Grace JerkFest to Showcase Local Talent on Festival Stage

Annual festival shines light on musical talents from around the city

Grace JerkFest to Showcase Local Talent on Festival Stage

TORONTO, Ont. (July 20, 2018) – Back for another year of great food and exciting entertainment, Grace JerkFest takes place from August 10-12 at Centennial Park, preceded by a Meet & Greet Boat Cruise on August 9th.

This year, the TD Cultural Stage will host exceptional local talent throughout the weekend. Guests can expect to see performances by the Grace JerkFest Rising Star Competitors, the DJ Competitors and the TD Bank Dancers.

“We are thrilled to welcome local artists and experience their great talents here at Grace JerkFest,” says Anthony Plummer, Executive Director of the Festival. “The festival is all about people coming together within our community and beyond, so these performers will really capture that spirit.”

Featured this year is the Creation Sings Youth Choir, a community choir that uses costumes and theatrical performances to enhance their music. Accomplished Toronto rapper, actor and song writer Veshone Cunningham will also perform.

“We can’t wait to kick off the weekend and enjoy delicious jerk food while getting to experience performances by wonderful talents from around our community,” says Plummer. “Each act is so different and promises to bring its own unique flavour to the festival.”

Kerry-Lee Crawford, on-air host at G98.7 FM and co-founder of The LOVE Project, will appear on the festival stage. Richie-Flo, a reggae recording artist, songwriter and producer from Toronto, will also share his talents, while proudly representing his native country of Jamaica.

More performances this year on the TD Cultural Stage will include Marcia Barnes, Pan Fantasy Steelband, Spice Island Performers (a non-profit charitable organization), The Band Noww, The Unknowns and Twinzalyke.

Grace JerkFest is proud to support The Caribbean Children Foundation this year by giving the charity profits and donations received during the festival. The proceeds will assist children from the Caribbean by bringing them to SickKids in Toronto for proper treatment for various ailments.

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