St. Barth Sounds: First Annual St. Barth Summer Festival

St. Barth is hitting the high notes for the rest of summer with the launch of the first annual St. Barth Summer Festival, featuring a variety of cultural events in open air.

Summer is hot in St. Barth, with swank hotels and villas going for affordable rates, so why not head down south to take advantage of some sweet tunes?

One of the hottest events is the St. Barth Summer Sessions, a 10-day music event from August 5 to 15, organized with the support of the Berklee College of Music in Boston and staged in collaboration with many of the island's hotels and restaurants. It is followed by the SB Jam Festival of Caribbean Music (August 18 to 20), both featuring a variety of internationally acclaimed DJs and musicians.

Also not to be missed by those looking for some retail therapy is St. Barth Shopping Festival (August 8 to 10), where renowned brands, hot designers and local creations are offered at attractive prices.

Don't miss the Clé2Soul, from July 25 to 31, a group playing the best rhythm 'n blues music from the 60s till today, from Aretha Franklin to Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and Alicia Keys.

For more information visit www.saint-barth-tourisme.com.
 

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