Jamaica will be the backdrop for the 19th Annual Reggae Sumfest from July 17 - 23, in Jamaica’s resort capital, Montego Bay.
The main event for the week-long show includes headlining superstar Nicki Minaj, and internationally acclaimed Jamaican music artists including Jah Cure, Wayne Wonder, Gyptian, Protoje, Cherine and Chalice.
Reggae Sumfest is a festival that honors reggae legends of the past while also featuring the sounds of today’s hip-hop and R&B superstars.
The Jamaica Tourist Board sponsors the event, which begins with an exciting beach party on July 17 at the Aquasol Beach Park, followed by three nights of electrifying live performances at Catherine Hall, starting July 21.
“Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae music with legendary artists such as Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff having paved the way,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism, in a written statement. “The Jamaica Tourist Board is a yearly sponsor of Reggae Sumfest because we feel it’s extremely important to encourage Jamaica’s musical arts as it’s intertwined with our culture. Reggae music has an identity with Jamaica. We will continue to provide a platform for reggae musicians, as well as popular performers from around the world.”