A St Mary Mi Come From is an annual stage show promoted by reggae artist Capleton and first held in 2000. After a 3 year hiatus the show is back in full force for its 12th anniversary editionin 2016. What characterizes the event is that there are a huge number of artists on the billboard, not in the least because they want to pay respect to Capleton. Furthermore, young and upcoming artists are excited to be on the billboard and see it as their chance to show themselves to the community. Finally, proceeds of the show go to selected charitable projects in the parish of St Mary. It's Capleton's way of giving back to the community, something that is expected of Jamaican reggae artists. This year Capleton will be staging a big 'back to school' event. Over the past 15 years, the concert has generated JMD 8 million for charitable projects in Capleton's home parish.
The show is held on August 5 2016. Gates open at 2pm and showtime is 6 pm.
The venue is Gray's Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay. Needless to say that's in the parish of St. Mary. Annotto Bay is right in between Ocho Rios and Port Antonio on the North Coast.
The line-up is, as can be expected from this Capleton sponsored show, incredibly incredible: Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Chronixx, Bounty Killer, Cocoa Tea, Ninja Man, Barrington Levy, Romain Virgo, Adonia, Lady G, Terror Fabulous, Josey Wales, Ken Boothe, Louie Culture, Richie Spice, Tanto Blacks, Kalado, Jah Boukes, Munga, Warior King, Ikaya, Chuck Fenda, Chezideck, Ibah Mahr, Bushman, Jiggsy King, Zamunda, Ninja Kid, Loyal Flames and of course Capleton. Can you believe it's only JMD 1000 to go in (before 12)! There are even artists that are not on the flyer that are now also announcing they are performing. Jah Cure is one of them.
You can find lots of information on the well stacked A St Mary Mi Come From Facebook page.
Check out Capleton's website, now almost entirely devoted to A St. Mary Mi Come From.