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Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley for Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Morgan Heritage (from left): Mr Mojo, Una, Gramps, Lukes and Peter.
Ken Boothe
Tarrus Riley

Prepare to wave your flags, eat to your heart's content, and get a slice of Jamaica. Jerk season is upon us and the biggest Caribbean food festival in the US, is back for its 16th year following two successful editions earlier in the year in New York and Washington, DC.

The annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, presented in association with Publix, is raising the bar this year with an expanded line-up of international headliners, dozens of food vendors, and a premium experience. Headlining the main stage are international performers Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band, Ken Boothe, Leon Coldero & Code 868, Septimus and Code Red Band.

"Jamaican culture is international and infectious and we want to share it with as many people as possible by attracting all ethnicities and demographics," shares Eddy Edwards, CEO of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. "This year's festival is an opportunity to create a bigger experience that appeals to a broader audience of South Floridians who can appreciate the culture, music, cuisine, and the Caribbean energy."