DRIFTERS BAR AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUE is basically a Cosmopolitan Bar welcoming people from all over the world plus Returnees to Jamaica and the Locals alike. The Bar is open every day from 12 noon until around 9.00pm and features easy listening background music of every genre.
Our main business is our LIVE MUSIC JAM SESSIONS that are hosted by Mr Luddy Samms, former member of the Internationally acclaimed vocal group, “The Drifters”, hence the name of the Venue being the Drifters. Luddy also owns the Drifters Trademark since 2012.
In December 2017 we added DRIFTERS BEST “BUDGET BEDS” to our Beach Site so that we could offer reasonable Hostel Type accommodation for the Budget Traveller.
The following are photos of the bar before it was ours
Guests can enjoy Luddy performing a wide range of “The Drifters” catalog of songs along with the other hits from Motown, Atlantic, Stax, Blues and Soul from the 60’s .
In the Low Season i.e. from May to the end of August the Jam Sessions are on Fridays and Sundays while in the High Season i.e. from November until the end of April the Jam Sessions operate on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. They always start from about 2.00/3.00pm in the early afternoon and finish about 7.00/8.00pm in the early evenings. Still time to enjoy and go have a rest before the late night stuff begins in the other establishments.
As it is a Live Music Jam anyone is welcome to join in and perform alongside the resident House Band, “The Superbads” so if you are an entertainer, singer or musician come and join in the fun. If you don’t have your instrument with you then please feel free to use ours.
We are renowned for every session being different due to the huge variety of both Jamaican and International performers who regularly grace our stage.
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