Fringe Activities Venues

The Fringe

St. Lucia Jazz has moved to further differentiate itself from the major festivals of the world with which it competes through the development of the Fringe. Those whom have had the good fortune of attending this most unique of Caribbean events will readily tell you that the fringe is an essential part of the St. Lucia Jazz experience. The fringe is a compilation of music, arts and craft displays, fashion shows, culinary events and street theatre. The musical menu includes a variety of local and regional bands, plus a splattering of extra-regional musicians. Over the years the music of the fringe has evolved away from the mainstream and towards a musical style which is clearly Afro-Caribbean. Over the years, artists featured on the Fringe have included: Panazz Players and X-Tatik (Trinidad), Strings (Haiti), Maurice Gordon (Jamaica), Malcolm Jamal-Warner (United States).

Mindoo Philip Park (The Opening of Jazz)

An opening like no other, the Pre Jazz Jam is held at Mindoo Philip Park . It's the type of event that appeals to a broad cross-section of people a healthy mix of jazz and contemporary music combined with an affordable price and familiar venue. Helen Television Systems will this year join the support team for St. Lucia Jazz by producing this entire event. What a way to kick off Jazz!

Jazz on the Square

A series of lunch time concerts with a carnival atmosphere of music, food and merriment, Jazz On the Square has now become synonomous with St. Lucia Jazz. Located in the heart of Castries City at a picturesque square named for Derek Walcott, one of the island's Nobel Laureate (Literature 1993). A great place to make friends on a Pan-Caribbean basis.

Teatime Jazz La Place Carenage

St. Lucia's newest duty free shopping complex takes on a persona all of its own with Teatime Jazz. Coinciding with the main week of Jazz, TeaTime Jazz is an ideal follow-up to the ever popular Lunch Time Jazz on the Square. After the Square, why not take a short walk over to la Place Carenage to take in some more of the sweet sounds of jazz. And of course local tea and treats will be served!

Balenbouche Estate

A working plantation of uncommon beauty, located in the remote village of Choiseul. Having been a jazz venue since 1998, visitors to the Balenbouche generally describe the venue as therapeutic. When you step through the gates of Balenbouche Estate you will find yorself in another world, a unique setting for a unique jazz performance. So pack your cooler and take a cool drive to down the coast ... we guarantee that you won't regret it!

Fond D'Or Heritage Park

A breathtaking view, the lush vegetation of the East Coast, the cool breeze of the Caribbean Sea and the soothing sounds of local jazz music. This is the setting for the Fond' D'or Jazz experience located in Mabouya Valley, Dennery. Fond D'Or Heritage Park offers a combination of the historic settlements of the Amerindians, lush forest, a hiking trail and a wide sandy beach. The perfect background for an afternoon of music, fun, laughter and lots of surprises.

"Jazz on the Pier" Duty Free Pointe Seraphine

St. Lucia’s biggest Duty Free shopping complex will again this year stage the newest fringe event for the numerous shoppers who flock the Complex during St. Lucia Jazz. Duty Free Pointe Seraphine is conveniently located within walking distance of the city of Castries.

Our Last Lap Jazz is also the perfect opportunity for persons leaving the island to stop by and enjoy the pulsating musical rhythms while shopping in comfort, for that memento from one of our world class shops.

An unforgettable send off, from the ultimate shopping experience in the Caribbean and the best in Jazz entertainment.

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