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Line-Up Finalized for St. Kitts Music Festival 2019

Artists to Perform at the 23rd Annual Event Include Smokey Robinson, Buju Banton, French Montana, Ella Mai and More   

Basseterre, St. Kitts (January 31, 2019) – The Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority along with the St. Kitts Music Festival Committee are pleased to announce the complete roster of musical artists who will be performing at the 23rd Annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place June 26 – 30, 2018.   “We are pleased to have such a diverse and exciting lineup of artists confirmed to perform in this year’s St. Kitts Music Festival,” said the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce. “Each year, we strive to grow the festival in a way that will appeal to both local and international audiences. For 2019, we expect yet another exciting event filled with outstanding performances that people will remember long after the closing act leaves the stage.” Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, added, “Last year, total air arrivals system-wide into St. Kitts registered an increase of 28% year over year for June 2018 as compared to June 2017 due in part to the success of our marketing initiatives for St. Kitts Music Festival, which has become a marquee event to drive traffic to the destination during the low season. We look forward to posting even greater results in 2019.” The performers for each night are as follows-   Thursday, June 27Friday, June 28Saturday, June 29Edwin Yearwood and KrosfyahLa InsuperableBuju BantonNadia BatsonDavidoSmokey RobinsonFarmer NappyFrench MontanaElla MaiRucas H.E.Cocoa TeaMapyRas VallyInfamusOmari Banks5 Star AkilImarkMelaninSal Marshall  Skinny Fabulous  AkaiiUSweet  Fimba  Charly Black  Nu Vybes Band International  Small Axe Band   Chairman of the St. Kitts Music Festival Damion Hobson commented, “Our Music Festival has become well known for having a diverse range of international and local artists representing a variety of musical genres. We are continuing to select artists based on this successful model and this year we have made a strategic decision to change the location of the event to The Kim Collins Athletic Stadium in order to accommodate a bigger audience and continue to grow the festival moving forward.” On the evening of Wednesday, June 26, the Music Festival will kick off with a welcome reception hosted at the Christophe Harbour Marina followed by an Escape Fete held at Salt Plage. Following the three nights of performances, the event will close with the White Sands white party at Carambola Beach Club on Sunday, June 30. Now entering its 23rd year, the St. Kitts Music Festival attracts both locals and visitors alike. It features a wide range of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, Lionel Richie, Jason Derulo, The Goo Goo Dolls, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, R. City, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Patti LaBelle, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Shaggy, Kelly Rowland, Tarrus Riley, Tessanne Chin, Toni Braxton, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, and Biggie Irie. For more information about the St. Kitts Music Festival, visit http://www.stkittsmusicfestival.com/ or the event’s Facebook page.

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