Child Care Centre Caribbean Night Extravaganza on May 27
For the fifth year running Montrealers will join administrators and supporters of Cote des Neiges Child Center Inc. for another Caribbean Night Extravaganza. This year the cultural and social spectacle will be staged on Saturday, May 27 at the Schofield Hall (90 Roosevelt Ave. TMR).
The evening will be highlighted by the best in food, music and  dance featuring a culinary adventure by Best Bite Catering and an evening filled with music by some of Montreal’s  best known performers including  Mireille Philosca, Cece Walker, T.J. Max, Wes Can performers, Cleopatra Marshall, Rhema the Hairdresser and Pete Douglas. There will be additional music from Little Thunder Sounds. It gets underway from 6pm to 2am. Tickets and info. : CPE Cote des Neiges 514-733-1397/ Mr. Allen 514-620-5876

West Island Blues Fest June 17

The word is out. Freddy James is back for the 14th anniversary of the West Island Blues Festival, and as he has done for the past two years his high-energy, infectiously funky sounds will have tens of thousands of revelers dancing at Dollard des Ormeaux Park, in DDO, on June 17.
This year’s event was launched at the Caribbean Treat Restaurant on Sources Blv’d in the West Island when organizers laid out the line-up of performers for the 2017 show. Brian Greenaway Blues Bus and Dwane Dixon were on hand for a special treat.
Several top Canadian acts such as Justin Saladino, Miche Love And The Dynamite Band, Jimmy James Band and Dwane Dixon will join James for what has become of one of the fastest growing events in the province.
Family and friends will enjoy great music, tasty Caribbean food and drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and beer. https://www.facebook.com/WIBluesFestival.
The Blues Fest was launched in 2003, as a free outdoor festival to showcase the talent of musicians in Quebec and beyond.
Over the past 13 years, several West Island-based organizations, including the West Island Black Community Association, the Alzheimer Groupe (AGI) and Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest de l’Île (AJOI) have been beneficiaries tens of thousands of dollars from the Blues Fest.
This year’s festival will be launched on Thursday, May 25, at a special VIP fundraising indoor concert featuring Brian Greenaway Blues Bus at the Dollard Civic Centre (Banquet Hall) 12001 de Salaberry in DDO. Tickets are available from Errol Johnson at (514) 718-0890 or (514) 620-0554.

Reggae Uprising: Tribute to the Icons Part 2

Reggae has become embedded in the global music psyche, having found its place on the shelves and racks next to every genre of music ever recorded, from the classic, to electronic, soul, blues, jazz, hip-hop, electro…
So when local Montreal reggae personalities get together early next month for the Reggae Uprising tribute to the icons show early next month, it will be another confirmation that reggae is not a footnote in the history of recorded music, but that reggae lives… It’s world music.
Which is why a handful of local reggae artists, past and present, will be coming together for Reggae Uprising: Tribute to the icons, Part 2.
Among them will be George Fennell, Kaisha Lee, Singer Robin, King Shadrock, and Sampaloo. They will be performing some of the hits recorded by various international reggae icons (choose your favourite reggae icon).
If you missed Icons Part 1, then don’t miss this one. It will be just as musically gratifying. So be there.
It all goes down on June 3rd at the M.C.S.O, 7401 Newman Blvd. in LaSalle (Metro Angrignon, #bus 106 to the Super C). MC will be Howard (Stretch) Carr.
Tickets available at M.C.S.O 514-364-5113, Princessa 514-595-4894,
Daddy Ghost 514-731-6342.

Sailors Still Ashore

The boat is being framed to take the crew of Frienz down St. Catherine Street for Carifiesta 2017, with their presentation of Sailor Still Ashore.
Some of the framing of the boat will be done at 6084 Clark St. in Pierrefonds on Saturday, May 20. And organizers will be in full fundraising mode selling T shirts, corn soup, aloo pies, pholourie, bake and shark and a variety of Caribbean-style drinks.
But the big party is at Caribbean Paradise Restaurant in LaSalle on Friday June 2, when there will be another display of costumes, and featuring music by DJ Nicholas and the Montreal Jammers Rhythm Section.
For more info. 514-234-8549 / 514-708-5714.

Come Dance the old time way

Montrealers who love to dance will gather at Le Manoir, 5319 Avenue Notre-Dame-de-Grace on  Saturday June 3, from 9pm-3am for the Oldies Dance 2017. This event is sponsored by Club Social Antilles  and will feature music by DJ Austin. Expect a  Solid bar and Fish Cakes.  Admission is $15.00. As a special treat to party-goers  there will be Door prizes and One Free Drink per lady before 11pm.

ALL WHITE BOAT RIDE
PNP Promotions presents its 10th anniversary event, an All White Boat Ride on the Cavalier Maxim, on Saturday, June 10th. Starring live from New York City will be DJ Young Chow, with music provided by Nemesis Sounds, Firesquad, and James Bond. Your cruise host will be D’Professor and Jab Army. Boarding time is 11:30 pm sharp at
Quai Alexandria in Old Montreal. Limited early bird tickets $45, $50 after. Tickets available at Caribbean Curry House and Princessa, available online at Ticket Gateway. Info line: 514-808-1610.

Cornucopia BBQ
The Cornucopia Association of Canada Inc. invites you to a BBQ Party on Saturday, June 10th, from 2pm to 2am at U.N.I.A Hall (2741 Notre Dame West). Rain or shine this indoor/outdoor event is not to be missed. Food will be served between 4pm and 8pm. Music brought to you by DJ Maddy. Tickets: Adult $35/Children 12 and under $15.00. For tickets and information, contact Karl Wilson 514-825-9771, Boyd Bailey 514-971-2406, Audrey Poyser 514-595-9143.

I LOVE CHUTNEY SOCA
Omardath Maraj, the 2017 Chutney Soca Monarch, will be in Montreal, Saturday June 17th at Le Manoir, 5319 Ave NDG. Music by Nemesis sounds, Mr. Vik, Trini Shatta, and DH Jerry. Doors open at 9pm. Advance tickets $25, available at various outlets, including Caribbean Curry House 514-733-0828; Marché West Island 514-685-9068, Salon Shimmers 514-363-0010. Also on TicketGateway.com. I love Chutney SOCA is a presentation of the Caribbean Sports CLUB and Mr. Vik.  For more info. contact Anil 514-814-3849, Vik 438-880-0243.

Jerk Food Fest 2017
This year the event will be held on Saturday June 24, at the Soccerplex Outdoors, 775 First Ave. Lachine.  Featuring Live from Kingston Jamaica Stone Love, Serani, Miss Diva, Jah Cutta, Tony Prophet (from Toronto), Iley Dread, Saboo, Sampaloo, Sustaine (from Jamaica), Mickey Dangerous (Juno award winner), Speng Squire, Blessed (2x Juno award winner from Toronto), Jae Prynce (from Jamaica), Ijah, IBO Fiyah
Music By various DJ’s: Mawga K, productions sounds, platinum sounds and more
Alongside: British Geeza from the UK, road warrior sounds, DJ Tytys, Cruss Excel, DJ Sherwin, Natralis sound, EQ Sound & Blackout Sound
Hosted by: Ricky Notnice, Pat Dillion & Viza Don, Performance by: Phopho and crew
Say no to Bullying! (Please wear something Pink to support the cause)
Doors open from 12pm to 9pm Free admission
This year we will be doing a school drive sponsored by UPS Canada & Sash Boutique for School Supplies, sending 200 Students within the Montreal area Back to School
For more Information contact one of the Following:
Phone: 514-321-2004/ 514-560-7017 / 514-451-7120/ 514-708-4885
Email: montrealjerkfest@gmail.com
Instagram: MTL_Jerk_Food_Festival
Facebook: Montreal & Chateauguay Jerk Food Festival

Cornucopia MONT  TREMBLANT
On Saturday, July 15th, the Cornucopia Association of Canada Inc. invites you to take part in their Family Bus Ride to Mont Tremblant. Attractions include the Jazz Festival and Casino. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.
Departing from Newman Plaza (Maxi in LaSalle) @ 8am sharp, Van Horne Shopping Center @ 8:30am sharp. Info at https://cornucopiamtl.wixsite.com/cornucopiacanada

FATHERS DAY BREAKFAST
The Antigua and Barbuda Association of Montreal invites you to their Fathers Day breakfast on Saturday, June 17 from 9am to 12pm. Mr. Lowell Phillip will be honoured. The event will be held at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church, 3400 Avenue Connaught. (Bus #105 (Vendome metro)/123 from LaSalle). Tickets:  Adults $15, Children $7.
WE JAMMING STILL

Celebration Time presents We Jamming Still. So put on your dancing shoes and enjoy music by Brass 2D world, along with DJ 20-20, DJ 610, DJ Andy and DJ Nicolas
On July 8th. It will be a special night for the ladies, a real party experience. Admission $45, more at the door. At Cegep Andre-Laurendeau (1111 rue La Pierre, LaSalle.
A Tribute to Sheryl
Caribbean Expression presents A Tribute to Sheryl. Featuring Kemba, Jaalie, Lady B, Singing Designer, Ezra, Carol Lewis, Shanice Vincent, Jenny Noel, Nato, Tamba, Tyne
There will be dinner at 7 pm, and a cash bar. Saturday, June 3rd at the FRAT, 7421 Harley, in NDG. Admission  $25: dinner, show and dance. Info. 514-993-5985, 450- 486-1253, 514-626-8598. Bus: 105, 51, 90.

SPOTLIGHT SUNDAY IS BACK

On May 28th, Blackmoses Promotions will host their first Spotlight Sunday event of 2017.  In Spotlight will be Handy Andy, a versatile entertainer out of Barbados  who resides here in  Montreal. Also introducing Badadawn, a talented entertainer out of Jamaica, also residing  in Montreal.   Music will be supplied by Abna and  Six Ten. “Spotlight Sunday” is a bi-weekly event dedicated to showcasing Montreal performers.
To audition for Spotlight Sunday,
call Neville “NATO” Brown,
at 438 937 1924.