laborday festPRESS RELEASE


NEW YORK–AUGUST 18, 2014–Venus International Productions (VIP), in association with Radio Television Caraibes, proudly presents the Haitian Labor Day Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. This year’s edition of the Haitian Labor Day Festival promises to be the best yet.

“We worked diligently to ensure a diverse line up of bands to give all the patrons something they could enjoy,” says festival owner Urbain Richard. VIP has put together a dynamic line up that is sure to heat up the crowd. The festival will feature the Haitian music industry’s (HMI) leading bands including fan favorites CaRiMi, Nu Look, Dola Mizik, Cruz-La, T-Vice, Djakout #1, Gabel, DISIP, Karizma, Klass, and, the legendary, Tabou Combo. In an effort to bring a unique twist to the festival, its organizers have added Phantom to the line-up.

To kick off the exciting Labor Day weekend festivities, two of the HMI’s biggest bands, Nu Look and Klass, All Black Party, will be at Club Amazura in Jamaica, New York on Friday, August 29, 2014. “This is the most highly anticipated event in the HMI period. It was difficult to make this line up happen, but VIP has built a reputation for putting together some remarkable events,” said Martine Vencol of VIP. But, even before that, fans are invited to enjoy the Pre-Labor Day Fest Unplugged at Vault Café in Elmont, New York on Wednesday August 27, 2014, which will feature live acoustic performances by some of the HMI’s favorite artists. Labadee Manoir in Queens, New York will host the press conference after party on Thursday August 28, 2014 with Cruz La and Alan Cave performing live. CaRiMi and Kreyol La, always a well-enjoyed match up, will be at SOB’s in New York, New York on Friday, August 29, 2014.

The fun will not stop after the festival. Fans are encouraged to attend the Phantom and Nu Look party at Club Nova in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, September 1, 2014. “I wanted to make sure there was something for everyone, and I believe we definitely accomplished that,” says Richard. Just after the festival, fans can look forward to the following after party events: T-Vice and DISIP at Vault Café in Elmont on Saturday, August 30, 2014, DISIP at Chloe’s Restaurant in Brooklyn on Sunday, August 31, 2014, and Kreyol La, T-Vice and CaRiMi at Club Amazura in Jamaica, NY on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Ticket Locations

Tickets for the festival are now available online at and at the following approved ticket locations:

Brooklyn: Bayview Medical, Clotide Restaurant, Tonel Restaurant, Mate Kompa and Factor Music
Queens: Triumph Muzik, Icon Graphix, Brothers Barber Shop, and OJP Variety
Long Island: Taste the Island, Nu-Look Barber and Benitos
New Jersey: Valas Records and Cadence Digital
Connecticut: Nene Photography
Spring Valley: La Nouvelle Generation

Tickets, purchased in advance, are $30 for adults, $15 for children 12 to 17 years old, and free for children younger than 12.

For more information on the Haitian Labor Day Festival call 718-257-5744.