St. Kitts Music Festival 2019 Rollout
Smokey Robinson and Buju Banton Leads Star-Studded Line Up
(BROOKLYN, New York): CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS (NYC) has learned that the Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority along with the St. Kitts Music Festival Committee has announced the complete roster of musical artists who will be performing at the 23rd Annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place June 26 – 30, 2018.
“We are pleased to have such a diverse and exciting lineup of artists confirmed to perform in this year’s St. Kitts Music Festival,” said Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce. “Each year, we strive to grow the festival in a way that will appeal to both local and international audiences. For 2019, we expect yet another exciting event filled with outstanding performances that people will remember long after the closing act leaves the stage.”
Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, added, “Last year, total air arrivals system-wide into St. Kitts registered an increase of 28% year over year for June 2018 as compared to June 2017 due in part to the success of our marketing initiatives for St. Kitts Music Festival, which has become a marquee event to drive traffic to the destination during the low season. We look forward to posting even greater results in 2019.”
The performers for each night are as follows-
|Thursday, June 27||Friday, June 28||Saturday, June 29|
|Edwin Yearwood and Krosfyah||La Insuperable||Buju Banton|
|Nadia Batson||Davido||Smokey Robinson|
|Farmer Nappy||French Montana||Ella Mai|
|Rucas H.E.||Cocoa Tea||Mapy|
|Ras Vally||Infamus||Omari Banks|
|5 Star Akil||Imark||Melanin|
|Nu Vybes Band International|
|Small Axe Band|
Chairman of the St. Kitts Music Festival Damion Hobson commented, “Our Music Festival has become well known for having a diverse range of international and local artists representing a variety of musical genres. We are continuing to select artists based on this successful model and this year we have made a strategic decision to change the location of the event to The Kim Collins Athletic Stadium in order to accommodate a bigger audience and continue to grow the festival moving forward.”
On the evening of Wednesday, June 26, the Music Festival will kick off with a welcome reception hosted at the Christophe Harbour Marina followed by an Escape Fete held at Salt Plage. Following the three nights of performances, the event will close with the White Sands white party at Carambola Beach Club on Sunday, June 30.
Now entering its 23rd year, the St. Kitts Music Festival attracts both locals and visitors alike. It features a wide range of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, Lionel Richie, Jason Derulo, The Goo Goo Dolls, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, R. City, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Patti LaBelle, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Shaggy, Kelly Rowland, Tarrus Riley, Tessanne Chin, Toni Braxton, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, and Biggie Irie.
About St. Kitts:
Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Located in the northern Leeward Islands, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports including catamaran cruises, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on the beach. For more information about St. Kitts, visit www.stkittstourism.kn.