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Jerk Festival To Celebrate Jamaica’s 50 And Grace’s 90, July 22, 2012, New York

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This year, the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will celebrate both the anniversaries of Jamaica’s 50th year of independence and Grace Foods 90th. Festival organizers are promising patrons lots of excitement, in a series of promotions leading up to the event. The one-day family-friendly food festival is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York. It is anticipated that over 10,000 patrons will attend to feast on spicy and succulent jerk fare, as well as enjoy a variety of cultural, culinary and entertainment presentations from 12:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Title sponsor, Grace Foods, the leading Caribbean food manufacturer and distributor, will again add spice with an exciting series of in-store promotions at several leading retail outlets beginning in May right up to festival day.  Expect lots of giveaways and special offers on Grace Food products, drinks and juices, which will create a buzz and benefit customers with significant savings.  “We are exceptionally proud to participate this year as we celebrate a very special milestone for the festival and Grace Foods,” stated Ricardo Bryan, North America Market Manager. He added, “We would like to reaffirm our commitment the Community and also to laying the foundation for an enduring tradition for many more years.”

The entertainment on the Main Stage will feature singing sensation Tarrus Riley, Fab 5 Band among others as well as a Gospel segment featuring local gospel groups. Come ready to get your fill of spicy, delicious jerk delights, watch fiery cooking competitions, cheer on your favorite domino team and be entertained with cultural presentations at the 2nd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival – New York.  Advance tickets are $25 and patrons can purchase tickets now on the festival’s website, www.jerkfestivalny.com<http://www.jerkfestivalny.com> and at selected Caribbean outlets.  Children 12 years and under will be admitted free.

“We at VP are very pleased to see the Festival established as the most anticipated annual summer event in the community,” stated Neil Robertson, Live Events & Agent at VP Records the World’s leading Reggae label and co-producers of the festival with Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc.

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is presented in association with Digicel and VP Records, and is sponsored by Western Union, The Jamaica Tourist Board, Jet Blue Airways, Bigga Sodas, Irie Jam Media, and VitaMalt.

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