Memorial weekend is one of the busiest holiday periods in the United States. It sees the popular Best Of The Best concert returning to its May 29 slot, seven months after the 2021 event.
COVID-19 forced promoters to stage Best Of The Best at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami last October. With pandemic restrictions being eased considerably, they are expecting a bumper turnout next month.
“With us returning to our original date, we are looking to see an increase in numbers and also more persons are travelling this year as opposed to last year,” Steven “Jabba” Beckford, show spokesperson, told the Jamaica Observer.
A number of top acts are scheduled to perform at Best Of The Best 2022, including Beres Hammond, Cham, Yaksta, Mr Vegas, Christopher Martin, and Pressure. Soca artiste Patrice Roberts is also on the card.
Beckford was pleased with last year’s show which was held on Columbus Day. It took place 18 months after the cancellation of the 2020 show.
“We were definitely pleased with the turnout and enjoyment of the audience and we appreciated all the artistes who performed last year despite the uncertain times. In October, we had a successful music fest despite the COVID-19 regulations and we intend to continue this year,” he said.
Best Of The Best, which showcases marquee dancehall acts, was first held in 2007.