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Team OMG Heads Off To Cover Miami Carnival

Miami Set To Radiate With A Blend of Culture, Caribbean Pride and Pageantry At The 2016 Miami Broward Carnival


Two members of the OMG team would be heading out to Miami from 6th to 10th October to see how far the influence of Trinidad Carnival has reached.

“The Miami Broward Carnival continues to be one of our most highly anticipated annual events, attracting residents and visitors from around the globe for this multi-day celebration,” says William D. Talbert III, CDME, President & CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB).  “It is one of the top events to highlight the great diversity and rich Caribbean culture woven throughout the Greater Miami area.  Each year the pageantry is more spectacular as the Caribbean community proudly displays its traditions of elaborate costumes, vibrant art, music, dance and spicy flavorful foods – a proven formula for continued growth and popularity. ”

 Miami Broward Carnival kicks off their Carnival season with their Junior Carnival on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, Greater Fort Lauderdale. This event allows for the young people to parade, compete, learn and celebrate Caribbean heritage. 

Exodus steelband at Panorama

Panorama continues to be a music lover favorite, bringing both old and young Caribbean-American pan-lovers together for a day of melodic, rhythmic and peaceful music. MBOCHC is committed to preserving this rich Caribbean tradition within the blueprint of #MiamiBrowardCarnival as they prepare to bring Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, the 2016 Panorama Champions from Trinidad and Tobago, for a special performance at Miami Broward Carnival Panorama, the official Miami Broward Carnival J’Ouvert and main-stage on Carnival Day. Pantastik Steel Orchestra looks to hold on to their coveted title of Miami Broward Carnival Panorama Champions. 

With over 15,000 masqueraders who parade and are judged on creativity, craftsmanship and presentation, the buzz this year is that the vibrantly colored costumes are even bigger, more colorful and bolder.

“Miami Broward Carnival is an expression of the Caribbean American culture, experience and voice through the artistry of Mas making, musical versatility of steelbands and the vibrancy of our music. This annual cultural celebration is an anchor to our tourism economy on Columbus Day weekend and a lifeline to thousands of residents and visitors seeking to reconnect to their culture.” says Marlon A. Hill, partner, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP and general counsel to Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc.



To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbados Independence, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, will sponsor and curate the concert mainstage with some of the island’s biggest names in Soca music who include: Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and Lead Pipe & Saddis. 

Fusing a unique blend of calypso, rock and reggae, Trinidad and Tobago natives Kes the Band are set to headline the main-stage at this year’s Miami Broward Carnival concert.  Other heavy-weight artists and bands include: Fusion Band, King Vers, Karma Band, The Original Burning Flames, Julien Believe and more. Special appearance by R.City, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands duo, also known as Rock City, of the hit song “Locked Away” ft. Adam Levine. 

 MBOCHC has made travel to the Carnival festival at the Miami DADE fairgrounds easy and convenient.  Shuttle buses will be provided from the Miami Dade Transit Golden Glades bus depot (in North Miami-Dade) and Tropical Park (in S.W. Miami Dade on 40th Street/Bird Road) . Patrons will be able to park and ride for free to the Miami -Dade County Fairgrounds. The shuttle service party buses will run all day.  Schedules of the shuttle services will be posted on www.miamibrowardcarnival.com and social media. 


The Miami Broward Carnival Signature Event Lineup:


Saturday, October 1, 2016 

Event: Miami Broward Junior Carnival – Presented by TD Bank

Details: Over 350 Children Masqueraders compete for prizes. Kids zone. Video Arcade RV

Location: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: 11AM. – 9PM.

Admission: $10.00. Kids 10 and Under FREE with a Paid Adult Admission


For online tickets and more information please visit www.miamibrowardcarnival.com 


Friday, October 7, 2016

Event: Fantastic Friday Duck Work Lunch Time Bacchanal & Food Truck Invasion

Details: Over 7 Food Trucks and vendors, Over 10 national and international DJ’s 

Location: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: Noon – 4PM

Admission: $15.00 (All Day. Includes All 3 MBC Events on Friday)

                   Kids 10 and Under FREE with a Paid Adult Admission



Event: Miami Broward Carnival Kings/Queens/Individuals Costume Competition

Location: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: 4PM – 7PM


Event: Panorama Competition

Details: Steel bands compete for coveted title of Miami Broward Carnival Panorama Champion

Location: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: 7PM-11PM


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Event: Miami Broward Carnival Official J’Ouvert

Details: Party before Carnival, mud, paint, powder, water

Location: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: 7AM – 3PM

Admission: $25 in advance 


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Event: Miami Broward Carnival Day

Details: Parade starts at Noon with over 15,000 masqueraders in 17+ Mas Bands. Concert Starts at 4PM. Arts & Craft Vendors. Corporate Village with Exhibitor Booths. Food Court. 

Location: 10901 SW 24 St, Miami, FL 33165. Miami – Dade County Fairgrounds

Time: 11AM – 11PM

Admission: $30 in advance. Kids 10 and Under FREE with a Paid Adult Admission


For online ticket deals and more information please visit www.miamibrowardcarnival.com 



SteelBands Participating in Panorama Competition:

Pantastik Steel Orchestra(2016 Panorama Winners)

Lauderhill Steel Ensemble Inc.

Karibbean Knights Steel Orchestra

Melo Grove Steel Orchestra

Resurrection Steel Orchestra

New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra 

Sticks ’n Tones Steel

Tamboo Bamboo Steel


Masquerade Bands and Presentations:

Bajan Fuh Evah – “Evolution” Celebrating 50 Years of Independence

Big & Strong Inc./One Island Band – Mythical Menagerie (Unleash your Imagination)

Break Awae Kru – Warriors of the Mother Land

Carnival Republic – Venom

D-Junction Mas – A Tribute to Royalty

Euphoria Production – The Warrior Within

Fun Generation – Kolors Unleashed

Freaks Mas – Flutter

Fusion Mas, Inc. – Poseidon’s Garden

Generation X – Erotica

Island Gems LLC – Happiness of Life!!

Jamborii Mas LLC – League of Conquerors

Major Players Inc. – Magic of the Sea

Mascots International LLC – The Last 20 – Do You Remember When

Natural Disasters Inc.      – Emergence

Party Room Squad – Rare

Revel Nation Carnival – Realm of Dragons

Ti Chapo – Celebration

Wassi Ones – House of Wassi



Miami Broward Carnival Hashtags:





#jetBlue gets you there!





Follow on social media:

Twitter – @miabrocarnival

Instagram – @miabrocarnival

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Miami Broward One Carnival



2016 Miami Broward Sponsors:

jetBlue – Official Airline of Miami Broward Carnival, TD Bank, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, 99 Jamz, Hot 105, Yellow Cab Broward, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., Mount Gay Rum, Miami-Dade County Fair Expo, Caribbean Airlines, and Miami-Dade County 

with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners


2016 Corporate Partners:

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, Events R Us, Lunes Moscato, D&G White Rum, Dragon Stout, Barbados50 


2016 Media Partners:

Cox Media Group, CNW Network, GRB Media, Jam2Vibes, CMN USA, 91.7 FM Bahamas, Jamaicans.com, TJJ, Caribbean Finders, Zip 103FM Jamaica, Wack Radio Trinidad, South Florida Times, Caribbean American Passport News Magazine, WSVI-TV, Team Soca, CAHMUSA

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