Soul Beach Reveals Headliners

Mary J. Blige, Usher and The Roots top the lineup for the 17th annual Soul Beach Music Festival on the Caribbean island paradise of Aruba.

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– Mary J. Blige
American Music Awards, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, Calif.

Happening May 24-29 at the Soul Beach Amphitheatre in Oranjestad, Aruba, the festival has announced its weekend plans.  Usher and The Roots will perform separately Saturday, May 27 and Blige has headline duty Sunday May 28.  More artists are yet to be announced.

Not only is Soul Beach a great way to spend Memorial Day weekend, but the fest also attracts tourist dollars to the island.  As if you need an excuse to visit the tropical wonderland.

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– Usher
Halftime at Super Bowl XLV football game in Arlington, Texas.

 “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,” Aruba Tourism Authority CEO Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes said.  “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.”

Wanna go to Aruba for all the soul music bundled with the warm tropical sun?  Sure you do.

Tickets, including the $365 gold combo package, the $290 combo package and $150-$1,000 platinum and gold area ticket upgrades, are available now while supplies last. Go to for what you need to know.

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– The Roots
AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s “Keep The Promise” concert, Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio