The Philadelphia Jerk Festival embraces its multicultural vision with the announcement of its first set of performers featuring Reggae superstar Luciano, Dancehall entertainer Agent Sasco and Barbadian Soca duo Leadpipe + Saddis. Luciano, who has released over 35 albums in his 20+ years career, joins the lyrical firestarter Agent Sasco also known as Assassin who appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy award winning album, and Leadpipe + Saddis, whose hit “Ah Feelin” is widely regarded as one of the biggest Soca hits in recent times.
Scheduled to take place at the spacious Fairmount Park in Philadelphia Sunday, August 28th, the annual festival promises to be a full day of activities for families along with a full concert experience. “This initial artists announcement is merely an appetizer for what is to come” says the Festival’s media and production director Dave Grant, “We will be adding more acts, including an AfroBeats performer to round out the cast”.
Along with performances, patrons will have their palates tantalized with a wide range of food, desserts and beverages from vendors who will be travelling to Philadelphia from along the East Coast. Several of the regions top chefs, restaurants and food trucks will have a presence at the festival, delivering delicacies from Mother Africa to the Caribbean. Clinton Garibaldi, President of Jabari Productions added, “We are pleased to be partner with supportive sponsors, including returning sponsor Western Union”.
The Tri State area has over 200,000 residents of Caribbean descent and countless others who are fans of its cuisine and culture, many of whom have already reserved tickets for what promises to be a great family outing.