However, this year was different as it was also a tribute to veteran record producer Philip 'Fattis' Burrell, who passed away recently.
"It's a gift to the people and it reminds me of where I'm coming from," said Tarrus Riley to the Observer. "And, after three years, so far so good."
"This is a tribute to 'Fattis' Burrell tonight because we weren't here for his funeral and a man like that can't pass and we don't show respect. Everybody deh yah. We couldn't do it without the artistes and musicians. So it's a gift not just from me but from the artistes them too," he said.
Among those who made appearances were international acts such as David Hinds of the British-based reggae outfit Steel Pulse, Jamaican superstar Shaggy, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Tony Rebel, Etana, Alaine, Nadine Sutherland, Louie Culture, Wayne Marshall and TOK. Young turks like Protojé, Tifa, Drop Lion, Sherita, Jah 9, and Influential appeared. Tarrus Riley, who shared emcee duties with Denise 'Isis' Miller, also performed.
The performers gave it their all and the audience was very much delighted. But it was the climatic finale that was most overwhelming.
The final segment dedicated to the late producer 'Fattis' Burrell and Tony Rebel, Protojé, Louie Culture performed on some of his rhythms. Beres Hammond's performance peaked when he was joined by Marcia Griffiths for their hit song Live On. Luciano and one of Burrell's relatives gave a resounding tribute with It's Me Again Jah.
"Let live music live. It started a long time ago before I became so popular in the music business. Mr (Dean) Fraser used to do this concert and I used to come and get my little practice singing one and two songs. Now that people know us, why can't I sing for them for free?" said Riley.