“Jazz is for all” says LIME as St. Lucia Jazz 2015 Kicks Off!
LIME has once again stepped up as a sponsor of the St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival by continuing its support of various community events and initiatives.
Fond d’Or Jazz, Jazz on the Square, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Jazz and Jazz at Blue Coral Mall are some of the events receiving sponsorship support from St. Lucia’s leading telecommunications provider. LIME is contributing cash and telecommunications assistance to all four events, including wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access at venues, tents and ISDN lines to facilitate live radio broadcast of the musical performances, along with other forms of technical support. LIME is also assisting with advertising by way of free promotional airtime on the company’s radio programmes and will be rewarding patrons with free LIME-branded giveaways. LIME’s overall contribution to the festival this year is valued at over $60,000.
LIME’s superfast 4G network will enable its mobile customers to capture the shows’ memorable moments with their mobile videos and cameras, and surf the web at blazing speeds.
“We are proud of the relationships we have forged with the producers of these many Jazz events over the years,” said LIME Marketing & Communications Executive, Sharlene Jn. Baptiste. “As the original sponsor of St. Lucia Jazz Festival, we decided that for the festival to truly achieve its goal of bringing Jazz to St. Lucia, we needed to shift our investment to events that brought Jazz to St. Lucians not just at Pigeon Island or the north of the island, but to our communities. We welcome the opportunity to invest further in an event that we’ve had the pleasure of supporting for the past two decades. This year’s fringe events offer an eclectic mix of local, regional, and international performers all of whom are sure to provide the patrons with a memorable experience in a fantastic atmosphere.”
Fond d’Or Jazz is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 at the Fond d’Or Nature and Heritage Park in the Dennery Valley. Creole sensations, Zouk Machine of Guadeloupe and Carimi of Haiti will be headlining the show. St. Lucian star musicians Eva Lucian Band, Avot Servis and Miste En Local will also be performing. Early bird tickets cost EC$80; at the door costs EC$100. Admission for children under 12 is free. The show starts at 7:00 pm.
Jazz on the Square, scheduled for Wednesday May 6 – Friday, May 8 at the Derek Walcott Square will feature, among others, Monty Maxwell, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson and Sonde of Cayenn, the local band Kenson Hyppolyte & Soul 2 Soul, Trinidadian steel-pan virtuoso Ken “Professor” Philmore, Zouk & the Gang from Guadeloupe and many more. All the shows are free and open to the public.
Jazz at Blue Coral Mall is scheduled for Monday May 4 and features Emerson Nurse and Friends. The show is free and starts at 7:00 pm.
A free show at Sir Arthur Community College was held on Friday, April 24 in the college grounds featuring performances by SALCC students and a host of other talented student performers from Educational District Four.