Fresh off the “Love and Harmony Cruise,” Reggae icon and crooner Beres Hammond, is scheduled to perform among myriad artists on May 29 during the “Best of the Best” show at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami.
According to Brooklyn-based, Jamaican entertainment publicist Ronnie Tomlinson, of Destine Media, Hammond will return to the “Best of Best” stage after six years.
Renowned for hits like “Rock Away,” “She Loves Me Now” and “I Feel Good,” Hammond will also make his first live performance in the United States in almost three years.
“For over a decade and a half, the promoters of ‘Best of the Best’ have brought its patrons the highest level of musical entertainment possible in the modern music space,” Tomlinson said. “From artists like Mavado, Bunji Garlin, Shensea, Richie Stephens and Konshens, to name a few, the artists at the height of their game all aspire to take the ‘Best of The Best’ stage.
“This year’s staging sees an exciting mix of performers to herald the prodigal return of North America’s foremost music festival,” she added.
Tomlinson said other acts to grace the stage this year comprise: Baby Cham, Mr. Vegas, Yaksta, Chris Martin, Patrice Roberts, Pressure Busspipe, Lyrikal and Ricardo Drue.
“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,” Tomlinson said.
“It is a celebration of Caribbean heritage,” said Retha Boone-Fye, program officer and director of the county’s Black Affairs Advisory Board. “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,” she added. “This festival also hasn’t had any negative incidents, and we are very proud of that.”
Tickets to attend this 16th annual staging of “Best of the Best” music fest go on sale at www.bestofthebestconcert.com.
“To miss the momentous return of arguably the greatest musical showcase in these United States is to miss the event of a lifetime,” Tomlinson said.