Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
American teen pop group Mindless Behavior will be the headline act of a post-summer concert to be held at the Liguanea Golf Club, New Kingston, on Saturday, September 28. The event is being promoted as a profanity-free family affair.
The group is known for Mrs Right, Girls Talkin' Bout and My Girl, as well as their many collaborations with artistes like LL Cool J, Diggy Simmons, Soulja Boy, Ciara, and Tyga.
X-Factor winner, Melanie Amaro, and Jamaican recording artistes Tifa, Jah Bouks and QQ, are also booked to perform at the concert.
The show is being hosted as a collaboration among American entertainment consultant Jason Newman, Somerset Crest, 957 Music Records, Urban Angels, Zip FM and RJR and will be produced by Junior Taylor Productions, which has done work on Jamaica Jazz and Blues.
According to Jason Newman, Mindless Behavior in concert will be a family-oriented event. "I saw that there was a need for a family event and bringing a group like Mindless Behavior here will give families a chance to feel like summer is still here, even though it's over. It's already interesting to see how much the Jamaicans are tweeting about and members of Mindless Behavior group and they have also tweeted back to the Jamaican fans," Newman said.
Tickets cost $2,500 (general), $3,500 (VIP) and $4,500 (super VIP). Reservations can be madde online at touchtix.net.
"Patrons can expect a concert like any of the other big pop-star names. Mindless Behavior is an exciting group and the kids will enjoy it. Here is an event that caters to patrons who are early teen to even 50 years old. And there will be no profanity," Newman assured.
Mindless Behavior has opened sold-out tours for Backstreet Boys and Justin Bieber. The group was recently ranked number two as UMG artiste behind Lady Gaga in terms of online presence and they have the number one artiste page on MTV.com. Mindless Behavior has racked up over 50 million views on YouTube.com.
Gates will open at 1 p.m. and Mindless Behaviour is expected to perform between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. The concert will end at 11 p.m.