This year's recently concluded Hollywood carnival saw the hosting of 7 events in 4-days from June 27-30 in the City of Los Angeles. Kicking of the calendar of events were welcome parties such as welcome to hollywood hosted by the official brand ambassador for Hollywood carnival Machel Montano, Scorch Duck Work,The Main Event held at the Globe nightclub downtown Hollywood, featuring performances by the of "snack" boss Nessa Preppy, Groove Monarch King Swappi, first international performance and also king in his own right Lyrikal. Parade of bands which culminates with a huge concert at the culture village where thousands attended. The curtains came down on Hollywood carnival experience with Soca to the Universe with "Shine" the party and after party.
 
Putting together such a line up of events and artiste was no small feet, with having to manage venue, performances and logistics, but this comes as second nature to the man in the driver seat responsible for it is International Dj Stephen and also Director of Entertainment for Hollywood carnival
Stephen, who is no stranger to the carnival experience is responsible for the Atlanta Carnival Experience (ACE) and also partners to create South Carolina carnival. Stephen, along with it's President Dr Harold Ganga gave a special thanks to Grand Marshals, Inas x and international artiste Alex Boye and said they see major growth for Hollywood Carnival and the city in the not to distant future. 
 
Photographer JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK was there to capture the four day event and brought back these images.