To celebrate Black History Month and Reggae Month this year, Miramar Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis will host the 4th annual Afro-Carib Festival (ACF) in February.
The event will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 6 pm to 11 pm ET, at the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater,16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027.
This year’s lineup is set to ignite the stage with phenomenal talents including afro-beats sensation Fireboy DML, Grammy award-winning reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid, and dancehall legend Nadine Sutherland. There will also be additional local artists joining the mix.
About the headliners
Nigerian afrobeats sensation Fireboy DML, is best known for his catchy hit song, Peru, with pop star Ed Sheeren. This catchy afro-pop song boasts almost 200 million YouTube views, making it a mega-hit in the genre.
Also performing is Jamaica’s own reggae sensation, Grammy award-winning Kabaka Pyramid, a conscious revolutionary lyricist with a signature musical style; blending the power, energy, and melody of reggae with the lyricism of hip hop.
Rounding out the lineup is the beloved Nadine Sutherland, considered by fans and critics alike to be the premier Jamaican female vocalist of her generation, garnering international success and acclaim as the co-lead for the widely recognized dancehall anthem “Action”.
A celebration of African and Caribbean culture
Each year, the Afro-Carib Festival celebrates the blended cultures and shared bonds rooted in African origins and the Caribbean islands. These powerful roots have created a people rich in music, culture, and cuisine. Ticket holders will enjoy live performances by a carefully curated, first-class roster of unique and soulful artists representing afrobeats, reggae, dancehall, and more genres from the African Diaspora.
Miramar Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis commented, “We’ve had major success with the last three years of Afro-Carib Festival and our 4th year will be even bigger and better! We have discovered that South Florida is hungry for an entertainment event that offers this particular combination of musical genres which bring the best of Black music and culture together on one stage. It has been an honor to produce an event that celebrates the African Diaspora in such a beautiful way, and highlights different cultures within the Diaspora through music, culture, and food.”
The event is in collaboration with Visit Lauderdale and Memorial Healthcare System.
Stacy Ritter, President & CEO of Visit Lauderdale said they are proud to support the festival which brings thousands of attendees to Southwest Broward.
“We are committed to supporting rich cultural events in our community and the Afro-Carib Festival has proven its viability and importance to the South Florida economy”, she said.
Local food vendors will serve up their specialty Caribbean and African dishes and merchandise vendors will offer unique finds, representing the many cultures of the Diaspora. Now on sale are general admission tickets for $30, premium tickets for $45 and VIP tickets for $150, while supplies last. Parking is $10 in advance online or $15 at the gate.
For more Afro-Carib Festival information, please visit www.afrocaribfestmiramar.com or call 954-602-3178.