Entertainments in Jamaica
The Reggae Sumfest is the world's premier reggae festival which brings the hottest reggae and dancehall artist from all over the world to the reggae capital of the world. Jamaica's reggae event of the summer, Sumfest is a feast of parties and concerts in the area of Montego Bay. The main events are a Beach Party, Rockers Night, Dancehall Night and two International Nights. Red Stripe beer and island rum are widely available, as well as traditional Jamaican food such as jerk pork and chicken, meat patties, BBQ chicken with rice & peas and curried goat.
Five Days Events Including:
- Sunday Beach Party 5 sound systems
- Monday Mad Monday Mobay Street Jam.
- Thursday Stormfront the biggest dancehall night.
- Friday Montego Bay the Vibes City.
- Saturday Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, presents The Summit.
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios is a Casino in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and is open daily 24 hours. The casino's gaming space features 120 gaming machines. Treasure Hunt offers roulette, slots, bingo, poker and other games of chance, plus cocktails and wine.
Slots make up the majority of floor games, but video poker, blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, craps, and roulette are also available. Familiar and widespread in the region due to its origin in Aruba, Caribbean Stud Poker is played by many of the same rules as regular poker but has one big difference. The players, instead of playing against each other, play against the dealer only. Another small difference is that all of the players can see one of the dealer's cards, which he deals face up. With this information, players are free to make bets. This type of poker is extremely popular both in Jamaica and on cruise ships.
Reggae Sunsplash Festival
The Reggae Sunsplash festival was created in the summer of 1978, the brainchild of four Jamaican, Tony Johnson, Don Green, Ronnie Burke and John Wakeling. The four founding directors created a company called Synergy Productions which was responsible for promoting and producing the Reggae Sunsplash festival. The first Reggae Sunsplash festival was staged at Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica, WI. The event was held annually thereafter. In 1996 a new promotions entity acquired the ownership of "Reggae Sunsplash." This new company became Reggae Sunsplash International, (RSI).
It was billed as the "biggest Reggae festival in the history of the world". The festival introduced the concept of music and travel as a boost to tourism in Jamaica WI. Prior to the staging of Reggae Sunsplash, the hotels in Jamaica were traditionally closed during the summer period. The four founding partners staged the festival each year for a number of years and successfully created an annual summer tourist season in Jamaica.
The one time Synergy Productions produced annual event which became the launching pad for reggae music to be recognised worldwide lasted for an undisturbed 21 years before its demise in 1999. Its resurrection is really no surprise as it has always been the feeling that one day it would return to reclaim its rightful place on the Jamaican entertainment calendar.