Nevis Schedules Spring Blues Festival

Repeating Islands


This article by Brian Major appeared in

Jazz festivals are a summer staple in the Caribbean. But this year Nevis will host what is believed to be the region’s first blues music festival.

The first Nevis Blues Festival is scheduled for April 16 to 19 at the Sundowner Stage in the island’s Oualie Bay district. The three-night festival will feature award-winning musician and British blues hall of famer Ian Siegal; Zac Harmon, recently named XM Satellite Radio’s “Best New Blues Artist,” and U.K.-based jazz, gospel and blues singer Denise Gordon, whose parents are from Nevis.

“We’re excited to premiere the Nevis Blues Festival as our newest cultural offering,” said Mark Brantley, Nevis’ minister of tourism. “Our aim is to present a highly anticipated annual event that celebrates both local and international talent while reflecting the beauty and cultural experience of Nevis.”

The Nevis Blues Festival will “complement the natural…

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