Friday, November 6, 2009

Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson To Headline First Ever Hennessy Artistry Show In Barbados

I had the pleasure of attending FAS Entertainment's press conference for their annual December show. I thought it was going to be the usual - announce the headline acts on the card officially to media and other details, but I got a bit more than I bargained for. Alrite so let me tell you.

The event this year will be the first time ever that Hennessy will be title sponsoring a major event in Barbados. The motivation for this move, was described by the CEO of Stokes and Bynoe as celebration of the whopping 70 years that Stokes and Bynoe has been distributing Hennessy in Barbados. I am sure it does help that Barbados is the biggest consumer of Hennessy per capita in the Caribbean! 

To add to this is the fact that this event will be included into the Hennessy Artistry Series of International concerts. These concerts have featured acts like Queen Latifah, Kanye West, LL Cool J and many mor artistes from around the globe. The last Hennessy Artistry concert was held on Oct 6 in Hanoi, Vietnam which featured artistes from Britain, Australia and the United States. You can find out more about it at After a quick peak at the website you will understand just how much a big these concerts are, and Hennessy plans to continue to build on this concert each year. 

Come December 6 Barbados will the latest venue for Hennessy Artistry and the second island in the Caribbean to host this concert series after Trinidad. 

What is Hennessy Artistry ?
The concept behind Hennessy Artistry is that true greatness in any art form is acheived when influences, cultures, ideas, style and are blended or mixed.

This art of mixing applies to all forms, including the blending Hennessy's eaux de vie (agua de via) to produce the world's leading cognac brand.

The Show
The show will take place on Dec 6th at the National Stadium and feature Jah Cure, Ne-Yo, Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson supported by Bajan Artiste - Buggy Fullyloaded, Daniel, Hotta Flames and Ras Ali.

The doors will be open from 7 pm and the show will kick off by 9 pm. 

FAS Entertainment says that this is going to be a recession friendly event and they won't raise their ticket prices beyond what Bajans would have paid to see Jah Cure 3 years ago.
General admission  -  early bird $60  it will move up from there in increments of $10 each time.
VIP admission - $160 early bird and $200 regular price - this is the first time there is early bird on a VIP section.
VIP will cater for about about 2000 persons and primarily include

  • Hennessy congac
  • Belvedere  Vodka
  • Finger food
Al Gilkes, director of FAS Entertainment believes that the concert will do very well. He explained that Jah Cure by himself 3 years ago attracted about 12 000 fans. The expectation is that this show will attract the same or even more with this special recession pricing.

All bars will be premium i.e. only premium products will be on sale! We are talking about possibly no rum or beer at the event. It is promised though that there will be a premium substitute for rum and beer for similar cost. I not complaining about that!
Hennessy says to this point more surprises next year! More surprises next year.

Corey Graham 2.0

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