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2019 Caribbean Music Festivals

Aruba

Soul Beach Music Festival

Join us for the 19th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival on the gorgeous island of Aruba, Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-28, 2019. Ride the waves of the Soul Beach Music Festival, which was voted one of the “Top Five Caribbean Celebrations by USA TODAY”, as well as #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter Magazine.

The 19th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival will offer a unique combination of excitement and sophistication nestled in an intimate setting, all on the beautiful island of Aruba. Be part of the action, because our festival is sure to amaze you with sultry day and night events, the hottest internationally renowned performing artists in music and comedy, all in one jam packed weekend of music, fun and sun! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, loyal followers and newcomers alike are sure to enjoy the sexy, smoldering beaches and entertainment!

So make your plans now because the Soul Beach Music Festival 2019 is being launched and discount packages are ready for pre-sale. Don’t miss out on the 2019 celebrations, it won’t be the same without you!!

When: May 22 – 28

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Haiti

Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince

The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival
Since 2007, in mid January every year, the Haiti Jazz Foundation hosts the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival.

THE PAPJAZZ FESTIVAL IS :
8  days of music
Jazz from all over the world
42 concerts (29 free concerts)
12 venues
8 after-hours
18 artists from Haiti and the diaspora
16 guest countries
15 free workshops and conferences
Over 20,000 festival goers

The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, a non-profit event, features an unprecedented cultural assembly to a local and international audience and is one of the best examples of successful partnerships between the international community via embassies of Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America, the public sector through Haitian Ministry of Culture and Tourism and local private institutions and sponsors such as Prestige (Heineken), Rhum Barbancourt, Sogebank, Mercedes-Benz, Air France and Delta.

The Haiti Jazz Foundation manages the steering organization committee (Embassies, ministries, private sector representatives) in order to administrate the logistics for the bands, scheduling and booking of concerts and venues, as well a marketing and communications for the event.

Come and discover the magic of Haiti through the PAP JAZZ!

When: January 19 – 26

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Jamaica 

Jamaica Jazz & Blues

Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica. The city that is located on the North West side of the island holds a unique jazz and blues festival every year.

This is one of the most famous and leading events of the world. During the festival’s days, more than 30,000 enthusiastic music lovers reach the place to listen and watch the performances of jazz and blues artists and Jamaica’s most popular bands worldwide.

Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations, it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

This is a wonderful event and the premiere music festival in the Caribbean!

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Reggae SumFest

It has been dubbed ‘The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth’ and for years, July has seen persons from home and abroad trek to Montego Bay, St James, for Reggae Sumfest, an experience like no other.
First held in 1993, Sumfest, over the years, presented patrons with three nights of live stage shows, namely, Dancehall Night and two international nights.

When: July 14 – 20

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Dream Weekend

Dream Weekend is another signature event for partygoers in Jamaica. It is an annual week-long getaway headlined by Jamaica’s most popular events and fused with a high energy vibe like none other. This  international music festival takes over Negril at the height of the summer. The event series is staged during the Jamaican Independence holidays.

An average of 10 events take place during this period of Dream Weekend and these are held on the white sand beach of Negril. Tickets and pre-events are available in Florida, NY – Queens, Atlanta, Ontario & London.

When: August 2 – 6

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St. Kitts

St. Kitts Music Festival

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.

When: June 26 – 30

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St. Lucia

St. Lucia Jazz Festival

When: May 6 – 13

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