With the dawning of the new millennium 17 years ago came a new event on One Happy Island: The Soul Beach Music Festival. Since that first occurrence, SBMF has become a high-octane live performance event that not only attracts top performers, but also brings attendees from all across the planet. Of course, it helps that Aruba is already such a hot destination in the Dutch Caribbean with its gorgeous soft white-sand beaches, constantly sunny weather, and all manner of thrilling land and water adventures to be had.
Soul Beach Music Festival Happens Memorial Day Weekend
The days leading up to and after Memorial Day weekend is already a very popular time to make a quick escape to Aruba – and deciding to make the trip is even easier knowing the SBMF17 party is on at that time. The combination of music and comedy performances has proven to be a winner with all kinds of people, not to mention all the beach parties that naturally go with them! This year SBMF happens on Friday-Saturday-Sunday May 26-27-28.
There’s a lot of buzz around this year’s headline performer on Saturday: Usher! He’s recognized around the world as one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold 43 million albums and 75 million records overall. And he’s got 9 US Hot 100 number-one singles under his belt, including “OMG” and “Love In This Club.” Opening for Usher on Saturday is The Roots, who many will instantly recognize as the incredible house band on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Other musical performers you’ll enjoy at SBMF17 are the Queen of R&B Mary J. Blige (Friday), Faith Evans (Saturday), and Stokley Williams (Sunday). But there is more on tap than just heart-thumping music. You’ll also be rolling in the aisles with the following live comedy performers:
To top it off, some of the world’s hottest DJs will be spinning tunes at designated venues:
The Soul Beach Music Festival is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit One Happy Island to see some of the most internationally-renowned music and comedy performers. Don’t miss out on all this fun in the sun!
Staying at Punto di Oro During Soul Beach Music Festival
If you decide to come to Aruba for SBMF17, you need to find the right place to stay, which is where Punto di Oro can help. We are a small apartment complex located just a short five-minute drive from Aruba’s hot-spots. We have one-bedroom, one-bedroom deluxe, and two-bedroom apartments, each with an additional sofa-bed for extra guests (maximum of 4 guests in a one-bedroom or 6 guests in a two-bedroom). Our apartments have fully equipped kitchens, giving you the flexibility to decide to eat in or out as you desire. Other amenities include the following:
- Spacious apartments with private front and back patio.
- Common outdoor BBQ area.
- An amazing swimming pool.
- Free WiFi anywhere on the property.
- Daily housekeeping.
- Laundry facilities.
- Free guest parking with 24-hour security.
- Concierge service (advice and help with reservations and activities).
The Soul Beach Music Festival is a great time to visit One Happy Island, and now you know a great place to stay – visit us online for more information on rates and reservations: Punto di Oro Apartments.