St.Maarten Heineken Regatta

Kool and the Gang and Tessanne Chin performing at the 35th St.Maarten Heineken Regatta

St.Maarten Heineken Regatta is pleased to announce that Kool and the Gang will be performing for the upcoming 2015 event. The roster for this anniversary edition is filling up quickly and organizers are excited to announce that this internationally known band, which has been performing continually for 35 years, will grace the Regatta stage on Sunday March 8th, 2015. If Grammy Award winning performers aren't enough, on Saturday March 7th, the main stage will be dominated by musical powerhouse Tessanne Chin, winner of The Voice USA 2013. Sailors and spectators alike will be treated to a variety of music over the course of three days and four nights.

Kool and the Gang was established in 1954
Kool and the Gang was established in 1954

Kool and the Gang was established in 1954 and with a infectious blend of funk, jazz and soul they deliver a performance that will keep you on your feet and dancing to the beat all night long. Their self titled album in 1969 earned them their first Billboard R&B charted single. In total they have produce 25 Top Ten R&B Hits, 9 Top Ten Pop Hits, two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards and 31 gold and platinum records. Their accomplishments are well-known, and they have performed nonstop for 35 years, longer than any other R&B group.

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta participants, island residents and visitors will be treated to songs that have made Kool and the Gang famous, such as "Celebration", "Get Down on it" and "I Want to Take you Higher". Their infectious beats will most certainly get the crowds heart rate up and their show promises to be one of a kind. The band is currently on tour and preparing for upcoming performances in Japan, Sri Lanka and the USA before making their way to St.Maarten.

Saturday night's energetic performer, Jamaican born Tessanne Chin, is no stranger to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta stage. She first performed during the 2012 event alongside her sister Tami Chin, delivering a heart pounding, body moving performance. Since then her career has taken off, and in 2013 Tessanne was the winner of The Voice USA, blowing away the competition. Her rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", soared to #1 on the ITunes Overall Song chart, a first time for the show since its inception.

Kool and the Gang was established in 1954
Tessanne Chin, Night's Energetic Voice Performer USA

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta organization is very excited for the upcoming line-up, and promise more acts will be announced in the coming weeks. With less than three months to go until the first horn blows, sailors and music fans alike are getting ready to attend, the largest regatta in the Caribbean. To keep up to date with all the latest regatta news, make sure to visit the new and very user friendly regatta website

St.Maarten Heineken Regatta

For 35 years, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has showcased the top boats and sailing-and has become equally famous for its world-class slate of parties and musical entertainment-in the Caribbean. Now recognized by sailors around the planet as one of the sailing world's best regattas, each year the event lives up to its worthy motto: Serious Fun.

For full information on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including results, photos, videos, party and band information, and much, much more, visit



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