We have a lot of events here on St. John, but not many get me as excited as the one that’s coming up in just over a week. If you love live music, beaches, boats, sun and, of course, some rum, this event’s for you.
For the sixth year, Love City Live is descending on St. John for five days of exhilarating events, gorgeous destinations and live entertainment. They’re calling it “Summer in January.” And for those of you who are chilly up North right now, we’re pretty certain that sounds great to you.
The event kicks off on Wednesday, January 27th with a Reggae cocktail party at Drink, one of the coolest outdoor bars on St. John. The party goes from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. and will feature good people, good music, a great vibe and it’ll be a great place to link up with old and new Love City Live! family members. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.
Thursday’s event is more of a relaxing one. Taking place at Oppenheimer beginning at noon, guests at will be treated to a spa-style beach day featuring water sports, beach yoga and an all-inclusive VIP beach lounge complete with massage station, gourmet cocktails and a Carribbean lunch. Guests who stick around until sunset will receive a complimentary Cruzan Rum sunset toast. “Exhale” starts at noon on Thursday, January 28th and will run unit roughly 6 p.m. The cost is $45 per person; however a cash bar will be available for those who prefer general beach access. Click here to purchase tickets.
The All White Beach Party – an upscale tropical dance party – is back and will be happening on Friday, January 29th from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Cruz Bay beach. The vibe is island chic, the tempo is pulsating, the dress code is “All-White”. The cost is $40. Click here to purchase tickets. For those of you looking for VIP access, open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be offered for $80. Click here to buy VIP tickets. There will be a special 1:15am return ferry to Red Hook (STT) after the event. Be sure to purchase roundtrip tickets on your way to St. John.
Now this is the event that I’m super excited for…
Something pretty darn cool is happening on Saturday, January 30 … how does Reggae in the Ruins sound? Pretty cool, right?! Let your hair down and enjoy this “Rootsy” one love Reggae extravaganza. It will be a mystical night of live Reggae bands, featured local artist, local food, rum bars, arts & craft vendors and good vibes. (Chairs and blankets allowed, but please leave the coolers at home). The event is happening at the Susannaberg Ruins, which is located just off of Centerline Road and outside of the VI National Park, and runs from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Here’s the lineup:
4 p.m. – DJ Top Notch
4:30 p.m. – Visions Reggae Combo
6 p.m. – Lion SoulJahs Band
7:45 p.m. – Ras Abijah & The Inity Band
9:30 p.m. – Black Star Band featuring Blackness & Hugo Rankin
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. SoundSystem, an outdoor Reggae Party experience. music by DJ Top Notch & DJ Red Man
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
And following Reggae at the Ruins will be an after party at Chester’s, a fun little bar across the street right at mile marker two.
And rounding out the event will be The Powerboat Party. This exhilarating all-day boating excursion will take you to some of the most beautiful ocean access destinations in the BVIs. There’ll be a lunch stop and midday beach party at Pirate’s Bight on Norman Island and the final stop will be at White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. This party, which is happening on Sunday, January 31st, costs $170 and includes drinks onboard, a buffet lunch at Pirate’s and BVI customs & immigration fees. Click here to purchase tickets.
Fore more information on Love City Live!, to purchase tickets or to check out their merchandise, please visit www.lovecitylivellc.com