Saturday 4 April, 2020

PAN 2019 to culminate with top class entertainment in St Ann

Agent Sasco is among the headline acts for the  Pan finals in St Ann on Sunday.

Agent Sasco is among the headline acts for the Pan finals in St Ann on Sunday.

Entertainment has played an integral role in the offerings at PAN, and this year is no different. The annual event where pan chicken men and women from across the island compete for bragging rights as the PAN Champion culminates with a grand finale this Sunday October 27 at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann.

Twenty-eight competitors including two wild cards will showcase their culinary skills at the event, which is hosted by CB Foods.

Agent Sasco and Tarrus Riley are ready to delight patrons with songs from their notorious catalogues.

This is the second time that Agent Sasco will be hitting the PAN stage.  In 2017, patrons in Portland stood in the pouring rain as he melodiously sang his hits.

“PAN Finals has become one of the legit calendar events for the year and provides patrons with a full experience. It's great because it brings together two pillars of Jamaican culture, music and pan chicken. I am happy to performing again,” said Agent Sasco.

He gave an insight into what patrons can expect.

“I will be performing with my band the Sound Agents. With the live band there is much more flexibility so we will be performing all the favorites from the catalogue, some with a different twist,” he confided.

Singer Tarrus Riley is just as eager to perform at the event.

“It will be all high energy and good vibes.  I know the patrons always look forward to events like these to have a good time, and it is a smart move on the part of CB.  Just come out and have a great time,” he said.

Nicole Hall, Assistant Brand Manager CB Foods shared what patrons can expect on Sunday.

“Patrons can expect a fun filled family day, with great food and Jamaica’s best PAN Chicken from our 28 Competitors.  It will be day to remember with amazing entertainment and so many tips on how to Live Better every single day.”

She added, “The PAN 2019 series has been exciting and special in many ways. With this being our 15th year, we have been celebrating each step of the way. Celebrating Jamaican food, people and businesses that work energetically to continue building the best version our Jamaica.”

In addition to the performances, patrons will enjoy on stage activities where numerous prizes from PAN partners are up for grabs.  The children will not be left out of the mix, as the Monster Milk Kiddies Village will provide several and activities rides for their enjoyment.

JN Group, one of the partners of PAN 2019 will provide prizes for winners at the Grand Finals.

In a statement, the company said, “As an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of all Jamaicans, the Jamaica National Group has seen firsthand the impact of remittances, access to funding, as well as savings and investments, on the establishment and maintenance of small businesses and job creation in families and communities across the island. We have seen lives being continuously improved as a result of entrepreneurship, which contributes significantly to our economy.

"We were pleased to continue our partnership with CB PAN. For this year, the top three winners of the competition will benefit from a combined prize of $300,000.The top three finalists will receive free money transfer for a year, while the top 10 winners will receive pre-approved credit cards as well as an interest free loan," added the company.

In addition, the JN Group continues its ‘JN Pan Di Endz’ theme and its special offerings for Pan patrons. Persons attending  may sign up for the JN Money Card, and have a chance to win $10,000. And, the first 20 persons to sign up for the JN Bank 24-week Partna Plan will receive a $500 bonus, which is redeemable at the nearest branch.

"Patrons will also be able to take advantage of the Pan Loan from JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) where they can borrow up to $150,000 no collateral, to start, or expand their pan chicken businesses, as well as apply for the JNSBL Agri and Climatesmart Loans. There will also be fun, games and giveaways in the booth,” the statement concluded.

Other partners who will be providing prizes for the winners are National Baking Company, Red Stripe, Nupak, Miracle, Tru Juice, Coca Cola and Walkerswood.

The event kicks off at 1pm and admission is free.  Comedian Dufton ‘Duffy’ Shepherd and broadcaster Miss Kitty will guide the day’s proceedings.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: