This event was cancelled due to the impact of hurricane Sandy in Jamaica. The Fab5 Band could not reschedule convenient travel arrangements from Jamaica because of the disruptions caused by the effects on all airlines departing from the island.
We apologize for any inconvenience. The new date is May 26, 2013, at the same venue . Please contact us at 410.908.0123 for further information.
The Caribbean’s number-one show band Fab5 is set to perform in Baltimore, Maryland. This concert and dance will also feature Jamaica’s top Rocksteady exponents, The Cables. The concert will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Patapsco Arena 3301 Annapolis Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 from 9 pm to 3 am. This event is a continuation of the 50th year of Independence celebrations of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
They backed Johnny Nash on all the reggae cuts comprising most of his platinum album "I Can See Clearly Now". Two singles from that album, "Guava Jelly" and "Stir It Up", established Bob Marley as a major songwriter on the international scene.
In 2003 Fab 5 received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in The Performing Arts for their services to Jamaican music.
They have taken their authoritative brand of Jamaican music all over the world. They have shared bandstands with many of the great and famous names of modern popular music, including: Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, the Grateful Dead, Rick James, Linda Ronstadt, the Neville Brothers, Roberta Flack, Fats Domino, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joe Jackson, The Chiâ€‘Lites, Skeeter Davis, the Drifters, Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Chuck Jackson, the Mighty Sparrow, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Jerry Butler, the Manhattans, Ray Goodman & Brown, and the Delphonics.
They have performed at the Kool Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival and for Japansplash and have entertained a live audience of one million at an anti nuclear concert in New York's Central Park. They have triumphed not only with the music of Jamaica but also with their own compositions of soca, the music of the Eastern Caribbean.
At different times and in diverse settings, they have enchanted audiences with soul, funky, rock, jazz, disco and classical music.