On June 27th 2015, VP Records teamed up with the City of New York’s SummerStage to celebrate the label’s 35th year in business. From VP’s artist roster, reggae stars Maxi Priest and Gyptian as well as soca royalty Bunji Garlin took the stage in NYC’s Central Park for the momentous occasion. DJs Bobby Konders and Jabba of Massive B provided the sounds throughout the day.
2015 marked the 35th anniversary when VP Records’ founders Vincent and his wife Patricia Chin moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York – transforming their operations into the largest Caribbean music company worldwide. Also on-site was a special VP Records 35th anniversary pop-up exhibit entitled “A Reggae Music Journey”, which was designed by acclaimed artist Michael Thompson.
VP Records co-founder Patricia Chin adds “SummerStage’s 30th Anniversary and VP Records’ 35th Anniversary are significant milestones that we are honored to acknowledge together at the prestigious Central Park venue.” After 35 years, Miss Pat (as her staff affectionately refers to her) is still very much involved with the day-to-day operations of VP Records.