Since last Saturday, St. John Arts Festival has produced a jam-packed week of music, history, culture and activities on the island, despite an unexpected glitch.
For years, the Festival's organizer Frank Langley has staged the event in the Cruz Bay park, across from the ferry dock. But the unexpected decision to close it off and begin renovations forced relocation to the ball field near the Virgin Islands National Park building.
To listen to people who have toured the booths and seen the exhibits at the field, the Festival is a huge success despite the last-minute challenge.
Besides what some have called that 'mini expo' of the Caribbean near the Park building, there has been plenty of music. Tonight, it will be Latin American-influenced by the Samba Combo band.
Island restaurants are also hosting festival-related music events nightly.
- 6pm–9pm Banana Deck, Lemuel Callwood, Steel Pan
- 6pm–9pm Miss Lucy’s, Rich & Gregg, Jazz
- 6:30pm–9:30pm Skinny Legs, Lauren, Guitar Vocal
- 6:30pm–9:30pm Ocean Grill, Rascio, Steel Pan
- 6:30pm–9:30pm Morgan’s Mango, Mark Wallace, Guitar Vocal
- 7pm–10pm High Tide, Steve Sloan, Guitar Vocal
- 5:30pm–8:30pm Aqua Bistro, Mark Wallace, Guitar Vocal
- 6pm–9pm Ocean Grill, Luba Piano, Vocal
- 6:30pm–9:30pm Morgan’s Mango, Lauren, Guitar Vocal
- 7pm–10pm High Tide, John Lee, Guitar Vocal
- 7pm–10pm Skinny Legs, Chris Carsel Guitar, Vocal
- For more information about the Arts festival, visit the Web site.
- Although staffed entirely by volunteers, significant support for major artistic events is gratefully acknowledged from the Virgin Islands Council of the Arts, as is support from the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism for promotion of the celebration in past years.