Tuesday, February 23, 2016

16th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba

Announces Epic Performances by the Isley Brothers, Miguel & Fantasia

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2016 /satPRnews.com/ -- Let your soul glow with the 16th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba, featuring award-winning powerhouses such as The Isley Brothers, featuring Ronald and Ernest Isley, Miguel and singer-songwriter Fantasia delivering breathtaking main stage concert performances this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-30. Aruba's annual 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 cross-section of visitors and celebrities who attend this renowned three-in-one experience featuring live music performances, comedy shows and beach parties.

"It's an honor to host such talented and dynamic artists on our One happy island," says Otmar Oduber, Minister of Tourism, Primary Sector and Culture. "Visitors not only experience top-notch performances during Soul Beach Music Festival, but are also welcomed to enjoy Aruba's signature experiences and culture during their stay."

The Isley Brothers, sure to mesmerize festival goers with their timeless musical repertoire, are Inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, winners of countless music and lifetime achievement awards and remain the only group to have charted hit records in five different decades. Claiming the #1 spot on Billboard's R&B Albums chart for the second time and debuting at #2 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, Miguel's critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated third studio album, 'Wildheart,' speaks to the velocity of heart pounding vocals he brings, to culminate the Soul Beach Harbor Arena concerts. Fantasia's third album, Back to Me, featured the Grammy-winning single, "Bittersweet", and to date, she's sold nearly three million records and 1.5 million digital tracks domestically, which signifies her place in the heart of main stage attendees. "No Time For It", the first single from her new album, was just released in January and is already climbing the Billboard Charts.

"This year's multi-generational artists represent some of the best performers and greatest voices in the music industry," said Mark Adkins, Executive Producer of Soul Beach Festival Productions. "Join us in Aruba and enjoy the stellar Comedy and Music performances combined with 30 events over 5 days plus a lifetime of sensational memories. There will be more exciting performances announced soon!"

Visitors and performers alike are invited to participate in the excitement and festivities of this year's Soul Beach Music Festival in addition to experiencing Aruba's award-winning, pristine white sand beaches, lively island-style culture and world-renowned culinary scene.

"The Soul Beach Music Festival is one of our most popular annual extravaganzas," says Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority. "Travelers looking for more than a basic beach getaway this Memorial Day Weekend will find their paradise in Aruba while enjoying electrifying entertainment and international culinary influences on some of the world's most famous beaches."

Whether joining this unparalleled production by air, land or sea, we've got you covered from the hottest day time parties to the ultimate cool down, featuring celebrity DJs spinning on the ones and twos till dawn with exclusive nightclub entertainment. Get ready for the time of your life in Aruba, the epitome of splendor, where island culture, expansive adventure and culinary extravagance meet smiling faces.

The 2016 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. Join the Soul Beach Music Festival community: follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SoulBeachMusic and become a fan of the 2016 Soul Beach Music Festival on www.Facebook.com/soulbeachmusic.

The 2016 Soul Beach Music Festival is sponsored by Aruba Tourism Authority, Major Sponsor Ebony Magazine; additional sponsors include Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Divi Resorts, Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino, The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba, 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