Muzaic to come alive this weekend

The fifth annual Cayman Music and Entertainment Muzaic celebration and awards will get under way from Friday, 29 June to 1 July. 

Festivities and events will take place between the Harquail Theatre and the Mango Tree Restaurant. The first of the events to take place is the Live Musician’s Showcase, which will take place at the Mango Tree 29 June from 4pm until 2am. As part of the show, several local bands will be providing the entertainment. These include Localmotion 345, the Regeneration Band, Madam Speaker, Roots Connection, Trigger Fish, Suite Elite, Undiscovered, Bonafide, Impulz and BackBeat. Entry for the Live Musician’s Showcase is $10.  

On Saturday 30 June, the Young Musician’s Showcase will take place from 1 to 4pm. Admission to this event is free. Featured on the evening will be musicians from this year’s Self Help Foundation Talent Expo, as well as youngsters from Cayman Music School and Jennings Music School. 

On Saturday, 30 June, from 4pm to 12am, the DJ Showcase will take place at the Mango Tree. This event will see more than 10 DJs spinning some of the hottest tunes in staggered sets and features special guest artists performing some of their repertoire on tracks.  


Honouring musicians 

The Awards Ceremony for this year’s Muzaic Festival will be held at the Harquail Theatre from 7 to 11pm. Here musicians will be honoured for their various achievements during the past year.  

Major awards on the evening include the Icon Award, which is given to those who have contributed to music in the Cayman Islands during the course of their lives. The Premier’s Award is also conferred during the ceremony and is meant to recognise those who have served the musical fraternity through their musicianship. This award will be presented by Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush. These special awards will be accompanied by presentations for distinction in a number of other areas. 

“We are asking all to come out and support this year’s Muzaic. This is our event to support the local entertainment industry and something that we can all be proud of. The Cayman Music and Entertainment Association is your Association and to recognise each other’s accomplishments is the first step in personal pride that resonates to shores beyond,” says Jean-Eric Smith, CMEA immediate past president. 


Former Cayman Music and Entertainment Association President Jean-Eric Smith awards Burman Scott with the Long Service Award during last year’s Muzaic. – PHOTO: STUART WILSON