Shaggy and Sting Carded to Headline the 2023 St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

Shaggy and Sting  to perform at the 2023 St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival | Photo Credit: Salvador Ochoa

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Friday, March 10, 2023


The St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is a much-anticipated annual event that is held in the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia. This festival brings together jazz and music lovers from around the world for a week-long celebration of music, art, and culture.

The 2023 festival kicks off on May 5 with reggae artists Shenseea and soca group Kes the Band. Other artists slated to perform include Gustavo Casenave, Buju Banton, Bunji Garlin, Fay Ann Lyons, Rema, Ayra Starr, CKay and Kizz Daniel. The festival concludes with a Mother's Day performance by the headliners Sting and Shaggy. The event this year will also feature a tribute to Saint Lucia's Luther Francois,  known as the Godfather of Saint Lucian jazz.

The St Lucia Jazz Festival is known for featuring some of the biggest names in music, both local and international. Past performers have included jazz legends like George Benson, Patti LaBelle, and Earth, Wind & Fire. The festival also features local musicians and artists, showcasing the vibrant and diverse culture of St. Lucia.

In addition to the music, the festival also hosts a variety of art and cultural events. Visitors can attend workshops, exhibitions, and other cultural events that showcase the rich heritage of St. Lucia.

The arts side of the 2023 festival will be held under the theme "Art and the City" from May 7 to 11  and includes visual and literary arts, theater and fashion. There will be craft and souvenir markets and a variety of events at area parks. Pigeon Island National Park will be the setting for the festival's musical performances, while arts events will take place in several spots: Derek Walcott Square, William Peter Boulevard, Constitution Park, Pointe Seraphine and Serenity Park. The festival truly has something for everyone, from music lovers to art enthusiasts. 

The 2023 St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival promises to be another unforgettable event. With its stunning location, amazing performances, and vibrant cultural events, it is no wonder why this festival has become one of the most popular events in the Caribbean. Don't miss out on this incredible experience!

If you're planning to attend the 2023 St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure to book your accommodation well in advance, as hotels and resorts fill up quickly during the festival. You may also want to consider purchasing your festival tickets early, as they tend to sell out quickly.

In addition to the main festival events, there are also a number of pre- and post-festival events that you can attend. These include beach parties, boat cruises, and other exciting events that take place throughout St. Lucia.

One of the highlights of the festival is the opening parade, which features colorful costumes, live music, and dancing. This is a great way to kick off the festival and get a taste of the vibrant culture of St. Lucia.

Whether you're a die-hard jazz fan or simply looking for a fun and unique travel experience, the St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is an event you won't want to miss. So start planning your trip today and get ready to experience the magic of this incredible festival!

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