Music on St. John

St. John is a music lovers oasis,
where you can relax back and listen, kick off your sandals and dance, or jump in and jam!

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More Music to Come - Check Back Often!!
King of Scratch

Award-winning filmmaker Andrea E. Leland collaborated with James Brewster to create a 70-minute documentary that is a spirited musical journey to the Caribbean focusing on Scratch band music (also known as Quelbe) an indigenous, grass-roots form of folk music from the Virgin Islands that was recently declared the “official” music of the Virgin Islands.

Film Website

Jamesie, the “King of Scratch”
and the All-Stars
St John Carnival 2016

If you can arrange to be on island during the summer, don't miss the awesome music, festivities and fun of St. John carnival.  Carnival week starts the week before July 4th, and ends on the 4th with a fabulous parade and fireworks. There's music and food every night at Carnival Village, and a Children's Village with rides and games for all ages!

The Hot Club 
of Coral Bay

This lively, energetic group of musicians is a regular fixture in the clubs of St. John in the winter months. The richly layered swinging style
instrumentals of Jay Keefe, Ike Eichenberg, and Brian Silber get you up and dancing, while Laurie Keefe's vocals have delighted listeners for years.

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Chris & Mo Carsel

Catch this couple if you can -  they've been part of the year round St. John music scene for over 15 years, playing lively bluegrass, blues, and folk-rock that will make you get up and dance all night!

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Playing all original music, this mellow, funk/roots band can be found playing at the Beach Bar in Cruz Bay and other St. John venues.  The band members include: Brianna Felix on vocals, Jared Warren on Guitar & back-up Vocals, Bo Magnie on Bass & Lead guitar, and Jon Moore on Drums.

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Sun Dog Cafe's Jam

Come listen to some of the best  performers on St. John. You'll hear local undiscovered talent, and guest artists play and jam on a variety of styles including folk, rock, bluegrass, contemporary folk, blues, country and jazz. Bring your instrument or your voice, and join in the jam.  Dine on the outstanding menu offerings until 9pm. Now on Sunday night, 7:30 - 9:00pm, during the season

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Inner Visions Band
Inner Visions Band

St. John's own home grown reggae band, "Inner Visions will take you on a Conscious Reggae journey of the yester years, bringing you forward to the present, with new vibes, holding tight and true to the Message that is in the Music Reggae! This is definitely the group to watch. Inner Visions continue to remain true to the Roots of Reggae, which has garnered them the title of The Caribbean Masters of Reggae"

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Love City Live!

​Love City Live! gains its major momentum from the high-energy of Morgan Heritage. This well known reggae band is only part of the full Love City Live! experience including boating, beach getaways, liming, duty-free shopping, savoring authentic cuisine, dancing and simply relaxing while taking in local beauty and culture. Join the party and indulge!

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St. John School of the Arts Concerts

SJSA will host 4 music concerts for this 2013 season capturing the high caliber performances of world renown musicians as well as appearances and concerts by local talents. A series ticket is $100. Each concert ticket is $30 at the door. SJSA is located one block south of Sprauve School next to Grace Chapel.  
For more information, call 340-779-4322 or visit SJSA's website for the concert schedule. 
The Ahn Trio appeared at the St. John School of the Arts Jan. 25, 2013 

Lauren and Bo 

You'll find this talented couple performing favorites and originals together and individually in both Coral Bay and Cruz Bay. Lauren with her smooth, beautiful and refreshing vocals, and Bo with his skillful guitar form a duo which is soulful, lively, and sure to please! 

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St. John Essence is a proud supporter of the St. John School of the Arts.