Patti LaBelle serenades the crowd at the St Kitts Music Festival.

The St Kitts Music Festival Just Set Records

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 10, 2018

By the Caribbean Journal staff

One of the Caribbean’s hottest music festivals just set records.

The St Kitts Music Festival, now in its 22nd year, reported a record number of nightly attendees, St Kitts tourism officials said this week.

“Now having completed twenty-two consecutive years and maintaining our position as one of the largest and longest running music festivals in the Caribbean, we look forward to continuing to raise the bar as we approach our milestone twenty-fifth anniversary in 2021,” said St Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant.

Ms Lauryn Hill at the festival.

This year’s festival included headliners like Patti LaBelle, Ms. Lauryn Hill and KES The Band.

Other performances included an appearance by the Grammy-nominated Nailah Blackman, along with Chakademus & Pliers and by Sizzla Kalongi.

Caribbean star Destra.

“It was gratifying to see our planes arriving at full capacity and our hotels sold out. Further, with the earlier nightly conclusions to performances, local establishments had the benefit of additional business from after-parties,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “The St. Kitts Music Festival continues to have a positive impact on our tourism sector year after year.”

The event even trended on Twitter globally, a first for the event in its history.

— CJ

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