23 Jul Caribbean flavour at open air concerts in Great Yarmouth town centre
There will be free open air live music in Great Yarmouth Market Place every Sunday in August.
The Summer Sunday events will have a distinct Caribbean theme and feature live performances by up and coming artists in the reggae, hip hop, soul and R&B genres supported by reggae DJs in between sets.
The weekly events will take place from 11am to 3pm and will also incorporate children’s craft making workshops, Jamaican street food, face painting, merchandise and music stalls featuring recordings by the participating artists.
The Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership is working with Open Skies Promotions to present these events.
Jonathan Newman of the Partnership which is sponsoring the concerts said “We wanted to put some events on in the town centre on Sundays to encourage more people to visit and live music is always very popular.
“There are a lot of shops and cafes open in the town centre on Sundays plus a great Sunday parking offer. On Sundays visitors can leave their car all day on borough council town centre car parks for just £2.50 giving them plenty of time for a bite to eat, some retail therapy and to enjoy some great live music.”
He added: “As well as celebrating the cultural diversity that exists in the town, the Caribbean theme running through the series of live concerts embraces the summer feel-good factor that Great Yarmouth is famous for.”
The events are also being supported by the borough council as part of the town centre initiative to boost footfall through additional events.
Starting August 2 with Jamaican-born Jon Pecos supported by Norwich musician Kolin Durier and DJ’s Apollo Dan and DJ Brownings, the weekly outdoor concerts will feature a number of up and coming artists. It will build to a finale on Sunday August 30 when Jamaican recording artist Troydon Bent will headline the fifth and final show in the Market Place on the bank holiday weekend.
Full details of all the concerts can be found at www.gytcp.co.uk.
Photographer: Joe Baguley Matabo.