jump! Jump! JUMP!

Houston, are you ready to fete and jump up on Monday, July 3rd?

UMF kicks off the 2017 summer Caribbean festival season in Houston with its annual cooler fête. Billed as the largest concert of its style, this year the festival features soca, reggae, and chutney music.

As a “cooler fête” (“cooler party”), you can bring your cooler with alcoholic drinks in non-glass containers. For everyone’s safety, no glass bottles will be allowed. Cups, ice, chasers, and traditional Caribbean-style food will be available for sale.

We'll have live performances by Elephant Man from Jamaica, Peter Ram from Barbados, Lavaman from Grenada, and Ravi B from Trinidad & Tobago.

In between bands, we'll have DJs from Houston and Dallas spinning their hottest selections guaranteed to make you jump. If that's not enough, we'll also have a live drumming ensemble directly from Brooklyn, New York.

The $30 General Admission pre-sale ticket ($50 at the door) allows access to all entertainment. The VIP admission ticket allows access to the UMF Lounge and many exclusive amenities. VIP tickets are $150 per person, $250 per couple, and $500 for groups of four. Tickets are available at umf2017.eventbrite.com

A portion of the proceeds from the 2017 Ultimate Mega Fest will benefit the As One Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2007 to support and develop underserved youth and their families through education, athletics, and spiritual enrichment.