Dream Weekend, the highly popular Jamaican based party experience is coming to Tampa, Florida this Super Bowl Weekend, between February 5 and 6.
Having been forced to cancel its 2020 edition at its traditional hometown of Negril, Jamaica due gathering restrictions occasioned by COVID-19, the promoters moved the party to Florida, where a large percentage of Caribbean-Americans reside in the ‘sunshine state’.
Dream Weekend will be one of the few parties catered to Caribbean nationals during the Super Bowl weekend, which typically draws hundreds of thousands of fans from across the country.
Some 22,000 fans will be able to attend the big game this year at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on February 7. But even more crowds are to fly in not just for Super Bowl but the pre- and after-parties as well.
The party scene is subdued as public health officials warn against crowded gatherings and watch parties where you cannot maintain social distancing. In spite of this Managing Director of Dream Entertainment, Scott Dunn said he’s already seeing massive support from Caribbean-Americans across the United States for Dream Weekend.
According to Dunn, “The community of Tampa is really looking forward to it but we’ve also seen tickets being sold as far as Detroit and a lot of people from New York are coming.”
He added that the whole Jamaican diaspora in America knows Dream Weekend and travels to Jamaica for the event normally pointing out that the event in Jamaica is supported by about 65% of patrons coming from overseas.
This weekend’s event in Tampa will be the first Dream Weekend to be held outside of Negril, Jamaica. This year’s Dream Weekend in Tampa will feature two events – on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6 at the Dunns River Island Cafe, 11154 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612.
The first event, Dream Weekend Jersey Party, will feature Dancehall artist, Konshens while the second will feature Baby Cham and Red Rat, with a host of deejays. The promoters report that COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at the event.
“We’re not putting the venue at capacity because we want to enforce social distancing,” Dunn explained. As part of the health protocols, masks will be required at the venue and temperature checks will be done at the door.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dream-weekend-tampa-tickets-137468502993