Are you ready for a music and arts extravaganza like no other? Look no further than the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, taking place May 5-14, 2023!
After a three-year hiatus, the festival is back and better than ever, with headline performances from none other than Sting and Shaggy. But that’s not all – the festival will also feature a diverse lineup of performers, spanning genres from classic jazz to world beats and featuring international, local, and Caribbean artists. so fare the musical lineup for the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival includes:
- Friday, May 5: Kick-Off with Caribbean genres and performances from reggae superstar Shenseea and Kes the Band
- May 6-9: Entertainment & Community Jazz, featuring an eclectic mix of local events that showcase authentic Saint Lucian culture and people
- Wednesday, May 10: Kingdom Gospel Night, a showcase of praise and worship featuring some of the best names in Gospel, to be announced at a later date
- Thursday, May 11: Pure Jazz, with a performance by Grammy winner, pianist, and composer Gustavo Casenave and a special tribute to Saint Lucia’s Luther François, the godfather of Saint Lucia jazz
- Friday, May 12: Caribbean Fusion, featuring performances by Buju Banton, Bunji Garlin, and Fay Ann Lyons
- Saturday, May 13: World Beats, a journey through the best of Afro beats with performances by Rema, Ayra Starr, CKay, and Kizz Daniel
- Sunday, May 14: The Ultimate Celebration and Culmination on Mother’s Day, featuring a headline performance by 17-time Grammy Award winner Sting with Shaggy
This is just a taste of what’s to come – more acts and details will be announced soon.
Enjoy the stunning waterside backdrop of the historic Pigeon Island National Park while grooving to Afro beats, gospel, Soca, reggae, Zouk, and more. But the festival isn’t just about the music – visitors can also immerse themselves in Saint Lucia’s vibrant arts scene, with events and exhibits under the theme “Art and the City” taking place across the island.
From visual art to theatre, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And when you’re not jamming out or taking in the arts, be sure to explore all that Saint Lucia has to offer. From the iconic Piton Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to the mud baths at Sulphur Springs Park, there’s no shortage of natural beauty to take in.
Plus, don’t miss the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages, and more. So mark your calendars, grab your tickets (on sale February 15th at www.stlucia.org/jazz), and get ready for a festival experience unlike any other. See you in Saint Lucia!