Dirty River Reggae Fest Coming October 8

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Guanabanas Hosts 5th Annual Dirty River Reggae Fest October 8

 

Event presented by Roots Music, Inc. features local and nationally-touring acts in an all-day, all-ages free show beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Jupiter, FL – September 18, 2017 – For five years now, Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar has been staging one of the area’s biggest reggae and roots music festivals. This year, the island vibe-friendly venue located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477, has truly outdone itself. Headlined by music powerhouse Third World, the 2017 edition of the Dirty River Reggae Fest will also feature Locos Por Juana, Spred the Dub, The Ellameno Beat, Sammy J, Oogee Wawa, Herbal Krew, Fireside Prophets, and Brett Staska.  Kulcha Shok DJ Lance O will once again MC the festivities.

 

“Landing a headliner like reggae legends Third World was a huge score for the festival,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “This year’s lineup is truly our biggest and best, and is only fitting for a special anniversary that is our fifth.” Cahur also heads Roots Music, a Jupiter-based music management, production and promotions company with a 20-year track record; he’s also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

 

Touring the world for more than four decades from their home base of Jamaica, Third World’s sound is a blend of soul, funk and disco. Probably best known for their hits “Now That We Found Love” (a remake of the O’Jays classic) and “Try Jah Love” (produced by the iconic Stevie Wonder), the band once opened for Bob Marley and the Wailers, charted top 10 and top 20 songs on various American and British pop, R&B and reggae charts, and released 20+ full-length major and independent label recordings. They are currently promoting a new Damian Marley-produced single called “Eyes Are Up on You”. www.thirdworldband.com

 

Founded in Miami in 2000, Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominated Locos Por Juana fuse Latin, Carribean and American rhythms into a unique blend of reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, rock and funk they call “island swing”. Their latest full-length release Caribe features a collaboration with Talib Kweli called “For the Ladies”, and has them touring the U.S. in support. They recently debuted at Guanabanas during a Noche Latina performance and were enthusiastically received by Guanabanas regulars. www.locosporjuana.com

 

Formed in 2007 and influenced equally by Marley, James Brown, The Clash, The Slackers and John Brown’s Body, South Florida’s Spred the Dub peddle their own brand of “Good Time Reggae” music through constant national touring, opening for The Skatalites, Eek-A-Mouse, Black Uhuru and Yellowman along the way. They have a pair of independent full-length releases to their credit, their self-titled debut and Coming Home Drunk, their latest. www.spredthedub.com

 

The Ellameno Beat are a six-piece band from Jensen Beach who play progressive roots throughout their home state of Florida, and up and down the East Coast of the U.S. In their short history they have already supported luminaries such as Steel Pulse, Inner Circle and Matisyahu. Their debut recording Surface, issued in August of 2017, is led by the single “Muse”, and is already garnering positive press reviews and debut at the top of the Billboard reggae chart. www.theellamenobeat.com

 

Australia native Sammy Johnson embraces his Maori and Polynesian roots and mixes together island reggae, soul and jazz with heartfelt lyrics. His sound is exhilarating and intoxicating, and strives to inspire change and positivity through music. His latest release Lion Roar has had him on the road touring the Midwest and West Coast extensively. www.sammyjohnsonmusic.com

 

Long Island’s premiere alternative reggae / hip-hop rockers Oogee Wawa tap the same vein as Sublime, 311 and Slightly Stoopid. Founded in 2008, they have been playing throughout the U.S. and Caribbean non-stop since 2013, performing more than 100+ shows per year. www.oogeewawa.com

 

Herbal Krew has been around the local reggae scene for 20 years. Fronted by legend Clement Aubrey from Sweet Justice, the Krew are one of the hardest-working, authentic reggae acts from Palm Beach County, and will be bringing a full original set of music. www.facebook.com/clement.a.l

 

Fireside Prophets formed in Boca Raton in 2008. They are part chilled-out reggae and part slinky rock, combining classic elements of reggae with hip hop rhythms and the crunchy attitude of 90s grunge. They captured their “Dirty South Swamp Rock” sound successfully on their latest release, the independently-released “Summa Love” single out now. www.firesideprophets.com

 

Roots Shakedown front man and sometime solo artist Staska plays his own brand of sun-burnt folk rock, which combines warm acoustic tones with layers of ambient vocal harmony, subtle percussion, and a heavy beach culture influence. He released a solo EP effort called No Worries in 2015. www.brettstaska.com

 

Event sponsors include Islamorada Beer Company, who will be running a tap takeover and staging a beer tent for the day, Papa’s Pilar Rum (providing a special rum bar with free samples), and Suerte Tequla, who are offering margarita specials.

 

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

 

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

 

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

 

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

 

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Love the Everglades Movement 4th Annual Symposium

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Love the Everglades Movement to host the 4th Annual Everglades Symposium and Cleanup in October

 

Miami, FL – August 15, 2017 – The South-Florida based conservation and activism group Love the Everglades Movement is hosting their 4th Annual Everglades Symposium including a series of talks, lectures, and workshops by local industry leaders, elected officials and candidates running for office, indigenous voices, and other officials October 7, 8 and 15. The events will focus on citizen empowerment and include divergent perspectives on science, policy, activism, and arts and spirituality. The symposium will include information booths from a diverse selection of community organizations, and the booths are free for community organizations. They will be prioritized by actionable items of environmental concerns.

Topics covered will include “Indigenous Sovereignty and Land Use”, “Impacts of Phosphate Mining in Central Florida”, “The Urban Development Boundary in South Florida”, “The health of Biscayne Bay”, and much more.There will also be live music. Attendance is free but registration is required because space is limited. Lunch will be provided by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida to registered attendants.

Who: the Love the Everglades Movement

What: 4th Annual Everglades Symposium and Cleanup

When: Saturday, October 7Sunday October 8, and Sunday, October 15, 2017

Where: 

Day 1 – Symposium at Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center, 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194

Day 2 – Workshops at Florida International University Modesto Maidique campus, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

Day 3 – Everglades clean-up on the Tamiami Trail

More information: www.lovetheeverglades.org/symposium-2017.html 

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277

 


Hialeah Park Casino Celebrates 4th Anniversary

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Hialeah Park Casino Celebrates 4th Anniversary with a Weekend of Concerts, Cars and Food Trucks

Hialeah, FL – August 15, 2017 – Hialeah Park is celebrating their casino operations’ fourth anniversary with a spectacular lineup of concerts beginning Thursday, August 24, and running through Sunday, August 27, 2017. Planned events include performances by Miami’s disco / salsa queen Lucy Grau (Thursday, August 24, 9 p.m., Fountain Terrace), Spanish crooner DannyDaniel and Cuban singer / songwriter Amaury Gutierrez (Friday, August 25,Paddock Garden), Cubaton stars Gente de Zona (Saturday, August 26, 32nd Street Parking Lot Stage), the charanga master Jose FajardoJr. and the mambo heir Tito PuenteJr. (Sunday, August 27, Fountain Terrace).

There will be food trucks curated by the Cuban Guys, sets by the regular DJs Larry Lopez and El Russo, and more. In addition, a car and truck show is planned for Sunday, August 27 in the Paddock Garden from noon to 4 p.m. All concerts and the car show are free and open to the public except for the Saturday show by Gente De Zona, which is a paid event; tickets are available online here: www.gentedezona.miami.

Who: Hialeah Park Casino

What: 4th Anniversary Celebration

When: August 24 – 27, 2017

Where: 100 East 32nd Street, Hialeah, FL 33013

More informationwww.HialeahPark.com

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ABOUT HIALEAH PARK 

Hialeah Park began making history in 1922 as the Miami Kennel Club, the first pari-mutuel greyhound track in America, founded by Missouri cattleman James Bright and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. In early 1925, the newly renamed Hialeah Park opened for thoroughbred racing over a one-mile dirt track.

Today Hialeah Park is home to a state-of-the-art casino, which began operations in August of 2013. It features 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, electronic roulette and blackjack, South Florida’s most popular poker room, several restaurants and cocktail lounges, and seasonal quarter horse racing. Champions Simulcast Center and Sports Bar, on the second floor of the iconic Clubhouse, is open year-round, offering bettors world-class horse racing action from across the United States.

Newly redesigned space is available for weddings, quinces, and special events. The park’s vast outdoor space is also available for events. An official corporate partner of the University of Miami, Hialeah Park is listed as an Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places.

With entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, Hialeah Park is easily accessible from all major Miami highways. The landmark venue is conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International AirportSouth BeachDowntown MiamiCoral Gables, and Doral.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Michael Mut Frank Fiore
Mut Communications
Founder
Hialeah Park
VP of Entertainment
786.426.2277 305.885.8000, ext. 7446
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Celebrate #10YearsofEP at Ball & Chain August 11

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Electric Piquete Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Ball & Chain August 11

Award-winning Latin funk band plays free show in Little Havana featuring special guests 

Hialeah, FL – July 18, 2017 – The roots of the band can be traced back to the summer of 2007, when drummer Ed Rosado and bassist Michael Mut first began rehearsing and composing together. The co-founders soon added permanent members Chris Correoso on guitar and Rich Dixon on trumpet / flugelhorn, and surrounded themselves with some of South Florida’s best musical talent. A decade, two EPs, eight singles and countless shows and festival performances later, Electric Piquete is one of the area’s most prominent Latin funk bands.

“It’s amazing to think how far we have come in 10 years, and to realize how much we would still like to accomplish musically,” says Rosado. “The band has been through a number of changes over the last decade, but our love of creating and performing music has remained the same.” Ed also writes and arranges the band’s music, serves as musical director, and plays percussion on studio tracks. He has in the past led his own jazz quintet and co-founded two area fusion groups, Smashing Hammers and Rezidue.

Two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, Electric Piquete’s music has been licensed by Lexus, been featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, and on an episode of CNNGo. The band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz, and is spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies and rapping on several numbers.

The band is currently in the pre-production phase of a brand-new recording. The goal is to release a full-length by the end of 2017 / early 2018, featuring seven or eight original tracks and a jazz / fusion standard, digitally and on vinyl. The bulk of the new material will be new and relatively-new tracks, the rest hold-overs from previous writing sessions. Last summer, they issued the “Singles Collection”, which encapsulated the group’s most recent and noteworthy works.

The band’s sound is currently augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. Occasionally, the band features special guests Damian J. Sanchez on saxophones and flute, Maco Monthervil on vocals, and Jose Miranda on trombone.

They are celebrating the milestone with a free performance at Ball & Chain Friday, August 11, 2017, beginning at 10 p.m. The venue is located at 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135. A more comprehensive and detailed account of the band’s history is available on www.ElectricPiquete.com/blog. For more information, call 786.426.2277.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Noche Latina Returns to Guanabanas August 5

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Guanabanas Offers up Cortadito and The NagChampayons for Latin Night August 5

Monthly Latin music series returns with a doubleheader of Miami-based Cuban traditionalism and Afrogalactic / tropidelic funk  

Jupiter, FL – July 12, 2017 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is by now known for its waterfront beauty, open-air seating, delectable menu offerings, and a monthly Latin music night. On any given evening, the area’s best reggae / roots / rock bands can be seen on stage, but for nearly two years now, there is at least one night per month reserved for genres with a little more spice in them. On Saturday, August 5, 2017, beginning with a 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour engagement by Cortadito and closing with a 9 to 11 p.m. set by The NagChampayons, Guanabanas’ tropical flavor will be truly and sonically enhanced. The venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“I’ve been trying to fit Cortadito in to our Noche Latina series for some time now, and am glad to finally be able to present them to our music lovers,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “They definitely promise to deliver something rich and lively, just like the traditional warm milk and coffee beverage they are named after. The Nags have killed it each time they performed up here – I’m looking forward to them returning with their usual funky fire.”

Cortadito’s focus is on performing the traditional Cuban music of the early 20thcentury. From Son MontunoGuarachaBolerosNengon, and Bolero Son, this dynamic ensemble brings the listener back to a time when Trio Matamoros, or Ignacio Piniero ruled the Cuban music world.  The era when popular music was Cuban Music and Son Montuno was influencing music throughout the globe. From time to time, Cortadito is backed by a variety of guest musicians, which gives the group a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/Cortadito-295653443871468.

The Nag Champayons have raised musical bar down in Miami in terms of creativity, messaging and collaborative efforts with each new release. Their heady and infectious 2016 single “Brazilian LSD” came with a visually stunning video, and served as a follow up to 2015’s masterful Rising Sounds of a Sinking City, a darkly serious and ominous 21-minute environmentally-conscious theme. They continue to play local and regional music festivals, and are currently in the studio recording new music. For more details, visit www.NagChampayons.com.

There is no cover for either performance on August 5; 21 and over are welcome after 9 p.m. For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Guanabanas’ Delectable Menu is Now on Wheels

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Guanabanas’ Delectable Menu is Now on Wheels

Jupiter waterfront restaurant’s new food truck is available for festivals and events in northern Broward and Palm Beach County

Jupiter, FL – June 20, 2017 – Q: What has six wheels, a past life in the delivery business and serves up an award-winning menu? A: GuanabanasIsland Restaurant & Bar’s new food truck. In motion throughout the northern end of South Florida since this spring, the Guanabanas mobile kitchen can whip up all of your favorite items from the restaurant plus develop a menu that is tailored for your event.

“The Guanabanas food truck has everything we need to execute our menu: flat top, grill, range for saute, oven, fryer, sandwich press, steam tables and tons of refrigeration,” says Executive Chef Vinny Trupia. “We’ve done large scale events where we’ve fed 500 people over the course of an afternoon, and we’ve used it for catering events like weddings and rehearsal dinners as well. It is a fully capable machine.”

Guanabanas has been awarded numerous media and industry accolades over the years, recently including “Best Place to Take out of Town Guests” and “Best Waterfront Restaurant” by Jupiter Magazine (2017), “Best Waterfront Restaurant” in 2016 by the Palm Beach Post, a top 10 “Best Waterfront Restaurant” in 2015 by the Broward Palm Beach New Times, and more.

Currently, the food truck’s only consistent route is the Palm Beach Park of Commerce (15132 Park of Commerce Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33478) on Wednesdays during lunchtime while the rest of the week is filled with brewery stops and catering events.  Frequently used to cater private events, food truckevents, or other public events on the weekends, foodies can follow the truck’s Instagram account @guanabanasfoodtruck to find out where the kitchen on wheels will be on any given day.

The 1990 Grumman Step Van is a converted FedEx delivery fleet truck. It now accepts all types of payment and can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com.

ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


2nd Annual Guanabanas Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash 7/30

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2nd Annual Guanabanas Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Set for July 30

 

Eight acts scheduled for all-day celebration of the music the Grateful Dead and its legendary leader

Jupiter, FL – July 5, 2017 – Millions of Grateful Dead fans probably agree with what Bob Dylan once said of Jerry Garcia: “he really had no equal”. The hundreds that showed up and enjoyed Guanabanas Island Restaurant’s tribute to the man in 2016 likely do as well.

This sentiment carries on once again this year, as the 2nd Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash will happen Sunday, July 30 at the Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venue located at 960 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.  There will be eight bands: headliners The Heavy Pets along with Unlimited Devotion, Electric Kif, Guavatron, The Southern Belles, Uproot Hootenany, Reflections (A Tribute to Jerry Garcia), and Girl Jerry. The music begins at noon, there is no cover, and the show is all-ages.

The event is sponsored by Bells Brewery will feature great beers from the Bells lineup and a Bells tasting tent featuring unique beers from the brewery. Typical to most Dead shows, the Guanabanas stoned path walkways will host vendors selling artist merchandise and all things artfully Dead.

“The response to our Jerry event last year was overwhelmingly positive and we are excited to be celebrating Garcia and the Dead once again this year,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “We are bringing back several of the artists from last year’s event and have added some incredible new artists to the lineup this year. We’re really looking forward to continuing our new musical tradition in 2017 and beyond.”

The Heavy Pets mix funk and rock with a heavy dose of improvisation, bringing their seasoned, road-tested sound back to Guanabanas with an all-Dead set they are calling “Heavy Dead”. They have played more than 1,200 shows throughout the States since forming in 2005, and are getting ready to release their fourth full-length album this year. Learn more at www.theheavypets.com.

Unlimited Devotion, the first of five acts to be invited back to Guanabanas’ Jerry bash, is based in Delray Beach, but is not a traditional Grateful Dead tribute band. They don’t emulate the band’s song book as much as interpret it, expressing themselves through jazz and funk improv. As a band, they enjoy rainbow-making, painting smiley faces, jamming and staying away from Facebook drama. More info: www.facebook.com/UDMusic.

Miami’s Electric Kif is a tight four-piece “post-nuclear” jazz / rock / fusion touring band. They originally started out as a jam band for sidemen and session musicians to perform together, but over time began to develop a sound of their own. They released a third full-length of original material called Heist in 2017, and are now on the road promoting it, playing up and down the East Coast of the U.S. Learn more on the web at www.electrickif.com.

Guavatron is a fusion five-piece based in West Palm Beach that emphasizes fusing genres together with seamless transitions and evolving improvisation into a well-travelled, infectious and original sound. A veteran act of the first annual event at Guanabanas, they list the Grateful Dead as their primary influence. More details are available at guavatron.bandcamp.com.

The Southern Belles hail from Richmond, VA and since 2011 has been playing a high-octane mix of Southern psychedelic rock and roll. They crisscross the country, performing at hundreds of venues and festivals each year. They are still promoting their latest release, Close to Sunrise (2015) extensively throughout the U.S., and also were a part of the Jerry jam at Guanabanas in 2016. Learn more at www.thesouthernbellesmusic.com.

Uproot Hootenany calls Deerfield Beach home base. They specialize in a blend of roots, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, and tour Florida’s East Coast extensively. UH, the fourth of five originals from the 2016 event, love pickin’ and grinnin’, and reinventing covers by everyone from The Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash. The band has released three collections of music, including most recently Way Out in 2014. More details are available at www.uproothootenanny.com.

Featuring former members of the group Crazy Fingers, Reflections is a Jerry Garcia tribute band whose focus is on the man’s music outside of the Grateful Dead. Their focus continues to be the period of Garcia’s solo work from 1972 until the artist’s death in 1995, with a little funk on the side. They also took part in the original birthday bash in 2016. More details: www.facebook.com/ReflectionsOfJGB.

Another Delray Beach-based Jerry / Dead tribute band, Girl Jerry is led by guitarist Joni Bottari.  The mostly-girl group actively tours the east coast of Florida and the Florida Keys, and will be making their Guanabanas debut on July 30. More details / information: www.facebook.com/Girl-Jerry-156892691381581.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

MEDIA CONTACT

Mut Communications

Michael Mut

786.426.2277

info@mutcomm.com    

  

 


Roots Music, Inc. Powers Live Entertainment at Guanabanas

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Roots Music, Inc. Powers Live Entertainment at Guanabanas

For nearly a decade, Jupiter record label and promotions company has booked local national, international acts at the waterfront restaurant

Jupiter, FL – May 31, 2017 – Visit Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday, and chances are you will hear an act booked or nurtured by Roots Music, Inc. The company led by music industry mainstay Matt Cahur has organized, promoted and otherwise facilitated South Florida music programming, concerts and festivals for nearly 20 years, the last nine at Guanabanas Restaurant. Cahur, also an accomplished guitarist for the Jupiter roots / reggae act Boxelder, is Guanabanas’ lead audio engineer as well.

“The work Matt does through Roots Music is a critical component to our brand and concept,” says Guanabanas’ General Manager / Vice President Jon Sullivan. “He has been instrumental in establishing Guanabanas as a legitimate music venue. It’s not always easy to sell a ‘gig at a restaurant/bar’ to some of the bigger bands that have outgrown that stage of their career, but he’s done a great job making sure they know that we take it seriously.

“He has a great eye for bringing new and quality talent to Jupiter and he constantly gives back to the music community in South Florida by mentoring young bands and helping local bands book gigs at venues all over the state.” The two met when Sullivan joined Guanabanas in 2008 during the construction phase of the restaurant, when Cahur was building the stage, installing the sound system throughout the entire restaurant and developing the music program.

“I love producing shows at Guanabanas,” says Cahur. “All the bands love the environment and the stage setting, and we pride ourselves on creating an incredible artist experience because that transcends to the fans and listeners.” Being a musician himself, he understands what it’s like to be treated poorly on the road. He’s grateful to Guanabanas’ management for allowing him to achieve the goal of producing the best possible live music experience for both band and fan alike. “They have supported the music program from the beginning and it has been wonderful.”

The music bug bit early for Cahur. Purchasing the Kiss album Dressed to Kill as an eight-year-old changed his life forever. When Boxelder formed in 1995, the band needed a label and a promotions company to help them along. Thus, Roots Music, Inc. was born. Cahur continues to manage Jupiter standouts like Moska Project, The Helmsmen, and others, as well as promote and produce live music events and release records under the label. Guanabanas, however, is his main steady gig.

Of the hundreds if not thousands of shows and dozens of festivals Cahur has produced at Guanabanas, Sullivan’s favorite is the Sashamon gig he booked for the GM / VP’s birthday one year. “It was an awesome show. However, I can’t forget about was our first large scale event at the Seabreeze Amphitheater that we called Kayabuya featuring Less Than Jake. It was absolutely insane and such a cool experience to put on a show of that size,” offers Sullivan.

Notable upcoming Roots Music events at Guanabanas include Uproot Hootenany June 16, Funkin Grateful June 28, and Goose July 5. For the full lineup at Guanabanas, visit www.Guanabanas.com/live-music. For more information, please visit www.RootsMusic.com or call 561.379.8598.

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ABOUT ROOTS MUSIC

Roots Music, Inc. specializes in event production, artist development, and promotions. With nearly 20 years’ experience consulting in the music industry, RMI is a leader in the South Florida music scene. They are helmed by local musician, sound engineer and producer Matt Cahur, founding member of Boxelder and talent buyer / house engineer at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar.

Roots has hosted national and international touring acts, as well as nourished the Jupiter-area’s local music scene through booking and promotions. Roots currently represents The Helmsmen, Moska Project, Bryce Allyn, and Boxelder.

For more information, visit www.rootsmusic.com or call 561.379.8598.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Electric Piquete Play the Northwood Mango Fest 6/24

MEDIA ALERT

Electric Piquete Play the Northwood Mango Festival Saturday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.

 

Miami, FL – May 31, 2017 – Miami’s Latin funk fusionistas Electric Piquete head to the historic Northwood Village in West Palm Beach for the annual Mango Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The event is free, family-friendly and features a culinary contest, a chef showcase, a kid’s village and cultural performances from 12 noon to 10 p.m. The band will play a 90-minute set beginning at 6:30 p.m. Location is 516 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Last summer they issued their “Singles Collection” digitally and on CD, and released a video for their single “Cut Me Loose”. Having played virtually every major venue and music festival in South Florida, they traveled to North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew to play the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival last October. Plans are underway to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary this summer.

The Northwood neighborhoods and broader West Palm Beach communities have a rich history of mango cultivation, and likely one of the reasons why there are so many mango trees in this area. The Gale House at 401 29th Street in Northwood is said to be the site of the first fruit-bearing mango tree planted in the United States. The Northwood Mango Heritage Festival is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, free event open to the entire community.

Electric Piquete will feature special guest drummer Fabio Patino (FABI, Lanzallamas, Suenalo) for this performance. For more information about the fesitval, visit www.NorthwoodMangoFest.com. To learn more about the band, click www.ElectricPiquete.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT                                                          

Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com

Electric Piquete - photo by Edwin Cardona


Alexis Valdés Performs Free Concert at Hialeah Park June 9

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Alexis Valdés Performs Free Concert At Hialeah Park On June 9

 

Multi-talented sensation set for 9 p.m. show Friday, June 9 in outdoor Paddock Garden; music begins at 7 p.m.
Hialeah, FL May 17, 2017 – The dynamic Cuban-born sensation AlexisValdés will bring his entertaining array of talents to Hialeah Park on Friday June 9 when he performs a free concert in the Paddock Garden at 9 p.m.

Valdés, whose repertoire includes singing, comedy, monologues, screenwriting, and producing, is best known in the South Florida area for his popular television comedy shows Seguro Que Yes on America Teve and Ésta Es Tu Noche on Mega TV.

In 2011, Valdés released his second music CD, the highly acclaimed Con Cariñito (With Affection), which received rave reviews from fans and music critics alike.

Alexis Valdés and a number of special guests will appear on stage in Hialeah Park’s Paddock Garden for Una Noche Con Alexis Valdés as the iconic venue continues its series of “garden shows” for 2017.

Concert goers will be able to enjoy culinary delights from a variety of food trucks, including the Cuban Guys Mobile Unit. Music fans are invited to bring their own chairs and blankets.

Local favorite DJ El Russo, known as Hialeah Park’s favorite entertainer, will kick the evening off with music and banter starting at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.HialeahPark.com or call 305.885.8000.

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ABOUT HIALEAH PARK 

Hialeah Park began making history in 1922 as the Miami Kennel Club, the first pari-mutuel greyhound track in America, founded by Missouri cattleman James Bright and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. In early 1925, the newly renamed Hialeah Park opened for thoroughbred racing over a one-mile dirt track.

Today Hialeah Park is home to a state-of-the-art casino, which began operations in August of 2013. It features 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, electronic roulette and blackjack, South Florida’s most popular poker room, several restaurants and cocktail lounges, and seasonal quarter horse racing. Champions Simulcast Center and Sports Bar, on the second floor of the iconic Clubhouse, is open year-round, offering bettors world-class horse racing action from across the United States.

Newly redesigned space is available for weddings, quinces, and special events. The park’s vast outdoor space is also available for events. An official corporate partner of the University of Miami, Hialeah Park is listed as an Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places.

With entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, Hialeah Park is easily accessible from all major Miami highways. The landmark venue is conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Michael Mut Frank Fiore
Mut Communications
Founder
Hialeah Park
VP of Entertainment
786.426.2277 305.885.8000
info@mutcomm.com ffiore@hialeahpark.com