Pure Grenada Music Festival 2017

The official dates for the second annual Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF) were announced today as 5th to 7th May 2017 at a ceremony held in Venus Restaurant & Sports Lounge. Grenada will host yet another international festival celebrating great music, community, youth and environmental sustainability through going green initiatives.

“In April of this year we hosted our first music festival which received tremendous accolades for the high quality of local and international talent, event organisation, beautiful venues and support of building a music legacy on the island. The next Pure Grenada Music Festival would be three (3) days of quality music of mixed genres from Grenada, the Caribbean region and international countries,” said Dieter Burkhalter, Chair of the Steering Committee of the PGMF.

The PGMF aims to deliver a world-class event for the enjoyment of Grenadians and visitors alike. The team of volunteers who make up the steering committee and sub-committees are currently planning the programme, developing a marketing strategy, and seeking funding from sponsors, and Diamond Club members.

The Government of Grenada and the Grenada Tourism Authority are officially partners of the festival and Netherlands Insurance Company Limited is officially a gold sponsor of the 2017 Pure Grenada Music Festival.

“The Government of Grenada recognises the tremendous potential to create another cultural event on the island to showcase our talent and to bring our rich cultural heritage together into one spectacular event,” said Brenda Hood, Minister of Culture. “Together with our support, we are well on our way to putting Grenada on the map for international music festivals, showing once again our small island can deliver big results.”

“The Pure Grenada Music Festival is a perfect opportunity to draw people to Grenada for a unique musical experience. Once visitors are on island, we can further promote our rich culture, delectable foods, pristine beaches, and lush rainforests. We have partnered with the PGMF to help market the events in our major source markets, ensuring that our tourism partners receive additional business during the low-peak times.” said Ms. Francine Stewart, Marketing Manager at the Grenada Tourism Authority.

“First of all I want to give thanks for seeing another Pure Grenada Music Festival. Some people have raised the question ‘will there be another one’ and want to give thanks to the organisers for the answer. The experience of 2016 was great. It helped us expose our craft, talent and music to the international world. The hospitality given was the best we have ever experienced in Grenada. We are all musicians and should all be treated the same, both Grenadian and International, some organisers fall short of this but not PGMF.” said Electrify from Luni Sparks & Electrify.

The PGMF organisers have recently launched ‘Ready For The Stage’ inviting Grenadians bands to have the opportunity to perform during the Pure Grenada Music Festival. Electrify went on to say “The organisers are sending out the right message to start working on your craft as there are so many hidden talents in Grenada as a whole. Putting that message out there to come and be part of the PGMF 2017 is a step in the right direction. We want to give thanks for this opportunity”.  Chrislyn Lashington, Corporate Communications Officer, Grenada Tourism Authority and PGMF Steering Committee Member, highlighted that Luni Sparks & Electrify do a lot for music by helping young persons and visiting schools so thanked them for their efforts.

More details can be found on the website for those interested in a chance of performing during the Pure Grenada Music Festival through the ‘Ready For The Stage’ project.

A video presentation during the event highlighted the 2016 festival. It reflected the energy, beauty and world class talent that was delivered and built excitement for the upcoming event. This video is available for viewing on www.grenadamusicfestival.com.

Once again, there will be the undertaking of a Go Green Initiative to positively impact the environment. Recycling and reuse instead of wastage will be a major focus of the festival.

The launch of the Pure Grenada Music Festival culminated with the unveiling of a large guitar-shaped billboard with the festival logo and the 2017 festival dates, which is prominently installed on the Grand Anse Roundabout, courtesy of Spiceland Mall. 

Recap 2016

Watch the Recap of the 2016 on Youtube.


Thank You Grenada

Pure Grenada Music Festival - a Proud Moment for All Grenadians

St. George’s Grenada, April 25, 2016: Since April 2015, Grenada has waited with bated breath for this “first of its kind one of a kind event” as dubbed during the year of waiting.  The week of April 5th has been come and gone to overwhelmingly positive feedback about the first and lasting positive impression this event has created in Grenada, the region and the rest of the world.

Indeed, as a first time event the team is pleased to confirm that several of the event’s key objectives have been met. Among these are the showcasing of Grenadian musicians at an international standard; adding value to destination Grenada with a quality product; the positioning of ecological awareness – our environmental footprint – within a cultural and entertainment space; fostering collaboration and ownership – critical to the long term success of the festival - across a vast range of stakeholders.

Acknowledgement and appreciation are due to many for the numerous and significant contributions made to the first Pure Grenada Music Festival.  Such was the outpouring of support which continues even post event, that while names cannot be cited individually, gratitude must be expressed to the following:

Steering Committee of the Pure Grenada Music Festival who generously gave of their time and wisdom; the Government of Grenada for the unwavering support and courtesies graciously extended through numerous Ministries during planning and execution of the event; family, friends and founders for believing in the dream and committing to making it a reality through contribution of “seed funding”; sponsors whose financial support ensured the delivery of a international event of exceptional calibre; suppliers and service providers for the active demonstration of confidence in the Pure Grenada Music Festival through continued partnerships and increased support; volunteers for their tireless enthusiasm and big hearts; and finally, artistes for active engagement in lead up to the festival and flawless performances during; all media entities and individuals for spreading the word; patrons for participating the experience and your subsequent suggestions for improving.

The Pure Grenada Music Festival thanks all for sharing the vision, the journey and especially the outpouring of wonderful encouragement to pursue the dream of creating opportunity for the phenomenal musicians of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Information about the 2017 event will be shared soon. Please continue to engage us via our Website - www.grenadamusicfestival.com or Facebook - www.facebook.com/grenadamusicfestival or Twitter @GrenadaMusicFes for all the latest updates.   

Photo credit – Alexandra Quinn

Fundraising House Concerts

Three very special evenings, in the beautiful intimate settings of private homes where you will be hosted by the owners as friends of Music and Beyond. Head Chef Roger Lashley of Le Phare Bleu will delight your palettes and your experience completed with premium drinks and live performances by musicians of the highest caliber. Tickets are US $ 150 (EC $ 400) per person, per event.

If you would like to support Pure Grenada Music Festival by purchasing tickets for one or more of the three unique House Concerts, please see below:

Tuesday, May 24th - Quincy Bullen & Guest Click Here.

Wednesday, June 22nd - Sabrina Francis, Jeverson Ramirez & Jonathan James Click Here.

Thursday, July 21st - Boo Hinkson & Soul Deep Click Here.

Disposable Permanence

Building a light sculpture with bamboo + plastic waste at Grenada’s 1st International Music Festival.

Click on 'more' to find out all about this project.

Our Story

One of the challenges of 'Going Green' is that we don't often see and understanding how much waste we actually produce in our societies nor its impact on us and our environment. Disposable Permanence is a large scale art installation focused on this issue. It is being constructed out of bamboo, discarded plastic waste, LED lights and bicycle parts and powered by renewable energy. Disposable Permanence will be one of the main attracts at the Festival Village at the 1st Pure Grenada Music Festival (April 5th-10th) organized by non-profit organization, Music & Beyond. The booths, displays and art of the festival village at the big lawn at Port Louis, St. George, will be open to the public on Wed. 6th & Thurs 7th April, so many schools are planning field trips to get involved in activities about environmental sustainability. 

About

We are musicians and lovers of music, believers in the power of art and expression. The beautiful island of Grenada is our home.

Contact Us

For general information about the Pure Grenada Music Festival, including registration, please contact us at:
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  +473.444.2400
  +473.409.7187
 Petite Calivigny Bay, P.O. Box 8001, St George’s

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