Not much beats a reggae concert in Jamaica. The vibe of the audience, large or small, plus the sweet reggae tunes never fails to put you in an irie mood. This October, however, Soul in the Sun Music Festival is poised to give some of the best Jamaican stage shows a run for their money with 2 nights of concerts featuring some of R&B’s top artists.
Ok, I may be a little bit biased. Despite my appreciation for all genres of music, R&B/soul is definitely at the top of the list, especially from the 60s to early 90s. Don’t get me wrong, I love Beyonce and Usher will always be one of my faves, but they can’t hold a candle to MJ, Luther, and many of the “old school” greats.
Set for Friday, October 10th – Sunday, October 12th, Soul in the Sun Music Festival will definitely be an event to remember. The first two nights will be held at the Rose Hall Aqueduct in Montego Bay, a beautiful beachside venue with lush lawns and historic 18th century ruins that frame the intimate outdoor space. On Sunday, the festivities come to a close with the obligatory beach party.
Soul in the Sun Artist Lineup
Night one showcases some favorites from the 80s/90s including Keith Sweat, Dru Hill, Silk, and Johnny Gill. On the second evening guests will enjoy Peabo Bryson, Jeffrey Osborne, Howard Hewitt, Freddie Jackson and the amazing Regina Belle. It promises to be two nights of R&B nostalgia at its finest.
Soul in the Sun Tickets
Tickets for Soul in the Sun can be purchased online by the night or at a discounted package rate for the weekend at TouchTix.net.
General admission tickets allow entrance to the venue only. Seating is not provided and food and drinks will be available for purchase.
VIP tickets offer a closer view to the stage and offers seating on a first come first served basis. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Lounge tickets are a premium all-inclusive option that provide a range of comfortable seating options, dedicated wait staff, a complimentary meal, parking, private restrooms, front stage access and an inclusive bar. Lounge tickets are only available for purchase online before September 30th.
Soul in the Sun 2014 Travel Information
Where to Stay
There are tons of accommodations in and around Montego Bay, here are a few closest to the venue.
Other Travel Tips
Rent a Jamaica Cell Phone – Avoid crazy roaming charges and stay in touch with family back home and your travel buddies on island. Rent your Jamaica cell phone for $/day with Island Phone Rentals here.