Saint Lucians Offered the Chance to Win Big With Local Celebrity

Saint Lucia, (March 25, 2014) – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has marked the opening of the Jazz & Arts Festival season by unveiling a sweepstakes featuring local Groovy Soca superstar Teddyson John.

The competition, powered via the Festival’s social media pages, asks participants to “Sing It Like Teddyson,” by uploading 30 second videos of themselves performing their favorite song from John’s repertoire over the years.

The winning entrant will receive a pair of tickets to the Festival’s Caribbean night Featuring John, Alison Hinds and Alternative Quartet as well as a pair of VIP all access tickets to John’s signature concert, “Love.Passion.Music.” hosted during Saint Lucia’s Carnival Season, and the opportunity to meet the crooner.

“Marketing the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival on its inherent strengths is easy with the international appeal of talents like Teddyson John,” says Tracey Warner-Arnold, Deputy Director of Tourism.

“Every time we showcase quality local talent, we’re putting it out there that our homegrown talent deserves the mainstage position and can be on par with international performers. We see it as endorsing ourselves as a viable product alongside the international acts – and that’s huge for the destination and for the creative sector.”

To participate in the “Sing It Like Teddyson” sweepstakes, participants must ‘like’ the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/SaintLuciaJazzAndArtsFestival) or follow the Festival on Twitter (@StLuciaJazzFest) and submit a 30 second video performing their favorite Teddyson John tune. There is no limit to submissions.

Teddyson John’s Love.Passion.Music launched last year as a high billing stand-alone feature on the national carnival calendar, received high marks from the local market as an international-grade value-add to the Lucian Carnival experience.

According to Warner-Arnold, Love.Passion.Music demonstrates the kind of festival product extension that strengthens Saint Lucia’s marketing of the cultural components of the destination.

Follow the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival on Twitter and Instagram (@StLuciaJazzFest), like their page on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/SaintLuciaJazzAndArtsFestival) and download the festival app:http://bit.ly/1eJpjjh

About the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival opens on April 30th 2014 at the Mindoo Phillip Park. The festival’s main headliners include celebrated multiple Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Dee-Dee Bridgewater, Barrington Levy, Teddyson John featuring Alison Hinds, P-Square, Tessanne Chin, The Commodores and Maxwell.

The EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the 2014 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival is the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.PLATINUM sponsor is Digicel - Be Extraordinary. GOLD sponsors are Heineken, The Wave, HTS, Karib Cable, Colombus, Flow LUCELEC and Radio Caribbean International. SILVER sponsor is Cotton Bay Village St. Lucia. BRONZE sponsors are Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd, Chairman’s Reserve – Finest St. Lucian Rum, Radio Caribbean International, RBC Royal Bank and RBTT Bank Ltd. COLLATERAL sponsors are Avis Rent a Car, Blue Waters, DBS, ExelSign, Guy’s Car Rental and Radio St. Lucia.

For more information on the full lineup for Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2014 along with show dates, venues and ticket sales, log onto www.stluciajazz.org, download the festival app: http://bit.ly/1eJpjjh or email us at slutour@candw.lc

Follow the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival on Twitter and Instagram (@StLuciaJazzFest) and like their page on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/SaintLuciaJazzAndArtsFestival)

For more information on the island of Saint Lucia visit www.saintlucianow.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SaintLuciaTouristBoard and Twitter via @SaintLuciaNow.