Imagine this: the strains of live reggae music on a Caribbean beach, plus the welcome breeze, great food and fabulous company to enjoy it all with. This could be you, if you head over to the St. Kitts Music Festival, which promises to be an experience to remember. Featured artistes include Taurus Riley, Chronixx, Beenie Man, Capleton and Freddie McGreggor.
Carded for June 23–25, 2016, the 20th Anniversary of the St. Kitts Music Festival offers days of entertainment for any music lover. The three-night Festival features a wide range of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, soca, calypso, gospel and contemporary music. The Festival is also a great way for visitors to get a taste of St. Kitts and Caribbean island culture, since elements of Carnival and other local customs will be on show.
Visitors are able to fly directly to St. Kitts from New York and Miami via American Airlines. There are direct flights are available from Charlotte on US Airways, and from Atlanta on Delta Airlines. British Airways also offers direct service to the island from London.
Here is a little preview of what to expect from the St Kitts Music Festival:
Kicking things off on Thursday, the day begins in the morning with a complete tour of the island, including visits to the historic Romney Manor and its pristine gardens, as well as Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Before the evening’s main event (the music), visitors are invited to sup on the beach at the charmingly rustic Shiggidy Shack. Then its time for the main event, and the first night is usually dedicated to soca music.
The second night of the Festival is the reggae night. Come Saturday evening, the most exciting night of the Festival will feature The Voice winner Tessanne Chin, Grammy award-winning artists Deniece Williams and Bill Champlin, Bobby Kimball and acclaimed music director Paul Peress.
One great destination and three nights of world-class music make the St. Kitts Music Festival a high spot on the world’s culture calendar.
For more information about St. Kitts visit www.stkittstourism.kn