The Future of PGMF

Chairman of the Pure Grenada Music Festival has announced the cancellation of the Pure Grenada Music Festival 2019.

The PGMF team enjoyed and appreciated the amazing responses from organizers, volunteers and patrons alike to PGMF 2016, 2017 & 2018 and were excited about the possibilities for PGMF 2019. However, the Pure Grenada Music Festival has been a great financial responsibility and expense that Mr. Burkhalter has undertaken for the past three years, and although he’s been happy to do what he can to ensure the success of this event. This he states has been his commitment to ensure the success of an event he has always truly believed in, inclusive of the many opportunities that it could bring to the people of Grenada, he would be unable to shoulder the financial risk a fourth time. An event like this one can only be sustainable with a collaboration between the private and public sectors.

He and his team have been putting forward a great effort to overcome these obstacles, but with just seven months left before the next scheduled festival, he must make the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel next year’s event.

Mr. Burkhalter assures the public that he remains committed to music and to its development here in Grenada and will certainly find alternative avenues to inspire the growth and progress among the aspiring Grenadian musicians.

The PGMF committee and entire team certainly hope that the future may offer solutions to the present difficulties that they are facing and that the Pure Grenada Music Festival will once again be a reality on our islands shores.

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2019 Dates Announced

We are doing it again in 2019!

 

2019 Dates Announced
Team promises evolution of your festival experience

May 3rd- 5th2019 are the confirmed dates of the next Pure Grenada Music Festival– the annual live music event which has become a staple on the entertainment calendar for Grenadians and music lovers regionally and internationally. 

The steering committee is especially pleased by the early announcement, citing it as progress on the part of the team to respond to this particular request by numerous patrons.  The event will be the fourth of its kind, having recently concluded the third annual 3-day event with much success. The Pure Grenada Music Festival2018, the committee says, provided a perfect combination of location, lineup and signature quality delivery.  

On the edge of the picturesque St Georges harbour, the audience was treated to spectacular performances from international artistes Morgan HeritageChrisette MicheleAlison Hinds, The Caribbean QueenProtojeJah9Daley,  and Adrian Stern.  

The Pure Grenada Music Festival 2018 also provided an international platform for 15 quality Grenadian acts at varying levels of their career, namely: Luni Sparkand ElectrifyJosh Berkely,  Sabrina FrancisA#keemZorinaGodson Browne with Zamar band, Jonathan FrancisThamara Songbird St BernardBlack IronLION PAW MUSICNekoyan Sydel BainTammy BaldeoJasmine Shenelle Murray and Loxton Mitchell.  

Aside from a glorious 3 day musical experience,Music and Beyondthrough the Pure Grenada Music Festivalis mandated to create viable avenues for artistic expression and development of musicians in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Over100Grenadian musicians, band members included, were provided with the coveted opportunity to make their mark in the music industry.  

Additionally, a total of four workshops in the areas of live music and vocal recordings as well as voice control and were offered and supported by education partner St. George's University.  The workshops were facilitated by experts in each respective field and well received by attendees.  Notable improvements in the quality of music and delivery of performances by artistes have been attributed to these initiatives.  
Speaking on behalf of the steering committee, Chairman, Dieter Burkhalter, noted these positive incremental changes as the successes of which the committee is most proud. 

The steering committee also reported increased ticket sales overall, significantly on the purchase of festival passes as opposed to single ticket entries.  This development reinforces the opinion that the festival community and appreciation for the event is growing. 

Separate surveys conducted by the Grenada Tourism Authority and the PGMF team confirmed a high visitor presence (41%) at the festival, which speaks to impact on Grenada’s tourism product and potential economic benefit to the nation. Other findings included a high level of appreciation for local offerings specifically culture (56.8%) and food (48.6%).  57% of patrons also confirmed their attendance to the next event supporting the often repeated expression that the festival must continue.

Successes to date, the committee acknowledges as an achievement for which the festival’s partners – The Government of GrenadaGrenada Tourism AuthorityPort Louis Estates & Mt Cinnamon HotelCamper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina; Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers and Media - must be given credit. Continued growth and sustainability is therefore dependent on maintaining these critical relationships, says the Chairman.

When asked about challenges facing the event, Burkhalter responded, “an event of this magnitude with the goals we have set will always have challenges.  However, there are indicators which let us know we are getting it right such as continuous and new offers of support from sponsors; a thriving volunteer programme; and most importantly, the active engagement with and overwhelming appreciation from musicians for the platform, exposure and development opportunities provided by the Pure Grenada Music Festival and Music and Beyond.”

Burkhalter continues, “The team is unwavering in its commitment to champion the development of musical talent in Grenada, with the main objective being an opportunity for every talented Grenadian musician to achieve their fullest potential.  The Pure Grenada Music Festival under the auspices of Music and Beyond will continue to apply innovation in engaging stakeholders and incorporate feedback in ways that allow the festival experience to evolve positively.”

Find PGMF 2018 photos here:
 http://www.grenadamusicfestival.com/index.php/media-2018/photo-gallery-2018
 
Mark your calendars and stay connected to The Pure Grenada Music Festival and Music and Beyond via websites:
www.grenadamusicfestival.com and www.musicandbeyond.org 
or Facebookwww.facebook.com/grenadamusicfestival 
or Twitter@GrenadaMusicFes 
or Instagram– grenadamusicfes.
 

THANK YOU to Partners, Sponsors, Founders, Friends, Supporters and Volunteers 

The Government of Grenada
Grenada Tourism Authority
Port Louis Estates Mt Cinnamon Hotel
Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina


 
 

Thank You

 
Thank You

It's A Wrap and WOW, what a fantastic #PureGrenada #MusicFestival2018! Ground breaking performances from international and local artistes and YOU, our partners, sponsors, friends and audience, were unbelievable. Thank you for supporting us in this third edition of our event. 2019 here we come!!

Morgan HeritageChrisette MicheleAlison Hinds, The Caribbean QueenProtojeJah9DaleyAdrian Stern Luni Spark & ElectrifySabrina FrancisJosh BerkeleyA#keemLION PAW MUSICD UNIT BANDZorinaThamara St. BernardJonathan FrancisBlack Iron#GodsonAndZamarNekoyan Sydel BainTammy BaldeoJasmine Shenelle Murray and Loxton Mitchell.

 

You said...
We can't wait to see you next year!!!
Opportunity Knocks...AGAIN 
Register NOW: https://goo.gl/forms/slGve9r2FepcRYK73 for this half day workshop providing a basic intro on how to record vocals like a pro. If you are an aspiring or established producer, engineer, mixer, or even a recording artist, songwriter or otherwise connected to recorded music, this course is a primary foundation for your art and craft. 

Cost: $50 EC
Location: Seminar room, Le Phare Bleu, Petit Calivigny

Facilitator:
Helge Van Dyk - Swiss Engineer, Recording Producer with several years of experience in the industry.

Thank you to our educational partner St. George's University.
Relive your PGMF 2K18 Experience
Soul Night 
Reggae Night 
Caribbean Night
The Experience 
Albums will be regularly updated so keep visiting!
 
The PGMF thanks all Partners, Sponsors, Founders, Friends, Supporters and Volunteers without whom this would not be possible.

The Government of Grenada
Grenada Tourism Authority
Port Louis Estates & Mt Cinnamon Hotel
Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina
Westerhall Rums
Grenada Co-operative Bank
Le Phare Bleu Boutique Hotel & Marina
Glenelg
Netherlands Insurance 
Sunshine Promotions 
Amerij
St. George's University 
Sandals LaSource
Antillean Group
Carib
Sundance Entertainment 
LIAT 
Junction Bar & Grill 
Coca Cola 
Yello
North South Wines
Jonas Browne & Hubbard's G'da Ltd
SIFH Group
Sail Windjammer
Aqua Design Inc
Spice Island Marine Services
Grenadian Optical
Century 21
Horizon Yacht Charters 
Ramdhanny's True Value
National Lotteries Authority
Quinn Co
CoCo Net 
Brydens
FLOW
True Blue Bay 
Venus Restaurant & Sports Lounge
St. Augustine's Medical Services 
T & R Communications
106liveradio.com
West Park Global Media
WEE FM
Boss FM
Grenada Broadcasting Network 
SmoothJazzGlobal.com
Pixel Perfect App
Yogo.gd
JJ Printers


 

Get Your Tickets Now

Reggae Night Front Stage, SOLD OUT!!

Buy your tickets online on our website or in any of our ticket outlets:

Ticket Outlets

Pure Grenada Music Festival Box Office in Port Louis.

Grenadian Optical in St. George's and their store in Spiceland Mall, Grand Anse.

Osprey Lines Ltd. Carenage St. George's and in Carriacou.

Le Phare Bleu Boutique Hotel & Marina - Egmont.

Nyacks Lotto Store by the gas station - Grenville

Licks & Bytes - Gouyave

Petite Anse Hotel - Sauteurs

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

Pure Grenada Music Festival

Music and Beyond

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