St. Kitts Music Festival
Held in June
|The headliners grow stronger every year.|
Started in 1996,
the Annual St. Kitts Music Festival attracts both locals and visitors alike. It features various musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music.
At first the St. Kitts Music Festival was called "The Shak Shak Festival" after the shak shaks that blossom on the Poinciana (Cock and Hen Tree) during summer.
But some were afraid the name
might "become tiresome," and the current
name was adopted the second year.
Check the St. Kitts Music Festival website for this year's featured performers. The names are announced in as early as February or as late as April and May. The festival typically is held toward the end of June.