CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will be no more.
Prime Minister Allan Chastanet has announced the festival, which has drawn visitors from all over the world to the Eastern Caribbean island for the past 25 years, has been scrapped because the $14 million price tag for the two-week event was just too much.
The well-known event is being replaced by a Summer Festival – a series of events that will include not only music, but food and arts.
It will begin in May with a Jazz Week, include an expanded St Lucia Carnival, and culminate with the Creole and Heritage Festival in November.
Source: Caribbean360: http://www.caribbean360.com/entertainment/no-st-lucia-jazz-arts-festival#ixzz4TCd80OAj