FIRST ANNUAL NEVIS BLUES FESTIVAL PREMIERES APRIL 16, 2015
Stellar Line-up of Local, Regional and Internationally Acclaimed Artists Includes Ian Siegal, Denise Gordon and Zac Harmon
February 26, 2015… Come in from the cold for a dose of island life in a place to get your groove back, at the launch of the Nevis’ first annual blues festival, which will be the perfect backdrop to an exhilarating Caribbean experience. The three-night musical event takes place April 16-19, 2015 at the aptly named, Sundowner Stage on Oualie Bay. The line-up features an impressive selection of award-winning and world-renowned artists from Europe, the United States and the Caribbean.
Multi-Award winning musician and British Blues Hall of Famer, Ian Siegal joins XM Satellite Radio “Best New Blues Artist” awardee, Zac Harmon and acclaimed U.K. based Jazz, Gospel and Blues singer Denise Gordon, whose parents are from Nevis, as part of the roster of artistes slated to perform.
The organizers created the Nevis Blues Festival to complement the natural, intimate and relaxed setting of the island, allowing music lovers to enjoy the soulful sounds of blues that will fill the night air. Guests will be immersed in the wonderfully relaxed pace of Nevisian life that’s loaded with history as they savor exquisite sights and enjoy mouthwatering cuisine that serves to further enhance the experience.
“Cultural enthusiasts, festival lovers and music aficionados will be wooed by British Blues Hall-of-Famer, Ian Siegal, XM Satellite Radio “Best New Blues Artist” awardee, Zac Harmon and acclaimed U.K. based Jazz, Gospel and Blues singer Denise Gordon,” says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Mark Brantley. ”We’re excited to premiere the Nevis Blues Festival as our newest cultural offering “Our aim is to present a highly anticipated annual event that celebrate both local and international talent while reflecting the beauty and cultural experience of Nevis” he continued.
Nevis is quietly developing a reputation for staging world class events including their Cross Channel Swim competition; Mango Festival; Culturama; Nevis Regatta; Nevis Marathon, among others.