Photo by Jonathan Mannion

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – In celebration of this Independence Day holiday, The Florida Jerk Festival, one of Florida’s most premier family-friendly Caribbean and foodie events is excited to announce international recording artist Shaggy as the festival headliner, which is set to take place on Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at the South Florida Fairgrounds located at 9067 Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL.

Other amazing performance acts that will grace the main stage during this event include soca recording artist Skinny Fabulous and reggae recording artists LUST.

“During the festival’s one year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Full Vybez Entertainment took the time to revamp the overall Jerk Festival brand,” says Damian Tater, CEO of the Florida Jerk Festival. “Now it’s 2021, and we are back, bigger and better than ever. We are excited to bring Shaggy on board as the event headliner. His star power is exactly what our festival needed. And with also adding Skinny Fabulous and LUST to the foil, we know this year’s entertainment experience will be a fun one.”

Paving the way for the likes of Drake, Rihanna, and Major Lazer, Shaggy has provided the blueprint for global dancehall success and continues to innovate at the forefront of the island sounds that regularly the worldwide pop charts. To date, Shaggy has sold over 30 million albums, racking up no fewer than eight singles on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

Earlier this month, the Palm Beach and Orlando Jerk Festival, two of Florida’s premier foodie events, completed an extensive rebranding effort that changed the structure of each festival, modifying the new name to the Florida Jerk Festival.

As safety is the top priority of the festival’s organizers, per CDC safety guidelines face masks and other face coverings must be worn by guests and staff at all times. Also, there will be over 100 sanitation stations placed throughout the event venue.

Just in time for summer, festival tickets are available on Eventbrite ( https://bit.ly/3vPTIXc ). Prices for general admission start at $5 for children and $35 for adults.

To find out more information about the Florida Jerk Festival, go to www.floridajerkfestival.com.

Link to images of Shaggy: https://artists.teamwass.com/music/artists/shaggy/

About Florida Jerk Festival:

Started by Full-A-Vybez, Inc. in 2003, the Palm Beach & Orlando, the Florida Jerk Festival, became the mecca of Caribbean food and culture. Both festivals feature Florida’s top Caribbean restaurants and chefs offering a variety of culinary delights through cooking competitions and our “Jerk Experience”. But it’s not just about the food. Patrons get a healthy serving of history, culture, and entertainment on the cultural stage. As a family event, we also ensure that kids are kept entertained at the Kid’s Zone, with a bounce house, carnival rides, and activities like face painting and mechanical bull riding. The events culminate with guest performers that cater to the diverse audience that attend the events each year. Attendees are in store for a large variety of food vendors, live music, dance, and fun activities — this is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the culture.