10th Annual Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival

Reggae Royalty Coming to Town for 10th Annual Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival

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MAPLE RIDGE, BC – Ole, ole, ole, ole, feeling hot, hot, hot…on Saturday, July 10th & Sunday, July 11th, the Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival Society will be celebrating its 10th annual Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival at Memorial Peace Park and 224th Street in Downtown Maple Ridge and is promising the best and biggest festival yet featuring a debut Canadian performance by Tosh 1, son of legendary Peter Tosh.

What started as an admission-free, one day festival in 2000 attracting 1,500 festival-goers of all ages has grown to between 18,000 and 20,000 over two days and remains an admission-free festival with people coming from all over Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Washington State.

The two day party in the park transcends cultural and musical boundaries with a galaxy of performances including Reggae, Calypso, Ska, Salsa, and African beats, authentic Caribbean cuisine,  an open air market with 70+ art & craft vendors, dancing, beer garden, youth dance and fun for the little ones. Rain or shine, organizers are committed to delivering a high-energy festival with a phenomenal entertainment line-up.

Entertainment Schedule for Saturday, July 10, 2010

Time Entertainment Location
1:00pm-2:00pm Festival kick-off with CARL’S SOUNDVIBES DJ extraordinaire Bandstand
200pm-3:00pm FASHION SHOW – Vogue Alley Store

Caribbean artists rock the stage while models rip the runway in Def Fashizzle Clothing

Bandstand
3:00pm-4:00pm OUT OF MANY

Collection of professional reggae musicians

Bandstand
4:00pm-5:00pm TROPITONICS  STEEL BAND Bandstand
5:00pm-6:00pm THE FIREBAND Bandstand
6:00pm-6:30pm CARL’S SOUNDVIBES DJ extraordinaire Bandstand
6:30pm- 8:00pm LOS FURIOS

Ska-Reggae night in the park – start of YOUTH DANCE in Memorial Peace Park partnered with the Greg Moore Centre

Bandstand

Entertainment Schedule for Sunday, July 11, 2010

Time Entertainment Location
12:00pm-1:00pm BOUNTY HUNTA (aka Jamaican Pizza Jerk)

Vancouver’s first-ever Reggae recording artist

Bandstand
1:00pm-2:00pm TROPICAL HEAT

BC’s hottest steel drum band

Festival Stage
2:00pm- 3:00pm TAMASHA

Afro-Caribbean dance troupe

COSTUME PARADE

ABBOTSFORD CARIBBEAN DANCE CREW – children’s dance crew presented by Out of Many

Bandstand
224th St to

Bandstand

Bandstand
3:00pm-4:00pm LA CANDELA

Bringing Salsa to the West Coast

Festival Stage
4:00pm-5:00pm MAFFIE AND CREW

A high energy performance including a mix of dancehall, Reggae and Soca

Bandstand
5:00pm-6:00pm PHASE III STEELBAND Festival Stage
6:00pm-7:00pm NATURAL FLAVORS Festival Stage
BRAZILIAN BEAT DANCERS
7:00pm-8:00pm CARL’S SOUDVIBES Festival Stage
8:00pm-9:00pm TOSH 1

son of legendary Peter Tosh (co-founder of the Wailing Whailers)

Festival Stage
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