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Red Rose for Gregory rescheduled to today

Tuesday, February 14, 2017    

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THE inaugural Red Rose For Gregory show, initially planned for Constant Spring Golf Club in St Andrew on Sunday, has been rescheduled to today (Valentine’s Day).

According to June Isaacs, widow of reggae singer Gregory Isaacs and event organiser, the shift in date was due to Sunday’s torrential rains.

“The field was saturated because of yesterday’s (Sunday’s) heavy rain, so we had to ,” she told the

Jamaica Observer yesterday. “The new venue is Jamaica College’s auditorium on Hope Road, which is covered. The show time is still 8:00 pm and the line-up is still the same. Whoever has tickets, they are still valid.”


Isaacs said a press conference was held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston yesterday to apologise to ticket holders and advise of the new changes.

Red Rose For Gregory features American rhythm and blues group Atlantic Starr, PaKaGe (Gem Myers, Karen Smith, Patricia Edwards), Robert Minott, Yvad, Christopher Martin, Ikaya, D Major, Kaydeno, and Steven “Cat” Coore of Third World.

Backing band (except for Atlantic Starr and Christopher Martin) will be Lloyd Parks and We The People.

Proceeds from the event will go towards Patricia House rehabilitation centre, which has helped people affected by substance abuse for 15 years, as well as St Barnabas Preparatory School.

Gregory Isaacs, a stalwart in lovers’ rock genre, battled cocaine addiction for years. He died in October 2010 at age 60.

— Brian Bonitto

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