Solid acts for Groovin’ In The Park
From the inaugural staging of Groovin' In The Park that attracted approximately 6,000 patrons, the concert has presented a dazzling array of R & B and pop luminaries.
This year's line-up is just as spectacular, with Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds returning for an encore performance.
According to Chris Roberts, CEO and founder of the event, the Every Time I Close My Eyes singer performed the very first year and based on fan requests, the team decided to announce his return, which already has female fans getting heart palpitations.
Nonetheless, Babyface is the only R&B/soul act on the programme as Groovin' In The Park takes on an unofficial theme of reggae reflection.
"This year we have put the focus solidly on reggae with Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley (who will close the show), Busy Signal, Capleton, Romain Virgo, Pam Hall, JC Lodge and Marcia Aitken. It is our biggest reggae line-up ever and every artiste on the roster is a headliner," said Roberts.
He continued: "The reggae culture is a vast body of multifaceted elements. I don't know that you can bring this on a stage with eight or so artistes, but what I know is that it will be a brilliant representation of what patrons want to enjoy."
After three years of seeking out Virgo, the team is finally prepared to welcome him.
"As they say, nothing happens before the time. He is among the top acts that fans requested this year and we are very excited to have him on the bill for 2018," said Roberts.
Virgo told The WEEKEND STAR, "It is actually a blessing as Groovin' In The Park is one of the shows I have always wanted to be a part of; I have spent time watching clips online, anticipating the opportunity."
The Lovesick singer has already started off the year typically well, having topped the Billboard Reggae Album charts.
As such, Roberts said, "He is a major talent and the team expects a solid performance from him, for what could be his biggest outing in the USA."