A Party with a Purpose

You spoke and we’re listening. We are changing the format of the event and negotiating with venues to bring you a new and improved Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribs Music Fest. Therefore, we have decided not to host an event this year in order to plan appropriately and solicit additional sponsorships. We will have an even better festival in Spring 2019.

Friday October 14th - 2016

6:30 PM - Jah Movement Reggae Band

Jah Movement Reggae Band Jah Movement Reggae Band is “The Movement” bringing you the best top 40 Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, and Calypso DANCE MUSIC, by some of the best artists around the world. From the brains of former well-known Democracy Reggae Band Lead Singer, Damie Caines, he decided to branch out from his tradition and start a fresh new band with the very talented and well know Soul Diva, Shantel Norman. Jah Movement is NOT your ordinary reggae band. They perform hits from early 80s to now. All of their musicians have had the opportunity to play locally and nationally with many celebrities. They are guaranteed to make you feel good, that you would want to jump out of your seats and dance.

Damie Caines - Lead Vocals Shantel Norman - Lead Vocals Danny Miller - Bass John "Tip Money" Walker - Drums George Esdaile - Lead Vocals and Guitar Justin Green - Saxophone Fred Adams- Lead Vocals and Keyboard



Please consider volunteering your time at the 10th Annual Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribs Music Fest. You will not only have fun volunteering at the event, but are able to stay before and after your shifts to enjoy the music and food. It will truly be a great weekend!
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“Greatest Ribs in America”, “Golden Ribs Award”, “Best Sauce in the Nation” and numerous “People’s Choice Awards” are just a few of the Titles and Awards, the attending Rib Masters share amongst them. Last year’s winners of the “Best Ribs” and “Best Sauce” Awards will attend again and are ready to defend their titles.

Kids Fest

Families will find plenty to do and will enjoy Games, Rides, Prizes, Thrill Shows, and Live Entertainment in our Interactive Kid’s Fun Zone.


Read what The Sarasota Post had to say about last year's event.


Don’t miss your opportunity to place your products and services in front of the THOUSANDS that will attend Gulf Coast Rhythm and Ribs Music Fest. Sponsorship levels range from $500 up to $20,000 and we can even customize a sponsorship package that is perfect for your company!

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