St. Lucia Jazz 2012

Saint Lucia Jazz has become one of the major events on Saint Lucia’s calendar of events and surely a most anticipated event in the Caribbean. During the month of May, the island dances to the beat of jazz when music fills the air and tourism takes on a whole new meaning to all. What started as simply a marketing event to boost tourism industry arrivals during a low period, has developed into a truly Saint Lucian Festival.

The premiere musical festival in the English speaking Caribbean – Saint Lucia Jazz- is set for April 30 to May 13. This year’s event will be headlined by celebrated performer and multiple Grammy-winner Lionel Richie. Saint Lucia Jazz will also feature performances from renowned local, regional and international superstars including jazz aficionado Joshua Redman; Southern France’s Gypsy Kings; Ziggy Marley – the son of iconic reggae legend Bob Marley; South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela; gospel king Kirk Franklin; Trinidadian soca stars Fay Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin and a slew of Saint Lucia’s leading musical masterminds like Luther Francois, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson, Richard Payne, Derek Yarde and Teddyson John among others.

Opening of Saint Lucia Jazz

Date Venue Artists Time Cost
Monday April 30th Mindoo Phillip Park Fay Ann & Bunji Garlin
Busy Signal
Teddyson John
7:00 pm US $16
EC $40


Date Venue Artists Time Cost
Wednesday May 9th Gaiety on Rodney Bay Joshua Redman
Ronald “Boo” Hinkson
7:00 pm US $40
EC $100
Thursday May 10th Gaiety on Rodney Bay Mario Canonge
Luther François
7:00 pm US $40
EC $100
Friday May 11th Pigeon Island National Landmark Ziggy Marley
Gipsy Kings
Derek Yarde Project ‘DYP” – En Kweyol
8:00 pm US $60
EC $150VIP Gold Pass*
US $135
EC $345
Saturday May 12th Pigeon Island National Landmark Kirk Franklin
Keri Hilson
Alison Marquis Nonet featuring Andy Narell
4:00 pm US $70
EC $175VIP Gold Pass*
US $155
EC $385
Sunday May 13th Pigeon Island National Landmark Lionel Richie
Hugh Masekela
The WESPE POU AYITI Project featuring
Jean Caze, Richard Payne, Sonny Troupe & Joel Widmaier
Melanie Fiona
2:00 pm US $70
EC $175VIP Gold Pass*
US $155
EC $385
Children’s Prices for Pigeon Island National Landmark (Sat & Sun) US$20 or EC$50 for children between the ages of 6-12. Children ages 5 and under enter free

Rules of St. Lucia Jazz
Please note that the following rules are applicable to Pigeon Island National Landmark and the Mindoo Phillip Park.

  1. No breakable bottles are allowed at all St. Lucia Jazz venues. All drinks in breakable bottles must be transferred to plastic bottles. All coolers will be searched.
  2. Only coolers measuring 36″ x 24″ (3’x 2′) or smaller will be permitted into the Pigeon Island National Landmark. Any cooler in excess of this size will not be permitted inside the grounds.
  3. All drinks with stoppers must be properly disposed.
  4. No smoking is allowed at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, except in the Benson & Hedges Smoking Area. Please note signage indicating area.
  5. No unauthorized filming is permitted at all St. Lucia Jazz venues.
Please be advised that the official Jazz 2012 line-up is not completed. For up to date information, please visit


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