'Grass Roots' returns on Sunday
Members of boy band 8 in performance at a previous staging of Grassroots and Blankets. (Photo: Observer file)

THIS month's staging of Grass Roots and Blankets will put the spotlight on Reggae Month and Valentine's Day.

The event is scheduled to be held on Sunday, February 12, on the lawns of 14 University Crescent in Mona, St Andrew.

According to the organisers, in addition to hosts the band 8, there will be three emerging artistes in the line-up.

"We're anticipating a much larger crowd. There will be three emerging artistes being featured in addition to 8. The theme for this month's show is 'Love and Reggae', so we'll showcase songs of love from several genres, while celebrating Reggae Month and paying homage to Jamaica's greatest reggae artistes. The band will also perform its own original material as well. It will be a treat for everyone," said Carol Dexter-Dwyer, chief organiser of the event, said.

As is customary, Grass Roots and Blankets is all about good clean vibes and is promoted as a family event.

Dexter-Dwyer is tight-lipped about revealing the identities of the three opening acts.

"Come out and find out! We have two males, one singer, the other a singjay, and a female singer. All talent featured on our shows are auditioned so you are guaranteed a high standard of entertainment. We'd like for people to come out, experience the vibe and be surprised about all that happens on the stage for the evening. Artistes on the show are always an unexpected treat. Our patrons are always satisfied, continue to come back for more, and bring more friends and family with them to enjoy it all. Come out to find out who's on and enjoy the vibe," said Dexter Dwyer.

Grass Roots and Blankets was first held in October last year. Its last staging was its Christmas edition on December 18.

Kevin Jackson

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