Redemption 8…some highs and some lows!

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Redemption 8…some highs and some lows!

Dubbed the ultimate concert of year, Redemption 8 The Concert kicked off as the season’s first reggae concert in 2023.

Held at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Saturday May 6th, Redemption received a mixture of reviews from its patrons; some high points and a few lows.

The Concert began on time, at 7pm, with its first artiste, local reggae star, Black Loyalty, who gave party goers 20 mins of some of his best hits and celebrated his mother by bringing her on stage, during his performance as a Mother’s Day surprise.

Reggae icon Luciano, who is known for political and spiritual songs, brought a sense of calm and extra air of positivity at the Savannah – the artiste even went on bended knee and recited the Our Father Prayer, while the crowd joined in and ended by chanting “Jah Rasta…fari’!

The “Only Love’ singer received an encore request from both patrons and hosts Sunny Bling and Ken Simmons.

He was also gifted an award on behalf of the Redemption promoter and citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

While the jam packed crowd wait for the third artiste, which was Beres Hammond, several food booths had long lines snaking each other, both in the VIP and General admission area.

This to the annoyance of many as there was only one bar area in both sections.

Within the VIP area, patrons complained about the prices of alcohol, the lack of diversification of food for the ticket price, which was set at $1,000 TT.

Over in general admission, the layout of the venue was an issue for many, as they were not able to view the stage properly and screens were not visible for patrons in the back.

Below were the comments posted under Redemption 8 The Concert Facebook page –


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