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2023 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival Recap

Saint Lucia welcomed back the renowned Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival and hit many high notes.

This highly anticipated event took place from May 5 – 14, 2023, after a three-year hiatus and captivated global audiences.

*The 2023 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival Hit High Notes With Multi-Genre, Multi-Generational, Island-Wide Week Of Events

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Pigeon Island national park, the festival showcased a diverse programme featuring world-renowned musicians, artists, and performers.

From Grammy winners to rising stars, the stages came alive with an eclectic mix of genres. 

Initial figures reveal that over 10,000 festival goers attended each day with approximately 9,000 international visitors purchasing tickets to the events over the duration.

Genres included Afro beats, pure jazz, pop, Kingdom gospel, Soca, reggae, Zouk, Caribbean fusion and world beats. 

On the final evening, The Ultimate Celebration ended with awe-inspiring performances by 17-time Grammy Award Winner, Sting, and multi-Grammy Award-winning dancehall/reggae icon, Shaggy. 

This year’s sponsors included Digicel, King Ocean Services, Lucelec, Bank of Saint Lucia, Courts, Antigua Festivals Commission, Barbay Limited, Heineken Saint Lucia Ltd., KFC, 1st National Bank, SOL EC Limited, St. Lucia Workers Credit Union Limited, and Cabot Saint Lucia. 

The collective efforts of event organizers, travel partners, local and visiting media, volunteers, and the community have solidified the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival as a must-visit event.

Plans are already underway for the next staging from April 30 to May 12, 2024, promising an inspiring experience.

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