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Beenie Man says thanks

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Beenie Man is pleased with the huge turnout of patrons to his Summer Sizzle Festival concert held at the Jamalco Sports Club in Clarendon last weekend.

The show marked the deejay's 40th year in the music business.

“I just want to thank my fans and all the real lovers of dancehall music who showed their support as a sponsor, an artiste on the line-up or as a patron. This wouldn't have been such a huge success without them. After 40 years in the business it was an honour to be able to give back to the people in this way,” Beenie Man told the Jamaica Observer.

At least 12,000 patrons crammed into the venue to hear the 'Doctor' as well as a diverse line-up of acts, including Droop Lion, Gyptian, Singer J, and Mr Lexx before a powerful climax with Konshens, Aidonia, Jah Vinci, and Tommy Lee.

Beenie Man closed the show at about 6:30 am.

The deejay is now turning his attention towards using the proceeds of the event to improve the lives of those who are in need.

“The next step is to use the proceeds to support the work of the Sickle Cell Unit at UWI. We have to keep using the music to build the country so with every staging of this event we will plant the profit right here for Jamaicans to benefit. I wouldn't be where I am without them,” said Beenie Man.

There are plans to make Summer Sizzle Festival an annual calendar event.

“I am not focusing on a new album project at the moment. All the focus now is on the Beenie Man Foundation but we will have another album out by 2020,” said Beenie Man.

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