“The King Of The Dancehall” Beenie Man To Headline The Old School New Year’s Eve Bash And Benefit Concert On St. Croix

CaribPR Wire, ST. CROIX, USVI, Tues. Aug. 12, 2009: CIGA Promotions will ensure that partygoers in the US Virgin Islands usher in 2010 well entertained, while supporting a worthy cause, with a massive concert slated for December 31, 2009 at the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Shawn Baptiste, CEO of CIGA Promotions, announced today that Grammy Award winner Beenie Man will headline the Old School- New School, Old Year’s- New Year’s Eve Bash. The King of the Dancehall will be performing favorites like “Who Am I”, “Girls Dem Sugar”, “King of the Dancehall,” “Hmmm,Hmmm” and “Wine Gyal.” Beenie Man came on the scene in 1981 and established himself as one of the most prolific international dancehall artists in the world. He has played an instrumental role in introducing dancehall music to mainstream audiences around the world.

Elephant Man will also be on stage for this exciting concert. Well known for his dancehall anthems, ” Pon De River”, “Jook Gal”, “Willie Bounce” and “Nuh Linga”, the Energy God is very excited about ushering the New Year with the people of the Virgin Islands.

A CIGA Promotions event would not be complete without an Old School icon to please the mature crowd. Back by popular demand is the original dancehall king, Yellowman. A major influence in the dancehall and hip hop world in the 1980’s, Yellowman became the first dancehall artist to be signed to a major American label.  

The best of the Virgin Islands will also be on stage. Army, Mada Nile and the World Famous Xpress Band complete this diverse lineup that will have something for all music aficionados.

“This is a very special celebration for CIGA Promotions as we celebrate 15 years of outstanding events in the US Virgin Islands.  We are very grateful for the support of the people of the Virgin Islands, BVI and surrounding islands.  We will continue to produce exciting concerts in a safe environment, while supporting organizations in our community like the Queen Louise Home for Children.”

Baptiste continued, “After the Old School Mother’s Day Event featuring Barrington Levy and Yellowman in May 2009, we presented a check to the Queen Louise Home for Children.  Once again, we will be supporting this worthy organization. One dollar ($1) from every ticket sold for the Official New Years Eve Bash will be given to the Queen Louise Home for Children.”

The following sponsors are on board for this exciting benefit concert: Premier Wines and Spirits, The Palms at Pelican Cove, Seaborne Airlines, Budget Rent-A-Car St. Croix, WJKC, WSTX FM 100.3, WVIQ Sunny 99.5, WSVI- Channel 8 and Shantyvibes.com

Early bird tickets for the concert will go on sale for $25.00 for general admission and $35.00 for bleachers from December 7, 2009 until December 17, 2009. Regular ticket prices will be $30 for general admission and $40 for bleachers from December 18, 2009 until New Years Eve. Tickets will be more at the door. Gates open at 8:00pm and show time is 9:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the following ticket outlets: Alliance Clothing, Panchos, La Reine Chicken Shack,  Riddims, One Love Service Station, Centerline Bakery and Urban Threadz (St. Croix and St. Thomas)

For additional information contact CIGA Promotions at 340-513-2218 or email: [email protected].