September 15 - 16, 2017
This 11th edition we proudly present you with an all-new lineup, including both international stars and local talents. Confirmed names include: Ruben Blades, Maceo Parker, Zuco 103, Jesse van Ruller Trio, nG la banda, Corey Henry & the Funk Apostles and Shirma Rouse, with many more to be announced. remaining a cultural event, the CSJF 2017 offers a refreshed variety of tasty food and arts that mark the Caribbean. For the fifth time, the Renaissance Festival Plaza will be the throbbing heart of the festival. Located on the seaside of Oranjestad, this venue will once again welcome our 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.
The festival ignites Aruba’s music scene with an impressive lineup 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, Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Prince Royce, Grupo Niche, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience and Kool & the Gang.