The much-anticipated T.I. Summajam perennially held on the country’s capital Grand Turk is billed to probably be the most exciting in years.
The series of events will take place between July 19 and 22. The highlighted performances this year will come from Pro-Vision Band Boys; Elroy Simmons; Tess Charles; DJ Shakes; Prime Dee Jays; DJ RIG and; DJ Blow.
The event will kick off on Wednesday, July 19 at 6p.m. with a motorcade and parade of the Miss Grand Turk and Miss Teen Grand Turk Pageant contestants. On Thursday, July 20, the Miss Teen Grand Turk, which starts at 7p.m., will be held.
On Friday, July 21, beginning at 7p.m., The exciting Miss Grand Turk Pageant will be held. The winner automatically gets to represent Grand Turk in next year’s Provo Day Festival.
The festival will climax on Saturday July 22, with the Parade of Nations Motorcade, followed by the Talent and Culture Showcase. The participants in the Parade of Nations will assemble at the Emancipation Square/Clock Tower at to witness the Horse Race from St. Thomas Church ending at Kishco Parking Lot.
Following the race, each country will join in the Motorcade in alphabetical order from the Clock Tower, along Pond Street, onward to Moxey Folly, and climaxing at the Parade Grounds for the Carnival Like Extravaganza, which includes cultural sports, dance, music, or showcase their country’s best features on stage via a number of activities.
The T.I. Summa Jam, which dates back from 1995, strictly focuses on discovering, recognizing, promoting, encouraging local talent, and “Keeping the Vibe Alive” in the island of Grand Turk, which the organizers dub as the birthplace of TCI culture and entertainment.
This year’s event will honor what it calls some of the country’s cultural pioneers especially in the field of entertainment. The honorees are Crystal “Tess” Charles; Barbaralee Johnson; David Bowen; Huntley “Super P The Entertainer” Forbes Jnr; Lynnette Thomas; Cheryl Ann Forman; Catherine Ann Forbes; Angela Freites; Valerie Jennings (posthumously); Joseph Robinson; and Stanley “Hitchie” Astwood.
TCI and Caribbean dishes will be on sale throughout the evening with the night culminating with performances from local artists.
We trust you will accept our invitation and participate in this annual “Sharing of Nations” event where our cultures are showcased.
For more information, please call Rita Gardiner @ (649) 231-0312.