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Free “Music Is Life” Benefit Concert Set for May 18 on St. John

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The countdown is on to an exciting free benefit concert for the US Virgin Islands this May 18, on the island of St. John.

The “Music Is Life” benefit is being presented by Intellectual Global Concepts (IGC), in collaboration with The Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis, The Research and Technology Park (RTPark), The University of The Virgin Islands (UVI) and Grammy Award-winning Jazz Drummer, Dion Parson.

The “Music Is Life” benefit concert is set for May 18 -19 from 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at The St. John Bayfront at The Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis.

The event will feature world-renowned, South African electronic music maestro, DJ Hyenah, who is known for his elusive identity, top charting tracks on Resident Advisor and his performances at the top clubs across the globe. Additionally, the event will showcase USVI’s own Cool Session Brass Band and UVI’s SHUT Down Band along with DJ Mike Swells of NYC and local fire dancers and drum circle.

Event attendees will also be able to experience the local food and culture with several amazing food vendors placed throughout the venue and an online silent auction will feature a fantastic selection of prizes with winners of the auction announced live at the event.

Taxis will be available to bring guests to the venue and back for $6 each way while boat operators will offer trips from St. Thomas to St. John throughout the entirety of the event along with late night options for transportation after the event ends.

Proceeds from the event merchandise such as sales for food, arts, merchant vendor fees, and sponsor donations will be given to the Music Education Program at the University of The Virgin Islands lead by Dion Parson. Both the campuses on St. Croix and St. Thomas were heavily impacted by the 2017 back-to-back Hurricanes Irma and Maria that damaged the university and the RTPark located at 64 West Center Building, leaving a long-lasting impact on the local economy.

This event has a limited number of attendees, therefore, music fans must register for free tickets only on Eventbrite or donate $10-50 for a variety of donation packages including items, such as T-shirts and free drinks at the venue.

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