LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
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The 2017 Soul Beach Music Festival will roll out more highly anticipated announcements of main stage performing artists in the weeks to come. 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 Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Divi Resorts, Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino, De Palm Tours, and Economy Car Rental.
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 on the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half hour flight from Miami and a four-hour flight from New York City and also boasts year-round cooling trade winds and an average 82 degree temperature. Aruba offers beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise, including breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene, world famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championships golf and exclusive shopping. With all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded hotels in Palm Beach or a cosmopolitan city hotel in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for first-time guests and loyal visitors. www.aruba.com
SOURCE Soul Beach Festival Productions