Two-time Grammy-Winner Shaggy to Headline Florida Jerk Pageant
South Florida’s Caribbean neighborhood may have loads of causes to rejoice this Fourth of July Independence Day, because the day additionally marks the return of the Florida Jerk Pageant, previously often known as the Palm Seaside Jerk Pageant. Earlier than the fireworks are lit, there will likely be loads of hearth going down on stage on the South Florida Fairgrounds, residence of the competition. Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Shaggy will headline the return of the longtime music competition for its 2021 run. The Kingston, Jamaica-born Shaggy has launched 14 studio albums and has two primary hits with “Angel” and “It Wasn’t Me,” each of which topped the Billboard Sizzling 100.
The Florida Jerk Pageant would be the first post-pandemic Caribbean competition in Florida, welcoming five-time Soca Monarch winner singer/songwriter Skinny Fabulous, who will little question ship the highly effective island vibes to these in attendance. The Trinidadian born Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle made headlines in 2019 along with his Soca anthem “Famalay,” a track that includes Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez and Machel Montano; he brings to gentle the love and the unity of the Caribbean. As well as, the competition additionally welcomes reggae mega-talented quartet L.U.S.T., who will convey loads of Irie vibes to the Jerk Pageant stage. L.U.S.T. consists of dancehall singer and deejay Lukie D, singer/songwrite Thriller U, reggae vocalist Singing Melody & dancehall vocalist Tony Curtis.
The COVID-19 pandemic halted final yr’s festivities, and festival-goers have been anxiously awaiting the return of music festivals and outside occasions. The long-running competition has historically taken place on Memorial Day and is now being held on Independence Day; whether or not this variation is everlasting stays to be seen. It seems that the competition organizers have been fairly busy through the break, giving them an opportunity to reboot the complete competition with an entire rebrand of the annual well-attended occasion. After 16 years because the Palm Seaside Jerk Pageant, a reputation change now displays the complete state of Florida, residence to the biggest Caribbean neighborhood within the U.S., together with almost 1,000,000 residents in South Florida alone.
The brand new user-friendly web site is a large improve from its earlier model, offering clear info on each the Palm Seaside and Orlando festivals and likewise serves as host to an enormous recipe repository that gives guests loads of tasty Caribbean dish recipes for individuals who want to make these island impressed dishes at residence. The Orlando version of the Florida Jerk Pageant takes place later this yr on Sunday, October 17.
This family-friendly competition celebrates the wealthy historical past of the Caribbean that’s comprised of 13 unbiased nations and a number of other territories that each one share the 2 frequent passions among the many Caribbean neighborhood: music and meals. The annual jerk hen competitors is a cooking contest that takes place every year amongst native distributors who will every battle for the coveted Florida Jerk Pageant Jerk Competitors trophy awarded by a choose panel of judges.
The “Jerk Expertise” is an choice for individuals who want to indulge with a sampling of greater than ten Jerk-seasoned bites ready by varied featured South Florida restauranteurs. The Children Zone would be the place for the children to have enjoyable with loads of actions together with a Ferris wheel, Spherical Up, Twister, a bounce home, face-painting, mechanical bull-riding, and rock-climbing. In response to the web site, there’s a cost for these actions.
“We’re excited that this yr’s Jerk Expertise will likely be larger and higher than ever,” says Damian Tater, CEO of Florida Jerk Pageant. “The Jerk Expertise has at all times been a significant element in The Florida Jerk Pageant branding. The place else can lovers of all issues jerk come collectively and revel in limitless samples of all issues jerk? From hen to ice cream, we’ve a bit one thing for everybody.”