Soca Reggae Festival Brings the Music to Old Market Square, July 7 & 8

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Music fans can keep their summer of live music going in the heart of Winnipeg next month with central Canada's largest Afro and Indo-Caribbean music festival, Soca Reggae Festival. Now in its 16th year, the festival returns to Old Market Square for two days of live music at The Cube, celebrating Caribbean culture and community.

Local artists sharing their genre-spanning music this year include Congolese-born singer/songwriter and music producer Adiyo, Afrobeats/pop/R&B singer/songwriter Ben Tamana, bold young rapper Ezoman, Afrobeat/Reggae artist Jedimz, the hip hop and R&B beats of Skye, and more.

International artists making their way to Winnipeg for the event include Sojiii, Nessa Preppy, and Wayne Wonder

Plenty of DJs will be spinning tunes between sets, including Sly, Sugah Prince, Freez, Gaaza, Spanglish, Kesh, and Powers. Audiences can also catch dynamic dance performances from Trini Bacchanal, Watch Yah Winnipeg, and Dynamite Dance Troupe.

Started in 2006, the festival is an all-ages, family-friendly event with a variety of community vendors, food vendors sharing Caribbean eats, as well as a licensed beverage garden. Be sure to follow the Soca Reggae Festival on Instagram for updates.

FRIDAY, JULY 7 / 2 PM - 1 AM

DJ Sly
Kick-off @ 4:00 PM 
DJ Sly
Jedimz @ 5:30 - 5:45 PM 
DJ Sugah Prince
Skye @ 6:15 - 6:35 PM 
DJ Sugah Prince
Dynamite Dance Troupe @ 7:05 PM 
G-NRL @ 7:10 - 7:30 PM 
DJ Freez
Adiyo @ 8:00 - 8:45 PM 
DJ Freez
Ezoman @ 9:15 -10:15 PM 
DJ Freez
Lyberal @ 10:45 - 11:45 PM 
DJ Gaaza


DJ Sly
Dub City Foundation @ 4:00- 5:00 PM 
DJ Spanglish
Trini Bacchanal (Shyanne and Aaron) @ 5:25 PM
Black Lantern (Twest) @ 5:30 - 6:30 PM 
DJ Spanglish
Watch Yah Winnipeg (Dance Group) @ 7:05 PM 
Ben Tamana @ 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 
DJ Sly
Dynamite Dance Troupe @ 8:40 PM 
Sojiii @ 8:45 - 9:15 PM 
DJ Keesh
Trini Bacchanal (Shyanne and Aaron) @ 9:40 PM
Nessa Preppy @ 9:45 - 10:30 PM
DJ Keesh
Wayne Wonder @ 11:00 PM - Midnight
DJ Powers

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