JCDC/NMIA Welcome Experience Lunch Hour Concert

The Arrival Forecourt at the Norman Manley International Airport will be buzzing with entertainment from July 21to August 4. Visitors from Home and Abroad will be treated to a Jamaica 55 Welcome Experience, which includes a Lunch Hour Concert complemented by interactive displays and attractions. This will be hosted by the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Office of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) an Agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport in partnership with the Norman Manley International Airport and the Airports Authority of Jamaica. The concerts start at 1:00 p.m. daily and admission is free.

The official launch will be held on Friday, July 21 at 12:00 noon. This will feature Ken Boothe, Multi- times Festival Song winner, Roy Rayon, Oneil Scott “Nazzleman” 2016 Festival Song Winner, Alpha Boys Band, outstanding performers from the JCDC National Festival of the Performing Arts competition. The day’s celebration will close with a Rae Town Old Hits After Party with DJ Welton Irie. The MC for the concert will be Oliver Samuels.

As part of the Airport’s Jamaica 55 Welcome Experience, the Arrivals Forecourt will be transformed into a Welcome / Festival Village for the two-week long celebration. There will be several booths with various traditional Jamaican Items and Foods. This includes interactive displays from NMIA, JCDC and other organization, games, give away daily highlighting various aspect of our culture.

According to Paulette Sutherland, JCDC Parish Manager for Kingston & St. Andrew,” the JCDC is happy to partner with the Norman Manley International Airport to give visitors both local and international a taste of what they will experience for the independence celebrations. The Norman Manley International Airport is the gate way to the city and we want visitors to have that experience from the moment they arrive. The concert is free and open to the public and promises to be a memorable experience for the entire family.”

The JCDC Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Office will be hosting several other activities in communities across the parishes. Further information can be access from the JCDC website at, its social media pages, or the Parish Office at 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10

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