The 2015 Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts festival will be coming to the Pigeon Island National Landmark, Saint Lucia, April 30 – May 10, 2015. This is one of the most exciting events in the Caribbean and Island Expert Travel has some fantastic travel deals for the event. For all of your transportation, lodging and accommodations we hope you will consider booking through us. Contact Island Expert Travel at 877-872-8803 or firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s schedule your exciting Jazz & Arts Festival getaway today.
About the Festival:
After 23 years of trendsetting the Caribbean festival product, Saint Lucia inaugurated the next chapter in the life of what was formerly Saint Lucia Jazz with a rebranded and redefined festival product that offered its patrons a full immersion into things culturally and creatively Saint Lucian.
This creative sector component is defined by a literary and performing arts renaissance; a vibrant music performance and production sector; award winning gourmet Chefs; the consistent celebration of heritage through diverse genres of dance, song, language, fashion, fine arts. Saint Lucia, as the artistic mecca of the Eastern Caribbean Economic Union is well able to define a new and differentiated cultural component of an already unmatched touristic destination.
With a pulsing vibe evident across the stretch of north to south and the expanse of east to west, last year the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival hosted more than fifty (50) artistes, against some of the best locales this side of the hemisphere; from the signature Atlantic Ocean backdrop of the Pigeon Island National Landmark, to quaint and rustic village settings like Fond D’or Heritage Park in Dennery; Rudy John Beach Park in Laborie; and the tranquil Port Castries waterfront setting of the La Place Carenage.
In addition to great music events, street parties, live late night improv at the Rodney Bay village, they introduced a new feature, the ‘piece de resistance’ – an international fashion event. ‘Hot’ Couture is gunning for top ranking on the international fashion calendar, as a showcase for both established and rising stars in design.
Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival opens on April 30 at the ‘people’s auditorium’ – the Mindoo Phillip Park – to an all-star Caribbean Soca, Dancehall & Steelpan line up.
The 2014 festival was presented by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and was supported by Platinum sponsor Digicel along with other Gold, Bronze and Collateral sponsors, and culminated on Mother’s Day, May 11th, for a touch of the traditional.
It’s safe to say that Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival has something for just about every traveler, from the shows and parties, to the culture and allure of the island itself. This year will be no different! Internationally renowned performers taking center stage will include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and actor Jimmy Cliff, Latin sensation Timbalive, American rapper Flo Rida, acclaimed Paris-based pianist Alain Jean Marie and two-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFranceso featuring Grant Stewart.