Igloo Atlanta was sizzling

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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The more than 10,000-strong patrons who converged at the Turner Field Green Lot in downtown Atlanta two Saturdays ago were testament that the Igloo brand is experiencing major growth.

“When we started out in 2015, we only had about 1,000 patrons. To see the growth over the three years shows that we are doing something right,” said co-promoter Omar Anthony. Anthony, along with business partner Prince Graham of RepJA and Igloonation, is responsible for the staging of Igloo Atlanta.

“It was a great event and everyone had a good time. We had people showing up from as early as 12 noon for an event that kicked off late in the afternoon,” said Anthony.

'The high point for me was just the atmosphere. Being in the middle of the city of Atlanta and seeing that this is a Caribbean event and just knowing that an event like this is being accepted. That for me was a wow moment.”

The promoters had moved the event to a much bigger venue, based on ticket demand.

“We had to change the venue because of the mere fact that the feedback was huge, and the tickets were just going. I can safely say that we had over 10,000 patrons,” he shared.

The excitement was fever-pitch as the musical delights kept patrons rocking.

'The vibes did mad. A swear. Hot girls, and good music. There was nothing else that one could ask for,” said Ackeem West, a Jamaican student at Emmanuel College in Royston, Georgia, who along with his teammates attended the event.

Jamaica's Coppershot, African DJ Fully Focus, Jamaican-born, and Atlanta-based Mixmaster David and King AP from Atlanta were commissioned to whet the musical appetites of patrons.

Igloo Atlanta is held twice each year. The next staging is set for August 25 at a venue to be announced.

— Kevin Jackson

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