On Wednesday June 19, tickets will go on sale for the third annual Saint Lucia Roots & Soul.
The festival scheduled for August 23 to 25, 2019 follows Carnival on the Saint Lucia Summer Festival’s calendar and is one of several activities to celebrate the island’s 40th anniversary of independence.
Here is an outline of what is to come:
Saint Lucia Roots & Soul will begin on Friday, August 23, at the new indoor venue The Ramp on Rodney Bay from 8:30 p.m., with a night of spoken word and music, shining a light on Saint Lucian born poet, performer, educator and double recipient of Saint Lucia’s Outstanding Youth in Literary and Performing Arts Awards, Curmiah Lisette. The stage will also feature other Saint Lucian artists, including singer-songwriter of neo-soul, alternative, reggae and calypso genres, Naomie “Ngozi” Grandison along with Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B singer, Asher “Smallz” Small. Joining Asher on the Roots & Soul stage will be a cast of young Saint Lucians led by the musician and arranger Danyl Daniel. The night will end with the Trinidadian Rapso band, 3Canal.
Day two of the festival moves to the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark at 6:00 p.m. and will feature homegrown folk-rock band, Skip Monday opening for the British pop artist, Leee John. Artist Timaya will perform along with Tarrus Riley featuring British singer-songwriter from West London, Estelle.
The final day of the festival will also be staged at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, starting at 4:00 p.m. The event will start with a performance by ZAMANI, and then one by Saint Lucian Sherwinn ‘Dupes’ Brice. The curtains will come down on the third annual Saint Lucia Roots & Soul with performances by R&B duo Ginuwine and Grammy Award Winner Mya, ahead of headline act UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro.
Tickets to Saint Lucia Roots & Soul are set at US$20.00 for Friday’s show and at US$40.00 for shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available for purchase at www.stlucia.org/roosandsoul