International Soca Artist and Virgin Islander Adam O.
International Soca artist and Virgin Islander, Adam O in partnership with the V.I. Dept. of Tourism's Division of Festivals will be headlining his first full-length concert on his island home of St. Croix on January 6.
The event, titled Adam O and Friends “The Garden”, takes place at the Daddy Jones Musical Kingdom Festival Village in Frederiksted from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., according to the Division of Festivals and a flyer of the event seen below.
The concert features Adam O and many of his friends within the music industry from around the Caribbean.
Traditionally, during the territory's festivals and carnival the Division of Festival hosts a series of events that feature international artists. On Jan. 6, the division is supporting Adam O whose musical career has continued to elevate as he travels around the world representing the USVI and Caribbean music.
Born, Adam O’Neal, the talented singer, songwriter, performer, and all-around creative has been actively representing St. Croix and the Virgin Islands throughout his career, according to a press release. Over the past two years, he has become a favorite when discussing the genre of Soca.
The release describes Adam O as a musical ambassador that understands his craft and the passion it takes to consistently produce great music that resonates not only across the Caribbean but ripples around the world.
The official Division of Festivals event is free of charge to all interested in attending with gates scheduled to open promptly at 7:00 p.m., followed by showtime from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 am.
Adam O, through his professional pursuits, wants to “show the people of St. Croix and USVI that as a son of the soil, despite where I go in my career, home will always be home,” according to the release.
The collaborative effort between Adam O, his team and the USVI Division of Festivals is allowing the Soca artist the opportunity to achieve one of his “dreams of a full-length, curated showcase for St. Croix and the USVI.”
Through the event, he hopes to “encourage USVI residents who are not living at home and music lovers from the Caribbean diaspora to partake in the Carnival festivities.”
“We are honored to partner with Adam O and are extremely proud of his success over the years," stated Dept. of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte. "Adam O has performed with his friends across the US and Caribbean; and now his Friends can share the stage with him on his home island of St. Croix, at the Frederiksted Village, where you can experience this great show along with other nights for Free and enjoy all that is Crucian Christmas Festival."