Aruba enjoyed yet another successful Soul Beach Music Festival

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(Oranjestad) – This past weekend, in which Memorial Day is observed, Aruba had the pleasure to host once again Soul Beach Music Festival. A weekend full of laughter, joy, good music and long lasting connections made.

The Soul Beach Music Festival is more than just a music festival, for the past 22 editions of the festival it has been an experience curated in such a fantastic way that both visitors and locals alike look forward to it year in and year out. It is a place where you build new connections, new friendships, make new lifelong memories and gain a new home away from home, with the added bonus of great music and a wonderful experience.

This year’s edition featured one of the biggest names in music and comedy, with iconic headliners like Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Earthquake and DJ’s like DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Frank Si, DJ Trauma, DJ Envy, DJ Aktive and DJ Outkast.

Although many of the tourist visiting our island during this time can enjoy of an array of activities and parties prior to the festival, it consists of 3 main concerts that take place on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday kicks off the main concerts with a Comedy Night

This night was kicked off by with an amazing set by DJ Outkast who kept the party vibes going and the mood sky high. Paired with the hosting skills by the hilarious Chris Spencer, it set the perfect stage for a night full of laughter and joy.

The concert continued with its opening act by Chase Anthony, a multifaceted actor, comedian and former college football player. Growing up with a childhood many would consider challenging, he used comedy as a way out of difficult situations and a way to make new friends. While working his day job he started performing at various comedy clubs and eventually went on to tour nationwide as the feature act with legendary comedian Sinbad.

He is an amazing story teller and even greater comedian who on friday kept everyone entertained with not only his jokes but perfect body language that painted every picture in a way that paired exactly with the scenarios and jokes being told. He weaved every joke together seamlessly and for an unforgettable night.

The headliner for this night was the one and only Earthquake, with almost 30 years of selling out rooms all over the United States and the world under his belt. Born Nathaniel Stroman, he has mastered his craft as a beloved comedian, actor, voice artist and radio personality. He has exceeded his own expectations as he continues to thrive in the comedy arena, as well as the success of his critically acclaimed comedy special Chappelle’s home Team – Earthquake: Legendary for Netflix, which was honored as the Comedy Special of the Year for that year by the New York Times.

Earthquake was a natural on stage. He made the night feel as though it was a hang out session between friends telling each other stories, keeping it all relatable and using experiences that everyone in the venue could relate to and have a laugh to. It was a genuine exchange of laughter between him and the audience, making the joy a tangible feeling for everyone present.