Jazz ‘n Creole 2019 to be held earlier

Jazz ‘n Creole will be held earlier in 2019.

Festivals and Events Manager (Ag) at Discover Dominica Authority, Marva Williams, said the three day event will run from May the 3rd to the 5th with the main stage event to be held on Sunday May the 5th.

Williams said the date for the tree-day event was arrived at “in keeping with the mandate to grow the festival and particularly the visiting jazz and music lovers, the DDA set out to find a date that will minimize competition of our target markets, yet still provide a holiday weekend for the many loyal patrons residing on Dominica.”

The annual Jazz ‘n Creole, held at Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park, features performances in jazz and creole music from a mixture of foreign and local acts.

Williams said targeted marketing and promotion of the 10th edition of Jazz ‘n Creole will begin during the Carnival celebrations with the overall goal to increase visitor arrivals to the island.

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  1. Ike JB
    May 5, 2019

    I hear your concerns but to the world outside of Dominica, we see the Itenary as a Jazz and Creole Festival.

    Therefore they will visit the Island for that reason. Isn’t that good for the economy if the Hotels are full. The Taxis are busy and they have the opportunity of experiencing Mayfest as a fringe event? Which has now become a proud Marigot tradition. Remember it has been only 10 years. They are now starting the season just prior to St Lucia Jazz which is huge around the World.

    Who knows? Dominica will become larger by giving our own unique Brand of Creole and Jazz.

  2. Analytical
    December 11, 2018

    May day aka labour day weekend….hummm so much for workers rights in DOMINICA!

  3. Marigotian
    December 11, 2018

    What has Marigot done to Mr.Skerrit , Colin Piper and Ms.Williams to try and kill May Fest. Lets us know

    • dominican
      December 11, 2018

      So what that have to do with the PM everything that happening in Dominica you have accident is PM , somebody Kill Is PM what the hell is wrong you people give the man a brake man .

  4. Truth
    December 10, 2018

    Why change the date to compete with Mayfest… The end of May was fine.

  5. concerned
    December 10, 2018

    i swear this is now going to take over Marigot’s May fest Annual celebration.

  6. Creation Rebel
    December 10, 2018

    After the marigot development corporation has created and run successfully the mayfest festival for 10 years with events running from the Friday leading up to may day. The DDA which has to know about mayfest moves the jazz and creole to same time period in direct competition with one of the main economic contributer to marigot economy. smh how much more can we take in this village.

    • concerned
      December 10, 2018

      my thoughts exactly, its not right

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