Back-up plan in place for music fest in case of rain

| 13/11/2013

(CNS): Organisers of next month’s Cayman Islands International Music Fest, which includes the legendary Percy Sledge in the line-up of stars, say that if the weather turns bad they have reserved an alternative venue. The first of what will be an annual music festival will take place at Grand Harbour on Friday, 6 December, and will cater to a wide cross-section of Cayman’s music lovers, aged 18 to 60. Mogul Entertainment/DSS Production also promises that if for any unforeseen reason, such as a natural disaster, that the event is cancelled, concertgoers will receive full refunds. And since December is outside of the hurricane/rainy season, Mogul points to the unlikelihood of any reason to cancel and encourages  attendees to purchase their tickets early.

“Delivering excellent entertainment is of paramount importance to Mogul Entertainment/DSS Production, the founding company of the event,” the company said in a release. However, pointing to a recent “wave of woes” for concert promoters, organisers for the Cayman Islands International Music Fest say they have put in place two important checks and balance measures to alleviate the concerns of attendees, namely, an alternative covered venue for the event should there be inclement weather and full refunds if the event is cancelled.

There are a limited number of special seats for those who buy early bird tickets but organisers warn that those the tickets will sell quickly. The event has its own website and Facebook page which offer a chance to win tickets and other prizes.

Comparable to the much-loved Department of Tourism’s Jazz Fest, the Cayman Islands International Music Fest will showcase Percy Sledge, Ginuwine, Verse Simmonds and Omi. (See R&B stars heading to Grand Cayman for music fest.)

The first major concert reminiscent of the Jazz Fest, Mogul says the Cayman Islands International Music Fest has the same acoustics, stage lighting and dynamics as its predecessor. “The event will undoubtedly be a superb extravaganza that will usher an excellent start to the holiday season,” the company’s release states.

“Set against a luxe backdrop, the Cayman Islands International Music Fest will feature a host of local acts as well as special features such as a luxurious out-of-this-world VIP lounge, fabulous giveaways and a plethora of surprises,” Mogul says. “The concert is one not-to-be-missed and promises to be an evening filled with riveting performances and elements of haute style.”

Visit for information on where to purchase tickets and for early bird specials.

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  1. anonymous says:

    Is everyone who had one or two hits 40 years ago automatically a "legend" now? I mean. "When a Man Loves a Woman" was big, but IMHO it doth not a legend make.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Based on the recent washed-out concert put on by a different promotor (not the same as in this story), for the Third World and Air Supply show that came to an untimely end even before any of them hit the stage, due to heavy thunderstorm rains, and based on that other promotor's refusal to refund the tickets even though the concertgoers were not at fault  (only the Compass gave refunds to those who purchased tickets through Compass which was commendable), I am sorry to say, bitten once, twice shy.  I bought tickets for my entire family through the BJ's outlet and neither the outlet nor the promotor offered any refunds.   In fact the named promotor dodged his responsibility by trying to blame some other party.  Go figure.  I paid for VIP tickets at $90 a pop for 6 family members.  So I took a hit.  In this day and age, money is too hard to come buy, so for one, I am no longer supporting any local concerts because, I don't trust them to do the right thing.  A word of advice – read the fine print on the reverse of the ticket.  Also, VIP tickets that say reserved seating, do not guarantee seating if you don't arrive early enough.  All things I learnt from that unfortunate concert to which I had been so looking forward.  It is good that the promotors in this current story are planning to do things differently, but I am gonna stay home and save my hard earned dollars.

    • Anonymous says:

       I am a bit supicious given the ridiculous hyperbole, for example the "luxurious out-of-this-world VIP lounge". A Google of "Mogul Entertainment/DSS Productions" gives a website for  "Mogul Entertainment"  a company that does not appear to be the same group, and even if it is, there is no info. other than more hyberbole. So who is this "out-of-this world" promoter? What is their track-record? How did they hook up with DOT and Cayman Airways?  What is their share of the profits? As much as I would like this event to work out, like poster 13:46, I do not accept promoter promises, and conduct my own due diligence. So far it doesn't look good.

  3. Anonymous says:

    As public entities, how much are DOT and Cayman Airways committing as sponsors of this event?