baby_cham_web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — On Memorial Day, May 28, the picturesque waterfront atmosphere at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach will be permeated with the best in jerk cuisine, Caribbean music and art and the infectious groove of live band performances from some of the Caribbean’s leading musical luminaries, during the 9th annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival.

The fun-filled festival attracts South Floridians and visitors from all cultural backgrounds. Gates are open from 2 p.m.-10 p.m., tickets are $15 per person in advance, $25 at the gate, children under 12 are free. For more information call 561-856-8478 or 1-866-232-0001 or visit

The Meyer Amphitheater, at 104 Datura St. along the Intracoastal waterway, featuring grassy lawns, picnic benches and tables, a walking path, bathrooms and a palm-tree lined knoll, is the venue.

Among the featured artists:

Baby Cham. The popular favorite born Damian Beckett and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.

Fab 5. The popular Jamaican band’s 19 albums include their multi-award winning soca album Yu Safe.

Sanchez. Born Kevin Anthony Jackson in Kingston, Jamaica the singer/performer who transforms his live-performance audiences into a mass choir epitomizes elegance and style with songs ranging from soulful R&B to hardcore dancehall and reggae.

Children in particular will enjoy the Kiddies Corner with attractions such as clowns, face painting, a bounce house, waterslides and rock-climbing.

With food, music, a dance contest, fashion show, giveaways and more, the 2012 Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival promises to be an enjoyable, wholesome, family event with activities for all age groups.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, invite your family and friends and join in the celebration of Caribbean culture.

WHAT: The Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival

WHEN: Memorial Day, May 28, 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

WHERE: The Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach

COST: $15 per person in advance, $25 at the gate, children under 12 free.

CONTACT: 561-856-8478, 1-866-232-0001 or  visit

Photo: Baby Cham