SAINT LUCIA (March 13, 2015) – Saint Lucia’s corporate community has reaffirmed its commitment and robust support for one of the largest and longest running events on island – the internationally acclaimed Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. 

On Thursday March 12th, Festival Presenter - the Saint Lucia Tourist Board - collaborated with Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa in paying tribute to and honoring the many corporate partners who contribute to the continuing success of the annual event.

Grouping a wide cross-section of leading business houses, the occasion also included the highly symbolic Sponsors’ Cheque Hand-over Ceremony. 

Now ranked with some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world, Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts has become the Caribbean’s premiere festival experience, through many years of continued commitment by Saint Lucia’s business community, which has generously lent support and brand power. 

Director of Tourism Louis Lewis remarked, “Sponsor buy-in remains one of the key factors powering the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. We strive to remain the type of activity sponsors are eager to partner with, ensuring a high return on their investments while maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship.”
 
Amidst tough economic constraints, the Saint Jazz & Arts Festival has been successful in attracting new and diverse sponsorship from major business houses operating on island.

Some of the corporate entities associated with the 2015 festival are Gold sponsors: Columbus Communications St. Lucia Limited, Digicel, Heineken, King Ocean, LUCELEC, Silver sponsors: Bank of St. Lucia, Coco Palm Resorts, Windjammer Landings, Bronze  Sponsors: Bay Gardens Resorts, Chairman’s, Royal by Rex Resorts, The Landings, RJB Hotel Supplies, Exelsigns, LIAT 1974 Limited, Collateral sponsors: Blue Waters, Dutyfree Caribbean, Guardsman, Johnnie Walker Black, Guy’s Rent-A Car, JP Chanet, Landmark Events, Associate sponsor: Banana Boat.

Carrying the message of the festival is a string of media partners among them are Platinum sponsor The Wave, Gold sponsors: Helen Television System/Radio 100, Daher Broadcasting Service, MBC TV/Real FM, Kairi FM, Silver sponsors: Hot FM, Choice TV and Radio St. Lucia. 

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 Stewart and 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 , or email us at slutour@candw.lc  

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call: Saint Lucia: 1 758 452 4094|USA: 1 800 456 3984|Canada: 1 800 869 0377, UK: 44 207 341 7000