Abstract

The purpose of this study was to report two investigative efforts that are related to music festivals in SIDS. The first effort was to assess the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival and the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival in terms of management and quality and event attendee satisfaction. The second effort sought to investigate the contribution of the festivals to the islands’ economies. Both of these investigative efforts were realized and revealed interesting and promising statistical findings regarding the potential value that music festivals in SIDS may contribute to the festival organizers, the tourism sectors of the destinations, and the islands’ economies.

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The Relevance and Value of Music Festivals as Relational Goods in SIDS

The purpose of this study was to report two investigative efforts that are related to music festivals in SIDS. The first effort was to assess the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival and the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival in terms of management and quality and event attendee satisfaction. The second effort sought to investigate the contribution of the festivals to the islands’ economies. Both of these investigative efforts were realized and revealed interesting and promising statistical findings regarding the potential value that music festivals in SIDS may contribute to the festival organizers, the tourism sectors of the destinations, and the islands’ economies.