Blogs and News

  • A Tribute to Alison Lady Cham Champagnie: A Corner Stone in the Reggae Community R.I.P
    Jul 7 2017 - 4:33pm

    The Hampton Roads and Virginia Reggae Community has lost one of it's own. Alison Lady Cham Champagnie has passed away from this life..

    We will always remember her contributions to our small but strong community. Lady Cham was the editor of West Indian Times magazine, which kept us inform with news from the caribbean and covered local entertainment. Who can forget the “Dear Lady Cham” Column? Most of us might remember her with her camera and crew snapping photos, at many different local events. We also remember her years as host of The Caribbean Connection on 91.1 fm each Sunday.

  • Big Changes for the 2017 Awards
    Mar 20 2016 - 8:54pm

    We have listen to your recommendation over the last ten (10) years and we have added some of the categories that you have requested. We hope that you will continue to invest in the talented women, men and children of Virginia Reggae.

  • The 2016 Virginia Reggae Awards
    Mar 20 2016 - 7:38pm

    This year marks the 10th staging of the Virginia Reggae Awards, facilitated by Thanks to everyone who has participated over the years.

  • The 8th Virginia Reggae Awards
    May 26 2015 - 8:12am

    You are sure to see some powerful, enlightening and dynamic performances at the Annual Virginia Reggae Awards, just as we have seen in the past.

  • Japan vs USA
    Feb 6 2015 - 12:56pm

    Va comes alive again with another massive sound clash. This time it's an all out dub plate war, billed as a war between the USA and Japan.

  • Third World set to turn up the heat to 96 degrees
    Feb 4 2015 - 3:23pm

    After a spectacular performance at Rebel Salute in Jamaica, The legendary Reggae Band Third World is set to heat up Virginia Beach on Bob Marley’s Birthday Eve.

  • Four Sounds Battle for The King Cup
    Jan 30 2015 - 11:35am

    Tonight some sounds are going to be buried under a barrage of music and only one will rise to the top to claim the Kings Cup. Get ready to lend your voice in support of your favorite sound in tonight’s 45 shootout at Montego’s.

  • Lion Face @ Virginia Reggae Fest
    Apr 6 2014 - 3:41pm

    Anyone who has been involved with sound system culture knows the name “Baby Face.”

    These days he is known as Lion Face and is still deeply involved in Reggae and Dancehall. Lion Face gained notoriety as the notorious sound killing selector on Americas most popular sound system, King Addies” out of New York City. During his many years on King Addies, Lion Face’s creativity set trends that are still studied by many today.

  • Ras Shiloh will bless up Mill Point Park at the Virginia Reggae Fest
    Mar 21 2014 - 5:37pm

    Reggae music has touched the souls of many people all over the world, in a most positive way. In a way that constructively molds our thinking, our ways of doing things, our relationships and our beings.

  • Sister Carol at Virginia Reggae Fest May 25
    Mar 8 2014 - 1:56pm

    World renown artist Sister Carol will be blessing up the stage at this year's Virginia Reggae Festival at Mill Point Park in Hampton, VA., May 25th. Affectionately referred to as "Mother Culture", Sister Carol was born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn where she began her musical career.