Memphis' 1st Caribbean Jerk Festival!

Yes you read that title correctly! Memphis got yet another festival, but this one is major! What's not to love about the Caribbean culture, music and food? I mean it's jerk chicken for crying out loud!! I've had all kinds of chicken, but I prefer my bird to be a bit of a jerk! See what I did there? 

View from Broad Ave

Memphis is definitely the city of festivals and this adds to a list of very established and iconic fests. It was well received because Memphis does have a nice Caribbean population and also a love for reggae music. And the music was everything! The rhythm and the easy vibes with powerful messages just ignites your soul! 

But what's a Caribbean Jerk Festival without Caribbean food? Nothing! I was in food overload! Walking onto Broad Ave was the best walk ever! The smells of food was intoxicating! Can i get that in a scented candle or a car air freshener? Who should I call for the jerk chicken scent?

The turn out the this festival was great! One thing I can say about Memphis and that's that we will go to a festival...especially when it involves food and music! The crowd was probably the highlight for me because they were extremely friendly and didn't mind the camera. They all had a certain swag about them that was very appealing. 

Ran into reporter Jerica Phillips!!

Please tell me this is not the cutest kid you've ever seen!!! I had to give this little lady her own little shoot!

I really enjoyed the festival and I can't wait until next year because I know it will be even bigger and better. My only suggestion would be to make sure you're properly hydrated...it was crazy hot out there! I literally sweated through my shirt and chinos! Memphis heat is currently undefeated lol. 

Life is for Living,

Michael B.