The festival ignites Aruba’s music scene with an impressive line-up of international and local jazz, Latin, soul, and funk musicians at Renaissance Marketplace. It is not only about music; the vibrating atmosphere, food stands, and numerous bars make this an unforgettable, unique experience. There is a four-day warm-up preceding the festival held at smaller, intimate venues. Famous featured artists at past festivals include George Benson, Candy Dulfer, David Sanborn, Chaka Khan, Oscar d’ Leon, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience and Kool & the Gang.
The festival offers a refreshed variety of tasty food and arts that mark the Caribbean. The Renaissance Festival Plaza will be the throbbing heart of the festival. Located on the seaside of Oranjestad, this venue will once again welcome visitors with its scenic sunsets and soothing sea breeze. besides being the main area for the festival, the plaza is your stop for several pre- and after parties.