PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The weekend of April 7 will be a busy one with the last pre-Carnival events being held on Friday and Saturday before the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) cease all public activities for Holy Week.
The partying begins on Friday, April 7 when the SCDF and TelCell will host the finale of the Road to Carnival party series. This finale will be two-fold; first there will be a happy-hour party at Taloula Mango’s on the Boardwalk that will run from 6:00pm until 11:00pm.
This event will feature LIVE performances by five of the participants of the 2017 Soca Rumble competition: Shadz, Fox, Magic, King James and Lion. Also on stage for the night will be popular and versatile band 4M HD. “The idea is to have a great time on the boardwalk with great music at a great location like Taloula Mango’s,” SCDF said, adding that there will also be giveaways from TelCell and much more.
After the Boardwalk event, the party then moves to Tantra Night Club where Soca star Bunji Garlin will perform and rock the crowd into the night. “Bunji is a nice touch to end the Road to Carnival party series. We would like to thank Manny and Tantra Night Club for taking it upon themselves to be great Carnival partners and hosting these events,” SCDF said.
“We aim to have a great time Friday night before we take the Holy Week break. It’s good, clean fun featuring some of our best local artists, one of our best local bands and a Soca superstar. We invite one and all to join us,” the foundation concluded.