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Bahamian heritage might be celebrated at Miami Marlins recreation on June 12, 2021

Bahamians across Florida, the United States, and the Bahamas are encouraged to bring their goatskin drums and flags to a special Bahamian Heritage festival featuring the Miami Marlins on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 4:10 p.m. at Loan Depot Park in Miami , Florida.

  1. Junkanoo culture and Bahamian Jazz Chisholm of Marlins will highlight the special event.
  2. The highlight of the game will honor Major League Miami Marlins baseball player Jasrado “Jazz” Chisolm Jr., who hails from Nassau, Bahamas.
  3. An after-play celebration of popular Bahamian songs is performed by the Bahamian Steel Band Delight group.

The baseball game, in which the Miami Marlins compete against the Atlanta Braves, is designed to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of the Bahamas and its close relationship with the Miami community. The celebration will feature the vibrant and rhythmic music of the Bahamas and a pre-game Junkanoo rush-out performance at 3pm with the Bahamas Junkanoo Revue of Miami and legendary Junkanooers Barabbas Woodside, Langston Longley, Ronnie Sands and Pluckers Chipman .

The highlight of the game will honor Major League Miami Marlins baseball player, 23-year-old Jasrado “Jazz” Chisolm Jr., a native of Nassau, Bahamas. Jazz is the first Bahamian player to join the Marlins franchise and only the seventh Bahamian to play Major League Baseball.

An after-play celebration of popular Bahamian songs is performed by the Bahamian Steel Band Delight group.

The Heritage Celebration is a joint initiative of the Miami Marlins, the Consulate General of the Bahamas (Miami), the Department of Tourism and Aviation of the Bahamas, Bahamasair, the National Sports Authority (NSA) of the Bahamas and the Bahamas Baseball Association (BBA).

“As a travel destination, the islands of the Bahamas are known worldwide for sun, sand, sea and sports. Over the years we have teamed up with numerous top sports organizations, whose players, families and friends experience the idyllic beauty and warm hospitality of our country up close. We remain committed to ensuring that the unique and rich heritage of the Bahamas is strongly promoted through these partnerships and that the Bahamas are recognized as the premier sports tourism destination in the Caribbean. Working successfully with organizations like the Miami Marlins has helped us tremendously, ”said Ms. Linda Mackey, Consul General of the Bahamas Consulate General (Miami).

Prime Minister, The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, along with other government dignitaries, was invited by the Marlins Organization to attend the event.

Special advertising links have been created for the Bahamian diaspora to purchase tickets for the game and receive a “Bahamian Heritage Chisolm Jr. T-Shirt” to be worn at the game. A donation to the BBA and access to the Junkanoo band before the game and the Steel Band Delight performances after the game are included in the promotional package. General game tickets do not grant participants access to the exclusive Bahamian Heritage Celebration t-shirt. The links are:

Bahamian Heritage Celebration – NSA (

Bahamian Heritage Celebration – BBA (

Bahamasair has also put together special Round-Trip Game Heritage Packages for individuals traveling to Florida from Nassau and Freeport. Tickets using promo code 00MXDF1F and purchased on cost $ 270.09 from Nassau to Miami or Fort Lauderdale and $ 266.17 from Freeport to Fort Lauderdale and include airline round-trip, game ticket , Heritage T-shirt and after-game entertainment.

The Bahamas are encouraged to bring their goat skin drums and flags. Noise makers, including cowbells and wind instruments, are strictly prohibited in the stadium.


With over 700 islands and cays and 16 unique island destinations, the Bahamas is just 50 miles off the Florida coast and offers an easy escape route that takes travelers away from everyday life. The islands of the Bahamas offer world-class fishing, diving, boating, bird watching, and nature activities, thousands of miles of the most spectacular waters on earth, and pristine beaches awaiting families, couples, and adventurers. Discover all the islands have to offer on or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram to see why the Bahamas is better.

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