By Benjamin Flowers: This week the Belize Tourism Board announced the upcoming launch of the First Belize International Music and Food Festival (BIMFF).
The BTB explained that the BIMFF is a two-day festival to be held on Saturday, July 30 and 31st at the Saca Chispas Football field in San Pedro Town, geared towards showcasing different Belizean and International music genres ranging from Reggae, Afro-Beats, Dancehall, Soca, Punta, and Latin beats.
The BTB said that the festival will see performances of 10 international artists, 2 international DJs, and a host of local artists and DJs and that on both days, there will be food and drinks provided by local businesses showcasing a diverse culinary landscape.
“This addition will provide visitors an opportunity to immerse into the culinary culture of Belize,” the BTB said. “The BIMFF will set the stage for innovations beyond sounds and taste, in a platform to inspire and market Belize and all of its assets.”
The BTB also noted that the BIMFF has a defined set of objectives which are: to create an experience captivated by music and culture that will promote Belize as a destination for visitors across the globe; to use this platform as a scaling medium for Belizean artists to showcase their talent, network, and build a relationship for international growth; and to increase domestic, regional and international tourism traffic in the low season.
The official launch of the event will be held at the Toucan Hall Room of the Biltmore Plaza Hotel on Monday, May 23, 2022 beginning at 10 am.