Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival

Authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms bring a festive Caribbean atmosphere to the riverfront, during a free, day-long, family-friendly festival. 

Upper Stage
1 pm: Music on the Plaza (Big O)
1:30 pm: Hartford Steel Symphony
2:10: Carnival Parade (Grace Wright dancers/Extreme Dancers/Classy Cats) Melissa Craig (Stilt Walker)
2:45 pm: Music on the Plaza (Big O)
3:20 pm: Caribbean American Dance
3:45 pm: Poetry Segment: Alphonso McGriff
4:15 pm: Dances of the Eras with Jessie Ewart & Music on the Plaza (Badda Snipes)
5 pm: Los Calientes – Nelson Bello
6:15 pm: Sweet Noyz
7 pm: Hartford Steel Symphony
7:30 pm: Music on the Plaza

Main Stage:
1 pm: Praise and Worship/ Rehoboth Church of God/Divine Inspiration Praise Dancers (Gospel)
1:30 pm: Stacy-Ann Kirby & Higher Heights Band (Gospel)
1:55 pm: Bro.Gary (Gospel)
2:45 pm: Nelson Garcia and the Nelson Garcia Project (Jazz)
4 pm: Jammal Minot
4:25 pm: Kwesoul
4:50 pm: Amandla Band
5:50 pm: New Release Band (Socca) & Dances of the Eras with Jessie Ewart\
7 pm: Anthem Band (Reggae)
8 pm: Terry Gajraj and the RML Band

Interested in being a vendor at the Taste of the Caribbean? Register here.


Aug 07 2021


1:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT, USA

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