MIDDLE REGION:--- With one week to go before one of the biggest shows this Carnival season, TelCell’s Night of the Hit Makers, patrons are being urged to get their tickets before prices go up on Monday.
All the post hurricane relief specials will end on Sunday and come Monday tickets will be sold for the regular price of $40, says producer, Bertaux ‘Mr. Rude’ Fleming. Tickets for the April 28 show in the Festival Village have been going fast with deals such as ’25-25-25’ and the ‘Irma Relief’, both of which saw tickets prices dropping as low as $25 and $30 despite the astronomical cost to bring hit makers such as Haitian Kompa band T-Vice out of Miami and Grammy-nominated Reggae artiste Jah Cure.
But Fleming, a veteran record producer and manager of Xtratight Entertainment Company, maintained that this is his way of doing something for his fans who have supported him over the years. He said in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Irma last year, people still need some form of stress relief and there is no better way than to let loose with positive vibes next Saturday night. It is also a night to rock to the music of St. Maarten's own Control Band and the original Burning Flames now known as Fantastic Four out of Antigua.
This is the sixth year of the highly-acclaimed show and Fleming promises that people will leave less frustrated, less stressed, and less depressed.
Speaking at a press conference at the show’s launch earlier this year, Fleming said he will not be compromising on the quality of the show, since his goal is always to please the people in this country. He always thinks which artistes they would love to see and the ones he selects must have hits and be able to entertain the crowd since performance is number one. His goal is to keep a dance floor full on the ‘Night of the Hit Makers’.
He is urging fans who missed his ‘relief’ special to get their tickets now and avoid paying a higher price after April 22. Sunday is the last day for $30 tickets. The remaining tickets for St. Maarten’s carnival flagship show and premier dance experience will be sold for $40 starting Monday and on the night of the show, the price will increase.
Tickets are available at SOS Radio, Van Dorp, Domino's on Bush Road, Abu Ghazi in Madame Estate, and Adolphus Office Supplies, Fleming’s Café at Raoul Illidge Sports Complex.