Seeking a night out with live music? The island of Providenciales offers many regularly scheduled events at restaurants, bars, and outdoor venues where live music is played.
Most live music events in the Turks and Caicos are hosted by restaurants, where a band or sole musician plays on a specific night of the week. Genres represented range from Turks and Caicos Ripsaw and Rake n’ Scrape styles, to Reggae and Rock. Calypso and steel drum music, although popular throughout much of the Caribbean, isn’t common in the Turks and Caicos.
Live music is less common at lounge and nightclub establishments in the Turks and Caicos than at restaurants, which tend to rather play recorded music or have a DJ. It’s easy to arrange live music and DJs for villas and private events.
Live Music Events and Venues
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Castaways is a unique restaurant and bar under a scenic coconut grove, and is located in central Grace Bay, and within walking distance of many resorts and hotels. The seafood and Caribbean cuisine restaurant features live music several nights per week, including on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Popular local bands from across the island and rock genres play at Castaways.
Da Conch Shack
Located on the beach in the community of Blue Hills, Da Conch Shack has been a popular seafood restaurant in the Turks and Caicos for more than a decade. Part of the attraction of the eatery is the ambiance and setting, with an array of tables under coconuts, on the beach, and on the decks overlooking the ocean. Da Conch Shack often has popular local artists playing in the afternoon on weekends, and a Junkanoo band on Wednesdays.
Omar’s Beach Hut
Omar’s Beach Hut, located on the white sand and turquoise waters of Five Cays Beach, features reggae artist Stanley Roots every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
The Deck at Seven Stars
The Deck at the Seven Stars luxury resort is an elegant beachfront restaurant. Tess Charles, a local vocalist, performs regularly at the establishment.
Hemingway’s Restaurant is beachfront on Grace Bay at The Sands hotel, and the establishment typically hosts local musicians on several nights of the week, often on Thursday and Friday.
Danny Bouy’s, which is a sports bar and grill located in central Grace Bay, has live music from local artist Stanly Roots every Friday evening, and karaoke nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays where amateurs can exhibit their talent.
Bob’s Bar is located on Venetian Road in the Turtle Tail area of Providenciales, and overlooks South Side Marina and the Caicos Banks. The Bar Band, which is a crew of locals that play for fun, performs classic rock on Wednesdays.
Turks and Caicos Bands and Musicians
Stanley Roots is another popular Turks and Caicos musician and singer, and plays a mix of reggae, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues. He often plays at the beachfront island cuisine and seafood restaurants such as Omar’s Beach Hut and Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl.
Based on the island of Providenciales, ProVision plays Turks and Caicos variants of regional and international favorites.
Solo musician Gordon Lightbourne plays reggae, smooth jazz, and contemporary music, at several bars and restaurants on Providenciales, including Castaways in Grace Bay.
Local vocalist Tess Charles offers a unique take on popular songs, and sings at events, parties, and restaurants. She plays at The Palms on Friday, at The Deck at Seven Stars on Saturday, at the Ritz-Carlton on Sunday, and at COMO Parrot Cay Resort on Monday.
Jervon Laporte is a sole saxophonist with Sounds of Sax, and plays for events including weddings, birthdays, and parties. He typically plays on Friday evenings at the exclusive Amanyara resort at Malcolm’s Road Beach on the remote western coast of Providenciales.
North Caicos native Lovey Forbes is one of the best-known musicians and composers in the Turks and Caicos. He often plays at hotels or at Miss B’s island restaurant at Major Hill on North Caicos. His genre is the unique ‘Combina’ music, which is a fusion of Turks and Caicos Ripsaw and popular songs.
ZGacoustics is a vocalist and guitar duo that plays popular songs spanning five decades. The two regularly perform at resorts on Providenciales, including the exclusive Amanyara at Northwest Point.
We Funk is the country’s best-known Junkanoo band. Junkanoo is a style of music and celebration that is typically exhibited at parades or events such as Maskanoo, which is held on Boxing Day on the day after Christmas. The music is heavily driven by drums and whistles, and performers wear vibrant costumes. We Funk usually plays at larger events such as the Fish Fry, Maskanoo, and at some island cuisine restaurants.
For a mix of reggae and island sounds, Qband Lynks is often seen at events such as beach bonfires and fish fries held at some of our beachfront resorts including Wymara Resort, as well as parties and weddings.