Marc Anthony to Headline Saint Lucia Jazz Festival


A Caribbean institution

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

The lineup for the 25th annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival has been announced, and will feature Grammy award-winning Latin singer Marc Anthony as its headliner.

Running for 10 days from April 29, the festival will also include performances from Jamaican singer/songwriter Shaggy; 10-time Grammy winner George Benson; the legendary Kool and the Gang, soft rock duo Air Supply; reggae pop singer Omi; French zouk masters Kassav; jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr.; and two-time Grammy nominee Joey Alexander.

Running through May 8, the festival will be held in multiple locations across the island, including Pigeon Island National Park, where main stage events begin on May 6. A tribute to Sir Derek Walcott – one of Saint Lucia’s two Nobel Laureates – will be presented through the play “Omeros,” produced by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.

An Arts Village will feature literary, visual and performing arts, while the fashion show, “Hot Couture,” will return, highlighting Saint Lucia and Caribbean style.