The line-up for this year’s Cayfest is more impressive than ever before.
The annual arts festival, organised by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, is set to run for more than a month, with a whole host of events to choose from.
Cayfest kicks off on Friday, 7 March, with a series of music concerts over four consecutive weekends, produced by the Cayman Islands Music Association. The concert series – 7, 14, 24, and 28 March – will feature a variety of music genres. All concerts will be held at the Harquail Theatre.
Muzaic is the first annual musicians and DJs festival to be staged in Cayman and the idea is to bring together as many local musicians and DJs to perform one large musical event, spanning over four weekends in March. Over 100 performers are scheduled to perform.
A Catboat Regetta will be held on Saturday, 29 March, organised by the Cayman Catboat Club. The race will start at Public Beach on Seven Mile Beach.
Art lovers will want to mark the Cayfest Art Exhibition and Sale, which opens at the National Gallery on Thursday, 3 April. The juried exhibition will also include winning photographs from the Cayfest photography competition.
The Distinguished Lecture this year features Henry Muttoo, CNCF artistic director. It will be held on Wednesday, 9 April.
On Thursday, 10 April, the curtain will go up on Isabel, a musical love story written by Patricia Bent. The play won the 2003 National Playwriting Competition and will be staged for the first time. Isabel runs until 27 April, with an additional performance on Cayman Brac, Saturday, 10 May.
A highlight of Cayfest is the return of the highly popular Fresh! Cayman Couture. The fashion show, at the Harquail Theatre, features creations by Caymanian designers.