Las Vegas NV_10/15/2018: Residents of the city of Las Vegas and organizers of the local carnival are gearing up for a festive cultural celebration known as Las Vegas Latin Caribbean Carnival which will feature events leading to the Carnival Day Parade of The Bands on Saturday October 27 in downtown Las Vegas Arts District.
Established in 2015, Las Vegas Latin Caribbean Carnival is Southern Nevada’s celebration of Latin, Caribbean, West Indian, Diaspora culture, music, food and arts. The weekend long celebration kicks off with signatures events including “Rep Yuh Flag”, Fantastic Friday All White, Hallofete Pre-Carnival Jouvert, Parade of The Bands and Last Lap.
In 2018, the artist line up include popular Caribbean artist like Serani (Jamaica), Patrice Roberts (Trinidad and Tobago), Tallpree (Grenada) Ricky T (St. Lucia), Lil June (Honduras), Yankey Boy (Trinidad and Tobago) and One Voice to name few. These artists will be backed by popular band, A-Team band that will be making their Vegas debut.
The annual Parade of The Bands on Saturday October 27th will feature carnival revelers displaying costumes from bands including Utopia Mas Band, Selebriti Mas Band and Bamboo Mas. There will be cultural and community groups lining up main street to showcase the colors and beauty of this growing community in Las Vegas.
Following the parade of the bands, there will be a concert and available food from Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Mexico, Belize and Las Vegas which will feature Jerk, Curry chicken, curry goat, doubles, roti, buss up shot, arroz con gandule and Yucca/Casava. Companies including Samsung will set up a virtual reality center and giveaways to attending public.