Grounation is the Jamaica Music Museum’s flagship event, held annually in February as a celebration of both black history and reggae month. Find out more on our Grounation, event page.
The Jamaica Music Museum is a lecture series that celebrates Women History Month in March. Over the course of two Sundays, presenters and performers discuss four Jamaican women, both famous and lesser-known. The series aims to the highlight contributions that Jamaican women have made to the nation’s socio-cultural development. Some of these have included artist Edna Manley, journalist and activist Una Marson, opera singer Mercedes Kirkwood, and cultural icon Miss Louise Bennett.
Twin Double: The Art of Two
As part of the annual Ocho Rios Jazz Festival celebrations, the Jamaica Music Museum presents Twin Double: The Art of Two. It features the upright bass in the spotlight, accompanied by the piano, and has included performers such as pianist Stephen Scott and Marjorie Whylie, along with bass player Curtis Lundy and noted vocalist Myrna Hague.
Coxsone’s Hop is a monthly event that evokes the soundsystem culture of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. A DJ spins classic records on turntables, and patrons enjoy the mellow sounds of yesteryear with ska, rocksteady, and reggae being the dominant soundtrack.
During these events, The Jamaica Music Museum’s exhibits are open to visitors.