On the third Friday of each month, families of all ages pack a picnic dinner, gather some blankets, lawn chairs and sometimes even the dog and head out west to Frederiksted to listen to tantalizing jazz music and watch the setting sun.
Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted has hosted premier Caribbean and International jazz artists from its genesis in 2007. The name has recently been amended to “Sun Set Jazz and More” to the delight of our constant concert goers who, in addition to various forms of Jazz, now enjoy local artists play Quelbe Jazz Fusion, the Sounds of Motown and the Big Band Era. Sunset Jazz is a Frederiksted Economic Development Association (FEDA) event, hosting an impressive roster of local and international jazz musicians on the third Friday of each month. Located at Budhoe Park, just north of the cruise ship pier, music lovers spread out in front of the pavilion where the musicians play. Admission is free and all families, and pets, are welcome. The music starts at 6:00 p.m. and continues until 9:00pm. There are public facilities available for use as well. Just when the sun will slip into the horizon off the waterfront is up to Mother Nature, but it is part and parcel of the evening inspiration.
FEDA operates several cash bars, food vendors provide delectable local snacks and treats. It’s easy to support the local vendors when the cost for admission is FREE. The relaxing setting is perfect for the whole family: kids can play, parents can kick back on a beach chair and enjoy the live music in a truly unforgettable setting.