Aruba’s Top Music Festival Is Back 

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Aruba’s popular Soul Beach Music Festival is back. 

The annual event will make its post-pandemic return from May 25-30. 

Headliners will include Mary J. Blige, New Edition and comedian Mike Epps. 

In a statement, the Aruba Tourism Authority said it “considers the return of this exciting festival as a key indicator of Aruba’s post-pandemic tourism recovery.”

The ATA said the last edition of the festival in 2019 attracted 6,530 international visitors, with an average daily spend of $372 per person. 

That totaled nearly $12 million in annual impact for the island. 

It’s part of a broader return of events in the Dutch Caribbean, headlined by the upcoming Bonaire Rum Week in Bonaire from June 14-17. (You can find more about Bonaire Rum Week here).