Miami Set To Radiate With A Blend of Culture, Caribbean Pride and Pageantry At The 2016 Miami Broward Carnival
- Trinidad and Tobago’s reigning Panorama Champions “Desperadoes Steel Orchestra” to Perform at Panorama, J’Ouvert and Carnival Day
- Kes The Band, Headliner on Concert Mega Mainstage, Carnival Day
- Stacy Ann Rose, Third World’’s “Cat Coore” and R. City, are Miami Broward Carnival Celebrity Grand Marshals
- Enter to win all expense paid 2017 Barbados Cropover [Carnival] Experience
- Over 17 Masquerade Bands and 15,000 revelers Participating in the Parade
Miami, FL - September 22, 2016
- Miami Broward Carnival (MBC) lends a cultural authenticity to Miami’s Caribbean vibe that is undeniable. This staple event has become another feather in Miami’s rich cultural diversity cap. Produced by the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOHC), this annual landmark event in South Florida is not just multicultural, but international as well. Recognized once again by the Miami New Times as one of the Top 100 Events in South Florida, MBC is highly anticipated by South Florida locals and the tens of thousands of visitors who breathe and live the Carnival culture; who travel annually every Columbus Day weekend to Miami to celebrate. MBOCHC is proud to partner with Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbados Independence. Carnival celebrations culminate on Sunday, October 9, 2016
at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds (10901 SW 24 St, Miami, FL 33165
). MBC will start at 11a.m.
and end at 11p.m.
Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at www.miamibrowardcarnival.com
or select retail outlets.
“The Miami Broward Carnival continues to be one of our most highly anticipated annual events, attracting residents and visitors from around the globe for this multi-day celebration,” says William D. Talbert III, CDME, President & CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB). “It is one of the top events to highlight the great diversity and rich Caribbean culture woven throughout the Greater Miami area. Each year the pageantry is more spectacular as the Caribbean community proudly displays its traditions of elaborate costumes, vibrant art, music, dance and spicy flavorful foods – a proven formula for continued growth and popularity. ”
Miami Broward Carnival kicks off their Carnival season with their Junior Carnival on Saturday, October 1, 2016
, at Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, Greater Fort Lauderdale. This event allows for the young people to parade, compete, learn and celebrate Caribbean heritage.
Panorama continues to be a music lover favorite, bringing both old and young Caribbean-American pan-lovers together for a day of melodic, rhythmic and peaceful music. MBOCHC is committed to preserving this rich Caribbean tradition within the blueprint of #MiamiBrowardCarnival as they prepare to bring Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, the 2016 Panorama Champions from Trinidad and Tobago, for a special performance at Miami Broward Carnival Panorama, the official Miami Broward Carnival J’Ouvert and main-stage on Carnival Day. Pantastik Steel Orchestra looks to hold on to their coveted title of Miami Broward Carnival Panorama Champions.
With over 15,000 masqueraders who parade and are judged on creativity, craftsmanship and presentation, the buzz this year is that the vibrantly colored costumes are even bigger, more colorful and bolder.
"Miami Broward Carnival is an expression of the Caribbean American culture, experience and voice through the artistry of Mas making, musical versatility of steelbands and the vibrancy of our music. This annual cultural celebration is an anchor to our tourism economy on Columbus Day weekend and a lifeline to thousands of residents and visitors seeking to reconnect to their culture.” says Marlon A. Hill, partner, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP and general counsel to Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc.
“The GMCVB's focus is to celebrate, market and promote all of the cultural diversity Miami offers to potential visitors. The Miami-Broward Carnival is a prime event that encompasses the Caribbean cultural heritage which is also a part of the Miami fabric. We will continue to support and cross promote the Carnival as one of our premier multicultural treasures”, says Connie Kinnard, VP, Multicultural Tourism & Development, Greater Miami CVB.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbados Independence, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, will sponsor and curate the concert mainstage with some of the island’s biggest names in Soca music who include: Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and Lead Pipe & Saddis.
Fusing a unique blend of calypso, rock and reggae, Trinidad and Tobago natives Kes the Band are set to headline the main-stage at this year’s Miami Broward Carnival concert. Other heavy-weight artists and bands include: Fusion Band, King Vers, Karma Band, The Original Burning Flames, Julien Believe and more. Special appearance by R.City, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands duo, also known as Rock City, of the hit song “Locked Away” ft. Adam Levine.
MBOCHC has made travel to the Carnival festival at the Miami DADE fairgrounds easy and convenient. Shuttle buses will be provided from the Miami Dade Transit Golden Glades bus depot (in North Miami-Dade) and Tropical Park (in S.W. Miami Dade on 40th Street/Bird Road
) . Patrons will be able to park and ride for free to the Miami -Dade County Fairgrounds. The shuttle service party buses will run all day. Schedules of the shuttle services will be posted on www.miamibrowardcarnival.com
and social media.
The Miami Broward Carnival Signature Event Lineup:
Event: Miami Broward Junior Carnival – Presented by TD Bank
Details: Over 350 Children Masqueraders compete for prizes. Kids zone. Video Arcade RV
Admission: $10.00. Kids 10 and Under FREE with a Paid Adult Admission
Event: Fantastic Friday Duck Work Lunch Time Bacchanal & Food Truck Invasion
Details: Over 7 Food Trucks and vendors, Over 10 national and international DJ’s
Admission: $15.00 (All Day. Includes All 3 MBC Events on Friday)
Kids 10 and Under FREE with a Paid Adult Admission
Event: Miami Broward Carnival Kings/Queens/Individuals Costume Competition
Event: Panorama Competition
Details: Steel bands compete for coveted title of Miami Broward Carnival Panorama Champion
Event: Miami Broward Carnival Official J’Ouvert
Details: Party before Carnival, mud, paint, powder, water
Admission: $25 in advance
Event: Miami Broward Carnival Day
Details: Parade starts at Noon
with over 15,000 masqueraders in 17+ Mas Bands. Concert Starts at 4PM
. Arts & Craft Vendors. Corporate Village with Exhibitor Booths. Food Court.
Admission: $30 in advance. Kids 10 and Under FREE with a Paid Adult Admission
SteelBands Participating in Panorama Competition:
Pantastik Steel Orchestra(2016 Panorama Winners)
Lauderhill Steel Ensemble Inc.
Karibbean Knights Steel Orchestra
Melo Grove Steel Orchestra
Resurrection Steel Orchestra
New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra
Sticks ’n Tones Steel
Tamboo Bamboo Steel
Masquerade Bands and Presentations:
Bajan Fuh Evah - “Evolution" Celebrating 50 Years of Independence
Big & Strong Inc./One Island Band - Mythical Menagerie (Unleash your Imagination)
Break Awae Kru - Warriors of the Mother Land
Carnival Republic - Venom
D-Junction Mas - A Tribute to Royalty
Euphoria Production - The Warrior Within
Fun Generation - Kolors Unleashed
Freaks Mas - Flutter
Fusion Mas, Inc. - Poseidon’s Garden
Generation X - Erotica
Island Gems LLC - Happiness of Life!!
Jamborii Mas LLC - League of Conquerors
Major Players Inc. - Magic of the Sea
Mascots International LLC - The Last 20 - Do You Remember When
Natural Disasters Inc. - Emergence
Party Room Squad - Rare
Revel Nation Carnival - Realm of Dragons
Ti Chapo - Celebration
Wassi Ones - House of Wassi
Miami Broward Carnival Hashtags:
#jetBlue gets you there!
Follow on social media:
Twitter - @miabrocarnival
Instagram - @miabrocarnival
2016 Miami Broward Sponsors:
jetBlue – Official Airline of Miami Broward Carnival, TD Bank, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, 99 Jamz, Hot 105, Yellow Cab Broward, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., Mount Gay Rum, Miami-Dade County Fair Expo, Caribbean Airlines, and Miami-Dade County
with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners
2016 Corporate Partners:
Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, Events R Us, Lunes Moscato, D&G White Rum, Dragon Stout, Barbados50
2016 Media Partners:
Cox Media Group, CNW Network, GRB Media, Jam2Vibes, CMN USA, 91.7 FM Bahamas, Jamaicans.com
, TJJ, Caribbean Finders, Zip 103FM Jamaica, Wack Radio Trinidad, South Florida Times, Caribbean American Passport News Magazine, WSVI-TV, Team Soca, CAHMUSA