Even as the day draws closer to the staging of the Conscious Minds Promotions concert at the National Stadium Corporate citizens Banks DIH through its Guinness and Banks Beer brands as well a Digicel has thrown their sponsorship weight behind the Christmas Gift to ensure that entertainment seekers on the local shores have a "Merry Christmas" at an affordable cost of $1000. Public Relations Officer to the event Mondale Smith said that Beenie Man will not only be entertaining the masses with his high energy style for this event along with Future Fambo and Richie Loops. " We have added a soca component that caters to soca lovers to the cards and that high energy will come from Trinidadian Soca Queen Destra Garcia live on stage. Smith said that both artistes are "coming with their bands and admonished that it's now a 'Dance Hall King Beenie Man meets Soca Queen Destra concert."
He said that more details will be made available about the concert but informed that plans are accelerating even as sponsors are responding very favorable to the promotion.
Over the years we've seen the likes of many international shows brought to Guyana by various promoters but only few have been able to attract thousands to venues such as the National Park and The National Stadium. Those shows include events promoted by local businessman Lennox Lewis and included the 'November to Remember' in 2008 which featured Vybes Kartel and the Portmore Empire, Erup, Konshens, Bugle, Future Fambo, Spice and De Angel. Prior he had staged a Pre-Easter Bashment that featured Busy Signal, Demarco, Tony Curtis and Daville. In 2007 the Pre-Fathers Night Bashment featured: Tanya Stephens, Natural Black and DYCR.
This concert comes after a two year promotions hiatus and will also feature a line up of local acts. Promoter Lewis who resides between Guyana and Jamaica has informed that Guyana is his home and that he's ready again to offer Guyana an international lineup of entertainers to add to the development of the local entertainment industry offerings for the festive season. The show is slated for staging on December 18th at the National Stadium. In addition to the artistes being present to entertain, Jamaica's RETV will be on location too to cover the event. Beenie Man is no stranger to the local shores and always attracts a large following of Guyanese. The door remains open for more of corporate Guyana to jump onboard to give Guyana a most memorable Pre-Christmas event.
Lewis notes that in years past "all of our events have been violence free and well supported by the masses and we do not foresee that mode changing".
He also noted that "As part of our plan we are proposing to give a minimum of 10 percent of the profits from this event to bring Christmas cheer to the children of the Joshua House Children's Home".