Tito Jackson set to “thrill” St. Kitts

Basseterre, St Kitts — Jackson 5 Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Tito Jackson has joined the line-up of performers for the 14th Annual St Kitts Music Festival, scheduled for June 24-26, the St Kitts Tourism Authority has announced.

His concert, Tito Jackson in Tribute to the Jackson Family, to be held on the first anniversary of his brother Michael’s passing, will include not only his solo repertoire, but selections from the entire Jackson‘s catalogue, including some of his late brother Michael’s songs, and sister Janet Jackson’s music as well.

Tito said in a recent interview that he was looking forward to visiting St.Kitts and performing at the music festival. Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport for St Kitts said it was an honour to have Tito billed for the festival.

Born Toriano Adaryll Jackson, aka Tito has devoted his entire professional life to music, first as a member of Motown’s, The Jacksons (Jackson 5), and presently as a solo artiste. During the course of his musical career, he has performed on stages throughout the world, including Manhattan‘s famous Apollo Theater. He has had numerous television appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, Soul Train and on the Jacksons‘ own primetime television series in 1976.

Now in its 14th consecutive year, the festival attracts both residents and visitors alike and is known for featuring rising local talent alongside internationally-renowned acts. It features a mix of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, soca, calypso, gospel and contemporary, to name a few. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, KC & the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Capelton, Biggie Irie and Lord Nelson.

Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, the island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean.

Tito Jackson set to “thrill” St. Kitts

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