Summa Sizzle presents ‘hot’ line-up - Organisers promise event will benefit all Clarendonians
Plans for the staging of this year’s Summa Sizzle event are in high gear.
Among the acts confirmed to perform at the August 10 event are Capleton, Bunji Garlin, Aidonia, Charly Black, Gyptian, Rondell Positive, Bounty Killer, Jah Vinci, I-Wayne, Tommy Lee Sparta, Tifa and Navino.
According to Nickeewah Panton, event coordinator, there is a lot in store at this year’s staging.
“As the name of the festival suggests, patrons can look forward to a sizzling line-up, one which will showcase a variety of performers and one that will please every member of the family,” she said.
She added, “Patrons will be able to frolic between multiple offerings while enjoying great entertainment. Patrons can also check out the various art and craft, health and wellness booths and great food. With such a diverse line-up, each stage will have its own unique vibe.”
Scheduled to be held at the Woodleigh Sports Complex in Clarendon, the event is promoted as a family fun day with a main concert event after.
Panton said that other elements will include a health fair and back-to-school booths.
“We aim to preserve sustainable initiatives, live art, and food and craft vendor and international acts. By showcasing these under-represented genres, Summa Sizzle strives to create a cohesive and welcoming space for students, parents and music lovers,” she said. “Through our ‘Road to Summa Sizzle’ shows, we have connected with residents of the various communities in and around Clarendon as they share their love for powerful, conscious, moving music. This year, we aim to create a dynamic and welcoming space of self-expression, holistic, and cultural exchange.”
Panton noted that communities within Clarendon have benefited from the staging of Summa Sizzle.
“Last year’s event saw persons benefiting in various capacities. We engaged a community-based production company to provide stage sound and lighting. Ninety per cent of our food vendors were from the parish of Clarendon, which enabled community-based persons to earn,” she said. “Traffic, parking and clean-up crews were also led and managed by Clarendonians without incident.
We are definitely looking forward to working with them again for an exceptional staging, and we are happy to know that they have made this event their own, which makes the decision of venue choice an easy one.”
Part proceeds from last year’s staging of Summa Sizzle went towards the St Augustine Boys’ Home in the parish. The institution will again be the beneficiary from this year’s staging.
“The more support we receive from the community, the more we are able to give back. We are very grateful for all the support that we garnered last year, which enabled us to give back in a very meaningful way,” said Panton.