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Labour Day concert is back; set for Mandela Park Monday

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:12 AM
Flavia Beswick
Flavia Beswick
Minister Lubert Levy
Minister Lubert Levy
Contemporary gospel recording artiste, Johnmark Wiggan.
Contemporary gospel recording artiste, Johnmark Wiggan.
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Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has announced that the Government will be organising the traditional Labour Day concert on Monday, May 23.

The annual concert was not held in 2020 and 2021 because of the ban on large gatherings that was in place to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Minister Grange said this year’s Labour Day concert, which will feature some of the country’s best gospel talent, will take place at Mandela Park in Half Way Tree – the site of the 2022 National Labour Day Project.

“COVID affected Labour Day activities over the last two years including the concert at the end of a hard day’s work. We will host the free Labour Day Praise and Worship concert this year, while observing COVID protocols. We’re asking members of the public who will join us at the concert to wear masks and be prepared to have their hands sanitised to gain access to the concert at Mandela Park,” Minister Grange said in a release

Among those set to perform at the Labour Day concert are: Minister Kukudoo, Sister Patt, Lubert Levy, Rian Davis, Johnmark, Flavia Beswick, Oshane Mais, Levy’s Heritage, Jody K and Minister Howdy.

The concert will begin at 6 p.m. at the completion of the first part of renovation work at Mandela Park. The work, to be led by the Prime Minister Andrew Holness, will involve landscaping, masonry, carpentry, painting, electrical works, lighting as well as disinfecting and sanitising.

The work will continue after Labour Day.