DiMario and Friends serve up variety

May 22, 2017
File Christopher 'Johnny' Daley
Ernie Smith
Karen Smith
Ibo Cooper
Ken Boothe
DiMario McDowell

The Best of DiMario McDowell and Friends concert later on this evening. At the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College, boasts a stellar line-up. Among the acts booked for the show are Ken Boothe, Gem Myers, Karen Smith and Pam Hall.

They will be joined by Wynton Williams, musical director of Father HoLung & Friends; Noddy Virtue; Christine Fisher; Leonardo Carmichael; Delano McFarlane and Simon Azan.

Ernie Smith who is celebrating his 50th anniversary in music will also be among the main acts.

Four bands will accompany the performers: The are the I-Lite Band, Sparrow Martin's Ska Sonic Band, the Right Band and Simon's Gospel Band. Comedians Christopher 'Johnny' Daley, Owen 'Blacka' Ellis, Ibo Cooper and Bobby Finzi Smith are also booked to perform, while the Father Ho-Lung Dancers are expected to put in a special set.

McDowell described the show as one which encourages families to go out and enjoy live entertainment. "We have seen the overwhelming response to our 'Thursday Night Live' events, when we have a variety of music at one session mento, ska, roc steady, dub and dancehall from the 1980s and even a splash of humour," he said. "This is going to be a one-of-a-kind show in keeping with my vision to encourage families to go out to live shows, where the broad spectrum of Jamaican music is on display."

The weekly 'Thursday Night Live' shows are hosted at 2A Seafood and Grill, at the corner of Cecilio Avenue and Strathairn Avenue, off Ruthven Road in St Andrew. It is done in collaboration with attorney at law and restaurateur Huntley Watson.

Gates to the pre-Labour Day will open at 6 p.m. and showtime is set for 8 p.m.


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