The first ever Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival will take place Friday, September 3-4, 2010 at the World Trade Center (WTC) on Piscadera Bay in Curacao.
Throughout the Festival, international artists with some of the biggest names in the jazz, funk, soul, Latin, and R&B worlds, will perform in and around the WTC.
Headliners include John Legend, Lionel Richie, Sergio Medes, Luis Enrique, La India, George Benson, Simply Red, Raul Midn, Natalie Cole, Grupo Fantasma, Mulato, Randal Corsen, Roy Hargrove, and El Negro.
There will be nine concerts each day, taking place at the same time on three different stages. All proceeds from the Festival will be donated to charity.
The festival will open with a free concert by Alberto Barros on Monday, August 30 at Plaza Brion. The following artists will perform on the two festival dates:
Friday, September 3
Lionel Richie | 0:00-1:15
La India | 19:30-20:45
George Benson | 19:45-21:00
Michel Camilo Trio | 21:15-22:30
Luis Enrique | 21:45-23:00
Raul Midon | 22:00-22:45
Randal Corsen | 23:15-0:30
Tumbao | 23:30-0:45
Saturday, September 4
Simply Red | 0:00-1:15
Natalie Cole |19:30-20:45
Sergio Mendes |19:45-21:00
Roy Hargrove Quintet | 21:15-22:30
John Legend | 21:45-23:00
Grupo Fantasma |22:00-23:15
Richard Bona | 23:15-0:30
Giovanca | 23:45-1:00
One-day tickets are $165 and two-day passes are $300.
Tickets are available online or at the following local addresses: Mensings Caminada, Tik Tak, Albert Heijn, and 24 Uur Uit de Muur (Santa Maria) or call 00599-9-522 JAZZ.
Note: The Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival will have no special VIP or Red Carpet sections.
The World Trade Center Curacao is located on Piscadera Bay, only ten minutes from downtown Willemstad and Hato International Airport, and walking distance from the Clarion Hotel International & Suites Curacao, Floris Suites Hotel, Hilton Curacao, and the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino. The World Trade Center Curacao is part of the World Trade Centers Association, a network of over 300 World Trade Centers in nearly 100 countries, with over 750,000 member companies, and offers over 27,000-square-feet of space for meetings and events.