Inaugural Greensboro Caribbean Carnival set for July 14 at The Mill Entertainment Complex
Greensboro, N.C. (July 6, 2018) – Local business owners, Mike Clark and Jon Southall, are bringing the flavor, music and culture of the Caribbean to Downtown Greensboro for all ages to experience.
The Inaugural Greensboro Caribbean Carnival will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. at The Mill Entertainment Complex on 816 South Elm Street, Downtown Greensboro.
Soca and reggae music, performances, food, and fun for all ages at Greensboro Caribbean Carnival
All ages are welcome to attend and enjoy the live performances, six soca and reggae deejay sets throughout the event, Caribbean food vendors, and Caribbean costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for VIP. They can be purchased in advance at carnival18.eventbrite.com or at the gate once the event begins. Advance ticket purchases guarantee expedited admission and VIP includes the same, as well as complimentary food and non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.
“I grew up attending annual Caribbean Day parades in Washington, D.C., which introduced me to Caribbean music, dances, fashion and culture,” said Southall. “It’s always been a dream of mine to bring that experience to the Triad and once we purchased The Mill Entertainment Complex, I knew it was the perfect venue to bring the event to life. Our hope is to build the Greensboro Caribbean Carnival out from a one day to an entire weekend event for the Triad.”
“Having attended a Caribbean Festival in Massachusetts, I felt it was an event our community would appreciate–especially those who may not be able to travel abroad for an authentic experience,” said Clark. “As Greensboro continues evolving with cultural events, we hope ours creates more awareness about Caribbean culture and some of the Caribbean restaurants we have right here in the Triad.”
Clark and Southall are no strangers to serving the Greensboro community having a combined 20 years of experience in the event entertainment industry, as well as hosting an annual Easter Egg Hunt for around 2,000 people, feeding the homeless, and providing tornado relief efforts for impacted victims in April. They also own King Cuts Barbershop and a moving company, Mighty Movers.
For more information, email MogulEvents2018@gmail.com.