The 3rd annual St. John Blues Festival showcasing women blues artists continues through Easter Sunday, Organized by St. John’s Steve Simon, Coral Bay saw the kickoff of the five day events with an opening party at Island Blues, followed Thursday night by a party at Mongoose Junction. Weekend events include a blues parties at Shipwreck Landing and Skinny Legs in Coral Bay. The big Festival concert is set for Saturday night at the ball field in Coral Bay. Performers include Shemekia Copeland, Renee Austin and the Nectar Blues Band. Sponsors include Theodore Tunick & Co., Coors Light and Jolly Dog Trading Co.
“It is an honor to welcome all these renowned Blues artists to the United States Virgin Islands for this internationally acclaimed event,” said Tourism Commissioner Pamela Richards said. “It is wonderful that each year The St. John Blues Festival has helped to support the quality of life in our islands by providing scholarships for our children as well as this year providing support for woman in need through St. John’s Safety Zone.”