MONTEGO BAY, St James — A line-up of some of Jamaica’s top- flight artistes is set to deliver performances at the highly anticipated fourth staging of the Rainforest Seafood Festival on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, St James.
The show, which returns to Montego Bay’s entertainment landscape after a one-year hiatus, has popular acts such as Bounty Killer, Tifa, Ding Dong, Romain Virgo, Cocoa Tea and Kevin Downswell down to perform.
Popular comedic duo Ity and Fancy Cat will host the event.
Organisers are hoping to raise more than $10 million from this year’s staging for donation to the We Care Foundation, which provides financial support to the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
“Our goal this year is to raise $10 million. In 2015, the last time we held the event, we were able to give $8.5 million, but we want to push and give a solid $10 million,” said Bethany Young, a member of the organising committee.
She noted that since the inception of the family event in 2013, some $25 million of its proceeds has been donated to the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
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, and Sharkies, as well as lionfish dishes courtesy of the Montego Bay Marine Park and the Fish Pot Truck.
Children will be entertained by the Sesame Street characters and a petting zoo. There will also be a fireworks on display.