New York: The months of planning, preparation and anticipation for the fourth installment of ‘Groovin’ In The Park’ – dubbed a day of reggae rhythm and blues unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York this Sunday, June 29 2014. The galaxy of superstars concert will feature heavyweight headliners Air Supply; Beres Hammond; Chronixx; L.U.S.T; Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths & friends John Holt, Judy Mowatt, Bob Andy, Tony Gregory and recently added rising stars Tasha T, Ky-enie, Kamsha, Congo Brainz, and Faraji who will be given a valuable opportunity to open the weekend showcase.
According to Christopher Roberts CEO of Groovin Inc, parent company of ‘Groovin InThe Park,’ “We are very pleased with the early response to the promotion this year. The marketing campaign is on schedule and going extremely well’, he said.
“We have gone to great lengths to package a powerful and memorable event for this summer, and we are indeed very happy with the campaign that includes market leader WBLS, 107.5 FM, independent radio producers at WVIP, 93.5FM, in store promotions, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter which we have all used to get the word out to urban African-Americans and the Caribbean Diaspora. The plan is to step up our efforts in the remaining days to connect with even more reggae and pop music lovers” he indicated.
Pop duo Air Supply, who in 2006 mesmerized music fans at the annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival in Montego Bay, will be making their first appearance at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. After being signed by music mogul Clive Davis to Arista Records in the mid 80’s, Air Supply went on to score eight Top Ten hits in the United States, including “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All,” “Good Bye,” “Its Never Too Late” and “Lost In Love,” which was named “Song Of The Year” in 1980.
Chronixx comes to the sizzling one day festival with superb credentials. He has an impressive catalogue of smash hits including “Behind Curtain,” “Tell Mi Now,” “Here Comes Trouble,” “African Heritage” and his patriotic Jamaican anthem “Smile Jamaica” that has placed him on reggae’s frontline. Strong performances are also expected from Beres Hammond, L.U.S.T and Marcia Griffiths.
Sponsors supporting Groovin’ In The Park 2014 include TD Bank, SQPA, Nutrament, Money Gram, The Smoke House, The Door Restaurant, BullZii Marketing, Groovin’ Radio, Laparkan, Caribbean Life and Tower Isle.