Remember the days when the Greek Step Show was the hottest ticket in town during Christmas break? Or when Steppin’ On Da Shores debuted a few years back – but sadly that, too, went away. Well, all the fun that comes with the shouting, stomping and screaming is back with four events over three nights at Bahamas Greek Weekend (BGW) in a mere two weeks.
K. O. Productions, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and BTC have teamed up to unite Greeks locally and abroad in a three-day weekend, August 9-11, that will feature events such as Pulse – a networking mixer and pre-party featuring a Barefoot Summer Jam Stroll Competition and Old-School Stroll exhibition; Steppin’ On Da Shores step show; Craze after party; and Flip-Flops, the ultimate cooler fete at which patrons can chill out and relax after all the action has gone down.
The main feature of the event is to bring the best step teams of the “Divine 9” – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity – and eventually other Greek Letter Organizations from around the globe to The Bahamas to compete and walk away with cash and bragging rights as the number one step team in the region.
At Pulse, scheduled to be held at Smuggler’s Square downtown, male and female groups will compete for a $500 prize at the event which kicks off at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 general; $25 VIP.
A $2,500 purse is up for grabs for male and female groups during Saturday’s Steppin’ On Da Shores step show at the beach soccer pitch from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The top fraternity and sorority step teams from the United States are expected. There will also be a mini high school all-star step-off on the day. Entry is $15 high school students with identification, $20 college students with identification, $25 general admission and $30 VIP. The party continues with Craze, the official after party at the same venue, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., with the winners revealed at the end of the after party.
Flip-Flops, the beach cooler fete, chills everything down on Sunday at Goodman’s Bay beach from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $20 general, $30 VIP.
Weekend general passes are offered at $50 and weekend VIP passes at $65.
Organizers hope 2019 will be the start to BGW becoming an annual showcase and a major highlight in The Bahamas.
The goal of BGW is to become the largest international event of its kind, attracting historically Black Greek Letter Organization members and visitors worldwide to network in The Bahamas.
In 2018, The Bahamas’ local National Pan-Hellenic Council realized the need to celebrate local Greek life, with the introduction of the Big Greek Weekend.
Tickets for all events are available online at bgw.mysuncash.com and all Sun Cash locations.