Castries, Saint Lucia: The organizers of The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival would like to express their sincere apologies to the artistes and patrons who were affected by the adjustments to the World Beats Schedule on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The timings of festival performances are based on a scheduled running order.
Saint Lucia Tourism Authority took to Facebook and extended an apology note and stated, “We understand the importance of punctuality and keeping to a schedule, especially when it comes to live events. All artistes are expected to stick to the order and timings.”
“Sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, such as technical and artiste coordinating issues, difficult decisions have to be made in order to bring the show back on track. These issues are sometimes beyond the control of the Festival organizers. Our apologies to the artistes and patrons that were affected by the unavoidable decisions. We will make every effort to redress the dissatisfaction caused by engaging both artistes to ensure they fulfill their obligation to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.” Remarked, Chairman of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, Thaddeus M. Antoine.
One of the artistes, Joeboy (Pondeck), remarked, “The Saint Lucian Tourism Authority has been in touch with us with a view to us both making things right for the fans and Saint Lucia, and they have been very courteous. I am sorry that you my fans were not able to see me perform but we are looking forward to coming back to Saint Lucia, and I can assure you that we are working to make that happen as soon as possible.”
Saint Lucia Tourism Authority appreciates the understanding and support of our patrons and performers and looks forward to the culmination of the Festival on Sunday, May 14, with the Ultimate Celebration.
A highly-anticipated return of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival May 5-14. The iconic and historic Pigeon Island National Park provides a waterside backdrop for open-air performances.