St Lucia Jazz Festival
Every year people fly into the tiny island of St Lucia to go to one of the premier events, the St Lucia Jazz Festival. This article will examine the history, purpose and future of this popular event.
Over the years, the St. Lucia Jazz has become of the must attend events during the year. It takes place in the month of May and it is during that time that the island and patrons are treated to an international flare of artists. The main reason for the creation of the festival was to increase the amount of people who came to the island during the low period in terms of tourist arrivals. Over the years it has gained popularity and it is now of the major events in that region.
The Jazz festival has many different types of artist with the focus on jazz and its offshoots, such as new age jazz and r & b (rhythm and blues). It is here you will find world renowned acts who hail from North America, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Each artiste brings something unique to the festival, but they all serve one purpose and that is to bring joy and entertainment to the patrons.
The Jazz festival itself is financed by the St Lucia Tourist Board as well as the government of the island. With the added benefit that this event provides to the island, you will see the government relax fees and taxes during the time. The benefits are ten fold for the island as they are able to promote themselves, as well as leave a lasting impression on the patrons who will associate their memories of St Lucia, with something good.
Getting to the island for the festival is a fairly simple task, as there are many cheap flights to St Lucia available. Many people from North America or Europe have direct flights that go into the island, including charters. Savings can be made during that period if potential patrons book their flights online and compare prices between the different travel sites.
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