Star studded CSJF coming up!

21st & 22nd September 2018


Yes! Getting in gear for the 12th edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, we can finally give you a sneak peak into this year’s program! Over the more recent years, Aruba’s greatest festival has grown from a music enthusiasts’ gathering into the island’s most renowned cultural event. Whether you like to explore new dance steps with music from around the world, or indulge yourself with local food and visual art spectacles, the 2018 CSJF is the place to be!

Save the date!

The 2018 Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival will be held on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of September. Early birds can get their tickets on our website exclusively (check the link below). For our international visitors, who have visited us the prior festival from Holland, USA, Colombia, Curacao, United Kingdom and more to mention, please visit our website as well for more information and also to purchase your ticket online.

Early bird general admission ticket price: $50 per day and USD 90 for a weekend pass – available until June 30th.

Presale general admission ticket price: $65 per day and USD 120 for a weekend pass – from July 1st onwards.

VIP tickets vary from USD 175 up till USD 3.000. You can visit for more info.

What to expect in 2018?

The 12th edition of Aruba’s most beloved festival will once again be held at the Renaissance Festival Plaza in Oranjestad. Aside from seaside scenery, the festival terrain will offer the visitor multiple performing stages, an extensive Food Court comprised of the best local restaurants, and a colourful Arts & Crafts Market.


The first name for the Friday we proudly reveal, is of Vallenato singer Jorge Celedón. This Colombian heartthrob has won a Latin Grammy award for his folksy album ‘Son… Para El Mundo’ (Sound… For The World). Directly from Cuba we will have an all girl band Anacaona, who has visited us already in the past. Althea Rene, who will bring the Jazzy atmosphere alive on Friday. One of our local bands for Friday is Havana Vieja All Stars. For Saturday we are proud to announce our star of the evening which is Kathy Sledge of the famous Sister Sledge. We also have Di Mongo, a trio consisting of Directie, Montis and Goudsmit. Also Di-Rect, famous Rock Band from Holland. For all our Jazz lovers, Yellow Jackets and Eric Darius (band) who will entertain us with Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop


Branding Partners….

Nothing of the above mentioned would be possible without our branding partners, who do not hesitate in joining us each year again and again. That is why we would like to give a very special thanks to Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA), Tropical Bottling (Chill), Aruba Airport Authority (AAA), Renaissance Hotel, Divi Resorts and Unoca.


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May 22, 2018
Rona Coster