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Anguilla’s Music Scene – Festivals to Fine Club Venues

(credit: Anguilla Tourist Board)

It’s become one of the best places to hear Caribbean and international musicians displaying their talents – Anguilla has something to savor any time of year, with events and ongoing performances from both resident and visiting artists.



The musical diversity throughout the year brings in both Caribbean and international music styles.  Things get underway with the Moonsplash Music Festival at the Dune Preserve – Bankie Banx’s annual showcase of Caribbean and international talent under the first full moon of March.

Towards the end of the year, an international draw for music fans comes with the Tranquility Jazz Festival in November – a three-day homage to pure jazz with some of the genre’s leading artists performing at various venues around the island.

The music may start right where you’re staying – since most hotels during high season will feature live music ranging from piano to jazz to calypso bands.  Explore further afield to find your own musical preference at popular live music venues such as Elvis’ Beach Bar – a beach bar made from a grounded boat where live music plays on Wednesdays through Sundays in high season.  Or try the landmark Pumphouse in Sandy Ground, where the like to mix it up with sounds ranging from merengue to reggae to calypso-soca.

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