By Anthony Turner – It’s that time of year again when jerk flavors will waft in the air as Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York will come alive for the 6th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early to enjoy the all-day event on Sunday, July 17, 2016. This year festival organizers are going all out to ensure that no matter who you are and where you’re from, you’ll “Get a Taste of Fun!” at the largest Caribbean food festival in the USA.
Seasoned Jerk Festival patrons flock to the event every year to enjoy a wide variety of jerk delicacies, including the popular celebrity Grace Jerk Cook-Off, culinary demonstrations, cultural presentations on the Western Union Stage, the main stage concert and Kidz Zone. They also come for family, fun, fellowship and the cool Jerk Festival vibe they have come to know and love.
This year, the main stage will be blazing with the sounds of the internationally acclaimed reggae ambassadors, Third World, who will rock the crowd with their string of popular hits and reggae classics. Dancehall sensation Dexta Daps will excite the ladies in his first major New York area appearance, and dancehall star Tifa will join him on their popular hit “Jealous Ova.” More thrills are in store when Gyptian takes the stage performing his latest hits “All On Me” and “Jiggle Jiggle.” Powerhouse vocals from reggae singer Ikaya will bring lots of heat as well. Soca superstar Rupee, is set to bring the needed flavor and excitement that will complete the show. It will all be spiced with humour from comedian Pretty Boy Floyd.
Advanced tickets to the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY are available online at www.JerkFestivalNY.com or at selected retail outlets in the tri-state area. A number of promotional events offering an opportunity to win tickets and other prizes as well as discount offers will be staged in the weeks leading up to the festival by a number of event sponsors.
The 6th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York is presented by Jamaican Jerk Festival NY, LLC, in association with VP Records. Sponsors are Grace Foods, Western Union, Continental Bakery, Vitamalt, Power 106, Reggae King Radio, Street Hype and Tower Isle Patties.