Our January 2016 Festival on the island runs for about two weeks, from January 12 through 24, 2016. Advanced tickets to performances are not necessary, just come to the island and pay at the door - the old-fashioned way! Or tickets are for sale at the tourist office beginning Friday, January 8. Advance tickets are available for a 10% discount during January 8 through 11 only. A "Season Pass" is 10% less than individual tickets. Performances are free for children 12 and under. There is NO reserved seating, so arrive early for your favorite seat !

View The 2016 Festival Schedule

View The 2015 Welcome Note

View The 2016 Festival Program
View The 2015 Festival Program
View The 2014 Festival Program
View The 2013 Festival Program
View The 2012 Festival Program

  Since 1985, St. Barts has hosted a performing arts festival unlike any other in the world. Each year during January we offer more than a dozen nights of the finest live music and dance performances in an informal, island setting. Audiences are treated to intimate concerts by some of the world’s most prominent classical, opera, ballet, and jazz stars. These performers have the level of artistry that one would normally have to attend Carnegie Hall in New York or the Opera Garnier in Paris to experience. But we offer them to our audiences with the added advantage of island breezes and the fragrance of flowering hibiscus.

By day, visitors enjoy the beaches and world-class duty-free shopping in the port of Gustavia. By night, they relax in quaint local churches and community halls for some of the best music and dance that our species has to offer! (The songs of our tropical birds and the dance of local sea turtles give us a run for our money, but we do our best.)

Our musicians are soloists and principals from symphony orchestras and philharmonia from all over the world: Montreal, Boston, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, London, Paris, the Juilliard and Curtis schools of music, and many others.

Our singers are from the likes of the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and La Scala in Milan.

Our dancers have performed with the American Ballet Theater of New York City, the Paris Opera Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the famed Bolshoi company in Russia.

After the concerts, it’s not unusual to spot the performers and other visiting celebrities dining in one of the many fine restaurants our charming island has to offer. Check out the list of performers and start making your plans to join us!

In addition to covering our operating costs, the St. Barts Music Festival always need housing for the performers. For more information about housing donations, please click here