2017 Sponsors

  • The Government of Grenada
  • Grenada Tourism Authority
  • Grenlec
  • Republic Bank Ltd.
  • La Qua Brothers Funeral Home

2017 Participating Bands

  • J Gool & the Real Things (String Band) - Bequia
  • C.C.O. Big Drummers - Carriacou
  • Central Serenaders (String Band) - Carriacou
  • Bayside Boys (String Band) - Carriacou
  • Kenroy (Shaka Zulu) Drummers & Stick Dancers - Carriacou
  • Tivoli Drummers - Grenada
  • Conception Dancers - Grenada
  • Viva La Grenade - Grenada

Grenada Board of Tourism launches 2nd Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival

March 8th, 2011

Photo from the 2011 Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival

At an impressive ceremony held at its subsidiary office in Hillsborough, Carriacou last Saturday morning, the Grenada Board of Tourism, in collaboration with the Carriacou Community, launched the 2nd Carriacou Maroon and String Band Festival carded to take place from April 29 to May 1, 2011.

Addressing the more than 60 persons present were Senator George Prime – Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Senator Arley Gill – Minister for Information, ICT and Culture and Mr. Simon Stiell, Director of Tourism. Read More

The 2010 Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival- A Big Success

May 14th, 2010

Photo from the 2010 Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival

It is now over. The inaugural showcasing of the new look Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival has occurred, leaving an atmosphere overwhelmed with raving reviews from both visitors and residents about a very successful event.

Clearly the diversity and professional musical presentations from all of the bands have combined to register a very satisfying feeling among the producers and patrons. In particular the pulsating rhythmic emissions from the Lashing Dogs of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands will remain a talking point for many years to come. This does not diminish the amazing musical treat that was provided by the Old Time Jammers of Tobago and the Mamai Kweyol grouping from St. Lucia. Read More


February 10, 2010

The Grenada Board of Tourism in its role as Executive Producers for the Carriacou Maroon and Regional String Band Music Festival, in collaboration with the cultural community of Carriacou, is pleased to announce that a launch event for this Festival will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 11.30 a.m. in Hillsborough.

The launch is expected to be attended by the Ministers for Culture and Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs - Senators Arley Gill and George Prime.  The Honourable Elvin Nimrod, Member of Parliament for Carriacou and Petite Martinique has also been invited to the launch. Read More