Labor Day Weekend boasts enough parties to properly bid adieu to Summer fun.
Ranked high on the line-up of events to attend, Irie Jam Radio’s anniversary festival concert will overrun Queens’ Roy Wilkins Park Labor Day Sunday, Sept. 6.
Slated to perform are popular reggae artists including DJ Gully Bop — delivering his first-ever outdoor concert performance in New York — Kymani Marley, Assassin, Christopher Martin, Kranium and more.
“We plan to celebrate in a big way with our headline reggae and dancehall stars,” Bobby Clarke of Irie Jam Radio, said in a press release.
Clarke and his partners met with key players of IRIE-FM in Ocho Rios back in 1993. Within a few months Irie Jam Radio was established and on air in the tri-state area; building the first radio simulcast between Jamaica and New York.
“We are the voice that reports to the community daily on what is happening in Jamaica. So whether it is hard news or information about the Reggae Boyz, Usain Bolt, Shelly Ann Frasier-Pryce, or the rest of the Jamaican contingent representing Jamaica at the World Games in Beijing we keep our listeners informed. We also support our local businesses, churches, local elections, schools here in the Jamaica Diaspora,” he added.
Irie Jam Radio is known for their fully loaded music festivals. The company also produces the annual Oracabessa Music Festical in Queens and partners with Adidas Grand Prix where world athletes converge to compete annually.
“The strides we have made thus far are encouraging. We however continue to build and maintain relationships with several individuals and organizations at various levels in business and entertainment. These synergies will enable us to further enhance our vision,” Clarke concluded.
Irie Jam Radio 22nd anniversary festival at Roy Wilkins Park [17701 Baisley Boulevard Between Linden and Merrick Boulevards in Queens, (718) 723–4743, www.iriej