The 17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba, where music meets the soul! Unveiling its expanded line-up to include the queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, fresh off her new single, ‘Thick of It’ from her upcoming album Strength of a Woman and crushing the charts with the fastest climb to No. 1 in over 20 years on adult R&B songs, she joins the multi-award winner worldwide phenomenon Usher and prolific Grammy award-winning icons The Roots, all are sure to set the stage on fire this Memorial Day weekend, May 24-29, 2017. Soul Beach Music Festival, previously named #4 by USA Today readers’ choice “10 Best Caribbean Celebrations” and #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter Magazine, boasts a truly unique and unforgettable three-in-one experience featuring live music performances, comedy shows and beach parties. Festival goers will immerse themselves in Aruba’s majestic oasis of culinary prowess, catch the rays of serene escapes and bask in the glow of a paradise just as beautiful as the people who inhabit it.
“Offering a collaboration of authentic culture and celebrated music, Aruba is thrilled to welcome such an impressive group of artists to our One happy island, including R&B sensation, Mary J. Blige. Hosted within the perfect island setting for an extraordinary 17th year, the Soul Beach Music Festival will create treasured memories and unique experiences for all our visiting guests,” says Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority.
“The Soul Beach Music Festival is back in Aruba with some of the most talented performers in music today. We are so thrilled to announce that the internationally renowned vocalist Mary J. Blige will join us as a headliner, along with Superstar Usher and his unique collaboration with The Roots,” said Mark Adkins, Executive Producer of Soul Beach Festival Productions.