Two kings reign at ‘Groovin’ in the Park’

Two kings reign at ‘Groovin’ in the Park’

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Topics: Music, Parties & Festivals

(Queens, New York) – Beenie Man, the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Dancehall’, and Beres Hammond, the undisputed ‘King of Lovers’ Rock’, royally entertained the crowd at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York on July 1 at the inaugural ‘Groovin’ in the Park’ concert, which also featured strong performances from Gladys Knight, the ‘Empress of Soul’, reggae icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff, and Boyz II Men, the most commercially successful R&B group of all time.

As oppressive as the afternoon heat was on the day, it did little in the way of restraining the overflow of positive vibes and festive atmosphere that permeated the venue. Check out the photo highlights below.

Beres Hammond delivered a typically outstanding performance at Groovin' in the Park

Beenie Man made a triumphant return to the stage in the US after an absence of over two years due to visa issues.

Beres Hammond and Beenie Man share the stage at Groovin' In The Park 2012

Beres Hammond is flanked by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and Councilman Leroy Comrie as he accepts his Congressional Proclamation and City Council Citation. Jimmy Cliff and Gladys Knight were presented with similar accolades at Groovin in the Park.

Jimmy Cliff thoroughly entertained the crowd.

Gladys Knight asked the crowd to be her "Pips" during her performance.

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