Saint Lucia: DPM Ernest Hilaire shares schedule of fringe events for Jazz and Arts Festival

Saint Lucia: DPM Ernest Hilaire shares schedule of fringe events for Jazz and Arts Festival

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Castries, Saint Lucia: Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information – Ernest Hilaire has shared an update regarding the most-awaited festival – Jazz & Arts Festival. The Minister has shared the schedule for fringe events to be hosted before and during the Jazz festivities. According to the Tourism Ministry of Saint Lucia, the festival will be organised between May 5 and May 14, 2023.

Deputy PM Hilaire has taken social media to share the list of the events, along with dates and venues. He has also addressed the citizens of Saint Lucia and noted, “Outside of our main stage Jazz events, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is pleased to announce a plethora of fringe events for the Jazz season. It’s pleasing to see the different communities and private promoters getting involved in the jazz festivities.”

Further, while welcoming the sponsors, the Minister of Tourism mentioned, “We will always welcome the continued support and engagement from the wider communities and stakeholders. It’s going to be an exciting ten days!”

In addition to this, the Minister shared a schedule for fringe events to be organised from April 30 to May 20, 2023; which read –

Sunday, April 30 – 4 pm
Rooftop Jazz & Entrepreneur Showcase

Russell’s Rooftop – Morne Du Don
Emerson Nurse. Albert Eugent, Ricardo Francois Deighton Charlemagne, Empress Illa
20 Entrepreneurs Displaying
S10 Adults/$5 Children

Monday 1st May – 2 pm
Vieux Fort Mouvman Ansanm Presents
JAZZing @ 60

Campus B School Grounds, La Resource, Vieux Fort Featuring: VFCSS Band / Schreffler /Jessy Leonce
VFCSS Group/ Barbara Cadet/Papa Vader Logix Band / Kalbas / Avot Sèvis / Frappe $35 EC /IP $100 EC / Children Under 5 yrs Free

Monday 1st May – 12 pm
Jazz & Chill

Wavin Liben – Near Mon Repos Gas Station
Invasion Band, Thou Art, Ken Hardy, Oshun, Woule Te Te Folk Band, 6 Mile and More
FREE

Thursday, May 4 – 8 pm onwards
Thursday Jazz

FRYDAYS Bar & Restaurant, Gros Islet Featuring Jab Duplesis and Friends Dine In and Enjoy

Saturday, May 6 – 4 pm
Babonneau Rainforest Jazz

Midnight Groovers /DYP Band/ African Roots
Secret Solo Band and more!
Chassin, Babonneau
$70 EC -Pay more at the Door

Picture Courtesy: Minister of Tourism – Saint Lucia (Facebook)

Saturday, May 6 – 9 pm
Ultra Lounge, Rodney Bay

FREEZY & Friends

Saturday, May 6 – 5 pm
Jazz @ Artisan

Artisan Restaurant, Vieux For EVERY SUNDAY – 11 am
Bambooze Boo & Brunch Buffet
Boo Hinkson & Friends
Bambooze Café & Bistro, Rodney Bay Strip $125 EC

Sunday, May 7 – 2 pm
Jazz La Se’ Nou Mem

Serenity Estate, Desruisseaux
WCK from Dominica
Nintus, Shorn B, Home Grown, Heart & Soul
BL, Avot Sèvis
$100 EC

Sunday, May 7 – 2 pm
Soufriere Jazz 2023 – “The Experience”

Soufriere Mini Stadium
Patrice Roberts, Christopher Martin, Arthur Allain, Boo Hinkson, Chazz
$130 EC / VIP $300 EC

Sunday, May 7 – 9 pm
Ultra Lounge, Rodney Bay

Soulstice (Jazz Edition) hosted by KAYO featuring Special Guest

Monday, May 8 – Noon
Pierrot Combined Jazz & Arts

Lunch Time Jazz – Tropic Band
Belle Vue Combined
Grace Combined
Vigier Combined

Monday 8th May – 9 pm
Ultra Lounge, Rodney Bay

Lucian Fusion, Chazz, Yannick James, Rashaad Joseph

Tuesday 9th May – 7 pm
Monchy: Mizik En Kweyol

Monchy, Gros Islet
BOO and Tru Tones
Arthur Allain
Mamay Lacaye
DYP
Royal Saint Lucia Police Band
Avot Sevis , Secret Band Monchy La Woz Group
FREE FREE FREE

Tuesday, May 9 – Noon
Pierrot Combined Jazz & Arts

Lunch Time Jazz – Tropic Band
Belle Vue Combined
Grace Combined
Vigier Combined
FREE

Tuesday, MAY 9 – 6 pm
IGY: Rodney Bay Marina Tenants

Presents Jazz on the Green
Rodney Bay Marina
Invasion Band / Skip Monday & Aimran Simmons
FREE

Tuesday 9th May – 9 pm
Ultra Lounge, Rodney Bay

Takeover, Invasion Band Live

Wednesday, May 10 – 3 pm
Pierrot Combined Jazz & Arts

Pierrot Combined School Grounds
Tropic Band
FREE

Thursday, May 11 – 11 am to 3 pm
St. Lucia Junior Jazz & Arts Festival

Talented Youth On Stage Serenity Park, Castries

Thursday, May 11 – 5 pm
Atmosphere – Jazz Thursday

Sandals Golf & Country Club Grounds

Saturday, May 13 – 6–11 am
Toast – A Breakfast Affair

Sandals Golf & Country Club

Sunday May 14 – 5 –11 am
Rhythm & Booze

Breakfast Party
Sandals Golf & Country Club
$150 Early Bird

Sunday, May 14 – 7:30 pm
Jazz After Jazz – Caribbean Rhythms

Flavours of the Grill Restaurant
Bois D’orange, Gros Islet Ashley Millian, Rashaad Joseph Naomi Grandison, Harvi Millar
Lady Leen, Papa Vader, Nutrition Band
$50 EC

Saturday 20th May
Jazz au Chcoloat

Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat
Rabot Estate
Soufriere