Entertainment lovers attending the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival main stage events at the Pigeon Island National Landmark will enjoy a Taste of Saint Lucia®.
This undertaking is a collaborative effort between Export Saint Lucia (ESL), the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority and the Events Company of Saint Lucia.
Last December, acting on its mandate of promoting Saint Lucian goods and services in local and international markets, Export Saint Lucia opened the Taste of Saint Lucia® store at Duty-Free Pointe Seraphine.
And according to an ESL spokesperson, a pop-up version of the store will be operated at the Pigeon Island on May, 10, and from May 12 to14.
The Jazz Shop – A Taste of Saint Lucia® will stock products currently available at the Taste of Saint Lucia® store as well as merchandise from the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. It will be open to all festival patrons.
Much like the Duty-Free Pointe Seraphine outlet, items will range from food and beverage, wellness and beauty products, fashion, accessories, and even literature.
“The Government of Saint Lucia is preparing for a spectacular Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, the first in many years. While our sister agencies are making the final preparations for the mainstage appearances, Export Saint Lucia is doing its part to ensure Saint Lucia Jazz 2023 is the best there has been in a long time,” declared ESL’s CEO Sunita Daniel, “By establishing a Taste of Saint Lucia® store on-site, we’re offering the local and international audience a chance to support local and enjoy the high-quality products manufactured right here in our country.”
The Jazz Shop – A Taste of Saint Lucia® at the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will increase visibility for the available brands, particularly among a foreign audience. Producers like Abby’s Exotic Blends, Meme Bete, Ti Kay Bouton, Rainforest Foods, and Baron Foods Ltd are among a host of producers whose goods will be available.
Saint Lucia Tourist Authority’s CEO, Lorine Charles-St Jules stated, “We want international patrons at the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival to truly enjoy our beautiful island. By bringing a Taste of Saint Lucia® to this renowned Festival, visitors will enjoy a two-in-one experience: amazing music and creativity, and the best in local manufacturing.”
Festival goers can expect to patronize The Jazz Shop – A Taste of Saint Lucia® on May 10th – Kingdom Night, May 12th – Caribbean Fusion, May 13th – World Beats, and May 14th – The Ultimate Celebration.