The Jerk Festival

Middle Tennessee’s Second Annual Riverfront Jerk Festival was held Saturday, September 24. Vendors offered jerk chicken, jerk pork, curry, roti and a variety of other Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Cuban and Mexican dishes.

The riverfront was filled with delicious smoke and the sounds of live reggae, salsa and music from steel pan players that brought thousands out to McGregor Park.

Flavors from the Jerk Festival were inspired from Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Guyana and South America. Over 20 craft and food vendors filled the popular riverfront park for a full day of food and entertainment.

Those with a flair for cooking competed in the Best Jerk competition and Q108 and Z95.5 hosted live broadcasts from the event.

The donations from this year’s event went to the American Cancer Society.

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