Jamaican reggae star Jimmy Cliff, R & B sensation Robin Thicke and rapper Flo Rida are part of the stellar lineup for this year’s Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival slated for April 30 - May 10, now in its 24th year.
The 11-day festival will be featuring hundreds of musical performances and art showcases throughout the island. Also scheduled to perform at this year’s event are two-time Grammy-winner Jon Secada, Beres Hammond, Krosfyah, two-time Grammy-nominee Joey DeFrancesco, Chronixx, Arturo Tappin, Alain Jean-Marie featuring Grant Stewart, Michel “Meshach” Nestor, Jesse Billy, Derede Williams, Pan Fusion and Timbalive.
Completing the line-up is a string of other local entertainers, together with more than 100 local artisans, who will perform at jazz venues island wide throughout the festival.
The festival which is organized by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board continues to attract some of the most recognizable and sought after names in the music business and has become a magnet for visitors from the US.
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.