PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Small Axe band, also known as “the sweetest band in the world”, will be added to the line-up of the Lighted Parade 2018 which will take place on August 18 th on streets of Philipsburg. This was announced earlier today by Carnival Event organizer Rio Productions.
Small Axe band is a musical group for St. Kitts, and recognized as one of the most popular Soca bands in the Caribbean. Small Axe band recently won the 2017-2018 Road March title with the tune “Puppy Song” and are known for their energetic performances throughout the region. Rio productions announced that after having a record sale with the first batch of T-shirts, and an additional corporate sponsor that came on board yesterday, they’ve decided to add this extra element to the parade. President of Rio Mrs Brenda Wathey stated: “with Destra as the main feature, we have one of the best international Soca artist on board. With DJ Outkast, DJ King Kembe, King James and King Rumer we have our finest local artist on board. By now throwing Small Axe band into the mix, we succeeded to add one of the best and most energetic Soca bands in the Caribbean to the parade, and we believe that revelers and spectators have a lot to look forward to”.
The last batch of shirts for the Lighted Parade 2018 recently reached the island are on sale by UTS, van Dorp Madame Estate, NC Wathey, Nowhere Special and CLT. The package includes LED string lights and full open bar, including a large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the entire parade. The different selling points are running special promotions on the t-shirts such as free calling credit, and other complimentary items with the purchase.
Rio Productions expects to be completely sold out by August 15 th and announced that no extra shirts will be ordered to comply with all safety standards. For more information concerning the t-shirt sales, the parade and the 2018 route, participants are encouraged to follow Rio on Facebook or visit the Rio Productions web page for more detailed information: www.rioproductions.sx