MAY 25 — South Florida Fairgrounds
Taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, the 12th annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival promises to deliver jerk inspired dishes, party pavilion, domino competitions, kid zone, prizes, as well as the return of the “Jerk Cook Off” competition, where food vendors compete against one another.
While some people attend the festival for the entertainment, a large variety come to stuff their faces with all things jerked! This year’s lineup doesn’t disappointment and includes performances by Maxi Priest, Morgan Heritage, Beenie Man, Romain Virgo and more.
Gates open at 2PM. Tickets are available online. Free admission to kids under 12.
Music insiders would have you believe that there are a variety of musical genres and categories, and that common ground is few and far between. However, the bottom line is that people embrace music and rhythms that mean something to them, no matter what their background. As Maxi Priest knows, music is universal. Over the course of 10 albums and countless live performances all over the globe, Maxi has unleashed a one world music that heals, rejuvenates and uplifts.
Having fully recharged their momentous journey in the past year and a half, and having unquestionably established themselves as the premiere live group on the reggae circuit, Morgan Heritage is now on another phase of their indomitable mission. The Royal Family of Reggae, has taken the impressively significant step forward by releasing their upcoming album, Strictly Roots.
Much of Beenie Man’s success stems from being an entertainer with the ability to withstand the test of time. He’s the prime example of an artist never losing touch with his fans. He proudly embraces his Jamaican roots and for that, he remains the reigning “King of the Dancehall” in his country, the Caribbean and across the world.
The youngest winner of Digicel Rising Stars, Romain Virgo describes his singing personality as an old soul — he loves the timeless melodies and compositions that many have regarded as oldies.
- Things To Do in South Florida: April / May 2015 (cookmixmingle.com)