Posted On: Wednesday, 20 June 2012
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, (Wednesday 20th June, 2012)-A cheque for EC$2000, 000 was recently handed over to the organizers of the St. Kitts Music Festival, by local telecommunications company, LIME, as part of their sponsorship for the 16th edition of the annual festival.
“This is not only symbolic of the company’s commitment to boosting our tourism product, but also to provide positive, quality entertainment for patrons - both locals and visitors alike,” said LIME’s country manager, Mr. David Lake, while speaking at a handing over ceremony.
Continuing a 16-year tradition, LIME, has once again signed on as the platinum sponsor for the staging of the Sweet 16 Edition of the St. Kitts Music Festival (SKMF). The St. Kitts Music Festival is slated for June 28-30, at the historic Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts and is one of the most highly anticipated national events.
The annual event, which is a highly-regarded musical extravaganza promises to be “an experience like no other.” The Sweet 16 Edition of the St. Kitts Music Festival will bring together a variety of “big name” acts like Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Roberta Flack, Toni Braxton, Machel Montano and Omarion and local sensations including Shakki, Star Fire, Nicha B, and Ali Dee.
This year's staging will definitely provide a boost for the tourism industry as it will attract hundreds of visitors to the island during the off season. Local artistes will be featured on the event thereby giving them exposure to a global music market. A number of events and activities are slated to take place leading up to the main event that will operate to stimulate the local economy. In addition the St. Kitts Music Festival is positive entertainment that serves as a cultural exchange that exposes patrons to diverse music genres.
According to SKMF Chairperson, Mr. Faron Lawrence, who accepted the cheque from Lake, "The staging of the event this year marks our 16th anniversary celebrations. LIME St. Kitts and Nevis has been with us since inception and has continued through the years to provide very premium sponsorship for the event. This year, patrons can expect an impressive presentation of great performers and quality entertainment in a safe, fun environment.”
Lake also revealed that, "Along with the many activities planned, we are giving customers the chance to have the St. Kitts Music Festival experience of a lifetime. Two lucky customers will win season passes for two plus the opportunity to meet Damian Marley who is one of the headliners for the event. Patrons will also get very special offers under the LIME promotion tent.”
Additionally, LIME will be giving away a number of St. Kitts Music Festival tickets leading up to the event through a number of radio stations.
LIME holds fast to the “E” in their name that stands for “Entertainment” and is proud once again to support the St. Kitts Music Festival as part of their commitment to promoting positive entertainment in St. Kitts and Nevis