Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival set for Sunday

August 22, 2019
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The ninth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, which was set for July 21, will now take place this Sunday at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York.

The annual event was postponed last month due to a city-wide heat emergency.

In a release sent to THE STAR, it was revealed that tickets for the original date would be honoured, and all entertainers scheduled to perform have been confirmed for the weekend.

Fay-Ann Lyons, Christopher Martin, Shenseea, Capleton, Bunji Garlin, and rising star Naomi Cowan are all set to make appearances as was originally advertised.

Aside from the on-stage entertainment, patrons will be treated to a celebrity cook-off challenge between Lyons and former Love and Hip-Hop: NY star Tara Wallace.

Focusing on culture as much as the food and music, the festival is expected to showcase the best of the Jamaican heritage.

Actor/comedian Owen 'Blakka' Ellis and cultural activist Sharon Gordon will pay tribute to iconic folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley, more popularly known as 'Miss Lou', in celebration of the 100th anniversary of her birth.

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