3 days of Pepsi Portland Jerk Festival


Jerk Chicken and Fish v2.jpgAt the official launch of the Pepsi Jerk Festival held in Portland on Tuesday, the organizing committee announced that the festival will now be expanded to three days.

This year the event will take place from July 4 – 6 with the official opening at Boston Playing Field. The day will kick off with a fun for the children from 12 noon to 6:00 pm. The following day, Saturday, July 5 there will be a retro-costume party "Flavours of Dancehall....A Trip Down Memory Lane" at Boston Beach. This will see performance coming from foundation artiste John Holt with Coppershot playing indigenous music though the ages. Patrons can spend Saturday afternoon with good friends, delicious food and great music. As part of the all-inclusive package they will be treated to some of the best cuisine from Portland's leading hotels and chefs and rock to the rhythms of Renaissance Disco and the party vibes of DJ Kurt Riley.

The highlight of the weekend festival will be the "Biggie" Pepsi Portland Jerk Festival at Folly grounds. From 10:00am to 10:00pm its good food and great entertainment for the entire family.

This year the event will again feature numerous stalls showcasing the best jerked foods available on the island. In addition, there will be the Kids Village, art and craft booths, a cultural village and a stage show featuring some of Jamaica's most popular bands and entertainers. Performers will include Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Christopher Martin, Noddy Virtue, D'Angel, Peter Lloyd, Stitchie, Sanchez and many of Portland's best talent.