Top acts for PAN 2016 Regional 1
Popular dancer and deejay Ding Dong, gospel sensation Kevin Downswell, and dancehall star Busy Signal lead the entertainment line-up for Regional 1 of PAN 2016.
All the action goes down tomorrow at Independence Park in Black River, St Elizabeth.
Celebrated as an event for the entire family, patrons will not only feast on succulent and specially priced CB Pan Chicken throughout the day, but also a wide assortment of entertainment, including a kiddies' village, sponsored by Monster Milk.
"There's amazing pan chicken of course, as well as bar deals courtesy of Pepsi and Red Stripe. And the entertainment is an important part of all our events. In fact, starting 2013, we began to incorporate more variety in our performers to ensure there was really something for everyone", said CB Foods Brand Manager Alicia Bogues.
"As a major manufacturer in Jamaica, Red Stripe supports the growth of entrepreneurship as an economic driver. A major component of PAN 2016 is the facilitation of the growth of this uniquely Jamaican enterprise. The iconic Red Stripe brand which represents the pride of Jamaica stands staunchly behind initiatives such as these. We are proud to be associated with PAN 2016 and laud the continuous efforts of the organisers of this staple calendar event" said Michelle Cunningham, assistant brand manager Red Stripe.
Armed with dance hits including Shampoo, Syvah, Low Mi, Holiday and his latest chart topper Wul Up, Ding Dong will no doubt have patrons in a dancing mood.
Busy Signal is known for his usual electrifying performances and patrons can look forward to hearing hits including Text Message, Born and Grow, Step Out, Jail, What If and the international smash Bumaye (Watch Out Fi Dis).
Gospel star Kevin Downswell, who recently released his third studio album All the Way, will bring ministering to the proceedings. With songs such as Stronger and All the Way, patrons will no doubt leave the venue feeling blessed.
The culinary extravaganza will see PAN chefs compete in a live 60-minute cook-off. A winner and runner-up (1st and 2nd place) will be chosen from each parish to advance to participate at the Grand Final on October 30.
Thirty participants in Regional 1 will represent the parishes of Clarendon, St Elizabeth, St James, Hanover, Westmoreland and Manchester.
Comedian Dufton Shepherd and disc jockey Badda Bling will guide the day's proceedings. The event starts at noon and runs until 8 p.m. As always, admission is free.