Aruba is a popular airline deals destination for many reasons. Its warm and dry weather almost all year round and white sand beaches are just two such reasons. Over the last few years, one of this island’s annual festivals has been making waves and bringing musicians and fans from all over the world on flights to Aruba. This year, you can be a part of the fifth annual Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba. On October 7 and 8, 2011, the island will be a jazz paradise. It’s not too late to get airline deals for cheap flights to Aruba and experience this musical weekend of a lifetime.
The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival was inspired by a similar festival held annually in the Netherlands, the North Sea Jazz Festival. One fun feature that you can enjoy before the festival begins are warm up performances. All warm ups, starting October 5, are free of charge. One of this year’s free warm up shows will be on a boat in Oranjestad’s Cruise Terminal. Many of the restaurants in the area will be offering three course jazz menus during the week before the festival, so if you plan ahead, you can get some deals on local cuisine too. Some restaurants will also take ten percent off your bill when you show your festival tickets. Find the best fares for cheap tickets to Aruba and take advantage of both jazz performances and restaurant steals.
This year, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival will be held at Cas di Cultura, a performing arts venue just a short distance from the Reina Beatrix airport, a destination for many international airlines. The Cas di Cultura has two outside stages, with 300 seats each, and an indoor auditorium that can accommodate 550 guests. For the two main days of the festival, the big name headliners that will be performing are Angie Stone, Candy Dulfer, Eddie Palmerie, Richard Bona and Raul Midon, and Tango Extremo. Several artists are from the Netherlands, like Candy Dulfer, a smooth jazz alto saxophonist, and the quintet Tango Extremo, while other artists hail from the United States. The duo Bona and Midon mix jazz with rhythms from around the world. Eddie Palmieri, born in the Bronx, is a piano sensation who has won a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Recording. Angie Stone, from South Carolina, is best known for her soul recordings. In addition to these world-famous jazz artists, many local groups will be performing, including the Muziekschool Band. Besides the music, guests will be able to see art installations and theater performances. A one-day ticket for the festival will cost you $35.00. Start searching for the best airline tickets for cheap flights to Aruba and enjoy great music and fun in the sun at the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival.