stage with performers
It's the 26th edition of the St Kitts Music Festival.

Rick Ross, Third World Among Stars for St Kitts Music Festival 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 8, 2024

The Caribbean’s hottest music event has announced the first wave of music stars for the 26th annual edition of the St Kitts Music Festival, which runs this year from June 22-30, with high-profile stars ranging from Rick Ross to Third World and the Small Axe Band, among others.

It’s an all-star lineup that also includes talents like I-Tebulous, Eazi, Speedy, Tbone, KT Dan, Akaii U Sweet, Mical Teja, Hi-Light, Greenhouse Band, Alkaline, Jaydo$, Third World, Tommy Lee and Mr. Mention, among others. 

More talent will be announced in the coming weeks as well. 

It’s an electric schedule of events spanning myriad genres, from soca and hip hop to reggae and beyond. 

“For over 25 years, the St. Kitts Music Festival has solidified our island’s prominence as a musical hub within the Caribbean region. As we encourage our visitors to Venture Deeper and promote sustainability within the industry, it is important we connect them to our culture, through our music, food and traditions,” said St Kitts Tourism Minister Marsha Henderson. “This event holds a significant place on our yearly schedule and is vital to our economy during summer. We eagerly anticipate hosting the Festival, as it not only supports our local economy but also allows us to showcase our destination on an international stage.”

The event is focused at the Warner Park Stadium near Basseterre, with six days of events, from the center-stage shows to lunchtime concerts with local artists, boat rides and parties on the beach. 

“We eagerly anticipate the return of visitors for this premier musical event,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “The Music Festival is the perfect start to our Summer of Fun, a season full of celebrations and activities that highlight the island’s warm hospitality, indigenous culture, and lively atmosphere.”

So how do you get to St Kitts? 

  • JetBlue: Direct service is available three times weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from New York (JFK).
  • American Airlines: Daily, direct service is available from Miami (MIA). 
  • Delta:Saturday weekly service from Atlanta (ATL) is available through August 2024.
  • United:Weekly flights on Saturdays are available through August 2024.
  • Caribbean Airlines: Flights operate five times per week between St. Kitts and Barbados, Antigua, and Trinidad.
  • InterCaribbean Airways: Direct flights to and from Barbados and San Juan, Puerto Rico operate twice weekly

For more, visit St Kitts Tourism

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