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Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, Caribbean, 2023

May 5 - May 14

St Lucia Jazz Festival

Sting and Shaggy will headline 2023 The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, a 10-day festival held from 5 to 14 May, 2023.

Since its inception in 1992, The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival has grown over the years into the largest jazz festival in the Caribbean.

A 10-day jazz and arts festival showcasing the best jazz in the nation, region and the world in beautiful St Lucia. What could be better this May?

St Lucia Jazz Festival 2023 Lineup

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Sting will headline the 2023 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

A lot of the festival events will be free to attend.

The main events include:

10 May : Kingdom Night
11 May : Pure Jazz
12 May : Caribbean Fusion
13 May : World Beats
14 May : The Ultimate Celebration, with Sting and Shaggy.

Performers at the festival include national and international artists. Headlining acts include: Sting, Shaggy, Shenseea, Luther Francois, Buju Banton, Rema and Michael Robinson.

Saint Lucia Arts

The theme for the 2023 arts festival is Arts and the City, with visual arts being taken around the island.

There will also be poetry, improv the spoken words, as well as fashion displays, highlighting the best of Saint Lucia’s creative talent. Silk pan music will be played around the island, and there will be a market as well. The arts component of the festival will run from the 5 to 14 May.


The festival strives to minimise the use of plastic during the festival, and for the festival to have a minimum impact on Pigeon Island monument.

The History of the The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

Since humble beginnings in 1992, this festival was grown in stature and has attracted great artists including Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Elton John, Herbie Hancock, The Jacksons, Lauryn Hill, Santana and UB40.  

Many consider it to be the Caribbean’s premier jazz festival.

Other Things to Do on St Lucia

The Pitons, two steep volcanic peaks and protected as Unesco World Heritage Sites, can be hiked for their route through the rainforest and incredible views from the top.

Sulphur Springs is billed as one of very few drive-in volcanoes, but it also has mud baths that locals say have therapeutic properties.

Pigeon Island National Park features a ruined fort and has pleasant walks. On the west coast is the capital, Castries, that has a colourful market and is worth exploring.

Of course, there are the white sand beaches and great diving and snorkelling. Other sports include fishing, golf, sailing and cricket. For more inspiration, read Mike Pickup’s Things to Do in St Lucia: Caribbean Paradise or Roger Hermiston and Eileen Wise’s St Lucia Holidays with Mustique on the Side.

The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2023 Dates
The Chick Corea trio will also appear at the leading Caribbean jazz festival
The Chick Corea also appeared at the leading Caribbean jazz festival

5 to 14 May, 2023.

Flights to Saint Lucia

There are flights to Saint Lucia with Virgin.

Hotels in St Lucia

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St Lucia Visa

If you are looking to retire and settle, or make an investment plan in a non-European country with a permanent visa, than St. Lucia is a good choice. The procedure may be a bit challenging, but the expertise of companies such as Global Residence Index can help make the process smooth and easy.

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