Co-op Bank "Rock D Spice" is coming on Whitsuntide Weekend
Co-op Bank “Rock d Spice” was launched at the Grenada National Stadium Conference Room on Tuesday March 31st 2009, and is the first major festival to be introduced in over seven years. “Rock d Spice” is the brainchild of one of Grenada’s most successful promoters , Steve Duncan who has collaborated with other service providers in the local entertainment industry, and the Ministry of Tourism to create this mega festival of music and arts.
“Rock d Spice” will be staged from May 29th to 31st. This event is geared towards giving locals as well as visitors a varied experience of our Cultures, Music, Art and Craft, at different venues throughout the Island.
FRIDAY MAY 29TH – Opening Night
The Celebration will take visitors to the opening night at the Cuthbert Peters Park in Gouyave, where there will be a fusion of food, local arts and craft market, and an explosion of music from Grenada’s most celebrated artiste King Ajamu. There will also be other top local artistes accompanied by HEATWAVE, including Tivoli Drummers, Steel band and other performers. Patrons on the opening night will be treated to an awesome fireworks display. The event runs from 6pm-1am and is FREE to the general public.
SATURDAY MAY 30TH – The Concert
On Saturday May 30th the spotlight will be on The National Stadium – this promises to be a colossal night of entertainment featuring Grammy Award superstar SHAGGY, the #1 Caribbean Female Soca Icon - Destra & her Band, Rayvon, Rick Rock, Tivoli Drummers, Mr. Killa, Brother B and more. The event runs from 9pm – 3am.
SUNDAY MAY 31ST – Reggae on the Beach
On day three the attention will shift to the northern part of the island where Bathway beach will be transformed into a Reggae village for REGGAE ON THE BEACH – featuring the legendary reggae band THIRD WORLD. They will be joined by top local gospel and R&B acts, local reggae artistes, and others. As part of the package patrons will be treated to a Beach Fashion show featuring locally produced designer clothing; there will also be Bouncing Castles, Rides, Face painting, a Games area, Food, and a local Arts &Craft Market. REGGAE ON THE BEACH is captioned as a family day. The event will run from 11am to 8pm and there will be a small entrance fee of $20.
Platinum sponsors of this year’s festival are: The Grenada Cooperative Bank, an indigenous Grenadian institution with a firm commitment towards nation building and the support of arts and entertainment. The Grenada Breweries Ltd., Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association (GHTA) and Bryden & Minors. Other confirmed sponsors to date are: Westerhall Estate, Duty Free Caribbean, Courts Grenada Ltd., Glenelg Spring Water, GBN, Waggy-T Rentals, Design Factory, Grensure, Air Jamaica and Broado’s Tyres.
Rock D Spice has been long in the making, and the committee is quite excited about the start of this annual event. Both sponsors and planners are already looking ahead towards the next 5 years. The Rock D Spice committee is chaired by Mr. Steve Duncan, the other members are: Mrs. Lexan Fletcher, Mr. Damon DuBois, Mr. Wayne Redhead, Mr. Ken Purcell, Montee Greenidge and Deleon Walters. The team and the sponsors of ROCK D SPICE is confident that this event will highlight diverse cultural talents, give visitors additional reason to visit the island during low season, and will be a catalyst for commercial activities. For further information please contact email@example.com
Security will be provided by the Royal Grenada Police Force throughout the entire festival. Only authorized Vendors will be permitted. Persons interested in participating in vending activities during the festival can call the hotline: (473) 418-4442.