Top acts gear up for PAN 2017 Regional 2
Agent Sasco, aka 'Assassin', gospel artiste Jermaine Edwards and reggae artiste Jahmiel will comprise the diverse entertainment offering at PAN 2017 Regional 2, which is scheduled to be held at Folly Oval in Portland on Saturday.
PAN 2017, hosted by CB Foods, is a culinary extravaganza where pan chefs compete in a live 60-minute cook-off. A winner and runner-up are chosen from each parish to advance to the grand finals on October 29 in Half-Way Tree to vie for the coveted title of Grand Champion.
Competitors representing the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew, Portland, St Thomas, St Mary, St Ann, Trelawny and St Catherine will square off for pan chicken supremacy at PAN 2017 Regional 2.
And the artistes who are booked for the event are excited to be part of it.
"It's a good feeling to perform at this event. Not only is it one of the biggest food festivals, but knowing CB's commitment to helping an industry that is so vital to Jamaican culture is a great look," said Jahmiel, who is expected to light up the stage with True Colours and Strongest Soldier.
Also happy to be a part of the line-up is Agent Sasco, who will no doubt thrill patrons with songs like Hand Inna Di Air, Girls Gone Wild and Don't Make We Hold You.
"The promoters of this event are giving pan chicken men and women across Jamaica the opportunity to showcase their talents and to become entrepreneurs. I certainly applaud that and I think that's something that we need more of," he said.
And Jermaine Edwards, who rocked the gospel music circuit last year with Beautiful Day, is ready to minister to fans.
"This event is a nice platform to reach the audience with the message, and I feel good to be a part of the entertainment line-up," he said.
In addition to the food and entertainment package, there will be a kiddies' village to occupy the children all day.