Listen to reggae music, eat Caribbean food at Houston Jerkfest in Houston, Texas

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The Houston JerkFest is coming to the Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The Fest brings together community and culture with food, family, music and fun.

The JerkFest is centered around a jerk cook off competition. Skilled contestants will compete for a $1,000 prize and recognition. The JerkFest is named for and celebrates the jerk seasoning.

Houston JerkFest Headliners

This year’s Houston JerkFest headliners include

Ky-Mani Marley

Marley is a Jamaican singer/songwriter/actor. He received a Grammy nomination for his album “Many More Roads.” He is the son of Bob Marley and Anita Belnavio, a Jamaican table tennis champion.


Enjolee is a soul artist from New Orleans. Hear “Forever Man” from her “Before I Begin” album.

Fyah Sthar

Fyah Sthar is a reggae artist from Kingston, Jamaica. His hits include “Bus de Place,” “Protect the Little Children,” “Conquer” and more.

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerked meat has a smoky taste and that is achieved using various cooking methods including a modern wood burning oven. The meat used is usually chicken or pork. The main ingredients of the spicy jerk marinade are allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers. It may also include cloves, nutmeg, garlic, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger and salt.

Be sure to come to the JerkFest hungry because there will be food vendors selling mouth watering spicy treats with Jamaican jerk. The Caribbean dishes will pack plenty of flavor for your mouth and the music will entertain your ears.

Kids under 12 will be admitted free of charge. There will be a Kids Zone with games and activities for children. There will also be custom fine arts and crafts booths providing a great shopping experience.

So grab your friends and family and come celebrate food and music. It will be an afternoon of live entertainment, delicious food and great company – what more could anyone ask for?

Houston JerkFest Coupon

Are you looking for a way to save money on the JerkFest? Click here and you can save $8 to $36 (25% to 28% discount).