauderhill Music School musicians. Meet and visit with the Consul Generals of several islands.  Meet the Miss Jamaica Diaspora and Miss Jamaica Florida contestants as they show Lauderhill what it takes to represent their homeland.

Gospel hour from 6 pm – 7 pm will again be hosted by Evangelist Michelle Richards-Phillips.  She will introduce performances by the highly favored and oh-so blessed Abi McDonald, Second Chance, Bridget Blucher, and Omari. Join us as we bless the event and kick off the rest of the evening.

As the Main Stage goes into full gear, hold your belly as comedian Rohan Gunter, more popularly known as “Gunter Nah Laugh” has the audience in stiches! Mistress of Ceremonies Suzette Speaks will also bring out the best of the Islands…..including the sweet sounds of Shelly Shells from Trinidad and Tobago, singer/songwriter Julien Believe from the Bahamas, multi-genre OniRose from Barbados/Guyana/Suriname, our hometown heroes and local favorites Blade Martin and the Sons of David, Reggae artist Nesbeth from Jamaica, Queen of Bacchanal Destra Garcia from Trinidad and Tobado, the King of Soca Kevin Lyttle from St. Vincent, and International Reggae Artist Mr. Vegas from Jamaica.

Thanks to all the sponsors including South Florida NBC 6, Grace Foods, the Lauderhill Mall, Yellowcab, LDA Wealth Management, Inc, Caribbean Village TV, The Galleon Foundation, Unique Productions International, and the City of Lauderhill.

For ticket prices and more information, call 754-209-9928 or visit www.caribbeanvillage.net.

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