As the United States celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month in June, Caribbean music heavy-hitters will be on full display in the nation’s capital of Washington DC and environs during the annual Hookie Weekend.

Some of the Soca genre’s top performers will entertain audiences at events over the always highly-patronized weekend of Caribbean culture. On Thursday June 13th, the dynamic Preedy (real name Akeem Chance) will hit the stage at the Hookie Weekend official kick-off event ‘Release Therapy’.

Preedy, known for songs “Lost & Found”, ‘“Yuh Bad”, “Away” and “Say Yeah” will bring all hits including his 2024 smash “Search Party”. On Friday June 14th, the pool party/stage show extravaganza known as ‘Hookie DC’ will sizzle with the sounds of Nadia Batson.

A spirited Soca Queen in her own right, Nadia will touch down in DC with her full catalogue which include fan favourites “Market”, “So Long”, “Fatt”, “Catching Feelings” and “Everytime”. Joining Nadia (pic) at Hookie DC which for 2024 bears the theme ‘Eye Candy’ will be Nialah Blackman.

The third generation Soca songstress who was recently signed to a major US record label will deliver her popular tracks “Round and Rosie”, “Jam Of The Year”, “Workout” featuring Kes, “Best Self” featuring Lyrikal and “Come Home” featuring Skinny Fabulous. Rounding off the Hookie DC cast is Soca artiste, songwriter and producer GBM Nutron (Jason Carter).

Nutron looks forward to performing his crowd movers such as “Hot Gyal Anthem”, “Practice”, “Scene”, “Ego Jam” and his monster 2024 collaboration with Farmer Nappy “In The Centre”. As a literal mashup of big city flair and island Carnival experiences, the 2024 Hookie Weekend will be a 5 day, 6 event festival featuring engaging performances, pulsating parties and unforgettable J’ouvert and Mas experiences.

Hookie Weekend 2024 promises a memorable celebration of Caribbean culture, music, and camaraderie in the DMV with energetic beats and infectious vibes from June 13th to 17th.