Happy New Year from the beautiful island of Jamaica! The best Jamaican events in January include three of the most influential and cultural festivals.
Start the year off with a bang by spending a day at Accompong, St. Elizabeth and learn all about the Maroons of Jamaica.
If there is a reggae concert that you should attend, Reggae Salute is the one. This year includes a health expo that is not to be missed.
In Jamaica, the music never lives on forever, and as we close the
month, we head over to Trelawny for three nights of Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival with special guest performances
from international superstars.
Jamaican events in January are particularly renowned, and so I recommend that you book your tickets online as soon as possible.
Annual Accompong Maroon Festival
When: January 6th, 2014
Where: Accompong, St. Elizabeth
Join the 273rd annual Maroon festival celebration as we shine the spotlight on the life of the heroic Maroons. Singing, dancing, storytelling, and cooking are just a few forms of entertainment that will be on hand.
This festival marks the victory of the first maroon war against the British in which they fought for their freedom, led by their late hero Cudjoe.
Maroons are very active in Jamaica, and their lifestyles may be surprising to many as they are governed by their “own” laws.
Reggae Rebel Salute
When: January 17th and 18th, 2014
Where: Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann
Admission: General Entry ($2,500), General Weekend Entry ($4,500), VIP ($5,500), VIP Weekend ($10,000)
Parking: Richmond Estate, St. Ann
The annual Rebel Salute concert started out as a birthday party for reggae icon Patrick “Tony Rebel” Barrett but quickly grew into a celebration of reggae music worldwide.
This year there will be two days of events. On the first day (17th), a health expo will be held showcasing natural Jamaican products such as music, books, food, drinks, art, crafts, and clothes.
January 18th is the main event and stage show. Come and experience live performances from over seventy reggae acts from Jamaica and all over the world. This is the only reggae concert in the world that features all of Jamaica’s reggae icons and buzzing young reggae artistes.
In true reggae tradition, there will be no drugs (only marijuana), no alcohol (only roots drinks), no meat (no exceptions), and no violence (peace and love).
This is a family event so bring the children and expect to get more than your money’s worth.
For more information such as lineup and activities for both days visit Reggae Rebel Salute 2014
Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival
When: January 30th to February 1st, 2014
Where: Multi-Purpose Stadium at Falmouth
General Admission: Thurs (US$50), Fri (US$80), Sat (US$80), Weekend (US$150), Season (US$200)
VIP Admission: Thurs (US$120), Fri (US$120), Sat (US$120), Weekend (US$230), Season (US$350)
Jamaica welcomes you to three fantastic nights of country, R&B, jazz and reggae music. International guests this year include Dionne Warwick, Michael Bolton and John legend.
Of all the Jamaican events in January, The Jazz and Blues Festival attracts the largest international audience.
Come to Jamaica and experience a mixed genre of music that promises to be a once in a lifetime experience.
For more information on all artistes performing visit Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2014
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