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Shaw HP Kicks Off 29th Annual Father’s Day Weekend

Shaw rallies the crowd with dance moves and lyrics. (Source photo by Joshua Crawford Barry)
Shaw rallies the crowd with dance moves and lyrics. (Source photo by Joshua Crawford Barry)

The 29th annual Father’s Day Weekend Celebration in Frenchtown ignited with a spectacular start on Friday night, as local soca artist Shaw HP took the stage. The vibrant event saw a multigenerational crowd reveling in the infectious beats of soca music, a testament to the community’s enduring love for this cultural celebration.

As Shaw HP began his performance at 11 p.m., the atmosphere was electric. His young daughter, a beacon of support, danced joyfully in the crowd, embodying the spirit of family and festivity that defines this annual event. Her enthusiastic moves set the tone for the night, inspiring attendees of all ages to join in the celebration.

The weekend concert series, which spans three nights, features two artists each night, culminating in a grand total of six performances by the end of Sunday. Each artist brings their unique flair to the stage, creating a diverse musical experience for concertgoers. Shaw HP’s performance was a highlight, running until 3 a.m. and keeping the energy high with his dynamic presence and soulful music.

The concert space buzzed with activity as locals and tourists alike enjoyed the festivities. Attendees were greeted with an array of local beverages, including refreshing fruit punch and rich peanut punch, enhancing the authentic cultural experience. The sense of community was palpable, with people wining on each other, their movements synchronized to the rhythmic soca beats.

Local vendor selling peanut punch, and other local drinks. (Source photo by Joshua Crawford Barry)

Adding to the event’s charm was the presence of “Hot Spot,” the third-place winner of the King of the Wing competition, who served as one of the vendors. His delectable offerings added a flavorful touch to the night, satisfying the culinary cravings of the lively crowd.

Tourists, drawn by the vibrant energy and unique cultural offerings, mingled with locals, creating a melting pot of joyful celebration. The Father’s Day Weekend Celebration in Frenchtown is not just an event; it’s a tradition that brings people together, celebrating the essence of community and culture.

Lead base guitarist gives powerful solo to the crowd. (Source photo by Joshua Crawford Barry)

As the night progressed, the music continued to flow, and the dance floor remained packed. Shaw HP’s performance set a high standard for the weekend, promising more unforgettable nights to come. The celebration is more than just a concert; it’s a tribute to the island’s rich musical heritage and a heartfelt salute to fathers everywhere.

With two more nights of performances to look forward to, the 29th annual Father’s Day Weekend Celebration is set to be a resounding success, leaving attendees with cherished memories and a renewed sense of community pride.

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