Beginning Wednesday, tickets for one of Dominica’s signature events, the Jazz ‘n Creole Festival will go on sale.
They can be purchased at the Dominica Festival’s Committee’s office, Bull’s Eye pharmacy in Portsmouth and Roseau, Depex Color lab, De Champs in Picard and Phone Shack in Portsmouth.
“Our tickets are on sale from today,” said Marketing Executive at DDA, Monique Jacob at the 3rd press conference of the event. “We also have children’s ticket from 12 to 18 but they will be only purchased at the gate.”
The children’s tickets cost $25, while adults cost $75.
The Jazz ‘n Creole Festival is labeled as a fusion of Jazz and Creole music, food and culture and a family oriented affair is expected to kick off on June 4 with a series of fringe events and ending with the grand festival at Cabrits National Park on June 8.
One of the fringe events, “Word, Sound and Power” will take place at the Anchorage Hotel and Dive Center, on Thursday June 5.
“What we have tried to do really was create and event that was very Jazzy and also very Creole. So we are going to have two main acts, one being primarily the Jazz act and the other the Creole act,” Anchorage Hotel Representative Dafar Armour-Shillingford said in explaining the event.
She said Erica Alexi, an up and coming Jazz artiste from Barbados, will form the Jazz acts for the night. C Square will form the Creole component. “We want people to have a good time …. it’s our Thursday night with barbeque dinner and we also want it to be a festive environment so people can enjoy,” he said.
Armour-Shillingford also mentioned that there are other surprises in store, which will include the Mac and Cheese band, some poetry and drumming.
J .Astaphan and Company, agent for Appleton Rum, is also a sponsor of the festival.
“This is our third time partnering in this event,” Said the company’s representative Gale Romain. “We believe this event is important as a cultural and tourism product and we are happy to help in any way to make this a success.”
Jazz ‘n Creole Festival is sponsored by the Government of Dominica, Discover Dominica and platinum sponsor Digicel.
The fringe lineup is as follows:
-Sunday June 1st live Jazz sunset cocktail at De Champs in Picard beginning at 2 pm with a super pizza special, cocktails and Kubuli. Main acts will include, Breathe. Entrance is free
-Wednesday June 4th Pan and Jazz soiree at the Evergreen Hotel will begin at 7 pm
-Thursday 5th with Word, Sound and Power at the Anchorage Hotel and Dive Center. Entrance fee: single EC$ 30, Couple EC$ 50 beginning at 7-12 pm.
-On Friday 6th is Creole and Jazz Happy hour at Fort Young from 5 pm-12 pm. Entrance fee EC$ 15. Entertainment will be provided by Golda, Joy Stoute and the trio from Marlon Rosado
-Saturday 7th Riverstone bar and grill in Belles will present Riverside Jazz and creole. It will begin at 2 pm with acts like Michelle Henderson, Chubby, Ko and Victor of the Midnight Groovers. Entrance is EC $20
For one hour, during the fringe events, there will be an EC$60 special on main stage tickets for adults.