Crowd at previous Lagoon jam
Photo: courtesy Party Dominica

It is a night calypso and Carnival lovers look forward to.

It is the Lagoon Street Jam and it’s on tonight.

The event has been staged every year since the early 1980’s and one of its organizers, Norman Letang of the Swinging Stars, described it as a “night of pulsating music” and a “good warm up for the Carnival.”

“Actually it is one of the major parts of the run up to Carnival,” he said.”It is one of the more enjoyable evenings of Carnival.”

Letang said the show runs from 8:00 pm to mid-night and will feature calypsonians from Stardom Tent with “up tempo” tunes.

Patrons will be treated to performances from the likes of Scrunter, Beno, Chris B, Shadow Flow, Lugaz, Checker, Unwanted, Sour Sour, DBS, Lady Star, Twanna, Dino, Son of Saint, Big Jeff, Intruder, Daddy Chess, Black Diamond, Caressa, Ras Kelly, Web, Della, Royette and Hunter.

The jam is expected to take place on the corner of Independence Street and Cork Street, however a fence in front the National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) building may pose a problem.

Letang said he has written to the Commissioner of Police on the matter and the fence should be down in time for the event. However, if the fence remains, Lagoon Street Jam will move to the corner of King George the Fifth Street and Independence Street.

Letang said he isn’t expecting any “trouble” at the event. “Our supporters don’t behave bad, as rule,” he stated.

The event is sponsored by Carib Beer and organized by Swing Stars Band.