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Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, Caribbean, 2024

30 April - 12 May

The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, is an international music festival running from 30 April to 12 May

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The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, is an international music festival running from 30 April to 12 May, 2024 in the Caribbean island. The 2024 festival will star Air Supply, Davido (main image), Samara Joy, Machel Montano, Beres Hammond, Chloe Bailey and Jon Secada.

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

A two-week jazz and arts festival showcasing the best jazz, Afro beats Soca, Zouk, reggae, pop, rock and gospel music in the nation, region and the world in beautiful St Lucia. What could be better this May?

St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2024 Lineup

Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

The main events include:

30 April : Opening Night

7 and 9 May : Pure Jazz

8 May : Kingdom Night

10 May : Caribbean Fusion

11 May : World Beats

12 May : The Ultimate Celebration.

Performers at the festival include national and international artists. Other artists performing include: Voice, Romain Virgo, Alison Marquis, John Patitucci, Nigella St. Clair, Carlin Davis, Donnie McClurkin, Vaughnette Bigford, Meshach, Vayb, Carl Gustave, Augustin Jab Duplessis and Baby Face.

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

Air Supply
Air Supply

Saint Lucia Arts

The theme for the 2024 arts festival is Arts and the City, with visual arts being taken around the island. The flagship event will be the work of Saint Lucian artist Llewellyn Xavier

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

Samara Joy
Samara Joy

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 Sting, 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.

From February, details of tickets and packages will be online at

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 2024 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

The festival will be from 30 April to 12 May, 2024.

Flights to Saint Lucia

There are flights to Saint Lucia with Virgin.

Hotels in St Lucia

St Lucia has a great array of hotels and resorts.

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.

For More on Things to do on St Lucia island

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Pigeon Island National Landmark
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Mike East

Mike East

Mike began his career in travel writing by writing his own guide on his holidays. He sent this manuscript off to a range of travel guide companies and got a range of rejection letters — all except one. Getting a contract to write for Roger Lascelles Publications on Trinidad and Tobago, and The Bahamas was how his career began. With this opportunity came other pieces for British magazines, The Sunday Telegraph and now Travel Begins at 40.

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