Following the success of the renowned Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao will host its inaugural Curaçao International BlueSeas Festival from May 7-9, 2015. The Curaçao International BlueSeas Festival, a celebration of traditional and gentrified jazz music, will host a variety of international musicians, including the legendary Original Blues Brothers, Buddy Guy, and emerging artists such as Kat Riggins, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Moreland & Arbuckle.

During the first two nights of the BlueSeas Festival, May 7th and 8th, nine artists will perform free concerts on the streets of “Blues Village” in Pietermaai Smal, an up-and-coming neighborhood in Willemstad. Closing night, May 9th, the main stage at Kleine Werf in downtown Punda will feature the festival headliners, the Original Blues Brothers and Buddy Guy, for a ticketed performance.

Curaçao’s continued support for live performances has made it a popular and well-known destination for artists and musicians. The success and popularity of the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, now heading into its 6th year, has paved the way, already ushering in music enthusiasts from all over the world to this small, yet bustling island.

“We’re excited to offer visitors even more opportunities to enjoy live music and performances on island, particularly within the jazz and blues realm,” said Hugo Clarinda, Deputy Director of the Curaçao Tourist Board. “Visitors will find the island’s vibrant lifestyle and intimate venues a perfect match to compliment the atmosphere of this new festival.”

In addition to the festival’s full list of evening performances, attendees can take advantage of Curaçao’s rich culture, spectacular diving, world-class museums, and variety of adventure activities.