Sunday, August 5 | 1 pm | Free
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza


The Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival brings authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Enjoy a full day of music, children's activities and huge selection of food vendors. 

Entertainment Schedule: 

Upper Plaza
1 - 1:30: Music on the Plaza (Big O)
1:30 - 2: Hartford Steel Symphony
2 - 2:10: Curet Boy Scout Troop 1443 Parading Flags
2:10 - 2:40: Carnival Parade by CICCA Sponsored by City of Hartford
2:45 - 3:10: Music on the Plaza (Johnny P)
3:20 - 3:40: Haitian Dancers
3:45 - 5: Children's Village on Stage
5 - 5:20: Music on the Plaza (Big O)
5:25 - 6: Orquesta Espada (Salsa Band)
6:10 - 6:30: Caribbean American Dance Group
6:40 - 7:10: Hartford Steel Symphony
7:15 - 8: Music on the Plaza

The upper plaza will also offer face painting, crafts for kids, Price Chopper macaroni jewelry making (hands on activity) and American/Caribbean games. 

Main Stage/Lower Plaza
1 - 1:20: Praise and Worship/ Rehoboth Church of God
1:30 - 2: Trinity Mass choir, Praise Dance. High Praise
Tribute to Gregory Isaac
2:15 - 2:30: Prince Royal
2:35 - 2:55: Dorette Sterling
3 - 3:20: Iyahphonso
3:25 - 3:45: Sledge
3:50 - 4:10: Tausha Trendy
4:15 - 4:40: Music on the Main (D.J Kwesoul )
4:45 - 4:55: Hartford /Bloomfield Mayor Greetings
5 - 5:50: Amandla Band/ Bobo Irie
6:10 - 7:10: Anthem Band
7:10 - 7:15: TOC Committee Introduction
7:15 - 8:15: Hezron
8:30 - 9: New Release Band
9 - 10: Terry Gajraj



 

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Additional support for this event was provided by Summer in the City.