Jamaica Day Reggae Festival 2018 at Howard County Fairgrounds, Maryland


Jamaica Day Reggae Festival 2018 at Howard County Fairgrounds, Maryland

There are millions of Reggae fans all across the globe and Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area has some of the most ardent.  For the past 11 years, the Jamaica Day Reggae Festival has been pleasing patrons with some of the best international and local Reggae recording artistes for this fundraising event.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2218 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, Maryland, beginning at 12 noon.

This year is dedicated to peace in the world—Reggae is Love. The wide array of artistes includes Everton Blender, Turbulence, Singing Melody, Ras Slick, Lady Flame, and Da Real, Storm. One of the DMV area’s most respected Caribbean radio personalities Tony Carr will be the host of the Festival.

The Festival also provides fans with a variety of delicious Jamaican food, books, art, and crafts from around the globe.

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Jamaica Day Reggae Festival is for the entire family and presents the best of the diverse Jamaican culture to the world.

Previous Jamaica Day Reggae Festivals have featured Reggae giants John Holt, Alton Ellis, Sugar Minott Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, Glen Washington, Half Pint, Tanya Stephens, Yellowman, Professor Nuts, Frankie Paul, and Little John.

Now in its 12th year, the festival has always attracted people from many cities of the USA and this year promises to be the best ever.

“Jamaica Day Reggae Festival started 12 years ago with the sole purpose of providing the best of our culture musically to reggae lovers and fans in the Metropolitan Area,” said Carlos Daley of Jamaica Education for the Poor Foundation, presenter of the event.

The organizers of the Festival are committed to showcasing Reggae at its best and the proceeds benefit educational charities. The main benefactor of this family festival is the Jamaica Education Foundation for the Poor, Inc.

The Jamaica Education for the Poor Foundation was established to provide funding for a leadership training center for at-risk youths in Jamaica and to set up an arts and cultural center in Maryland.

Jamaica Education for the Poor Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization with a mission to establish a leadership training center in Jamaica for at-risk youths. All contributions are tax deductible.

The Foundation collects books, school bags, pencils, pens, computers, laptops, printer, fax machines, notebooks, and copy papers.

Please visit Jamaica Day Reggae Festival for more details

By Karl A. Haughton



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