Bunji Garlin, Davido and Busy Signal to play July 4 ‘Big Bad BBQ’ in Coney Island

For many in North America, their Summer officially kicks in gear the weekend of July 4. The traditional family Bar B Que (BBQ) is usually the event for the holiday. Jay Upscale decided to put a spin on the traditional BBQ and hit us with Big Bad BBQ in Brooklyn, New York. Jay Upscale, known for his plethora of premiere events in the Tri-State area and internationally, Canada, St Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad just to name a few, has put a spin on the traditional Fourth of July family BBQ. Throughout the United States, fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is celebrated by attending outdoor BBQ with friends and family, a tradition Jay Upscale decided to take a few steps further.

“July 4th is known for BBQs, family and friends gathering over food, drinks and music. During this time you tend to have multiple BBQs to attend to throughout the day, resulting in everyone spread out as you try to celebrate with each friend or loved one. So, last year, I decided to have one Big Bad BBQ, where everyone can party, celebrate and have a good time together. We have the food, the drinks, great music, and we added some artists to sweeten the pot”, says promoter Jay Upscale.

Now entering its second year, Big Bad BBQ is held on July 4 and features artists from various genre of music celebrating with fans and music lovers as they officially kick off the Summer together. This year, Big Bad BBQ features Busy Signal (Jamaica), Bunji Garlin (Trinidad), and Davido (Nigeria). The event, which has a festive, party type atmosphere allows artists to entertain the audience in a style, which entertains the masses to the highest level.

“In New York house BBQs are often being disrupted by complaints of noise, double parked cars and law enforcement is forced to shut down the festivity. Well at The Big Bad BBQ you don’t have to worry about that, we have eliminated the interruptions from the neighbors or law enforcement”, says Jay Upscale.

This premiere event, Big Bad BBQ, also takes place at a memorable place for many who grew up in Brooklyn. “Coney Island at one point in your life was your July 4 growing up in Brooklyn. Many can recall going to Coney Island on July 4 for the fireworks, the boardwalk and the food well I wanted to make sure that vibe was a part of this event and therefore Big Bad BBQ will be held at such an iconic venue”, adds Jay Upscale.

The 21 and over event will be held at Coney Art Walls; 3050 Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn, New Yokr on Wednesday, July 4. Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite.


Written by Manny King John

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