Footloose heads to Sabina Park
A section of the crowd attending a previous staging of Footloose.

SINCE 2006, Footloose has cemented itself as one of the must-attend retro parties on the entertainment calendar.

Now, after a two-year break due to the novel coronavirus, Footloose makes a return to the party scene next Saturday, May 28 at Sabina Park in Kingston with its Short Shorts Edition.

“The patrons are definitely ready. The people are hungry for us and we were on lockdown for too long, so it’s now time to get back to the business of pleasing our patrons and taking them on a nostalgic journey down memory lane,” said Tyrone Dixon, spokesperson for Broadway Productions, promoters of the event.

“As a promoter, the pandemic taught me to appreciate the simpler things in life — having a drink at the bar, having lost it for so long. We expect a massive turnout because Footloose has a strong and loyal following and we needed a larger venue so we decided to go to Sabina Park,” he continued.

He said the bigger venue will ensure easier access to bar areas and a better vibe.

Dixon was tight-lipped on his DJ line-up.

“We have two of the best DJs in Jamaica, that’s all I can say. Just come out and have a good time,” said Dixon.

“Our very first event was held 16 years ago at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Hope Road in Kingston. A lot of people may not remember that but the party grew from an initial 500 patrons to more than 5,000 patrons. I am grateful for the growth and the continued support of the patrons,” continued.

The last Footloose retro party was held in February 2020 at Mas Camp in St Andrew.

A patron at a previous Footloose staging
Raising her cup to Footloose
Kevin Jackson

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