Entertainers Shaneil Muir, Louie Culture, Iyara, and Sean Kingston were in top form at the Bellevue Music Festival, which took place last Saturday at Festival Park in downtown Orlando.
The showers accompanied by thunder and lightning which drenched parts of Orlando on Saturday afternoon may have contributed to the low turnout of patrons; however, those in attendance certainly had a good time grooving to the hits of their favourite artistes as well as music spun by the DJs.
Prior to the main acts, several up-and-coming artistes graced the stage, including Click Star, Tinga Ling, LYRI-KALI, Bencil Clickstar, Badda General, and cultural group The Maroons.
Deejay Iyara gave a workman-like performance which surprised many in the audience. His delivery and showmanship were on point.
There was a brief power cut during his performance and, like a professional, Iyara kept on performing until the lights were restored.
“It’s a pleasure to be performing here at the Bellevue Music Festival. It’s a good look,” Iyrara said.
He added, “Big up to the promoters and management for booking me for this event. I came to deliver to the fullest and the fans loved the performance. The audience sang along with me during the power cut. To me that signifies that the people need Iyara.”
Accompanied by her dancers, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands soca artiste Star Martin had the men in a frenzy with her slick moves and gyrating. She described her time on stage as fun.
“The vibe was fun, love and I love Caribbean people. We just came out here ready to have a good time,” she said.
Reggae artiste Teflon, who performed during Iyara’s set, blazed a fire.
He kept the crowd rocking from the moment he came on stage.
“It was just a surprise performance for the people and the fans. It’s been a while since the people in Orlando have seen Teflon perform, so me just haffi give thanks to Iyara for even giving me the opportunity to express myself to the people. It’s just a joy for me,” said Teflon.
Singer Shaneil Muir was also in fine form reeling off Exclusive, Top Gyal and Yamabella.