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Central City BBQ|1201 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA | Map

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The NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival is a funky fusion of Jamaican musical and culinary traditions with the rich culture of New Orleans Carnival! New Orleans and Jamaican culture are so intertwined that it’s only fitting that Bob Marley’s birthday falls smack dab in the middle of Mardi Gras season. The NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival celebrates Bob’s legacy in a way only New Orleans can, blending the best of both cultures with a fantastic staple of national Reggae bands and DJs as well as New Orleans’ own top brass bands performing Bob Marley hits brass style! The festival features a variety of food vendors offering different takes on jerk chicken plus arts and crafts vendors. The festival will also host New Orleans’ first ever Scotch Bonnet pepper eating contest and Jerk Chicken Competition with local celebrity guest judges.