Kes the Band, Rupee & others for “StingingNettles”

Hits and Jams Entertainment is set to host one of the biggest signature events of Genesis the Band Independence Weekend – El Dorado StingingNettles.
The beloved Trinidadian Soca group Kes the Band will headline the show on May 25 at the Marriott Parking Lot in Kingston, Georgetown.
Kes the Band have been winning the hearts of fans around the world with their unique blend of soca, reggae, and pop music. Their energetic live performances have made them a household name, and their many hits, including “Hello”, “Wotless”, “Workout”, “Liki Tiki”, and “Savannah Grass”, have become staples of the Caribbean music scene. Kes the Band will be accompanied by several talented local artistes, making for a night of incredible music and cultural celebration. A part of that lineup is Barbadian singer Rupee, who is set to perform his hit song that was deemed by Billboard Mag as one of the Top 5 Caribbean songs of the 21st century – “Tempted to Touch”. Rupee, who also has Guyanese roots, and also has several other songs in his catalogue, is promising to put on a performance that would light afire the stage with energy and vibes. Hits and Jams first brought Rupee in 2004 for their sold-out event called “Insomnia”.


With her powerful voice and engaging stage presence, Timeka Marshall will also be performing at the upcoming show. The talented songstress from Guyana is sure to light up the stage and offer a memorable experience for all those in attendance. Her inclusion in the show is a highlight, and adds to the already impressive lineup that fans are eagerly anticipating.
Director of Hits and Jams Entertainment, Rawle Ferguson, commenting on the event, said: “What better way to usher in Guyana’s 56th Independence than with El Dorado StingingNettles? True to its name, StingingNettles is an event that is guaranteed to have everyone moving all night. The event is all about celebrating our love for soca as a people. It’s one of the classiest, well-organised, rum-inclusive events that’s being held at a secure and easily accessible location.”

He added, “The (performers) for this show have always been electrifying. In the past, in addition to Kes the Band, we’ve had Ravi B, Nisha B, Lil Rick, Timeka Marshall and Big Red perform on the StingingNettles stage. This year, we’re making it bigger and better, so partygoers can expect a well-organised event, with impeccable décor, a fun atmosphere, and performances that you’ll remember for years to come.”
The upcoming “El Dorado StingingNettles” concert is sure to be one of the highlights of the year, and will take place at the iconic Marriott Parking Lot in Georgetown, which has played host to countless unforgettable events.
The venue will be abuzz with life since, true to the theme, the décor will feature bees, honey hives, and other picturesque photo opportunities, with hues of golden yellow that are in line with the staple colours of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Eldorado – the exclusive Rum sponsor of the event.
This event is also proudly sponsored by Enet- the official mobile and internet sponsor. Other sponsors include Church’s Chicken, Diamond Mineral Water, Pepsi, Pringles, King Leo; the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport; and Cricket Carnival.
Guyanese are being urged to not miss their chance to be part of the experience. Early general admission tickets cost $5000 and $25,000 for the VIP experience, and are available online at
HJ is expected to release ticket locations soon.