St. Croix is not known for it's nightlife, many restaurants, bars and hotels
feature "live music" with everything from pop to reggae to jazz, including piano
bars. You can also find several Traditional West Indian Dance and musical
The Island Center for the Arts offers other cultural events
including symphonic and dramatic presentations.
Jazz concerts, Broadway plays, and comedy acts are just a few of the
entertainments presented in this 1,100-seat amphitheater. The Caribbean
Community Theater and Courtyard Players often perform here. Call the
ticket office for a current schedule and show times.
island is known in international circles for the St. Croix Jazz and
Caribbean Music and Art Festival. This main event draws top-notch jazz
and Caribbean musicians. You can find smaller performances during that
time at hotels, fairs, and other shows around the island. There are also
events and festivals held around Christmas, in March, and at other times throughout
"Jump Up" in Christiansted - For a good time, go to "Jump Up"
which is held at various times throughout the year. This is a
"carnival-like" evening filled with steel bands, dancing, local arts and
crafts, island food, and lots of fun in the streets and along the waterfront of
Christiansted! Click here for more info.
Croix - each February Cane Bay, on the scenic north shore of the island,
is transformed into one big colorful and noisy party...St. Croix's
version of Mardi Gras...MARDI CROIX!
Click here for Mardi Croix photos.
PATRICK'S DAY PARADE began in 1969 when a group of local businessmen
convened in HARRY'S OFFICE BAR on Queen Cross St. in Christiansted for a
"cool one". The conversation got around to holidays and why St.
Patrick's Day wasn't celebrated in the Virgin Islands, when so many
other holidays were. Something had to be done! Within minutes, the first
St. Patrick's Day Parade was born. To this day, it is going strong and
is an important day for the community, beneficiaries and tourists. Click
here for more info.
Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted, St. Croix is a community event offered
on the third Friday of each month. Admission is free and families are
welcome. Residents and visitors alike meet, mingle and enjoy great jazz
wafting over the waters of the Frederiksted harbor, as well as the guarantee of a beautiful sunset in this wonderful park setting. Hosting
locally and internationally acclaimed jazz artists, Sunset Jazz in
Frederiksted has received an enthusiastic reception, and has become a much anticipated monthly island event.
In addition to various forms of Jazz, you can now see local artists play Quelbe
Jazz Fusion, the Sounds of Motown and the Big Band Era. The event still
concentrates overwhelmingly on Jazz artists, so if you are on St. Croix on the
third Friday of any month, head on down to Freedom City Frederiksted and join us
for this months’ edition of Sunset Jazz and More!
Croix Musicians, Performers and Live Music