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With an illustrious history of bringing the biggest and brightest names from the islands to the Garden State for an unforgettable annual Caribbean festival, the New Jersey International Reggae Fest is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with an enormous colorful fete at the Edison Park Complex in Newark on Sunday, August 15th.
With a line-up that includes the best of classic Reggae, Dancehall, and Roots, the NJIRF 2010 promises to be another remarkable showcase of Caribbean music and cultural.

Launched in 2000 in Newark, the New Jersey International Reggae Fest has earned a reputation for being the state's signature staging for Caribbean entertainment. Dancehall pop icon Sean Paul; Billboard Soca artist Kevin Lyttle and Soca King Machel Montano; Dancehall luminaries Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, and Capleton; and Reggae icons Beres Hammond, John Holt, and Barrington Levy are among the many stellar performances that the NJIRF has brought to the Garden State over the past decade. Last year's monumental staging at the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium featured, among others, Platinum selling Hip Hop artists Fabolous and Rick Ross. The event draws approximately 10,000 people from up and down the eastern seaboard to Newark for an incident-free famiy fun-day that includes live music, authentic Caribbean cuisine, native arts and crafts, and a variety of cultural activities representative of the vast array of Caribbean nations.

For this year's staging, NJIRF event producer G City Enterprise and sponsors RoadblockRadio.com, and Jeawin Entertainment, will take the Reggae Fest to the Edison Park Complex (located at the Prudential Arena). NJIRF 2010 features a line-up that includes Reggae's legendary singers Freddie McGregor and Cocoa Tea, internationally acclaimed Dancehall artist Cham (formerly Baby Cham), and Roots Reggae lions Tarrus Riley, Gramps Morgan, and Duane Stephenson. From McGregor's Big Ship Label super producer/artist Stephen McGregor, Chino, and Laden will also be among the endless list of talent from the various genres of Caribbean music that will commemorate the NJIRF's 10 year anniversary.

"This is a big milestone for the Reggae Fest," states New Jersey Reggae Fest founder, promoter, and producer Kacy 'G City' Rankine. "We started out in 2000 with a relatively small array of mainly local artists and performers. Over the past 10 years we have had the world's biggest Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, and Soca entertainers under the New Jersey Reggae Fest umbrella. This year, we are not only celebrating the past 10 years, but we are looking forward to what the next 10 years has in store."

The 10th Annual New Jersey International Reggae Fest will be held on Sunday, August 15th at the Edison Park Complex (located at the Prudential Arena) - 162 Mulberry Street in Newark, NJ. Featured Acts include Cocoa Tea, Freddie McGregor, Cham, Duane Stephenson, Gramps Morgan, Stephen McGregor, Chino, and Laden. More Acts to be confirmed. Limited $39.99 early bird tickets are available until July 4th. General Admission is $54.99. VIP tickets and special group discounts are also available. All tickets are available at www.roadblockradio.com and local Caribbean outlets. For a full listing of ticket outlets, visit www.roadblockradio.com .

New Jersey International Reggae Fest 2010 is sponsored by G City Enterprise, CCB International, Race Entertainment, BankyHype.com, RoadBlockRadio.com, Jeawin Entertainment, and Street Music Promotion.

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