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Known as the “Otis Redding of Reggae” for his soulful vibe and smoky-sweet, bourbon-on-the-rocks vocals, Beres Hammond returns to the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.


Beres Hammond

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6th. Tickets are $30 – $125 with $110 LAN & TAM Airlines Club Level seats available.


Considered by many to be Jamaica’s greatest practicing singer-songwriter, Hammond received Grammy Award nominations for Music is Life and One Love, One Life. His many top hits include “Tempted to Touch,” “Double Trouble,” “Putting Up Resistance” and “Not Over Until It’s Done.”


With what he estimates to be 25 albums to his name, Hammond was awarded the Order of Jamaica for his contribution to the nation’s music industry.


Beres Hammond

Hammond grew up listening to his father’s collection of soul legends Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding. Born in Jamaica’s garden parish St. Mary, Hammond made regular trips to the downtown record shops in Kingston and points to the musical influences of Jamaican greats such as Heptones lead singer Leroy Sibbles, velvety vocalist Ken Boothe and rock steady pioneer Alton Ellis.


After graduating from high school, Hammond joined the fusion band Zap Pow. Four years later, he went solo and released Soul Reggae that included the hit single “One Step Ahead,” which held the number one spot on the Jamaican charts for three-and-a-half months and continues to be a fan favorite for his signature impassioned vocals.


Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at or; by phone at 954-462-0222; in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets. Broward Center cannot provide refunds or customer service for tickets purchased from unauthorized sites, brokers or secondary ticket sellers.


The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

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