[Spotlight] Inaugural Caribbean Carnival
Get ready for the flavor, music and culture of the Caribbean coming to downtown Greensboro. On July 14 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. the inaugural Caribbean Carnival will be held at The Mill Entertainment Complex, located at 816 S. Elm St.
Attendees of the carnival will enjoy live performances, six soca and reggae DJ sets, Caribbean food vendors and a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize.
According to the press release, business owners Mike Clark and Jon Southall are responsible for bringing the all-ages carnival downtown. Both Clark and Southall said in the release that the idea was inspired by attending bigger cities’ celebration of Caribbean culture.
“I grew up attending annual Caribbean Day parades in Washington, D.C., which introduced me to Caribbean music, dances, fashion and culture,” Southall said. “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,” Clark said. “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.”
Tickets for the festival are $10 for general admission, $15 for expedited-entry general admission and $30 for the VIP experience, which comes with complimentary food and drinks.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/sat-july-14th-the-inaugural-greensboro-caribbean-festival-tickets-44708738039 or at the gate before it begins.
For more information, email MogulEvents2018@gmail.com.