Although there are many more great Jamaican food, music, and cultural events and festivals that occur annually in Jamaica, here’s a list of some of our favorite top Jamaican food and music festivals that will occur in the spring and summer of 2015.
Reggae Sumfest 2015
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This year is the 21st edition of Reggae Sumfest, which takes place in Montego Bay from July 12th– 18th and includes 3 nights of non-stop incredible musical performances from some of the hottest local Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall artists; as well as great international urban artists. Some of the past performers to grace the stage at Sumfest, include: Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, Bounty Killa, Bunny Wailer, Kanye West, Missy Elliot, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Wiz Khalifa, and Sean Paul. For more info on Reggae Sumfest visit the official website at: http://www.reggaesumfest.com/ or if you need private transportation to this year’s event from Montego Bay, visit our website at: http://travelaroundjamaica.com.
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Dream Weekend will occur this August 5th – 9th in Negril and is week-long series of dance music parties celebrating Jamaica’s Independence Weekend. The festival includes up to 10 events, such as Yush, Twisted Spiritz, Igloo, Daydreams, and Dream Live. For more info visit: http://jamaicadreamweekend.com/jm/.
Praise On The Beach: PrayzeFactor People’s Choice Weekend
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Praise on the Beach is an annual gospel music and award’s festival, which takes place this year from April 24th to 26th in Montego Bay, and will include some of today’s top gospel singers and gospel community celebrities, such as BET’s Dr. Bobby Jones, Byron Cage, Kendra Smith, Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, Craig Crawford Players, Kevin Dowswell, and IWORSHIP. For more info visit: http://www.praiseonthebeach.com.
Montego Bay Jerk Festival
The Montego Bay Jerk Festival is a great opportunity for Jamaican Jerk lovers to enjoy the best Jerked Jamaican food at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Center in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on August 1st, 2015 while listening to some great local urban music acts. More info visit: www.montegobayjerkfestival.com.
Jamaica International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival
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The Ocho Rios Jazz Festival started in 1991 as a one-day experiment by musician/journalist, Sonny Bradshaw as the Ocho Rios “Mini” Jazz Festival. However, today the festival features some of the top local Jamaican Jazz musicians, as well top Caribbean and international Jazz performers, which takes place island-wide from May 31st to June 7th, 2015. For more info visit: http://ochoriosjazz.com.
For first class, affordable Montego Bay Airport Transfers to any of these wonderful Jamaican festivals or other Jamaican festivals or tourist destinations in Jamaica, please visit our website at: http://travelaroundjamaica.com or call (860) 499-0256 (U.S.) or (876) 287-2180 if you prefer to book with us while visiting the island.