The show is to honour and highlighted influential celebrities, philanthropists, businessmen and women who proudly serve their communities.
Hosts for the evening are Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Shaggy and Tara Wallace of the VH1’s show, Love and Hip-Hop New York. The evening will commence with a red-carpet event from 7-8 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony from 8-11 p.m.
“We are proud to honour those who have contributed and/or have set trends in their careers, we know that this year will be bigger and better. We are happy that the awards will take place for the first time at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn,” said IED Awards CEO Madonna Williams.
Iconic reggae singer Marcia Griffiths and calypso king The Mighty Sparrow will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Music Awards.
Additionally, Maxi Priest will receive the IED Lifetime Image Award.
Entertainment will come from D’Angel, Marcia Griffiths, Shaggy and Maxi Priest.