ONLINE TICKET SALES BEGIN FOR 2015 JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL

Patrons can save up to 15% off via Early-bird Online purchases!

SAINT LUCIA (March 9, 2015) - One month away from the official opening of the Caribbean's premiere music and arts festival, enthusiastic patrons can now access and purchase selected event tickets online.

Festival goers simply need to log onto www.stluciajazz.org to purchase tickets for main stage events beginning with the Jazz Showcase, carded for Thursday May 7th, as well as the popular weekend shows from May 8th - 10th at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark.

 

Thursday's show, billed as a must see for straight-ahead jazz aficionados which features two-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFranceso and acclaimed Paris-based pianist Alain Jean-Marie alongside Grant Stewart cost EC$115.00/US$46.00.

Friday's show, themed Caribbean night and featuring lovers rock legend Bares Hammond, Barbadian jam band Krosfyah and local ‘conscience king' Meshach cost EC$130.00/US $52.00.

Saturday and Sunday shows at Pigeon Island featuring performances from Flo Rida, Jon Secada, Timbalive, Arturo Tappin, Jimmy Cliff, Derede Williams, Jesse Billy, Chrisette Michelle and Robin Thicke and more are priced at EC$200.00/US$80.00 per day. All prices are VAT inclusive.

Tickets for the Opening at the Mindoo Phillip Park which feature Destra, Chronixx and more, are priced at EC$50/US$20 in advance (EC$60/US$24 at the gate) and are available at Steve's Barber Shop and The Cell in Soufriere.

Tourism Director Louis Lewis says, "Whereas a few changes have been made in the Festival's fee structure, ticket prices have remained relatively constant, offering festival patrons' real value for money.

Between now and March 31st, patrons purchasing online tickets will benefit from a 15% reduction in cost. From April 1st, a 10% discount will be applied to bulk purchasing comprising 20 or more tickets.

Meanwhile, ticket sales at stores on-island will be announced at a later date. Outlets will include The Cell in Castries, Baywalk Mall and Vieux Fort and Splendour Gifts and More at the Gablewoods Mall. Outlets will accept both cash and credit card as well as bank card/ATM card transactions.

The 24th edition Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival features some of the best live performances from renowned local, regional and international superstars.

About the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival is into its 24th year and opens on April 30th, 2015 at the Mindoo Phillip Park. The festival's main headliners include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and actor Jimmy Cliff, Latin sensation Timbalive, American rapper Flo Rida, acclaimed Paris-based pianist Alain Jean Marie featuring Grant Stewartand two-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFranceso.

For more information on the full lineup for Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2015 along with show dates, venues and ticket sales, log onto www.stluciajazz.org

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call 1-800 456-3984, or 1-888 4STLUCIA or visit www.stlucianow.com

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies' Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The "Helen of the West Indies," Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a tropical rainforest and one of the world's few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia's wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties.

For more information, visit www.stlucianow.com