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VP Records 40th Anniversary: Elephant Man / Junior Reid / Estelle / Raging Fyah

Saturday, August 10, 2019

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

It’s been 40 years since Vincent and Patricia Chin set up VP Records in Jamaica, Queens; the success of that shop would prompt them to found VP Records, now one of the most important sources of reggae and dancehall music in the world. To celebrate, VP hosts a showcase with some of its illustrious alumni: Elephant Man, whose 2003 hit “Pon di River, Pon di Bank” and collaborations with Wyclef Jean and Busta Rhymes helped further blur the lines between dancehall and hip hop; Junior Reid, the former Black Uhuru vocalist whose 1989 classic “One Blood” has spawned countless remakes and interpolations; Estelle, the genre-bending, Grammy-winning English singer best known for her Kanye West collaboration “American Boy” and now has her own album, Lover’s Rock, with VP; and Grammy-nominated Raging Fyah, a five-piece band from Kingston, Jamaica that makes music bound to the roots rock reggae tradition.

Attending the show? Enjoy a VIP experience and be added to our VIP Guest list by purchasing Member for a Day access starting at  $99 per person. Skip the admission line and enjoy our Member Lounge with free beer and wine, food order service, and air conditioned VIP restrooms. Contact us at: VIPexperience@cityparksfoundation.org for more information and to purchase. 

Want a chance to win the ultimate SummerStage VIP experience? Enter to win the best seats on us here! *

*All entries must be submitted at 10am ET on 8/9/2019. Contestants must be 21+ Winners will be notified via email 24 hours in advance of the show.

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