The first annual Nevis Blues Festival is set to take place April 16-April 18 on the beautiful island of Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean. The story goes that like all good ideas, the festival was conceived over a glass of wine. That was when two old friends met up in 2013 for the first time in forty years, only to discover that one – living in the UK – was in the music business and the other – a hotel owner in Nevis – had a passion for music. Cue bright idea!
The Nevis Blues Festival will never be big, it’s a physical impossibility on an island where there are only 12,000 inhabitants and 400 hotel rooms. And that will be it’s enduring attraction – a small, intimate festival, where fences and security guards are not only unnecessary but would look absurd.
When you come to the Nevis Blues Festival you will enjoy artists of international reputation performing on a stage set within sight of the Caribbean sea. In fact, the beach is so close you’ll have sand between your toes as you dance the night out. Our MAIN STAGE, what we are calling the Sundowner stage, is where most of the action will take place. It’s right on the beach in Oualie Bay.
Oualie Bay is one of my favorite places on earth. In the morning herds of roaming island animals come by to greet you on the beach! You can enjoy a drink as the sun goes down and a wonderful array of local and international music into the night. There will be bars and a range of food vendors. Some of my favorite food (and drinking!!) spots include LIME Beach Bar and Sunshine’s Bar and Grill where you can get the world infamous Killer Bee drink.
Day-time you can cycle, hike or horse ride around the island, go scuba diving, fishing or sailing, play golf, or simply laze on the beach. What you will soon realize is that the pace of life on Nevis is wonderfully relaxed.
For tickets and more information about the 2015 Nevis Blues Festival, visit: http://www.nevisbluesfestival.com/.