Dancehall Night kicked off the three night event with a bang. The Reggae and Dancehall acts left the International Artists with much to live up to for Friday night. The crowning of “The Doctor” as King on Thursday night was the highlight for many and he was oh so royal. The promoters of Sumfest pulled out all the stops and the venue was exotic and changed every single night. Don’t get me wrong, one location different scene each night. VIP was packed and felt like general admission, those of us lucky enough to get into the press area enjoyed the best views as the performers looked radiant on stage.
From the International Acts, Neyo held it down on Friday with Keri Hilson and Jazmine Sullivan while Tony Braxton seranaded the crowd on Saturday. But the entire event went to none other than The Cure as he closed the show on Friday Night. He thanked the crowd for their patience as the only bad thing about Sumfest “09” was the crazy wait for a single band change; I mean it was ridiculous. This dampened the vibes of the entire night as patrons waited for Jah Cure who delivered and sealed himself as the King of Reggae.
By Saturday night the energy had simmered but the band change issue was taken care of, thankfully. The Micheal Jackson tribute was a beautiful thing and Tito held it down for the Jacksons; he presented a beautiful gold clock to the people of Jamaica and we gave him a few gifts as well. Jr Gong and Nas, now known as Distant Relatives, did a great job in the wee hours of the morning as patrons made their way out of the venue tired but completely fulfilled.
We give this event an EXCELLENT Rating!!!
Go to The Experience for pictures of all three nights.
FYI: Sumfest 2010 will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica July 18th to the 24th.