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May 21st, 2015
Mardi Gras replaces Music Fest this year @ CGB

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – With a long weekend ahead and the void created by the absence of Music Fest, local promoters have organised a weekend of 'Mardi Gras' celebration which will feature, among other international artistes, Popcaan of Jamaica.

May 25th, 2013
Moderate turnout on opening night of 2013 BVI Music Fest

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands own Extreme Band, calypsonian with the touch of the old songs that never lose their sting - Short Shirt, Baron who pulls soca from the 70s and 80s, the Volume International Band and Antigua & Barbuda’s soca sensation, Claudette Peters all have one thing in common.

May 25th, 2013
Music Fest funds from gov’t should have gone to schools – Sowande Uhuru

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator and social activist Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru believes government should have diverted funds spent on this year’s BVI Music Fest towards more pressing problems such as the mould issues affecting several of the Territory’s schools.

May 31st, 2012
Are children out too late?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A retired Social Worker is extremely upset over the growing trend of “lawlessness” in the Virgin Islands where parents are taking their young children to concerts and festivals that conclude in the wee hours of the morning.

May 27th, 2012
“World Class” performances at Music Fest Day 2 [Photoslide Included]

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The performances were classic, the music was pulsating as 10 time Grammy nominated Band Third World, proved that after 39 years of performing, they were still a force to be reckoned with globally as a musical group.

May 14th, 2012
Subsidise young men, not glorified parties – Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Instead of Government subsiding glorified parties such as Music Fest, that money could be used to assist young people to jumpstart small businesses in the community, opined East End resident and talk show host Natalio Wheatley.

April 4th, 2012
Three-Day Music Fest back on the beach!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following concerns based on funding and a possible downsizing of the Musical Festival, the committee has made a very bold move- which many patrons will be happy to learn- to return the event on the beach where it used to be held and stick to the regular three-day musical extravaganza from May 25 through May 27.

March 7th, 2012
2012 Music Fest could be downgraded to one day!

By ANEKA EDWARDS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly elected president of the Cane Garden Bay Music Fest, Carnel Clyne, has revealed that this year’s Music Fest could be reduced to one day, if major sponsors can’t foot the bill.

January 27th, 2012
Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown frontrunners to headline 2012 Music Fest!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Although the Cane Garden Bay Music Fest Committee is now defunct, Virgin Islands News Online was informed that a new committee is expected to be elected in the upcoming weeks and that two powerhouses - Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown - are on its radar to headline this year’s Music Fest.

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