Big news from the world of music and entertainment today: Premier Dr. Ewart Brown announced last night that reggae superstar Ziggy Marley will be headlining this year’s Bermuda Music Festival, which is slated for a three-night run from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at the Fairmont Southampton. That’s right folks, the Grammy-award winning son-of-Bob will be performing right here in Bermuda and best of all, he’ll be doing it from an intimate beachside venue. Reggae? Sand in your toes? Count me in! According to local reports Ziggy will kick off the festival on Thursday then hand the mic to popular R&B artists Angie Stone, Estelle and Toni Braxton on Friday and Saturday nights. I don’t know about you, but if this year’s festival is anything like last year’s, everyone in Bermuda should definitely prepare for a good time. Have you seen this video I shot from Wyclef’s head-pounding performance last year? Holy smokes! And then there was the all-star We Are the World collaboration featuring Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Michael McDonald and Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin and Gita Blakeney with backup provided by the Bermuda Mass Choir. A soulful short video indeed. Tickets for the Bermuda Music Festival go on sale on Monday, July 26 at 9 a.m. at bdatix.bm. See ya at the show!
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).