Groovin’ in The Park, North America’s premier reggae and R&B concert, has announced the return of the award-winning reggae crooner Tarrus Riley as the headliner for the festival on Sunday, June 25, 2023. The event will take place at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, and this will be Tarrus Riley’s second time performing at the festival, having previously performed in 2017. Anthony Turner, the Jamaican-born publicist for Groovin’ in The Park, stated that Tarrus is a solid performer and one of the most accomplished of the second generation of roots reggae singers out of Jamaica.
Tarrus Riley has an impressive catalog of hit songs, including ‘She’s Royal,’ which was described by former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Edward Seaga as one of the definitive reggae songs of all times. The singer has amassed a large following of fans who have constantly requested his return to Groovin’ in The Park. According to Turner, Tarrus’ previous performance at the festival was memorable, and fans have been eagerly awaiting his return for an encore performance.
Groovin’ in The Park has hosted a number of top-tier acts over the years, including Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Tessanne Chin, Jr Gong Marley, Beenie Man, Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean, Gladys Knight, Boyz 11 Men, Morgan Heritage, Coco Tea, Luciano, Stitchie, Sanchez, Barrington Levy, Marcia Griffiths, Freddy McGregor, Capleton, Leroy Sibbles, David Rodigan, and Barry G. With the festival celebrating its 10th staging, organizers have promised to announce more acts and exciting changes to enhance the overall Groovin’ experience for attendees.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a three-year hiatus for Groovin’ in The Park, making Tarrus Riley’s return to the festival even more anticipated by fans. As the world continues to navigate through the pandemic, the festival organizers are expected to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of attendees.
The return of Tarrus Riley to Groovin’ in The Park is great news for reggae and R&B fans in North America. With the festival celebrating its 10th staging, attendees can look forward to an enhanced experience with more acts and exciting changes promised by the organizers. The event promises to be a memorable one, with Tarrus Riley’s performance expected to be a highlight of the festival.