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February 7, 2014
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Trench Town Rock Concert set for tomorrow

Bob Marley

Almost 10,000 patrons are expected to descend on International Night (Trench Town Rock Concert) tomorrow, at the famous Boys Town Sports Complex, Collie Smith Drive, Trench Town.

According to co-chairman for the Trench Town Festival Committee 2014, Joseph 'Junior' Lincoln, the International Night Concert, which has grown to become the flagship event of the five-day festival, has outgrown its original home - Vin Lawrence Park - First Street, in front of the Bob Marley Culture Yard.

Lincoln he points out that the other events of the Festival will take place at three main venues - Culture Yard, Vin Lawrence Park and the Trench Town Multi-Purpose Centre.

Lincoln notes that the 13th Annual Trench Town Community Festival, that kicked off on Wednesday with a Lyme at Bob Marley Culture Yard, has become the premier event for the five districts (Rose Town, Wilton Gardens, Federal Gardens, Lyndhurst, Greenwich and Arnett Gardens) of Trench Town.

He also stated that the more than 27,000 residents of Trench Town will benefit, directly and indirectly, from the social and economic activities generated by the nine events planned and executed by scores of volunteers that comprise the Trench Town Festival Committee.

Nyahbinghi Night focuses on the 69th Birthday Celebration of Bob Marley; Mini Miss Trench Town; Dancehall Night; Fun Run/Walk Marathon; Sports Day and Fun Day Extravaganza; Information Fair; International Night Stage Show and Public Lecture.

Community leader and justice of the peace, Sonia Whyte agreed that the Annual Community Festival showcases Trench Town's contribution to Jamaica's cultural capital. It also creates a positive reputation for Trench Town, engaging and motivating its citizens, stakeholders and partners to contribute not only to the community, but also to national, social and economic development.

Whyte, who is also co-chairwoman for the festival, affirmed that it raises awareness of the valuable contribution of the culture and heritage of Trench Town to Jamaica's history, particularly in the areas of music, sports and religion.

She added that it is also an excellent avenue for providing a world-class and authentic Jamaican experience to thousands of local and international visitors who descend on Trench Town annually for this community festival to pay homage to Bob Marley.

These visitors also pay homage to other artistes, such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Dean Frazer, Jimmy Tucker, Junior Tucker, Alton Ellis, Hortence Ellis and Delroy Wilson, who also hail from Trench Town.

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