Ring in 2018 at Guanabanas with Live Reggae

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Spred the Dub and Savi Fernandez Band to Ring in 2018 at Guanabanas

Jupiter waterfront venue ends 2017 hosting a couple of crowd favorites in an enchanting setting

Jupiter, FL – December 11, 2017 – The “Good Time Reggae” outfit Spred the Dub and special guests the Savi Fernandez Band will help Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar welcome the New Year with a special show on December 31, 2017, beginning at 9 p.m.  There is no cover, and 21 and over are welcome. This will be Guanabanas’ eighth annual NYE celebration; the venue is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet, at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“Spred the Dub are true to their ‘Good Time Reggae’ moniker, proving so each time they play here at Guanabanas,”says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “We can’t think of a better way to begin 2018 than with this bunch. Savi Fernandez brings a positive vibe with him always, making it a perfect fit.” Cahur also heads Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20-year music management, production and promotions company, is also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas, and guitarist for the popular Florida roots rock band Boxelder.

Spred the Dub formed in 2007 and are influenced equally by Marley, JamesBrownThe ClashThe Slackers and John Brown’s Body. The band has built a following through constant national touring, opening for The SkatalitesEek-A-MouseBlack Uhuru and Yellowman along the way. They have released two independent full-lengths, their self-titled debut and Coming Home Drunk, their latest. A third, Friends and Enemies, will be issued this month.  For more details, visit www.spredthedub.com.

Reggae funk rockers the Savi Fernandez Band is based in Orlando, FL. Lead vocalist / guitarist Fernandez’s formidable six-string chops were definitely influenced by the great Jimi Hendrix. Formed in 2005, they have already shared the stage with reggae greats such as Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse, as well as Dumpstaphunk, Toubab Krewe, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Veterans of the music festival circuit both here and abroad in the Caribbean, the band most recently released the full-length From My Heart. www.savifernandezband.com

2017 was another banner year for Roots Music and Guanabanas, during which the two produced free live music shows by local, regional and national bands three days a week, entertaining tens of thousands of local music fans. Roots celebrated 20 years as a label, and Guanas nine years of providing live entertainment.

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 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.

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#DHMC6 – December 3 – Las Rosas

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Dan Hosker Music Continuum Celebrates Release of Distinguish the Sound at Las Rosas December 3

 

Life of late musician will be celebrated during release party for compilation to raise funds for namesake scholarship

Miami, FL – November 14, 2017 –  Dan Hosker may be gone, but in no way is he forgotten. The dynamic musician who sadly passed away in 2012 lives on thanks to the efforts of his sister Chris Hosker O’BrienFrank Rat Bastard” Falestra, Holy Terrors bandmate Rob Elba and the Dan Hosker Music Continuum (DHMC), an event that raises funds for a music scholarship each year. This year’s event will take place Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Las Rosas (2898 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127). Cost to attend is $10 for 18 and over$20 will include a copy of the CD and admission.

The event’s companion CD is called Distinguish the Sound and features previously unreleased tracks from South Florida favorites, past and present, including Charlie PickettJacuzzi BoysNil LaraFor SquirrelsArlan FeilesHumbertCurious HairDiane WardGold Dust LoungeThe GoodsViva Le Vox, Ian Hammond & The Ugly Truth, Jim John Camacho, Jim Wurster, Shark Valley Sisters, The Brand, Plutonium Pie WursterShark Valley Sisters, The BrandPlutonium Pie and many more. Many of these artists will be performing live that night, along with sets by DJ Skidmark.

“This year, especially with the compilation CD, it really hit home to me how many people Dan touched in his 22 years down here,” says Elba. “Usually musicians kind of find their tribe, be it punks, folkies, etc., but so many different type of artists respected him so much and wanted to be involved with this – it’s really a testament to the type of person Dan was.”

All proceeds will go towards the continued funding of the DHMC scholarship and this year, the Xela Zaid / Alex Diaz Stroke Recovery Fund. Past DHMCs have helped Priya Ray from Kreamy Lectric Santa buy a handicap-accessible van, and helped purchase instruments for the Miami Girls Rock Camp. This year’s event will be hosted by Nicky BoweMrC and Dave Daniels, legendary founder and former owner of Churchill’s Pub.

Sample the new music release here: https://youtu.be/TiYA6zdLZVc

A full preview of all 32 tracks is available for the press with a special code. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/516504455374591or call 786.780.2700.

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Mouse King is Back!

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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater in South Miami December 8 – 10

South Florida holiday tradition tells the classic Nutcracker tale from the mice point of view

November 14, 2017 – South Miami, FL – For the fifth year in a row, the children’s holiday musical Mouse King will entertain audiences at the Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143). The production – book by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and music and lyrics by award-winning composer Jim Camacho – captures the imagination and spirit of the holiday season, and showcases professional actors and master puppeteers from New York City, as well as some of the area’s best young talent. Mouse King has enjoyed sell-out performances since its debut in 2013. Reserved seating for the production is available for the first time; tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased online at www.MouseKingTickets.com.

“The show has really resonated with kids and adults alike and we’re thankful for all of the support given to it over the years,” says Camacho. “It’s a labor of love getting it from the page to the stage, but it’s rewarding to share our little heartwarming Christmas tradition with new faces and loyal Mouse-Kingers.” Jim wrote and produced all of the original music in Mouse King (listen here: www.MouseKingMusic.com), and also serves as the director of the production. The puppets used in the show were designed and built by Jim Henson Company alum James WojtalJr. (Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver).

Mouse King follows the story of the tiny protagonist Mouserick, his trials and travels, and eventual ascension to the throne of the “Kingdom of Sweets”. Along the way, he interacts with humans, learns about the world outside beyond his walls, and fights the Nutcracker and an army of Toy Soldiers. Most importantly for all, the lesson that Chrismouse, er Christmas, is truly about giving and caring for one another, not getting presents, is driven home, a message that applies to children of all ages.

The Nutcracker, written by E. T. A. Hoffman in 1816 and adapted by Alexandre Dumas Pere in 1844, premiered as a ballet in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Set to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa, the holiday fairy tale was an instant success. It debuted stateside in the early 1940s and had become a staple by the mid-1950s. Mouse King’s collaboration began over a 2012 dinner by friends MacNeal and Camacho, who had already worked on “Who Put the Trick in Trick or Treat?”, a “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween production in the Bronx, NY.

The show will run Friday, December 8th, 7 p.m.Saturday, December 9th, 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 10th, 1 p.m. For more information, please visit www.JimCamacho.com or call 800.838.3006.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is a prolific singer-songwriter / producer who has written for platinum-selling artists, as well as writing and directing theater, musicals, and more recently, children’s musicals. His first successful theatrical work was Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan CerulloThe show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. His musical theater collaborations include works with Drama Desk award winner Marco Ramirez on “Mickey Herman Saves the $#&@ World”, which had its debut at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center, and Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several “Boo at the Zoo” Bronx Zoo productions, and Mouse King, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying annual sell out performances each year since premiering in 2013.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. Camacho has shared the stage with Alicia KeysPearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker, John Legend and Matthew Sweet, among others.

In 2017, Camacho launched a web series called “Adventures in Songwriting”, which features fellow songwriters in a laid-back interview setting and pairs the host and the guest in a challenge to write a song in 30 minutes. The new creative output is performed at the end of the segment, and all of the tracks from the five episodes taped and webcast so far are being mixed for an EP release due in early ’18. Camacho is also working on a full-length solo project, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat, as well as collaborating with brother John on a new as of yet untitled EP.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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The Movement, New Kingston and Resinated at The Kelsey Theater 11/16

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Reggae Triple Header: The Movement, New Kingston and Resinated Play Kelsey Theater November 16

Tickets for all-ages Thursday night show in premiere West Palm Beach music venue on sale now

Jupiter, FL – October 26, 2017 – Jupiter, FL – October 24, 2017 – Two touring reggae heavyweights (The Movement and New Kingston) and one Florida-grown outfit – Resinated – will come together and play The Kelsey Theater (700 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403) on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in an all-ages show presented by Jupiter label and promotions house Root Music, Inc. Doors open at 7 p.m. and $15 pre-sale tickets are on sale now at tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/287519.

“The Kelsey is the perfect showcase for a night of island-influenced music such as this,” says Roots Music head Matt Cahur. “These three groups are top notch, and high-energy, and will be a treat for fans of roots, reggae and dancehall.” Cahur has been booking, managing, and promoting reggae acts, shows and festivals through Roots Music for nearly two decades. He’s also the talent buyer and lead sound engineer for Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar in nearby Jupiter, and guitarist for the popular roots / rock band Boxelder.

Originally formed in 2004 in Philadelphia, PA, The Movement (pictured below) are now based in Columbia, SC. They are currently on a tour of the East Coast in support of their sixth studio album, Golden, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. The quartet is currently promoting a new single titled “Siren”, which features a collaboration with Stick Figure vocalist and guitarist Scott Woodruff. The Movement is currently working on their seventh full-length release. More information is available at More information is available at www.themovementvibe.com.

Few bands live up to the “family affair” moniker better than New Kingston. The Brooklyn progressive reggae group features father Courtney PantonSr. and brothers StephenTahir and Courtney Jr. The Jamaican-Americans fuse reggae with R&B, hip-hop and dancehall, and are now touring in support of their latest release, A Kingston Story: Come from Far. The “Kingston Fyah” group topped Billboard Magazine’s reggae chart with their previous full-length release, 2015’s Kingston City. Learn more at www.newkingstonmusic.com.

Formed in St. Petersburg, FL more than a decade ago, Resinated fuse pop, soul, funk, reggae, alternative and jam together to form an amped up, sun-bleached sound. The four-piece band have toured the state extensively and ventured out of the area as well, sharing the stage with the likes of The WailersSteel PulseStephen MarleyErykah BaduTalib KweliBallyhoo!, and others. Their latest release Smoke Signals was independently released in 2015; they are currently working on a follow-up. More info: www.resinatedmusic.com.

For more information, please visit www.thekelseytheater.com or call 561.328.7481.

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Mishka Returns to Guanabanas November 11

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Reggae Free Spirit Mishka Returns to Guanabanas November 11

Acoustic reggae singer / songwriter with ties to the Caribbean on tour in support of latest release Roots Fidelity

Jupiter, FL – October 19, 2017 – The soulful artistry of Mishka will once again grace the Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar stage Saturday, November 11, 2017, beginning at 8 p.m. The show is free and open to those 21 and over. Mishka will be performing cuts from his extensive catalog and new release Roots Fidelity, which is a nod toward 70s dub / reggae, issued September 18. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet – 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“We’re extremely excited about having Mishka perform here again,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “He was a sell-out for us last time and we fully expect another fantastic turnout for one of modern day reggae’s most innovative voices.” Cahur is also the head of Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20-year music management, production and promotions company. Cahur is also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas and guitarist for the popular Florida roots rock band Boxelder.

Born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean, Mishka currently calls the middle of the Pacific his home base. He first came to prominence with the 1999 release of his self-titled debut. Since then he has steadily made a name for himself through subsequent releases and non-stop international touring, culminating with the iTunes Singer Songwriter of the year award for his digital-only collection of acoustic songs called Guy with a Guitar in 2009. Mishka has topped the Billboard Magazine reggae chart three times.

The artist has shared the stage with Jimmy BuffetKenny ChesneyZac BrownDirty HeadsMatisyahuJohn Brown’s BodyBurning SpearSlightly StoopidSly and RobbieThe Roots, and Donovan, among others. He recorded and produced latest effort with his cousin Alec in Maui, Hawaii, and it was mixed in the UK by the prominent engineer Prince Fatty. The 12-song set features a collaboration with the Legendary Horseman, and several tracks with backing vocals by famous UK reggae singer Earl 16.

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 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.

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10th Annual Everglades Awareness Concert is 11/4 at Gramps

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10th Annual Everglades Awareness Concert Scheduled for November 4 at Gramps in Wynwood

Activism and entertainment at the forefront of event hosted by Love the Everglades Movement and Ploppy Palace Productions

Miami, FL – October 10, 2017 – One of South Florida’s longest-running concert series, the annual Everglades Awareness Concert, returns to Gramps in Wynwood Saturday, November 4, 2017, beginning at 2 p.m.  It will feature live music, speakers, spoken word performances, live and digital art, and more through 3 a.m. the following day. The all-ages event is free for children under 12 and $10 for those 12 and over.

“This is a celebration for the Everglades that features a diverse mix of music, spoken word, dance, live art, community speakers and lots of creative interaction,” says concert organizer and community activist Flash. “We are coming together to support the Everglades because we need to protect our water supply and our ecosystem, so this is a party and a call-to-action for the Everglades. Our goal is to inspire people to appreciate the vitality of the Everglades and recognize that individuals can make a difference.”

There will be live musical performances by: Army GideonHere II HereAaronLebos Reality, The BaboonsFalsetaChantil DukartAbove the SkylineVenusRising Women’s Drum & Dance EnsembleKuyaykyThe Osceola BrothersCleaveland JonesSteve MinottiAnthony NelsonTom SchaferMrGrimReapaPATHSchool of Rock, and more to be announced.

Guest speakers will include: Houston Cypress from Love the EvergladesMovementLaura Reynolds (Conservation Concepts); Dara Schoenwald and David Doebler from VolunteerCleanup.orgSam Van Leer (Urban Paradise Guild), Progress For All’s Tim Canova, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 23 Congressional District, Matthew Schwartz from South Florida Wildlands Association, along with other representatives from community organizations and concerned citizens to be announced.

There will be dance and performances by Elviza’s Rockabelly Hippies featuringElvizaSymphony & Sofia Luna plus Melody Gedeon, and more. Additionally, Anibal Fernandez and Linx will be painting live, and a digital art show highlighting more than 40 artists will run on a continuous loop. Information booths from Love the Everglades Movement, VolunteerCleanup.org and other organizations will be present.

Vendors and small businesses including The Wallflower GalleryProgressiveRags, and others will be promoting and selling their merchandise. Also, more activities for kids are being developed. For the first time this year, the concert is being sponsored by the MiamiDade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the MiamiDade County Mayor and Board ofCounty Commissioners.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2021529228127054 or call 305.579.0069.

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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater December 8 – 10

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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater for a Fifth Holiday Season December 8 – 10, 2017

Who: Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning composer Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2017 production.

What: Mouse King, a family-friendly South Florida holiday tradition written by MacNeal and Camacho. The children’s musical theater production revisits the story of The Nutcracker as told from the mice point of view. This year features technical enhancements to lighting, sound and backdrops. Mouse King debuted in 2013 and has enjoyed four consecutive years of sell-out performances.

When:  Friday, December 8th, 7 p.m., Saturday, December 9th, 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 10th, 1 p.m.

Where: The Mandelstam Theater, 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143.

Tickets: start at $25 online and are now available at http://mousekingtickets.com; reserved seating will be offered for the first time. Pre-sale tickets highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

More information:  www.JimCamacho.com or 800.838.3006.

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LTEM Symposium October 7, 8 & 15

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Love the Everglades Movement Fosters Citizen Empowerment at 4th Annual Symposium October 7, 8 and 15

South-Florida full spectrum conservation and activism group organizes yearly gathering and cleanup

Miami, FL – September 19, 2017 –The Love the Everglades Movement  invites residents of all ages to learn how ways to participate in conservation and activism during their annual symposium, to be held next month at the Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center, at Florida International University and the Everglades. As in years past, the series of talks, lectures, and workshops features local industry leaders, elected officials and candidates running for office, indigenous voices, and other officials in a collaborative, artful and spiritual manner.

“By combining education with the arts, spirituality and the inclusion of diverse communities, Love The Everglades Movement utilizes a full spectrum approach to activism and outreach,” says Reverend Houston Cypress, one of LTEM’s founders. “Our main goal this year is to empower people and provide outlets to protect the Everglades and our natural resources. The Symposium will feature a series of people who are making a difference in our communities by being pro-active and committed to a cause. We want to inspire people to learn from their examples and get involved.”

The event kicks off Saturday, October 7 at 9 a.m. (location: 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194) and is free to attend with registration. Confirmed speakers include: Tim Canova (Progress For All); Sam Van Leer (Urban Paradise Guild); Mike Matthews (Miami Dade College Earth Ethics Institute); Craig Van Der Heiden (Miccosukee Fish & Wildlife); Lyanne Mendez (Miccosukee Real Estate Services); and Julian Douglas (Miccosukee Water Resources).

Also slated to appear: Gean Moreno (Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami); Trenise Bryant (Miami Workers Center); Daniel and Lorna Bravo (The Florida Monarch Waystation School Project); Steven Machat (candidate for Congress); Garrett Rowe (Miami-Dade Regulatory & Economic Resources Planning Division); and Cody Phillips (Saving the Face of Florida). Additional speakers will be announced.

There will also be a digital art show curated by local activist and promoter Flash (who is producing the 10th Annual Everglades Awareness Concert at Gramps on November 4).  The Symposium will feature videos, networking and live entertainment by Michelle GrantMurray with the MDC Jubilation Dance Ensemble and Florida folk artist, Grant Livingston.

The following organizations are slated to have display booths: Love the Everglades Movement, Miccosukee Water Resources, Miccosukee Fish & Wildlife, Miccosukee Real Estate, Urban Paradise Guild, Well of Ancient Mysteries, Sierra Club Miami, Artists In Residence In Everglades (AIRIE.org), and Minnie Lou Billie. Booths are free and available to community organizations, but will be prioritized by actionable items of environmental concerns. A complimentary lunch will be served by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.

Day two will happen at F.I.U.’s Modesto Maidique campus, located at 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199, on Sunday, October 8. Some of the topics 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 others to be announced.

The event culminates with a volunteer environmental cleanup near the Valujet Crash Memorial Site. Specifically, the location is the L-29 Levee and L-67 Levee, west of the resort and along the Tamiami Trail.

Admission to the events on the 7th and 8th is free, but because space is limited, registration is required. For more information, visit www.lovetheeverglades.org.

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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

MEDIA ALERT

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