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Akon, Remy Ma, De La Ghetto, and Freddie Jackson Headlines the ECIPS Music Fest in Queens, NY

For over 25 year’s Hip-Hop artists were restricted from performing inside Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY (Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd). ECIPS Music Festival has come to change the rules on August 20, 2017. Remy Ma & Akon will headline the ECIPS Music Festival, alongside Freddie Jackson, and De La Ghetto with gates opening at 10 AM. ECIPS was built on the concept of, “connecting the cultures,” and representing for the islands are Alkaline, Elephant Man, Denise Belfont, Half Pint, Queen Ifrica, Donyale, Papa Michigan, Kiprich, Genah, Lady G, Teflon, Maddadan, Tinga Stewart, and Mega Banton.
The time has come for an event that focuses on the vast diverse community within the 5 boroughs of New York City, and with countless successful Caribbean events taking place in Roy Wilkins during the last 7 summers, ECIPS Music Festival has set out to deliver an event for the masses. “New York it’s been a minute since I’ve been out there, so let’s get it poppin,” said International Superstar Akon on his fan page via Instagram.
During the Media Launch reception on, Aug 3, 2017, at Jewels Caribbean Cafe in Valley Streams, NY, event producers, Suzan Peart, Michael Bailey, and sponsor Everod Vernon of Arise Hospitality, focused on the expectations of ECIPS Music Festival and explained the dynamics of staging such a diverse festival. “I chose to support this festival because of its multicultural and multi-genre appeal. As soon as I was approached to be involved I jumped at it instantly,” said Everod Vernon.
Michael Bailey peaked the media’s interest when he spoke about the layout and transformation that will take place at Roy Wilkins Park. The media learned that Dorcia Grant, owner of Jewels Caribbean Cafe, is responsible for decor and will showcase her ‘out of this world’ ideas. Suzan Peart, told those gathered that “this event is my heart, and we believe in COMMUNITY FIRST!” and all media houses vowed to support this mission. For all things, ECIPS, visit or email