Montserrat Festival 2017 Officially Opens Tonight, Calypso Semi-Finals Follow

Cupid is in the semi-finals (Photo by Nerissa Golden)

Montserrat’s longest running festival officially opens tonight!

If you arrive for the 6PM opening you only pay $10 to enter and can stay for the calypso semi-finals slated to begin at 8PM. If you come after the opening then entry for calypso is $20.

The brief opening is expected to give highlights of the many events slated on the calendar. Be sure to bring the children so they can enjoy the fireworks display which marks the end of the opening ceremony.

Other upcoming events include Carol Singing on Christmas Night, Soca Monarch on December 26, Night of Bands on December 28, Regional Female Calypso on the 29th and Calypso Finals the following night. Festival Day will be on New Year’s Day and Parade Day on January 2.

There are other community events and fetes happening so visit our Facebook page to see what is happening.

The Semi-finals of the calypso competition will see 15 men and women vying for the final 10 spots. They will be singing a different song than the eliminations backed up by Black Rhythms.

Scheduled to compete are  VERON DUBERRY – Calypso Vedz, STEVE WEEKES – Iceman, SILVINA MALONE – Khandie, DAVON WILLIAMS – Rackatang, KELVIN DUBERRY – Tabu, BAPTISTE WALLACE – Baptiste, KENNETH SILCOTT – Rabo, HERMAN FRANCIS – Cupid, SHARLENE LINDSAY – Sharlene, GARNETT THOMPSON – Sylk, MAGGIE DESTOUCHES – Maggie D., KENNETH GREENAWAY – Yogi Laser, REINFORD GIBBONS – Kulcha Don, DESMOND DAVIS – Undertaker and VICKIE LOCKER – Storm.


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