City Nights Brings All-Local Cast to Historic Bridgetown: Frank Collymore Hall amazes Guests

City Nights – The Concert‘ brought much-needed life into historic Bridgetown with two sold-out shows. The concert, with an all-local cast blazed at the Frank Collymore Hall earlier this month with headliners Arturo Tappin, Marisa Lindsay and Cici.

CiCi scatting and Marisa Lindsay decked like a 70's diva wowed the crowd...

CiCi scatting and Marisa Lindsay decked like a 70’s diva wowed the crowd…

There was also a showcase of award winning local art on display in the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados during the concert’s special run.

The ensemble was such a hit, many patrons want to know when is the next Edition?

The ensemble was such a hit, many patrons want to know when is the next Edition?

The nights of October 5th and 6th found the showcase extended until 11 PM to allow patrons to the concert an opportunity to view the 30 pieces from the Central Bank of Barbados’ art collection accumulated over the past 19 years. Art lovers experienced a special guided tour by the Curator of the display, Denyse Menard-Greenidge.

Marius Charlemagne and his electric fingers making a bass do more than it can...

Marius Charlemagne and his electric fingers making a bass do more than it can…

This star-studded show and exhibition signalled the reopening of the refurbished Frank Collymore Hall, which since its inception in 1986 has been the platform for numerous top quality performances and exhibitions in Barbados. City Nights has featured a kaleidoscope of talent including ‘Shilling’ Farley, Adrian Clarke, El Verno Del Congo, Doris Provencale, Cavite Chorale and many well-known and beloved actors and writers such as Alfred Pragnell, Timothy Callender, Andrea Gollop and Tony Thompson, to name a few.

"Now that's what I call a high note!" Arturo Tappin seems to be declaring here...

Now that’s what I call a high note!Arturo Tappin seems to be declaring here…

Many dance groups, actors and musicians have also graced the City Nights stage over the years. This event has changed to adapt with the times and within recent years the Frank Collymore Hall featured the acclaimed adaptation of Tom Clarke‘s “The Polished Hoe“; then a weekend of jazz, classical music and pop, along with an exhibition of some of the Central Bank of Barbados’ art collection; and most recently, the popular adaptation of Timothy Callender‘s ‘The It So Happen Suite‘.

At times, the wardrobe seemed reminiscent of Kid Creole & the Coconuts...

At times, the wardrobe seemed reminiscent of Kid Creole & the Coconuts…

City Nights returned with an amazing all-local cast in the heart of Bridgetown. Speaking about ‘City Nights – The Concert‘, Manager of the Frank Collymore Hall, Fran Wickham notes, “We were honoured to feature these three maestros of music who continue to electrify audiences all over the world. We were thrilled by two nights of soulful music ranging from jazz, reggae and calypso.”

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