After a 2 and 1/2 years hiatus, the St. Kitts Music Festival returned with great anticipation, and they did not disappoint concert goers who flocked to the island from near and far.
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The St. Kitts Music Festival was an experience like no other. This magical extravaganza of music is hosted each year, during the last week of June, on the Eastern Caribbean Island of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“This biggest challenge we had this year was the flights to St. Kitts for the event, but we are happy that we were able to get everyone in safely for their performances”, said Ms. J. ‘Lexy’ Brooks, President of VIP Connected Entertainment, booking agent for the Artists and selection committee member.
Since 1996, when the festival was inaugurated, many of the most talented and celebrated artistes, of all genres, have graced the stage, delivering world class performances that gratify the cravings of thousands of fans who make the journey from the United States, Canada, Europe and closer to home in the Caribbean.
After two decades, the event is now the top music festival in the entire Caribbean, blending Soul, Soca, Jazz, R&B, Calypso, Meringue, Zouk, Cadence, Dancehall, Reggae, Gospel and Blues, into a potpourri of musical delights. At the St. Kitts Music Festival, there is music for everyone.
But the festival is more than music. It is a party of unimaginable island experience, bringing Kittitians together with visitors to explore the rainforest, discover the pristine marine underworld of the stunning beaches that mark the landscape, engage in the finest Caribbean cuisine, all night parties and to soak up the pleasures of life in a tropical paradise.
The St Kitts Music Festival has earned the reputation for being the most diversified music show in the Caribbean.
Since the birth of the festival, the crème de la crème has made their mark by delivering exhilarating performances. The impressive roster during the past two decades has included:
Lionel Richie, K Michelle, Chris Browne, Fantasia, Goo Goo Dolls, Kenny Rogers, V Boozeman, Tyrese Gibson, Dionne Warrick, Wyclef Jean, Michael Bolton, Hugh Masekala, Brian McKnight, Shaggy, 50 cent, DMX, Dennis Edwards & The Temptations Review, Chaka Khan, , Eve, Ashanti, Busta Rhymes, Culture, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Cece Winans, Freddie McGregor, Dru Hill, Yolanda Adams, KC & Jo Jo, Dennis Browne, Bobby Caldwell, Kool & The Gang, O’Jays, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Joe, Percy Sledge, The Manhattans, Morgan Heritage, Mighty Arrow, Freddie Jackson, Sparrow, Destra, Buju Banton, Nas, Machel Montano & Xtatik, Rupee, Stalin, David Rudder, Doug E. Fresh, Ludacris, T.O.K., John Holt, T.I., Boys ll Men, , Atlantic Starr, and Barrington Levy, Lady Saw, Sean Paul, Ne-Yo, and Big Boi of Outkast and so many more.
We have also witnessed stellar performances from local acts like Crucial Bankie, Masud Sadiki, Nu Vybes, Grand Masters, Small Axe, Ellie Matt, and others.
From your first visit, it would become easy to accept why so many follow their hearts to St. Kitts for the music festival.
The island life is enviable and fulfilling with personalized experiences that are only possible in this isle of natural beauty.