Midnight Groovers to tour US

The Midnight Groovers

The Midnight Groovers will be leaving Dominica on Thursday for an historic tour of the US.

The band is expected to perform in several key cities including Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City and Hartford, Connecticut.

The eight-member group will makes its first stop in Los Angeles where they will perform for an audience mostly drawn from the Caribbean community there.

The group will then travel to Atlanta where it will be hosted by Dominican community leaders and Dominican associations based there.

There will be a performance at a major cultural event on May 25 where the Dominican community will formally recognize the musical contribution of Midnight Groovers and Jeff Joseph.

Contributions from that event will go towards a scholarship fund set up in honor of the cadence legend while the band will be formally honored for its contribution and development of cadence-lypso music.

From Atlanta the group leaves for New York and Connecticut where performances have been organized for the following weekend.

Midnight Groovers is expected in Dominica on Pentecost Monday in time for scheduled performances at Fete Isidore.

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  1. janit
    December 31, 2013

    passe passe passe nou ca passe

  2. janit
    December 31, 2013

    passe passe nou ca passe

  3. Anonymous
    May 20, 2012

    Love them – hope to see them in ATL

  4. Dominican Toronto
    May 17, 2012

    Go get them, proud.

  5. Graduado
    May 16, 2012

    Groovers Still Grooving..track after track.longetivity like Swinging Stars,,,the only issue is MANAGEMENT ,them guys should be rolling in $$$$ after all that quality music made over the years,,,,really hope they make it big and come back $$$$$$

  6. All in ATL
    May 15, 2012

    Real musicians….. We were just talking about that over the weekend. Had no idea. Groovers, ATL we all in. Let’s support local. Let’s go…

  7. Anonymous
    May 15, 2012

    Real musicians….. We were just talking about that over the weekend. Had no idea. Groovers, ATL we all in. Let’s support local. Let’s go…

  8. damier
    May 15, 2012


  9. Joe
    May 15, 2012

    It seems Groovers would like to have the best outcome, so….they and/or thinking promoters should put/pay for an ad on DNO….advertize the gigs or tour with details on DNO…is there an echo in d house??

    • Charlie
      May 16, 2012

      I echo that.

  10. concerned
    May 15, 2012

    wow grovers i’ll be there

  11. May 15, 2012

    Chubby make sure they pay you up front as a matter of fact let them wire the money to Dominica in your bank account. I know what I am talking about cause that`s why it took so long for Chubby to come to the U.S. This time make sure you get paid.

  12. May 15, 2012

    I would like to know where in Atlanta they will be Jammin.I really don’t want to miss out.

    • May 15, 2012

      Address for Atlanta jam is REDAN EVENT CENTER 4964 REDAN RD STONE MOUNTAIN GA 30088. FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS.CALL 770-873-6872/404-246-6557 OR 770-823-7515

  13. Neg Gwanbay
    May 15, 2012

    Nuff respect to all comments good and bad .Wanted to set the record straight as to dates and places because a couple of the promoters got cold feet.Midnight groovers will be performing in Los angeles at the holliwood park casino in Inglewood california on may the 18th alongside Tabou combo.May 25th In atlantathe venue info i do not have but heres the promos number7708736872 George (sonson) John.In newyork it will be the 26th 3472858408 Burnham.The band also has twitter page for those who want to follow.

  14. Grandbarian
    May 15, 2012

    Go Groovers can wait to see u all in Atlanta, GA

  15. Man from South
    May 15, 2012

    We would love to have Groovers in Miami.

  16. Blue ray
    May 15, 2012

    Well done

  17. Faceup
    May 15, 2012

    Chuby my bro, got your autograph a few years back,its so good that you will be in New York at the time i will be visiting, Groovers is the best of the best,yes…..

  18. Gbay girl
    May 15, 2012

    Yes My two Uncles doing it big In ATL NYC and Hartford CT..I in dat for sure!!!!!!!…….Can’t miss dis. :-D :-D
    Big up south city and MIDNIGHT GROOVERS

    May 15, 2012


    • Anonymous
      May 15, 2012

      The houston Promoters got cold feet.But we are loooking to set up something later this year.

        May 15, 2012

        I hope so, I am one of the people the promoter contacted and he never got back with those of us who were interested in bringing Grovers to Houston.

  20. Rule
    May 15, 2012

    Dominica’s pride, Midnight Groovers. The longest serving band that stuck together for our musical enjoyment. You bet I will be NY for this event.
    Let me go and buy some dancing shoes. Lol yessssss!

  21. Riddim Up !!!
    May 15, 2012

    just for my own info, the story says historic tour….. is it the first time they are touring the us ?
    but anyway congrats to groovers….
    taking cadance music to the world….

  22. 101 st airborne
    May 15, 2012

    D.A’s best band!!undisputed kings of cadence music…do ur ting groovers cause”passe passe…passe nou ka passe”!

  23. x
    May 15, 2012

    midnite groovers big-up to u dats wat hard work does pay-off ck,kkk and others tak a page from dem man book and stop pappY-showing all u slef saying all u playing music,long leave CADANCE MUSICCCCCCCCCCC

    • Riddim Up !!!
      May 15, 2012

      but kkk and ck tired go states on tour…
      u is a just come in the industry man ?
      look kkk going to a big french festival next week…so wats ur point….. respect scene buss….

  24. Tri-State Beauty
    May 15, 2012

    YEAH GROVERS IN CONNECTICUT!!! MOI LA!! and NYC too. This is the best news of the week

    • Coco-Sec
      May 15, 2012

      We need actual dates and venues, ticket outlets etc instead of following week-end. Groovers is international organisers step up your promotion, this is not Dominica. People will come but they need to make travel arrangements.

  25. bougla
    May 15, 2012

    Oui oui messieur mi un plaisir Bon voyage!

  26. Anonymous
    May 15, 2012

    when is st.thomas turn

    • BEFFA
      May 15, 2012


    • Anonymous
      May 15, 2012

      St thomas is Fathers day weekend along with Tabou combo.The venue is not known yet.

  27. Jean Charlotteville
    May 15, 2012

    It would be nice if the Groovers could make a stop for the Houston Festival, at the end of June.

  28. H_town
    May 15, 2012

    ahhhhhhhhh, wish they were coming to Houston.n wish my aunty was still with them

  29. Anonymous
    May 15, 2012

    what about Washington DC!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Francisco Telemaque
    May 14, 2012

    Where in Los Angeles will they be performing, and which Dominica organization is sponsoring them here?

    Why should Los Angeles, be their first stop, when Los Angeles, is in California far out on the West coast of the of the Continental United States.

    I am wondering if we have direct flights from Dominica to California as of today!

    I do not know; since I am dumb, perhaps somebody can tell me.

    It is essential to disclosed the venue, because they could be here and the majority of Dominicans living here may never know when the get here never, mind the date of their performance, we live in a city which contains more than six million people, and unless something like that is advertised on Radio & Television perhaps only the band and who brings them here knows about their conning.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Sooth Sayer
      May 15, 2012

      Haitian Flag Day 2012! Tabou Combo -Midnightgroovers & Haitian Roots!

      Fri May 18th show starts at 08:00PM

      The Hollywood Park Casino
      3883 W. Century Blvd
      Inglewood CA 90303

      Get Tickets at:

      Online Ticket Sales: 562-746-6044

      Ticket Outlet Locations:
      TiGeorges: 213-353-9994
      Shades of Africa: 562-436-2210
      Stones Groceries & Market: 323-751-5526

    • Mona Lastic
      May 15, 2012

      the venue is Hollywood Park Casino 3883 W Century Blvd.Inglewood Ca for tickets call 562 746 6044 $30 advance $40 at the door

    • Neg Gwanbay
      May 15, 2012

      The Venue in Los angeles is Holliwood park Casino in Inglewood.And there are ads on the radio and internet Mr Telemaque.And yes there are flights from dominica to os angeles getting there the saME DAY.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        May 15, 2012

        Okay thanks for the information: The venue is quit familiar, to me since I do my walking exorcize in Darby Park overlooking the venue, the Horse Racing tracks is below, and it is south of the Forum.

        Since the phone number is a Long Beach Registered number, I would hope that there is a Box Office in Los Angeles, where I can get some tickets.

        Feel free to call me Francisco, or Son, Etienne, if you care too, because that mister thing, I will never get accustom to that for as long as I live.

        In any event I am going to see the show!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  31. watt la
    May 14, 2012

    There might be more people from Grand Bay abroad than any other place in Dominica.Unlike some Dominicans, they don’t leave their culture behind.Isidore is big in Europe. Canada, America and the Caribbean and the Groovers will give them what they like the most and that is the nostalgic feeling. One of the many good characters of the people that has not been unveiled, is that they are brave and have a lot talent in culture and are fearless.

  32. May 14, 2012

    Nice.Chubby and his brother marcel Co have been a formidable force in the arts. Many albums under the caption Midnight Groovers has really been the work of these two.Chubby Co and the rest we love you [email protected] home and abroad.Big up.Nuff respect.

  33. ideal
    May 14, 2012

    why dont they come to toronto, we would love to have them here

  34. Woodford Hill girl
    May 14, 2012

    Oooooooweeeeeeee memories what about rockin lovers did they faze out?

  35. Black Star
    May 14, 2012

    Ready in New York! just need to know where

  36. NY, NY 10025
    May 14, 2012

    I’ll be there.

    May 14, 2012

    I love groovers music, they are the real deal. But somebody please tell Chubby to make himself look a little more presentable.

    • BEFFA
      May 15, 2012


  38. Ha Ha Ha
    May 14, 2012

    Why not Hollywood Florida ? Guess I’ll have to fly to New York damm.

  39. Matriculation
    May 14, 2012

    Big up to the Midnite Groovers crew. Its at pity that they will be playing at very small venues. They sure deserve much more than that. We in Dominica so generously invite so many different band from different nations to our big stage(WCMF)every year yet one of the greatest bands that we have produced cannot be afforded exchange visit to festivals in these countries.

    WE all know that Chubby and them have the vibes, it just sad to know that is mostly on small stage they get whilst many no name, or has-been foreign bands gets the best stage in Dominica. Some reciprocity should be negotiated.

  40. May 14, 2012

    Looking forward to enjoying some real cultural music in CT.

  41. Anonymous
    May 14, 2012

    cant wait

  42. Anonymous
    May 14, 2012

    Do you all know the date for the LA concert would really love to go .

  43. DOM
    May 14, 2012

    Thats not really a tour. When i Read the headline i actually thought they were going to tour the u.s go to key cities. Dallas, new orleans, chicago, philadelphia etc etc but i suppose theyre going to strong holds of west indians. I like midnight groovers.

    • Da lover
      May 15, 2012

      For your info the keys us cities are NY, Maimi, ATL and LA

    • Duncekyat
      May 15, 2012

      @DOM…proper spelling “DUMB”

      Boug, ou tellement sot, ou belle sot!!

    • Concerned citiizen
      May 15, 2012

      You are just a “hater”!

    • May 15, 2012

      I some times wonder why…………. it is so much easier to write comments that’s negative. Why we as Dominicans hate to support our OWN. We support everyone else.I have noticed, with all other islands, their people come out and support.With no question asked Dominicans find it difficult to support there own. Please do not take this the wrong way. Not everyone! Just wish we would participate more and support our home grown individuals and groups.Hope people will turn out in all the cities GROOVERS will be performing.Let us make them proud.I have already contributed.purchased 4 tickets. All i need now is proper shoes because I’m going to have an awesome time. If you are lucky to be in one of these cities where Grooves will be performing tell a friend and lets support.SEE YOU ALL There you wont regret it. Maybe you might see someone you haven’t seen for a long time. Good place to socialize.PEACE

    • May 15, 2012


  44. john doe
    May 14, 2012

    yes i midnight groovers big tingz poppin keep it up… all the best

  45. Patriot
    May 14, 2012

    Go Chubby and Groovers Go. Do not stop. No!No! No!

  46. Eggleston
    May 14, 2012

    Good going Midnight Groovers. Dominica has a lot to offer and it is right in our face.

    • iyetto u s alkibulan
      May 14, 2012

      yes i grovers bigup keep it tight & keep on groving.irie

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