Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba; Good Vibes Only! Live Music by The Roots and Anthony Hamilton featuring local sensation WATRA

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Oranjestad – Set your sights on higher ground and indulge in harmonious vibrations at the Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba. Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 – 29, 2023, the stars appear center stage for nightly shows displaying high-volume performances by chart-topping talent, including The Roots, Jill Scott, Lucky Daye, Anthony Hamilton, Deon Cole & Tiffany Haddish.

Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba brings a tour de force line-up of unwavering excellence, singers/musicians/comedians/entertainers, sure to quench the soul of festival attendees from all over the world in Aruba’s paradise.

May 27th Saturday Music Concert: The Roots and Anthony Hamilton

May 28th Sunday Music Concert: Jill Scott and Lucky Daye

“The Soul Beach Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that electrifies our One happy island. We are honored to be hosting the 21st anniversary of the largest music festival in the Caribbean” said Ronella Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority. “The festival continues to bring top international artists and performers to the island, and we can’t wait for locals and travelers to experience the magic of Soul Beach.”

Dive into destination dreams in Aruba’s oasis and explore the most welcoming adventure replete with outdoor attractions primed for the ultimate encounter with nature. A true cosmopolitan getaway intertwined in authentic Caribbean culture; Aruba offers an array of idyllic beachside restaurants with seating at the water’s edge to serene coffee shops serving up boastful brews, but there is so much more to explore beyond the shorelines. Travelers are beckoned to experience an epicurean affair of culinary indulgences along with pristine art displays, a national park, and expansive accommodations showcasing hotels and villas reminiscent of intimate secluded retreats. A premium shopping district transports fashion lovers into infinite odyssey surrounded by cool yacht sensations. Get ready to give free rein to the extraordinary at Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba. This Memorial Day weekend, Aruba is the place to see and be seen!

“We are thrilled to kick off our 21st edition of the Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba with such a star-studded line up, Mark Adkins, CEO & Executive Producer of Soul Beach Festival Productions. “Festivalgoers have been buzzing with excitement on social and have started arriving early this year on the beautiful island of Aruba. We give thanks to all our partners but a special salute to the Aruba Tourism Authority for all these years of commitment which has grown the festival to attract over 7000 tourists for this Memorial Day Weekend. Get ready to ride the wave and enjoy a week while creating a lifetime of memories.”

The Roots

Since their debut in 1993, The Roots have been one of the most prolific rap groups and progressive acts in contemporary music. For the past 30 years, The Roots have achieved massive success with successive studio releases reaching platinum and gold status as well as three Grammy wins. They continue to challenge the restrictions of music and genre, partnering as the band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton is a platinum selling, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter. For the past 20 years, Hamilton has delivered a multitude of beloved hits, including Can’t Let Go, The Point of It all, Cool, and Charlene. His latest album, Love Is The New Black, was released in 2021 and signified the launch of Hamilton’s label, My Music Box.


WATRA is a multilingual songwriter and musician. Born in Amsterdam, being raised on Aruba and having Surinamese-Haitian roots WATRA has always been surrounded by culturally rich environments. In her musical journey she has composed, recorded music and performed at various festivals. WATRA performs along with four creative musicians that inspire her such as pianist Kyle Winklaar, guitarist Serghio Janssen, drummer Jeremy Bonarriba and bassplayer Reno Steba. What this band have in common is that they are all educators, composers, and passionate about sharing this universal language we call music.