GOOMBAY SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016 - Grand Bahama Island
Goombay Summer Festival is back with four weeks of rich, cultural excitement and expressions of Bahamian heritage.
Goombay Summer Festival, launched in 1974, is a depiction of Bahamian rhythm and soul through the beat of goatskin drums.
The electrifying event is July 7th-28th.
The festival will be held on Thursdays beginning at 6pm and culminating at 12 midnight.
Grand Bahamians, residents and visitors will enjoy conch and coconut demonstrations, nature walks, bush tea tasting and the ministry’s signature People-to-People experience.
Each year, thousands of people participate in Grand Bahama Island’s summertime climax, featuring the best in Bahamian cuisine, arts, crafts and entertainment.
The year’s event will feature headline performances by, Elon Moxey, Anita Ellis, Geno-D, Terrell Tynes-Wilson, Georgina Ward-Rigby, Erica “Lady E” Symonette, Sammie Star, Fanshawn Taylor, Puzzle, Dyson Knight, Stileet, D-Mac, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band, Wilfred Solomon & The Magnetics, and Ira Storr & the Spank Band.
Ministry of Tourism’s Director for Grand Bahama Island Betty Bethel says the festival is designed to heighten visitor experience, increase visitor spend and drive economic growth.
Bethel adds that it also creates an atmosphere for participants to feel the rhythm, culture and character of Goombay uniquely packaged into the down home flavors of Grand Bahama Island.
Through the continued support of The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, event title sponsor, along with BTC, GB Port Authority, GB Power Company, Maecal Electronics, Freeport City Council and Burnshouse Goombay Summer Festival is sure to remain Grand Bahama’s most exciting summer festival.