Hookie Weekend is an annual weekend of events bringing the very best of Caribbean culture and entertainment to the Washington DC metropolitan area. After a three-year hiatus, the vibrations of Caribbean rhythms will be pulsating throughout the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area (DMV) from June 16 to 20.
The holiday long weekend now known as “Juneteenth weekend” in the US will give several Carnival hopefuls a true taste of the festival complete with fetes, J’ouvert and costumed Mas courtesy of promotional outfit Hookie Life Entertainment.
The Hookie Life Entertainment team is a dedicated group of dynamic professionals and passionate, adaptable event curators. The committee has been hard at work selecting a top-notch cast of performers and DJs for its unique slate of events and eagerly anticipate providing a first-class feting experience in and around the nation’s capital filled with several amenities and entertainment facets for its devoted attendees.
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Hookie Weekend 6-event extravaganza
So far, both US-based as well as global carnivalists and Caribbean culture fans alike have been enthusiastic for the return of Hookie Weekend. Patrons across various territories such as Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Virgin Islands, Canada and even the UK have already purchased tickets for the 5-day, 6-event extravaganza.
These events include the premium kick-off party “Release Therapy”, the J’ouvert experience “Lion’s Pride J’ouvert”, the innovative mas concept “Riddim & Road”, the famous “Shine DC” and the weekend’s signature staple “Hookie DC”, which for 2022 (its 11th edition) bears the theme “Hookie DC Arcade” and will feature major performances by the incomparable Kes The Band, Dancehall dynamo Kranium, three-time International Soca Monarch Voice and Grenada’s Mr Killa.
To finish off the festival-esque weekend in fine style the promoters of Hookie Weekend have also included a new cool down event for 2022 called “Oasis”.
The Hookie Life team’s mission has always been geared towards the promotion and preservation of West Indian culture in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and beyond.
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The collective has also successfully exported the beloved entertainment brand by executing Hookie events in Miami and Jamaica, further emphasising their goal to be a conduit for promoting the culture of the Caribbean on an international scale.
Experience the Hookie Weekend 2022
With the pandemic in the rear view of several Caribbean culture lovers, there is no doubt that Hookie Weekend 2022 will be one for the books with its enticing entertainment and superb cultural offerings.
Experience the excitement and authentic Caribbean entertainment of Hookie Weekend 2022 from June 16 to 20 in the DMV.
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For tickets, J’ouvert & Mas registration info please visit: www.hookielife.com/tickets
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