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New Orleans and Jamaican culture are so intertwined that it's only fitting that we have a festival that beautifully blends the two together. Marley Gras celebrates both in a way that only New Orleans can, seamlessly blending Reggae with Brass and Bounce, Jerk chicken with Ya-ka-mein and gumbo, and handmade arts and crafts from New Orleans and Jamaica every February.
Usually, there are 2 stages with multiple acts, numerous food vendors serving creative Caribbean dishes and fun cocktails to wash it all down.
The Jerk Chicken Festival is a funky fusion of Jamaican musical and culinary traditions with the rich culture of New Orleans Carnival!