The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world’s top musical acts for their legendary parties. This year is no different. Motown royalty, The Jacksons – Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon – will perform on Sunday March 3rd, 2019.

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Production Director, John Leone, comments, ‘Along with an action-packed race schedule this year, we are ecstatic to announce The Jacksons will headline our final party on Sunday March 3rd, 2019. They need no introduction. We are 100% certain their iconic through-the-decades beloved music will inspire all regatta competitors and party revellers. The Jacksons, will take us on an unforgettable journey through their historic lives and influential musical careers. Hearing this band on this beautiful Caribbean island will be Legendary!”

The Jacksons made history in 1970 as the first recording act whose first four singles reached number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100. In 2017, they celebrated 50 years as one of the most successful groups in music history. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, five brothers from Gary, Indiana, began as the Jackson 5 and later The Jacksons, and rose to fame for their combination of extraordinary musical talent and spectacular choreography.

First signed to Steeltown Records in 1967, The Jacksons found international success with the songs: “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There”. Five albums later, the brothers went on The Victory Tour in 1984, and it became the highest-grossing concert series ever staged in the United States. The group, already inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, came to serve as inspiration for several generations of boy bands, including Backstreet Boys, New Edition, N*SYNC, News Kids on the Block, and today, the Jonas Brothers, One Direction, and many more.

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is now in its 39th year, and now sports a brand new 2-handed racing class. The sailing and parties take place over four days FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 3, 2019. Four days of World-Class racing mixing perfectly with the awesome Heineken parties, electrifying the island well into the night. The entire event is located at the St. Maarten’s Heineken Regatta Village at the Port de Plaisance Resort, Casino and Yacht Club. Get ready for some Legendary “Serious Fun”!

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About St Maarten Heineken Regatta
Now in its 39th year, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is four days of world-class racing starting on 28th February until the 3rd March 2019. Set in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, sailing is powered by the cooling northeast trade winds and run by an experienced and friendly race team. Over the four days, thousands of sailors from over 35 countries come to compete in world-class racing.

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is as famous for its parties as it is for its racing. Over four nights, some of the world’s top artists take to the stage and ensure that each day of racing ends with a bang, and the festivities continue long into the night. Acts from previous years include Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Wyclef Jean and Kool & The Gang.

To find out more about the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, please visit www.heinekenregatta.com

About The Jacksons
Since forming in 1967, The Jacksons have created numerous Motown hits, and go down in the annuls of music history as pop royalty. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, five brothers from Gary, Indiana, known originally as the Jackson 5 and later The Jacksons, rose to fame for their combination of extraordinary musical talent and spectacular choreography.

With the songs: “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There”, the Jackson 5 first made history in 1970 as the first recording act whose first four singles reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. They ultimately scored 17 top forty singles on the Billboard Hot 100, following with hits such as “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Dancing Machine”.

The group can be said to find many of its music inspirations in groups like The Temptations, The Supremes, James Brown and Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers and, in turn, came to eventually serve as the inspiration for several generations of boy bands, including Backstreet Boys, New Edition, N*SYNC, New Kids on the Block, and of more recent vintage, the Jonas Brothers, One Direction, and many more.

To find out more about The Jacksons, please visit www.thejacksons.live