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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival is Jan. 20 at Central City BBQ

Posted By on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:36 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY MARLEY GRAS JERK CHICKEN FESTIVAL
  • COURTESY MARLEY GRAS JERK CHICKEN FESTIVAL

The Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival is at Central City BBQ (1201 s. Rampart St.) Saturday, Jan. 20. There's a scotch bonnet pepper-eating contest, a jerk chicken cookoff and more.

The music lineup features reggae, New Orleans brass bands and bounce artists. Performers include Teki, TBC Brass Band, Ammoye, OG Blake Owens, Game Ova Skip, Jam-X Reggae Band, One Love Brass Band and DJs Megatron and T-Roy.

There's barbecue from Central City BBQ, as well as jerk chicken, Caribbean dishes, yakamein, gumbo and vegetarian items. Food vendors include Boswell's Jamaican Grill, Island Paradise Restaurant & Grill, Johnny's Jamaican Grill, 14 Parishes, Karibu Kitchen, Queen Trini Lisa, Chef Linda The Yakamein Lady, phyto-NOLA and others.

There also will be craft vendors.

The festival takes place from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 (plus fees) in advance via the festival website. At the gate, admission is cash only: $10 before 3 p.m., $12 after 3 p.m., and children's tickets are $5.

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