Rainforest Seafood fest for March 1

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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A strong line-up of artistes is being billed for this year’s staging of the Rainforest Seafood Festival set for Ash Wednesday, March 1, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, St James.

The show, which returns to the entertainment landscape after a one-year hiatus, will see some of the local popular music heavyweights taking to the stage in support of the Cornwall Regional Hospital, to which all the proceeds will go.


Bounty Killer, Tifa, Ding Dong, Romain Virgo, Cocoa Tea and Kevin Downswell have been announced to take to the stage of the popular event, which raised more than $25 million from its last staging — a target the organisers are hoping can be surpassed this year.


This year’s event was launched at Barbican Beach in St Andrew, where Chief Executive Officer of Rainforest Seafoods Brian Jardim promised a great showcase for those looking to attend for a great cause.


"The truth is Cornwall Regional Hospital is the only major health facility in the west of the island. So if this is a major outbreak, Cornwall is all we have so we must do everything to protect it, and that is what this festival is all about," he said.


In addition to the entertainment package, patrons will be treated to an array of seafood by more than 20 vendors from across the island including Little Ochi Seafood, Gloria’s, Sharkies – the Middle Quarters Village for shrimp lovers, lion fish dishes courtesy of the Montego Bay Marine Park, and the Fish Pot Truck.


Children will also be entertained by the Sesame Street characters and a petting zoo. There will also be an impressive fireworks display.


— Richard Johnson


    

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