Cedric the Entertainer Headlines Comedy Night
Memorial Day Weekend May 24-29
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – 24 May, 2017 – Ready, Set, Let’s Go! The 17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba delivers the melodic soundtrack to paradise with a mega dose of star-studded entertainment including Mary J. Blige, Usher & The Roots, Faith Evans, Stokley, Zyon, NBO and host Rudy Rush all set to elevate the swell of festival goers’ taking in the main stage concerts at the Harbor Arena Memorial Day weekend, May 24-29. There is no other place to be for thousands of travelers who are primed to witness the phenomenon of tropical splendor featuring amped up concerts, jam-packed with world renowned comedians to include Comedy Night headliner, Cedric the Entertainer, bringing down the house with his enigmatic flavor along with straight no chaser comedic cleverness of Gina Yashere and Big Sean.
Soul Beach Music Festival, previously named #4 by USA Today readers’ choice “10 Best Caribbean Celebrations” and #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter Magazine, features a truly unique and unforgettable three-in-one experience featuring live music performances, comedy shows and day parties. Crowning Memorial Day weekend with its breathtaking beauty, Aruba awakens the senses and beckon visitors to experience the elegant blend of culinary artistry, world-class shopping and inspiring landscapes. Aruba’s multifaceted destination is equal parts thrilling and relaxing while offering a luxurious oasis guided by the impeccable plethora of pursuits, for all generations, to seize the day and enjoy the warmth of the people.
“Aruba is honored to host such an exhilarating festival, and we are thrilled to welcome musical icons including Mary J. Blige, Usher and Faith Evans to our One happy island in support of this multicultural celebration. We look forward to showcasing such melodious talent and dynamic cultural performance, offering memorable experiences for all our international visitors to enjoy,” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority.
“We are thrilled to once again to partner with Aruba as we kick-off this year’s festival featuring artist that have made tremendous achievements in the entertainment industry, said Executive Producer of Soul Beach Festival Productions, Mark Adkins. “We are especially excited as this years’ festival will attract the highest tourist turnout since Soul Beach’s inception. Thousands of tourists will travel from across the US, the Caribbean and South America all to visit the beautiful destination of Aruba, reunite with friends and create a lifetime of memories.”
Bringing up-to-the-minute news from the festivities to the international listening audience, on-air personalities from the AM/PM Workload Show with Gee Money – Laser 101, St. Maarten, Adai Lamar Morning Show Host – 102.3 KJLH, Los Angeles and afternoon Rush w/Rudy Rush – 93.7 The Beat, Houston/iHeart Radio are the au fait voices providing an aerial view of the 17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba thru the airwaves.
Hold on to your beach towels and gear up for the heat wave with a lively scene of Soul Beach day parties gleaming in the ultimate sand box at MooMba Beach featuring celebrity DJ’s cranking the tunes for your listening pleasure. Island sunsets will meet bristling revelers’ game to turn up the volume and party-hearty at the happening nightclubs presented exclusively by the 17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba. The dance floor will be lit by the golden touch of the some of the best to ever do it including DJ Chubb Rock, DJ Frank Ski, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Self, DJ E-Clazz, DJ Outkast, DJ Diablo and DJ Phife spinning on the turntables along with live music provided by the one of Atlanta’s hottest bands, Jukebox.
Ticket prices for the SOUL BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 are $80 US (AFL 144) per concert or $225 US (AFL 405) for a three-night concert package (plus applicable service charges).
Café the Plaza – Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad
Craft Coffee & Bar – Palm Beach
Dragon CD & Electronics – San Nicolas
DePalm Tours Concierge Desks – At most of the major hotels.
Hamaka Sidewalk Cafe – Oranjestad
MooMba Beach – Palm Beach
Reflexions – Oranjestad
Salt & Pepper – Palm Beach
CITGO – *Select Locations
(Boulevard, Essoville, Santa Cruz & Palm Beach)
Ponton Service Station – Ponton
*Venue Box Office Opens Two Hours Before Showtime
For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest updates sign up for CLUB SOUL BEACH, by visiting http://www.soulbeach.com
The 2017 Soul Beach Music Festival is sponsored by Aruba Tourism Authority; additional sponsors include JetBlue, Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Divi Resorts, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino, Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino, La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino, RIU Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, The Mill Resort Hotel Aruba, SETAR, Reina Beatrix Aruba Airport Authority, Ford Motorcraft, Aruba Port Authority, De Palm Tours, Economy Car Rental, Drive 4 Cheap Car Rental Aruba, Wheels 2 Go Car Rental Aruba, Royal Car Rental, Balashi Beer, Chill Balashi, Grey Goose, Bacardi, Tropical Bottling Aruba AWA, Dewar’s, Coca-Cola, Hennessey, Hpnotiq, Moét & Chandon Champagne.
As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba — One happy island — is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the southern Caribbean outside the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami, a four-hour flight from New York City and boasts year-round cooling trade winds with an average 82-degree temperature.
Aruba offers beach-lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation-seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise with breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene of over 200 restaurants with 25+ located ideally on the water, world-famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championship golf, exclusive shopping and signature experiences such as cooling off in Conchi, Aruba’s natural pool — accessible only by foot or off-road vehicle. With all-inclusive options, boutique properties in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded resorts in Palm Beach and cosmopolitan city hotels in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for both first-time guests and loyal visitors.
For more information, visit: www.aruba.com
Company Name: Soul Beach Music Festival Productions
Contact Person: Donna Adkins