Revamped, redesigned and with a broadened artistic direction, the Caribbean’s premier cultural event — the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival — will attract thousands to Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia. Cultural enthusiasts, festival lovers and music aficionados will be wooed by over 50 world-acclaimed entertainers and artisans over the 11-day festival, which runs April 29 to May 08, 2016.

Performances will be set against the iconic and historic Pigeon Island National Landmark backdrop, along with other scenic vistas across Saint Lucia, showcasing an innovative infusion of Music and Arts designed to highlight the island’s rich historic and cultural legacy.

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This year’s Silver Jubilee Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival (SLJAF) takes a journey back in time to showcase again some of the event’s most popular acts at locations across our beautiful island.  The Festival gets off to a spirited start on April 29 and continues for 10 days through a busy line-up of community events featuring local and regional acts, all the way to the international headliners of the final three days from May 6 to 8, including nostalgic favourites like Kool & The Gang and Air Supply, singer/songwriter Shaggy, zouk sensation Kazzav’ and Latin idol Marc Anthony.  Jazz fans can look forward to performances by Chris Standring, Joey Alexander and Donald Harrison, while Saint Lucia’s Grammy judge and internationally renowned jazz guitarist, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson takes to the stage on May 8th.

This year’s Arts element of the Festival includes a performance of Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott’s epic play, Omeros, by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on May 3rd, and the sizzling runway fashion show, Saint Lucia Hot Couture on May 4th, along with art exhibitions, dance and drama, and a special marketplace where visitors can purchase authentic pieces from local artists and manufacturers.

Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2016 promises to bring the 25th Anniversary party to the world as only Saint Lucia can.

For the full Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival schedule, click here. –


SLJAF 2016 Schedule

Media Information

Saint Lucia’s reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic islands has grown over the past years on account of the growing reports of visitors who have experienced it for themselves, as well as many international accolades awarded by industry experts year after year. Featured in printed and online travel publications and news resources, with a starring role in The Bachelor (USA & UK) and visited by some of the world’s most famous celebrities, Saint Lucia has a lot of stories to tell.

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See our Press Releases and Media section for more information and Media Contacts.

For more information on the Festival contact:

USA Redpoint PR – Stephanine Strommer

UK Publicasity PR – Jennifer Byles –

Canada Argyle PR – Mary Zajac –

Caribbean & Saint Lucia – Public Relations Manager – John Emmanuel –