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SLJAF Patrons Urged to capitalize on Early Bird Specials before Deadline Elapses

15% discount on mainstage tickets till March 15, 2016

SAINT LUCIA (March 11, 2016) – As the clock ticks towards the start of the epic 25th silver anniversary edition of the region’s most spectacular musical event – the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival (#SLJAF), patrons are being reminded  that the deadline for early bird specials expires as of midnight March 15th, 2016.  With five more days remaining to expiration, patrons are urged to take advantage of the opportunity for guaranteed discounts before the deadline.

Available exclusively online, festival attendees can purchase tickets at http://stluciajazz.org/tickets/ at up to 15% off advertised prices.

The special applies to tickets for main stage performances which run from Thursday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8th, 2016. The shows include The Jazz Showcase which this year features 12-year old child protégé, pianist Joey Alexander, Donald Harrison and Brian Lynch at the National Cultural Centre and Pigeon Island main stage performances stretching from Friday May 6 to Sunday, May 8th featuring performers like Omi, Teddyson John, Shaggy, Norman Brown,

Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Irvin ‘ACE’ Loctar, Kassav, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson, George Benson, Air Supply, Kool & the Gangand Festival headliner Marc Anthony.

Thursday’s show is priced at US$46.00/EC$115.00, Friday US$52.00/EC$130.00 and Saturday and Sunday US$80.00/EC$200.00 per day before discounts.

A 10% bulk discount will apply to purchases of 20 or more tickets purchased online from April 1, 2016. The ten-day festival boasts a plethora of musical performances and art showcases throughout the island.

With a continued emphasis on the arts component, the ten day festival will pay tribute to Sir Derek Walcott – one of Saint Lucia’s two Nobel Laureates –through the play Omeros, produced by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.

An Arts Village with a dedicated site in the north of the island will feature literary, visual and performing arts, while the acclaimed fashion show, “Hot Couture,” will return with a spotlight on Saint Lucia and the region’s cutting edge style.

About the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

The annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, now in its 25th year, raises the curtain on April 29, 2016 with a line-up that blends island culture, famed musical talent and eclectic musical genres. Internationally renowned performers gracing the stage this year include Grammy award winning Latin singer Marc Anthony, singer/songwriter Shaggy, 10-time Grammy winner George Benson, legendary Kool and the Gang, soft rock duo Air Supply, reggae pop singer Omi, French zouk masters Kazzav, jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., and two-time Grammy nominee Joey Alexander.  Local superstars performing on mainstage for the 25th anniversary include legendary jazz guitarist Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson, R& B Crooner Irvin ‘Ace’ Loctar and Groovy Soca phenomenon Teddyson John.

For more information about the 25th Annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival visit http://www.stluciajazz.org.

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 & Arts Festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia also is home to world class cruise and yachting facilities. The island is continually recognized as one of the Leading Wedding and Honeymoon destinations worldwide.

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