Benefit Reggae Concert ‘Vibes for the Islands’ makes its way to Miami

The Sandals Foundation is bringing its highly successful, benefit, reggae concert, Vibes for the Islands, to the United States. The fourth staging of the charity event is being presented by The Coca-Cola Company and will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Wynwood Miami.

“Funds garnered through the Vibes concert series have supported significant community projects in various Caribbean territories”

— Heidi Clarke, Executive Director of the Sandals Foundation

The traditionally Caribbean-held concert will break ground at the immensely charming, ToeJam Backlot located in the trending Wynwood Art District. This quirky event space, filled with colourful picnic benches, arcade games and a hollowed-out school bus, is the quintessential local spot for a Caribbean concert transplanted to Miami.

A section of the colourful, quirky ToeJam Backlot in Miami (Photo: Facebook – ToeJam Backlot)

This year’s high-energy evening of music, food and spirits will feature Grammy-nominated songwriter and philosophical thinker Protoje & The Indiggnation, Agent Sasco and the Sound Agents along with Miami’s favourite DJs Dutty Dex and Richie D.

Protoje will be among the headliners for this year’s Vibes for the Islands concert

The Vibes concert has been held in both St. Lucia and twice in Nassau, Bahamas, and has featured well-known Caribbean super-stars Shaggy, Taurus Riley, Chronnix, and Spice. Proceeds from these concerts have helped the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, execute major developmental projects across the Caribbean region. 

Agent Sasco will take his lyrical prowess to the stage in Miami.

“Over the years, funds garnered through the Vibes concert series have supported significant community projects in various Caribbean territories that often go untouched due to their high funding requirements, said Heidi Clarke, Executive Director of the Sandals Foundation.

“We’re excited to bring this event to Miami – home to so many Caribbean diasporas – and offer attendees a great evening for an even greater cause,” said Clarke. 

To date, Vibes for the Islands has helped build a new facility for the Providing Access to Continued Education (PACE) Foundation, which provides skills training, parenting and family planning education to teenage mothers in The Bahamas. The concert series has also helped expand the facilities of the Faces of Cancer Centre in Tapion, St. Lucia as well as the Salvation Army Child Care Centre in Central Castries, St. Lucia.

Tickets for ‘Vibes for the Islands’ are available online at Eventbrite with General Admission starting at $35 and VIP tickets at $80 which includes a private, two-hour pre-party with an open bar from 8PM-10PM. Doors open for General Admission at 8PM.