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TD JerkFest Toronto Announces Soca Star Farmer Nappy as Headliner

Toronto, ON – As the summer heat begins to rise, so does the anticipation for one of the city’s most vibrant and eagerly awaited events: the TD JerkFest. Set against the backdrop of Centennial Park in Etobicoke, this year’s festival promises to be a spectacle of Caribbean culture, culinary delights, and world-class entertainment.

Announcing its lineup of headliners, TD JerkFest 2024 brings together an eclectic mix of musical talents, both seasoned and emerging. Leading the charge is Trinidadian soca sensation, Farmer Nappy, whose infectious rhythms and groovy flows have captivated audiences worldwide for over three decades. Joining him on stage are dancehall sensation Masicka and reggae royalty Marcia Griffiths, promising unforgettable performances that will have attendees dancing well into the night.

But the festivities don’t stop there. TD JerkFest is also a celebration of Caribbean cuisine, with food demonstrations by renowned chefs Leon Rowe and Nicole King. From mouthwatering jerk chicken to flavorful rice and peas, attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in authentic Caribbean flavors while learning the art of Caribbean cooking from the experts themselves.

In addition to the music and food, TD JerkFest is proud to host the “Show Your Flow” competition, in partnership with Flow 98.7. With categories ranging from hip hop to reggae, local artists will have the chance to showcase their talents on the festival stage, with cash prizes awaiting the finalists.

Speaking on behalf of Caribbean Promotions Arts and Culture Inc., Founder and Executive Director Anthony Plummer expressed his excitement for this year’s event. “TD JerkFest is more than just a festival; it’s a celebration of Caribbean culture and community,” said Plummer. “We’re thrilled to bring together talented artists, renowned chefs, and food enthusiasts from across Toronto to celebrate our rich heritage.”

Sponsored by TD Bank Group through their corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment, TD JerkFest 2024 is poised to be a highlight of the summer festival season. As Toronto gears up to welcome visitors from near and far, the city eagerly awaits the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Caribbean at this year’s TD JerkFest.

For more information and updates on TD JerkFest 2024, visit Don’t miss out on this must-attend summer event celebrating the vibrant culture and flavors of the Caribbean right here in Toronto.

Vision Newspaper – The Caribbean Update will continue to provide coverage of TD JerkFest 2024, stay tuned for more updates and highlights.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief and Afro-Canadian Affairs Writer at Vision Newspaper - The Caribbean Update. With over two decades of experience, he is a dedicated advocate for amplifying Afro-Canadian voices. Alwin leads with vision, shaping the newspaper's editorial direction to reflect the diverse Jamaican Diaspora community. His insightful commentary and investigative reporting shed light on issues of identity and social justice, sparking crucial conversations and inspiring positive change. Alwin is not only a journalist but also a community leader, actively involved in initiatives promoting equity and representation. For feedback Alwin can be reached at

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