Energetic Thursday Night Leaves the Crowd Wanting More

Night one of the St Kitts Music Festival (SKMF) is in the books and patrons have expressed their satisfaction that the festival lived up to its twenty-six (26) year-old reputation as the best in the Caribbean.

To start the day, the customary 10am Press Conference featuring Thursday night’s acts was held at Marriott’s Antigua Ballroom. The artist, both local and regional expounded on questions from Media Houses representing a cross-section of the globe. The energy felt in the morning Press Conference was ecstatic and fans were encouraged to purchase their tickets and show up early for the Thursday night bacchanal extravaganza.

At 7pm the Warner Park Stadium was set and ready for an explosion of Soca and Dancehall. The first of fifteen (15) acts featured Eazi, Speedy, Itebulous, Tbone, KT Dan, AkaiiUsweet, Pumpa, and Mention. They were followed by Adam O, Mical Teja, Kerwin Du Bois, and the lone female performer Nadia Baston. The energetic performances captured the hearts of the huge crowd, and they kept asking for more.

Next on stage was the Dancehall Icon Alkaline. His extensive musical repertoire and catalog were on full display. He kept the crowd singing and swaying to all his popular chartbusters. After a brief changeover, the Roadmarch Champions of St Kitts Nevis powered the night with hit after hit. The flag of St Kitts Nevis popped up all over the stadium as they concluded their set with the reigning Roadmarch song, “Showcase”.

The momentum was heightened with the appearance of Asa Banton the Bouyon Boss out of Dominica. His performance captured the spirit of the SKMF and ensured that no one was left unsatisfied. This was his first appearance at the St Kitts Music Festival and his memorable performance endeared him to the fans who braved showers throughout night one.

The 26th edition of the St Kitts Music Festival continues Friday, June 28 at the historic Warner Park featuring the best in Reggae and Dancehall.