Boston JerkFest 2018

Arts and Entertainment

June 15, 2018

From: Boston JerkFest

Bring with your friends and family and join us for a unique and memorable experience that is full of spice, fun and food.

Rum & Brew Tasting

The Rum & Brew Tasting will include Cocktail Demos featuring vendors who will stir up the best “Irie” drinks made from products featured at the Rum & Brew Tasting. We've also introduced a Caribbean Cocktail Throwdown with some of Boston's hottest Mixologists. Vote for your favorite drink and help select the winner who will  own bragging rights and get a trophy for the 2016 Boston's Best Caribbean Cocktail. For the Cocktail Throwdown, we will have a few rounds where three Mixologists will vie for bragging rights for Boston's Best Caribbean Cocktail.  The judges will decide who wins. Several members of the public will get a chance to try the Caribbean themed Libations that the Mixologists whip up and we all eat, drink and be Irie!

Eat, drink, and be Irie for the 6th Annual Boston JerkFest, June 22-23, 2018 in the South End. Boston JerkFest is a family-friendly Caribbean style food festival offers two days of fun in the sun and features Jamaican **** spiced food and all things **** hot! Boston JerkFest was noted by Zagat as one of Boston's top 10 summer food festivals. We so wish it was summer right about now. This year is going to be epic! Yeh mon!

Bring with your friends and family and join us for a unique and memorable experience that is full of spice, fun and food. Come check out our Rum & Brew Tasting on Friday night and the **** food festival on Saturday with a tasty Jamaican **** dishes for purchase, a Seafood Throwdown, **** Cook-off, live reggae, craft vendors, the Reggae Lounge, and Kids & Culture zone.

Schedule of Entertainment

June 22, 2018, 2018 - Rum & Brew Tasting

6:00- 7:30 - DJ 4eign, WJMN JAMN' 94.5 FM
7:30 - 9:00 - Cocktail Throwdown
9:00 - 9:30 - DJ 4eign, WJMN JAMN' 94.5 FM
Location: Outdoor Patio

6:00 - 9:30 - DJ Nomadik
6:00 - 9:30 - Special guest artists Safiya
6:00 - 9:30 - Reggae Lounge games and activities, including dominoes, games
6:30 - 9:30 - Painting as Art and Ritual
Location: Indoor (Downstairs Reggae Lounge)
 
June 23, 2018 - **** Food Festival

Session 1 - Outdoor (11am - 3pm)
11:00 - 11:30 - DJ Smoov
11:00 -3:00 - Kids & Culture
11:30 - 12:30 - Qew Lunel and the all fruits band
12:30 - 1:45 - DJ Smoov
1:45 - 2:45 - Riddim Symphony
11:30 - 3:00 - Tempo International Steel Band (varies)

Session 1 - Indoor ( Reggae Lounge) (11am - 3pm)
11:00 - 3:00 - DJ Nomadik
1:00 - 1:30 - House of Nahdra Fashion Showcase with DJ Nomadik
2:00 - 3:00 - King Ilibash (Reggae)
11:00 - 3:00 Reggae Lounge games and activities, including dominoes, games
 
Session 2 - Outdoor (4-8pm)
4:00 - 4:15 - DJ Smoov
3:00 - 7:00 - Kids & Culture
4:15 - 5:15 - Samba Lolo and Percussion (African Roots)
5:15 - 6:15 - DJ Smoov
6:15 - 7:15 - Jah N I Roots Band (Roots Reggae)
7:15 - 8:00 - DJ Smoov
4:30 - 8:00 - Tempo International Steel Band (varies)

Session 2 - Indoor (Downstairs Reggae Lounge) (4-8pm)
4:00 - 8:00 - DJ Nomadik
5:00 - 5:30 - House of Nahdra Fashion Showcase with DJ Nomadik
6:30 - 7:30 - Dis-N-Dat (Reggae, Soca)
4:00 - 8:00 - Reggae Lounge games and activities, including dominoes, games

Chef Demos (Sessions 1 & 2)

Session 1

Chef Ras Skills Mills vs. Chef Ricardo Monroy
Emcee Raheem Baraka of Baraka Community Wellness:

Witness our Seafood Throwdown at its finest and bring a friend to watch two local Chefs duke it out? Come and listen to the sizzle of the seafood and the voices of your community and observe our community Chefs throw it down, Caribbean style. Each Chef will receive a mystery box of local ethnic produce grown right here in Massachusetts by farmers of World Farmers, Inc.

11:15 - 11:30 am  Who Fishes Matters with Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA)
1130 - 12:00 pm : About Cape Shark and filet demo
12:15 - 2:15  pm : Seafood Throwdown with Cape Shark
2:15 - 2:45 pm : Ethnic Crops in MA by World Farmers

Session 2

Chefs Bobbi and Chef Nataka vs. Chefs Celine and Chef Annabel
Emcee Robert George

The **** Cook-Off will feature two Chefs will vie for bragging rights for the 2018 **** Cook-Off Champ. Each Chef will receive a mystery box of local ethnic produce grown right here in Massachusetts by farmers of World Farmers, Inc. The Chefs bring their special home made **** sauce and will create delicious plates for the judges and audience to taste. This year's dish is will feature Cape Shark.

4:00 - 4:30 pm : Bake & (Cape) Shark Chef Demo
4:30 - 4:45  pm : Ethnic Crops in MA by World Farmers
4:45 - 5:15 pm : About Cape Shark with Red's Best
5:30 - 7:30 pm : **** Cook-off with Cape Shark

House of Nahdra Fashion Showcase

This year, Boston JerkFest welcomes The House of Nahdra for two sessions
Indoors in the Reggae Lounge
Session 1 : 1pm - 1:30pm
Session 2: 5:00 - 5:30pm

Date: June 22-23, 2018

Location: Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02108

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