Veteran reggae star Beres Hammond will be honoured by the City Of Miami with the key to the city, which will be presented by Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, at this year’s Best Of The Best music festival. The legendary Jamaican singer will also be presented with a Congressional Proclamation by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson for his many musical and philanthropic contributions over the last three decades.
The international Reggae star will also feature as one of the headline acts for Best Of The Best, South Florida’s longest-running Memorial Weekend music festival, slated for Sunday May 26 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
According to promoters Rockers Island Entertainment and XO Management, in association with Massive B, Hammond will join a blockbuster list of reggae, dancehall and soca artists on the playbill.
The featured stars include Freddie McGregor, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Cocoa Tea, Elephant Man, Mad Cobra, Singer J, Mega Banton, Chronixx, Konshens, Patrice Roberts, Lyrikal, Skinny Fabolous, J.W. & Blaze and The Bahamas Rat Pack (Sammi, M Deez, SoSo, D Mac).
The Best Of The Best franchise is said to be the country’s largest, multicultural, family-oriented, music and arts festival, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the United States, including New York, DC, Atlanta and Houston, as well as from the Caribbean, South America and Europe.
This year’s staging will be hosted by Jabba of Massive B, DJ Roy, Jamusa,Undisputed, Nikki Z, Screechie Bop, Juxie Fire, Bashment Kid, 1-800 Bungie and D-Life.