WIADCA presents New York Caribbean Carnival Week 2018

Thursday, Aug. 30

Reggae | Afrobeats | Soca Unda Di Stars! – Showtime: 7 pm – 1 am

This outdoor jam session is complete with Afro-Caribbean Roots, Rhythm and Reggae! Full of vibes with a unique line-up Charly Black (Jamaica), Nailah Blackman (Trinidad), Ayo Jay (Nigeria), Linky First (Jamaica), Brooklyn’s own DyDy and more. Music by Kevin Crown (Dancehall), DJ Gringo (Reggae), Concert Kings: DJ Don & DJ Buka (Afrobeats) Triple 9 HD & Sound City International (Soca). Tickets: $35. More at the door. VIP $80.

Friday, Aug. 31

SUMMER JAM: Youth FEST – 11 am – 3 pm

Featuring live performances by young rising stars, while instilling the core values of our community by encouraging youth to pursue their educational goals. FREE ADMISSION.

BRASS FEST – Showtime: 7 pm – 3 am

This Soca music extravaganza features live performances by Soca Ambassadors, Destra Gracia & Bakanal Band (Trinidad), Motto (St. Lucia), Marzville (Barbados), Patrice Roberts (Trinidad), Dil-E-Nadan (Trinidad), Lyrikal (Trinidad), Farmer Nappy (Trinidad), Problem Child (St. Vincent), Turner (Trinidad), Farmer Nappy (Trinidad) with Brooklyn’s own Rayzor & Request Band and more in one huge outdoor party! Music by DJ Rashad, DJ Spice and more. Hosted by MC Wassy and Vibesman Redman. Tickets: $50. More at the door. VIP $125.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Junior Carnival Parade – Showtime: 9 am – 4 pm. ENTRANCE ON EASTERN PKWY ONLY.

Featuring live performances, Junior King & Queen and Individual characters of the band. Begins at Kingston Avenue / St. John’s Place, continues to Franklin Avenue to President Street ending into Brooklyn Museum grounds. Music by DJ One Plus. Hosted by Gemma Jordan. Tickets: $5.

PANORAMA 2018 – Showtime: 7 pm – 3 am

Enjoy the rhythms of sweet steelband music 8 of NYC’s finest steel orchestras vie to win the 2018 Panorama Championship crown. Featuring CASYM, D’Radoes, Despers, Harmony, Pan Evolution, Philadelphia Pan Stars, Genesis, Pan Grove. Music by DJ One Plus. Hosted by Jemma Jordan. Tickets: $45. More at the door.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Dimanche Gras Grand Finale! – Showtime: 7 pm – 1 am

This NYCCW finale highlights of Kings and Queens of the Band, individual and Ole’ Mas’ costume presentations and Panorama 2018 winners. Highlights include live performances by Lord Nelson (Trinidad), Ras Iley (Barbados) and more to be added, backed by Sunshine Band and Boodoosingh Tassa Drummers. Music by DJ One Plus. Hosted by MC Wassy and Gemma Jordan. Tickets: $35. More at the door.

Monday, Sept. 3

New York Caribbean Carnival Parade 2018. 11 am – 6 pm

Featuring the colorful spectacular of Caribbean-American Carnival on the famed Eastern Parkway — Cultural Row! Route begins at Schenectady Ave. along Eastern Parkway with a grand finale at Empire Blvd. FREE TO ALL.

Visit www.wiadcacarnival.org. For tickets and information, call 718-467-1797.

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