Fab 5, a popular, award winning band from Jamaica whose collection of songs represents the music of the Caribbean, will be headlining the performers at this year’s Clermont Caribbean Jerk Festival at Clermont’s Waterfront Park on May 4. Their reggae and soca performances have partygoers all over the Caribbean dancing and partying well into the night. Their versatility and musical skills entertain crowds with R&B, funk, gospel, jazz, and disco too.
The popular annual Clermont food and music festival has been bringing the Caribbean to Central Florida every summer for the past seven years. This year’s festival features the music of Fab 5 along with the popular Guyanese star, Terry Gajraj, and a Jamaican-born favorite, Tory Wynter.
The festival developed around the wide and tantalizing flavors of Caribbean cuisine. There are lots of opportunities for vendors to sell Jerk chicken and pork, Southern-style barbecue, oxtail, spicy roti wraps, and delectable desserts. This list could go on.
The Caribbean Jerk Festival is a major fundraiser for the Caribbean American Association of Lake County’s scholarship program that supports youngsters going off to vocational, technical, and community colleges as well as universities.