Toppa Top 10: The Top Ten Summertime Festivals

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6. Best Of The Best (Miami, May 25)

Simply put, Best of the Best is the United States’ largest annual dancehall concert. Held every year on the Sunday before Memorial Day, the show is the centerpiece of the Caribbean takeover of the 305 that happens this time every year. In addition to top reggae acts including Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley, Singing Melody, Tifa, Etana, Elephant Man, Assassin, QQ and the long-awaited BOTB debut of Chronixx (who was forced to cancel what was planned as his US debut at last year’s edition), this year’s show is a pan-Caribbean thing with a contingent of soca acts, including Bunji Garlin, Destra, Shal Marshall and Edwin Yearwood, plus the Bahamas Ratpack.