A Crop Over Sweet Lime could be coming to a community near you, says the National Cultural Foundation (NCF).
Following the successful staging of the events last year, the foundation has announced that there will be nine Sweet Limes this season kicking off tonight at the popular John Moore Bar in Weston, St James.
The events will be held every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. at different locations.
On Saturday June 3, the Crop Over vibes will move to Lime Bar on Stadium Road, St Michael.
The Crop Over action is intended to showcase the songs of the season while allowing sponsors and proprietors the opportunity to push sales. The entertainment features a mixture of seasoned and emerging talent. Some deejays will also get the chance to showcase their skills.
Friday’s line-up includes Lil Rick, Stiffy, Quan The Artist and Sugahrhe, while on Saturday Biggie Irie, Leadpipe & Saddis, Grateful Co., Chrissy D., Marzville and Jus D will take the stage. The events will be hosted by Peter Ram.
Marketing Officer at the NCF, Paula Anne Jackman commenting on the multipronged approach to the Sweet Limes, said: “The beauty in our NCF Crop Over Sweet Lime product is everyone wins – our sponsors gain maximum exposure while helping microbusinesses in Barbados, our local talent has a platform to launch new music to enthusiastic audiences, small shops and bars become fully integrated into the festival, and Bajans get a fantastic warm-up for Crop Over,” she explained.
This year’s limes are sponsored by Banks Breweries, ESA Field White Rum and Mount Gay Rum on the varying nights.
On Friday, June 9 and Saturday June 10 the Sweet Limes will move to Fowlies Bar, Parish Land, Christ Church and Thelma’s Bar, River Land, St Philip, respectively.
On Friday, June 16 the Crop Over action is at White Rabbit, Drax Hall, St George and on Saturday, June 17 the limes will be held at the Bay Street Esplanade benefiting two establishments in the area, Quinzel’s Kitchen and Tamarind Bar.
On Friday, June 23 the Sweet Limes will head to the parish of St Joseph to Benny’s Bar, Hillcrest Community Centre and on Saturday, June 24 at Hi-Gate Bar & Restaurant, Dash Valley, St George.
The final Sweet Lime on Friday, June 30, will be hosted at Burger’s Bar in Parkinson Field, the Pine, St Michael. Again this year, Island Smiles will be on location to capture patrons’ photographs in the I Love Crop Over frame. (PR)