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HERE'S THE FULL 2001 ST. JOHN FESTIVAL LINEUP

June 15, 2001 – "Heritage, Culture and Fun for Festival 2001" is the theme of this year's St. John Festival. Here's the schedule of events from the June 2 kick-off through the Fourth of July finale. This article is being updated as new information becomes available.
Saturday, June 2 – 6 p.m., Pan-O-Rama, Cruz Bay Park. A dozen steelbands from St. John and St. Thomas are all winners in this non-competition event. Admission free.
Friday, June 8 – 8 p.m., Family Cultural Night, Winston Wells Ball Park. Fun and games including tug-of-war and a greased-pig contest. Admission free.
Friday, June 15 – 8:30 a.m., Bike race departing from the National Park Visitor Center dock and covering 15.3 miles. There's a $5 entry fee, payable before the race starts.
Friday, June 15 – 8 p.m., Salsa Night, Winston Wells Ball Field. The DW Band from Puerto Rico will perform. Admission $10 in advance, $15 at the gate.
Saturday, June 16 – 8 p.m., Calypso Show, Winston Wells Ball Field – postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Friday, June 22.
Sunday, June 17 – 7:30 p.m., Princess Show, Winston Wells Ball Field – postponed because of one of the contestants having pneumonia and rescheduled for Thursday, June 28.
Thursday, June 21 – 8 p.m., Comedy Show / Liars Festival, Winston Wells Ball Field. Participants include Dale Blackwood, Leon Danet, Magic Danet, Jimmy Powell, Pimpy Thomas and, from Tortola, Webb Frett – plus other surprise guests. Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights will provide musical entertainment.
Friday, June 22 – 6 p.m., Senior Citizen Talent and Variety Show, Winston Wells Ball Field. This is a new addition to the traditional festival lineup. Admission $10. Note: This event initially was scheduled for 7 p.m. but was moved back to add the calypso show, rained out on June 16. 8 p.m., Calypso Show, Winston Wells Ball Field. Featured performers include King Derby, Pat Ragguette, Tumba, Whadablee, Figgy, Calypso Sis, Super T, Mighty Groover, Singing Sandra and Tommy Joseph. Other attractions include the Caribbean Ritual Dancers and the V.I. Carnival King and Queen of the Band, William "Champagne" Chandler of Elskoe and Associates and Reisa Jackson of Jus Action. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the gate.
Saturday, June 23 – 7:30 p.m., Queen Show, Winston Wells Ball Field. Jennifer Dalmida, Catikawa Richardson and Lisa Powell are vying for the title of St. John Festival Queen. Tickets for adults $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; $8 for children under 12 either way.
Sunday, June 24 – 1 p.m., Queen Coronation and official opening of the Food Fair, this year honoring Gwendolyn Douglas, Cruz Bay Park. Ah We Band and Lashing Dog from Tortola will provide music. 2 p.m., Boat Races, Cruz Bay harbor. 8 p.m., Reggae Night, Winston Wells Ball Field. Scheduled to appear are Quito Rhymer from Tortola, Inner Vision, Star Lion Family and other surprise guests. Admission $7 in advance, $10 at the gate.
Monday, June 25 – noon, The 73rd Army Band in concert, Cruz Bay Park. This is the V.I. Army National Guard band, formerly known as the 666th. Admission is free.
Wednesday, June 27 – 7 p.m., Festival Party, Winston Wells Ball Field. P’your Passion and Jam Band will provide music. Admission is $10.
Thursday, June 28 – 7:30 p.m., Princess Show, Winston Wells Ball Field, rescheduled from June 17. Vying for the crown this year are Alesha Powell, Kerla Fessale and Shakwana Albert. Admission for adults $10 in advance, $12 at the gate; $7 for children under 12 either way. 8 p.m., Mr. Emancipation Show, Winston Wells Ball Field, was initially scheduled for this time but has been rescheduled for July 3.
Friday, June 29 – 1 p.m., – Cultural Day, Cruz Bay Park. The Eddie Bruce Combo and storyteller Gilbert Sprauve will be featured. 6 p.m., Children's Village opens, offering fun, games and food and drink in a drug- and alcohol-free environment for youngsters ages 4-13, plus bingo and a raffle for adults. Game tickets are 50 cents, and winners get tokens that can be accumulated to claim prizes. Hours are 6-10 p.m. 7 p.m., Boynes-Jackson Village opens, honoring Cheryl Boynes-Jackson.
Saturday, June 30 – 6-10 p.m., Children's Village is open. See June 29 listing for details.
Sunday, July 1 – 6-10 p.m., Children's Village is open. See June 29 listing for details.
Monday, July 2 – 6-10 p.m., Children's Village is open. See June 29 listing for details.
Tuesday, July 3 – 6-10 p.m., Children's Village is open. See June 29 listing for details. 8 p.m., Mr. Emancipation Show, Winston Wells Ball Field. This first-time festival event, rescheduled from June 28, is a male pageant/competition in which the three contestants will be judged in sleepwear instead of swimwear. It's being presented by the Love City Pan Dragons steelpan group. Admission information will be announced.
Wednesday, July 4 – 4 a.m., J'Ouvert, beginning at the Cruz Bay Tennis Courts. Imagination Brass, Cool Session, CMK and Positive Image will provide music. 11 a.m., Festival parade, Cruz Bay. 9 p.m., Fireworks, Cruz Bay Park.
Tickets for paid-admission events can be purchased in advance on St. John at the St. John Drug Pharmacy in Cruz Bay, and on St. Thomas at International Records and Tapes in Charlotte Amalie.
Leona Smith chairs the St. John Festival Committee. For more information about festival events, call her at 693-8036.

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June 15, 2001 - "Heritage, Culture and Fun for Festival 2001" is the theme of this year's St. John Festival. Here's the schedule of events from the June 2 kick-off through the Fourth of July finale. This article is being updated as new information becomes available.
Saturday, June 2 - 6 p.m., Pan-O-Rama, Cruz Bay Park. A dozen steelbands from St. John and St. Thomas are all winners in this non-competition event. Admission free.
Friday, June 8 - 8 p.m., Family Cultural Night, Winston Wells Ball Park. Fun and games including tug-of-war and a greased-pig contest. Admission free.
Friday, June 15 - 8:30 a.m., Bike race departing from the National Park Visitor Center dock and covering 15.3 miles. There's a $5 entry fee, payable before the race starts.
Friday, June 15 - 8 p.m., Salsa Night, Winston Wells Ball Field. The DW Band from Puerto Rico will perform. Admission $10 in advance, $15 at the gate.
Saturday, June 16 - 8 p.m., Calypso Show, Winston Wells Ball Field - postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Friday, June 22.
Sunday, June 17 - 7:30 p.m., Princess Show, Winston Wells Ball Field - postponed because of one of the contestants having pneumonia and rescheduled for Thursday, June 28.
Thursday, June 21 - 8 p.m., Comedy Show / Liars Festival, Winston Wells Ball Field. Participants include Dale Blackwood, Leon Danet, Magic Danet, Jimmy Powell, Pimpy Thomas and, from Tortola, Webb Frett - plus other surprise guests. Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights will provide musical entertainment.
Friday, June 22 - 6 p.m., Senior Citizen Talent and Variety Show, Winston Wells Ball Field. This is a new addition to the traditional festival lineup. Admission $10. Note: This event initially was scheduled for 7 p.m. but was moved back to add the calypso show, rained out on June 16. 8 p.m., Calypso Show, Winston Wells Ball Field. Featured performers include King Derby, Pat Ragguette, Tumba, Whadablee, Figgy, Calypso Sis, Super T, Mighty Groover, Singing Sandra and Tommy Joseph. Other attractions include the Caribbean Ritual Dancers and the V.I. Carnival King and Queen of the Band, William "Champagne" Chandler of Elskoe and Associates and Reisa Jackson of Jus Action. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the gate.
Saturday, June 23 - 7:30 p.m., Queen Show, Winston Wells Ball Field. Jennifer Dalmida, Catikawa Richardson and Lisa Powell are vying for the title of St. John Festival Queen. Tickets for adults $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; $8 for children under 12 either way.
Sunday, June 24 - 1 p.m., Queen Coronation and official opening of the Food Fair, this year honoring Gwendolyn Douglas, Cruz Bay Park. Ah We Band and Lashing Dog from Tortola will provide music. 2 p.m., Boat Races, Cruz Bay harbor. 8 p.m., Reggae Night, Winston Wells Ball Field. Scheduled to appear are Quito Rhymer from Tortola, Inner Vision, Star Lion Family and other surprise guests. Admission $7 in advance, $10 at the gate.
Monday, June 25 - noon, The 73rd Army Band in concert, Cruz Bay Park. This is the V.I. Army National Guard band, formerly known as the 666th. Admission is free.
Wednesday, June 27 - 7 p.m., Festival Party, Winston Wells Ball Field. P’your Passion and Jam Band will provide music. Admission is $10.
Thursday, June 28 - 7:30 p.m., Princess Show, Winston Wells Ball Field, rescheduled from June 17. Vying for the crown this year are Alesha Powell, Kerla Fessale and Shakwana Albert. Admission for adults $10 in advance, $12 at the gate; $7 for children under 12 either way. 8 p.m., Mr. Emancipation Show, Winston Wells Ball Field, was initially scheduled for this time but has been rescheduled for July 3.
Friday, June 29 - 1 p.m., - Cultural Day, Cruz Bay Park. The Eddie Bruce Combo and storyteller Gilbert Sprauve will be featured. 6 p.m., Children's Village opens, offering fun, games and food and drink in a drug- and alcohol-free environment for youngsters ages 4-13, plus bingo and a raffle for adults. Game tickets are 50 cents, and winners get tokens that can be accumulated to claim prizes. Hours are 6-10 p.m. 7 p.m., Boynes-Jackson Village opens, honoring Cheryl Boynes-Jackson.
Saturday, June 30 - 6-10 p.m., Children's Village is open. See June 29 listing for details.
Sunday, July 1 - 6-10 p.m., Children's Village is open. See June 29 listing for details.
Monday, July 2 - 6-10 p.m., Children's Village is open. See June 29 listing for details.
Tuesday, July 3 - 6-10 p.m., Children's Village is open. See June 29 listing for details. 8 p.m., Mr. Emancipation Show, Winston Wells Ball Field. This first-time festival event, rescheduled from June 28, is a male pageant/competition in which the three contestants will be judged in sleepwear instead of swimwear. It's being presented by the Love City Pan Dragons steelpan group. Admission information will be announced.
Wednesday, July 4 - 4 a.m., J'Ouvert, beginning at the Cruz Bay Tennis Courts. Imagination Brass, Cool Session, CMK and Positive Image will provide music. 11 a.m., Festival parade, Cruz Bay. 9 p.m., Fireworks, Cruz Bay Park.
Tickets for paid-admission events can be purchased in advance on St. John at the St. John Drug Pharmacy in Cruz Bay, and on St. Thomas at International Records and Tapes in Charlotte Amalie.
Leona Smith chairs the St. John Festival Committee. For more information about festival events, call her at 693-8036.