In light of recent violent incidents at entertainment events, organizers of RISE: Soca Kingdom featuring Machel Montano and Super Blue on July 31st at the Kensington Oval are assuring patrons that they are taking extra security measures to ensure safety.
That guarantee was given by event producer Mastermind Creative Productions.
Speaking on the behalf of the group Kirk Brown updated the media and sponsors on the preparations for this year’s event at a press conference on Wednesday.
He told Bajan Vibes that patrons could expect ‘military like’ security explaining that they were not taking any chances – even loitering on the outside would not be accepted. “There will be six lines for easy entrance and security will be outside as well,” Brown said.
In what organizers are expecting to be the biggest event in the Crop Over season Mastermind Creative Productions, have joined forces with international promoter Jay Upscale Marketing and Promotions, with support from the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. to bring Machel Montano back to Barbados for this year’s Crop Over festival, as a stop on his worldwide Soca Kingdom Tour.
Brown assured that they were ready for an event of this magnitude as all the necessary groundwork has been laid.
“We have been fine tuning our strategy and our plans as it relates RISE and each of our skill sets will be brought to bear to create an extraordinary experience. It is our pleasure to bring Machel, Super Blue and the best of Crop Over 2018 together on one stage for a splendid display of Caribbean unity through music,” Brown remarked.
Machel and Super Blue will headline the show with a 90-minute set and will be joined by other acts including International Bashment Soca Monarch and reigning Party Monarch King, Lil Rick, and reigning Sweet Soca Monarch
Red Plastic Bag and the island’s top deejays including Ras, DJ Indian and Chris Gayle, Dave Smooth and Bill Gates, Salt and Don, John Doe, and Alvin Toppin.
“We know Machel and the rest of the cast will deliver a fantastic show – of that there is no doubt. What we as the organizers are working on is ensuring that the event experience matches that high energy and class. Patrons will get the value they deserve from this production and we are really excited to see all that we have been working on for the people of Barbados and the Caribbean, unfold,” Brown said.