Tower Fest is set to transform Clarendon’s entertainment scene this summer with a family-oriented festival celebrating Jamaican culture through food, art, dance, drama, and live music.
Scheduled for Saturday, July 8, at the Denbigh Show Grounds, the event has already revealed two major headliners, Skeng and reggae luminary Queen Ifrica, with more A-list acts to be announced.
According to Tower Music Media Group (TMMG), the festival’s organiser, Clarendon, has not seen anything like Tower Fest in the past decade.
“The parish has never seen an event like this in ten years, so TMMG is bringing this to the parish in celebration and keeping the culture alive,” says Kryss Ras for TMMG. “We intend to make this festival something Clarendon can own and look forward to every year.”
Tower Fest will feature a food village showcasing a variety of Jamaican staple cuisine, including street food, roast yam, ackee and saltfish, and roast breadfruit. The festival will also have a kids’ and culture village to educate and enlighten young people and other attendees.
In addition to the day activities, Tower Fest will also include a night live music showcase featuring some of the biggest stars from across the island, as well as the fast-rising musical outfit Tower Band.
As part of its community outreach effort, the festival’s organisers will visit schools in Clarendon to raise awareness of the event and encourage local talent to participate. “We will be going into the schools in Clarendon to make them aware of what is happening with a school tour,” said Kryss Ras. “We want to assure them that whatever talent they have can be nurtured and developed into something great that can contribute to our society and culture.”
Tower Fest promises to be a landmark event in Clarendon’s cultural calendar, offering a unique opportunity to celebrate and showcase Jamaica’s rich heritage. For more information and tickets, please visit https://towerbandmusic.com/events/.