The officers and members of the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc. is proud to present our 2016 West Indian Celebration Week events. This year, our celebration week includes major headliners and Connecticut’s most talented vibes creating, get the party started dancehall and soca DJ’s. Our headliners include: SEDALE, WILD FIRE, NESBETH, BOASY BWOY FLOYD, RAS GHANDI, TERRY GAJRAJ, ALISON HINDS, BASS ODYSSEY and STEELIE BASHMENT, BANKY HYPE. Local DJ’s include DJ Ace, Hot Lexx, DJ Sleepy, Black Roots, DJ Zack, DJ Pie, Force Ripe, Black Hustler Sound, Schoolaz, DJ Boogie, Concord Digital and Bojangles Muzik.
Please note that all events will be held at the West Indian Social Club located at 3340 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 9pm for all events and end on 1 pm during the weekdays and 2 pm Friday and Saturday.
FRIDAY AUGUST 5
The 2016 Celebration Week kicks off with Fantastic First Friday!
The soca senators and friends are going to give you a night of “memories” with a live performance by SEDALE and WILD FIRE. Hosted by DJ Ace and the Soca Senators with music by King AP, Stardon and Rob Da Hitman. Come out with your island flag! Admission $15.
SATURDAY AUGUST 6
Come celebrate Jamaica’s 54th year of independence with festival songs, ska, mento, reggae, calypso and of course, dancehall. Music by Hot Lexx, DJ Sleepy and DJ Zack. Admission $10.
SUNDAY AUGUST 7
Cultural Extravaganza, 4 PM!
The entire family can enjoy this family friendly event with performances by the Caribbean American Dance Company, Cultural folk singing and Caribbean poetry! Meet our new Miss West Indian, Miss Black Connecticut and other local pageant queens.
MONDAY AUGUST 8
St. Lucia Night
Hosted by the St. Lucian American Society of Connecticut (SLAAC). Music by DJ Pie. Admission $10.
TUESDAY AUGUST 9
An indoor/outdoor event featuring a live performance by NESBETH and RAS GHANDI. Music by Black Roots, Hot Lexx and DJ Sleepy with special guest, Jamaica’s Number 1 comedian, BOASY BWOY FLOYD. Pre-sold tickets $15 and $20 at the door. BUY YOUR PRE-SOLD TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE!
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10
Featuring live performance by TERRY GAJRAJ, the Guyanese Baboo. Music by DJ Ichunes from Florida. Admission $10
THURSDAY AUGUST 11
Trinidad and Tobago Night
Red, black and white party! Hosted by DJ Ace with music by Mr. Xcitement and Foreign Bass. Admission $10 before 11:30 pm.
FRIDAY AUGUST 12
All Island Night
Featuring a live performance by the Soca Queen ALISON HINDS. Music by BASS ODYSSEY, Black Hustler Sound, Schoolaz and DJ Boogie. Pre-sold tickets are $15 and $20 at the door.
SATURDAY AUGUST 13
Join DJ Ace and friends in our back yard for their first ever, Jouvert Cooler Fete. This event starts at 10 am and ends at 3 pm. Music by King AP, Sparklez International, Mr. Xcitement, Sibling Music, Rob Da Hitman, Evolution Sound and More… Mud. Powder. Paint. Coolers. Admission $15
Grand Finale Night.
Music by STEELIE BASHMENT, BANKY HYPE, CONCORD DIGITAL and BOJANGLES MUZIK closes Celebration Week with the celebration of all celebrations! Pre-sold tickets are $15. $20 at the door. BUY YOUR PRE-SOLD TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE!!
Visit our kitchen for a sampling of Caribbean food by Hartford’s best chef! Jerk chicken, Jerk Pork, Steam fish and more all for sale at our kitchen, next to the disco room
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
DIRECTIONS to 3340 Main Street, Hartford- From 91 North take exit 34 toward Windsor Ave/CT-159. Left to Meadow Road, Left to Windsor Ave (CT-159) toward Hartford. Take a left to Main Street. From 91 South take exit 34 toward North Main Street. Turn right onto Windsor Ave. (CT-159).
PARKING is available on any side street in the vicinity. Please observe the even/odd parking signs on the side streets to avoid any parking citations. Park at your own risk. PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON TOWER AVENUE.
Park at any of the affordable Hartford Parking Authority Garages and take a yellow cab, Lyft or Uber to our 3340 Main Street location. Paid parking will also be available at a number of venues on Main Street in Hartford which includes St. Monica’s Episcopal Church located at 3575 Main Street, Hartford.
Pre-sold tickets for Jamaica Night, All Island Night and our Grand Finale are $15 and are all available on EventBrite.com http://bit.ly/2aeovGk
2016 WEST INDIAN CARNIVAL PARADE
Please visit www.wiichartford.org for parade info, vendor applications.