Calling All Musicians and Dance Performers – Chicago Caribbean JerkFest 2008

The Caribbean Association of Midwest America is inviting performers to submit requests to participate at the first ever Chicago Caribbean JerkFest 2008, to be held in Chicago, IL

This Festival, destine to be an annual Caribbean cultural festival, is the ONLY one of its kind in the Midwest. Its appeal is broad-based and will continue to grow each year, attracting thousands and thousands of visitors.

Our goal includes heightening the awareness of Caribbean culture through our music, dance, arts etc., and providing exposure for our Caribbean artistes. We are looking for musicians and performers with CARIBBEAN, AFRO/CARIBBEAN, and AFRO LATIN content, which will project the image and diversity of the Caribbean region. Performances to be awarded include our culture pavilion, main sound stage, and veranda area.

Please provide us with your promotional kit and any tapes or CDs. We may request an audition of your group.

Equipment provided: A complete sound system with a 32-channel board and back line gear. A professional sound engineer for the outdoor main stage (approx. 24 x 40) is available. Performers MUST provide their own special equipment requirements.

Compensation: Performers are invited to perform in a “promote-and-share” program.

What to submit:
Brief statement of your performance outline
Bio/professional resume of your group
Promotional photographs
Two reviews (optional)
A representative sample of your work
Musicians: CD or DVD
Dance groups: one VHS videotape or DVD

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: for the proposed event’s date: February 1, 2008


Send Materials/inquiries to the address below, or email: [email protected]

7547 N. Rogers
IL 60626
Phone: (773) 907-4792
Fax: (773)907-4829
Email: [email protected]

The Caribbean Association of Midwest America, an emerging not for profit (IRS status pending) organization in Chicago. The mission is to encourage, foster, promote, advance and stimulate economic and community empowerment, commerce, trade, business, finance, and professional interests through out Midwest America, the United States and the Caribbean.