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Legendary Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths to Headline TD JerkFest Toronto

Toronto – TD JerkFest Toronto, one of the most anticipated Caribbean cultural festivals in the city, has announced its headliner for this year’s event, and it’s none other than the iconic Reggae Queen, Marcia Griffiths. Scheduled to take place from Friday, August 9th to Sunday, August 11th at Centennial Park in Etobicoke, this year’s festival promises to be a celebration of Caribbean food, music, art, and community like never before.

Marcia Griffiths, affectionately known as the Queen of Reggae, will be gracing the TD JerkFest stage on both Saturday and Sunday nights. With a career spanning an impressive six decades, Griffiths has solidified her place as a true legend in the reggae scene. From her groundbreaking collaborations with Bob Marley and the Wailers as a member of the I-threes to her solo hits like “Electric Boogie” and “Feel Like Jumping,” her soulful voice and timeless music have captivated audiences worldwide.

Anthony Plummer, Founder and Executive Director of Caribbean Promotions Arts and Culture Inc., expressed his excitement about Griffiths’ participation, stating, “This year’s festival is going to be a full weekend of iconic Caribbean performers. We are thrilled to have the legendary Marcia Griffiths continue the Caribbean celebration and grace the TD JerkFest stage with her hits.”

In addition to Griffiths’ headline performances, TD JerkFest will feature a diverse lineup of international and local artists, interactive chef demos, family-friendly activities, and delicious Caribbean cuisine. The festival remains committed to promoting and uplifting local talent, with finalists of the Show Your Flow contest getting the opportunity to showcase their skills on stage.

Robyn Small, Senior Manager of Philanthropy, Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank Group, emphasized the importance of supporting events like JerkFest, stating, “Festivals like TD Jerkfest help bring people together to experience the vibrancy and diversity of our communities.”

TD JerkFest is made possible through the generous support of sponsors such as TD Bank Group, The Government of Canada, SOCAN Foundation, Jamaica National Money Transfer, TicketPro, The City of Toronto, Ontario Trillium Foundation, FLOW 98.7, Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Raymond Foster Realtor, and the Government of Ontario.

With the inclusion of a music festival of this magnitude, TD JerkFest continues to solidify its place as one of Toronto’s top summer events, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean to audiences of all backgrounds.

For more information and updates on the 2024 TD JerkFest, visit Jerkfestival.ca and stay tuned to Vision Newspaper – The Caribbean Update for the latest news and coverage of Caribbean events in Toronto and beyond.

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