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News Americas, Philadelphia, PA, Mon. August 3, 2015: Philadelphia’s Caribbean Festival is turning 29 this month.

The Philadelphia Great Plaza will be transformed into many islands showcasing authentic island sounds of reggae, roots international beat, soca, hip-hop, cool jazz, gospel and creative dances complimented by a market place of Caribbean fashions and exotic cuisine.

The 29th Annual Caribbean Festival promises a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands  on the Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing, located at Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from noon until 8 p.m.

Now in its 29th year, this free festival of Caribbean culture, music, and food is one of the celebrations of the many festivals in the PECO Multicultural Series and part of the 2015 summer season at Penn’s Landing, presented by PECO.

At press time, the festival’s inclusive entertainment line-up is set to feature Sophia Brown & Band from Boston, Massachusetts, Philly’s own, Jah People, and internationally known Image Band from Washington, D.C as well as the Faith & Favor Gospel Band; CBC Mime Ministry, a group of young children’s act; and  positive Reggae Vibration by Ras Professor.

For more information on the Caribbean Festival & Cultural Committee see


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