ONLINE TICKET SALES BEGIN FOR 2015 JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL

Patrons can save up to 15% off via Early-bird Online purchases! SAINT LUCIA (March 9, 2015) – One month away from the official opening of the Caribbean’s premiere music and arts festival, enthusiastic patrons can now access and purchase selected event tickets online. Festival goers simply need to log onto www.stluciajazz.org to purchase tickets for main stage events beginning with the Jazz Showcase, carded for Thursday May 7th, as well as the popular weekend shows from May 8th - 10th at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark. Thursday’s show, billed as a must see for straight-ahead jazz aficionados which features two-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFrancesco and acclaimed Paris-based pianist Alain Jean-Marie alongside Grant Stewart cost EC$115.00/US$46.00. Friday’s show, themed Caribbean night and featuring lovers rock legend Beres Hammond, Barbadian jam band Krosfyah and local ‘conscience king’ Meshach cost EC$130.00/US $52.00. Saturday and Sunday shows at Pigeon Island featuring performances from Flo Rida, Jon Secada, Timbalive, Arturo Tappin, Jimmy Cliff, Derede Williams, Jesse Billy, Chrisette Michelle and Robin Thicke and more are priced at EC$200.00/US$80.00 per day. All prices are VAT inclusive. Tickets for the Opening at the Mindoo Phillip Park which feature Destra, Chronixx and more, are priced at EC$50/US$20 in advance (EC$60/US$24 at the gate) and are available at Steve’s Barber Shop and The Cell in Soufriere. Tourism Director Louis Lewis says, “Whereas a few changes have been made in the Festival’s fee structure, ticket prices have remained relatively constant, offering festival patrons’ real value for money.” Between now and March 31st, patrons purchasing online tickets will benefit from a 15% reduction in cost. From April 1st, a 10% discount will...

More Female Star Power for 24th Edition Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

Grammy Award Winner Chrisette Michele & Soca Sensation Destra to take centre stage!   SAINT LUCIA (March 3, 2015) –  The stellar line-up of the 24th edition Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival has been further spiced up with the addition of American Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele and famed Caribbean soca singer and songwriter, Trinidadian Destra added to the all-star cast.    Chrisette Michele, who has an impressive list of hits under her belt, among them the monster track “Epiphany”, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 when it was released on May 5, 2009, will perform on main stage Sunday May 10.    She has been featured on several hip hop albums and other music genres and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music business, among them Jay-Z, Will. I. am, Ne-Yo and Rick Ross to name a few.   Destra, who will perform with the Bakanal Band, is one of the biggest female names in the soca world. The popular entertainer will bring her high energy performances, harmonious vocal skill and eccentric fashion to the Festival when she takes centre stage at the Opening of the Jazz & Arts Festival on April 30th,  carded for the ‘Peoples Auditorium,’ the Mindoo Phillip Park (MPP). A former lead singer of the jam band Atlantik, Destra, a power player on the Trinidad & Tobago carnival and entertainment scene, has an impressive following and boasts a string of chart topping hits that include fan favorites like  “Come Beta,”  “Max It Up,” “I Dare You,” and “Queen of Bacchanal” to name just a few. “As we launch the festival in Trinidad,...

The 24th Annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival Draws Internationally Renowned Talent, April 30 – May 10, 2015

Robin Thicke, Jon Secada, Beres Hammond, Jimmy Cliff and Arturo Tappin among stellar line-up! SAINT LUCIA (February 5, 2015) –  The annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, now in its 24th year, raises the curtain on April 30 with a line-up of performers who blends island culture, famed musical talent and diverse music genres. Internationally renowned performers taking center stage this year 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 featuring Grant Stewart and two-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFrancesco.  The 11-day festival kicks off on April 30 and runs through May 10 featuring hundreds of musical performances and art showcases throughout the island. Locations span from Saint Lucia’s iconic Pigeon Island National Park, where main stage events will kick-off on Friday, May 8, to various other venues island wide. “This year’s festival continues to infuse artistic events with star-studded musical performances, providing a platform for local artisans, entertainers and cultural enthusiasts to also command world attention during the two-week celebration,” remarked Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries Minister Lorne Theophilus. Presented by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, the festival continues to attract some of the most recognizable and sought after names in the music business and has become a magnet for visitors from the U.S., according to Theophilus. Completing the line-up is a string of other local entertainers, together with more than 100 local artisans, who will perform at jazz venues island wide throughout the festival. With a renewed emphasis on the arts component of the festival, an Arts Village...