On St. Maarten Day, Friday, November 11, all roads lead to Soggy Dollar Bar for their Around the Lagoon “LED There Be Light” Parade. Jam in the parade with the fabulous Triple K Band performing live on Soggy’s legendary truck, which will take party animals all around Simpson Bay and Cole Bay before heading back to Soggy for a crazy after-party with live performances from Triple K and Asa Banta alongside our favourite local deejays. This is one jam you won’t want to miss!
The Around the Lagoon parade will start at Soggy Dollar Bar’s parking lot in Simpson Bay. Revellers will follow the Soggy truck from Soggy onto Airport Road towards the causeway, then go over the causeway, take Union Road through Cole Bay, pass under the hill onto Welfare Road, and head back onto Welfare Road towards Soggy for the official after-party!
For the parade’s grand finale, the truck will park in front of Soggy, and Triple K will perform on the truck. Asa Bantan will also be jamming on the truck throughout the parade, but will perform once inside at Soggy alongside our local deejays Outkast, King Kembe, Maestro and Big Boss.
Triple Kay International
Triple K is a well-known bouyon band. Originally from Dominica, the band now plays their sweet tunes on stages all over the world, from other Caribbean islands to Miami. Triple K has performed their hit songs such as “Flick of Da Wrist,” “Killa Work the Keys,” “Feel Your Body,” and “Nice Time” at multiple St. Maarten Carnival Flag Fests, so it is only fitting that they come back to the island to celebrate St. Maarten’s Day!
Asa Bantan (pronounced as Ace-a Ban-tan) is a Bouyon singer, actor, and songwriter from the Nature Isle of Dominica. Asa began as a Bouyon solo artist in 2000 "Jahcrew Making Another Track". He is noted for his high energy, fast-paced, and often unpredictable on-stage performances. Asa goes by the official title of “King of Bouyon & Bouyon Boss”. His career spans more than 19 years. He now stands as one of the most well-known Bouyon acts in the world, using his leverage as an artist able to sell out shows from all over the Caribbean, Spain, Holland, France, and England to the United States. Asa Bantan has worked with various artist throughout the world and is coming back to St. Maarten to celebrate with us!
With your T-shirt, you’ll get to jam behind the legendary Soggy truck with free Heineken beers and free mix drinks and continue the party at Soggy Dollar Bar’s official after-party.
Of course, everyone is welcome to the after-party. It’s a St. Maarten Day celebration for all! Those without a parade T-shirt can just pay the entrance fee to join in on all the fun!
According to Soggy Dollar Bar owner Kurt Luckert, they decided to organise this parade to give back to the community through fun events. “It’s way overdue – we have not organised one of our infamous Sensation White parties since January 2020. I realized we also did not have J’ouvert, so I decided to do a parade for St. Maarten Day,” he told the Out N About.
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