Guanabanas Hosts New Year’s Eve Bash Featuring Guavatron, Tand, and Of One Mind

Award-winning waterfront venue ends 2019 with a free performance by a trio of acts beginning at 8 p.m. for 21 and over

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Jupiter, FL – December 16, 2019 – Drop the ball under the palms on New Year’s Eve 2020 at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar. Jupiter’s premier live music venue rocks out with jam band heavyweights GuavatronTand, and special guests Of One Mind. The evening kicks off at 8 p.m. with drink specials, great food, and live music sponsored by Sailfish Brewing Company and Roots Music. 21 and over welcome; and no cover. Location: 960 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. 

Since 2013, Guavatron has been fusing dance, rock, electronica and funk into a unique and hard-hitting sound. Leaning on improvisation and smooth jams, the group has quickly come into its own, opening for national touring bands such as Perpetual Groove and TheHeavy Pets. Stunning performances at Suwanee Hulaween helped propel the band to the forefront of Florida’s jam band scene. Based out of West Palm Beach, Guavatron features Roddy Hansen on keys, Conor Crookham on bass, Adonis Frangiskakis (guitar / vocals), and drummer Casey Luden. The band have become regular performers at Guanabanas’ annual Jerry Garcia Bash. Learn more at Guavatron.com

Tand’s funky, high-energy rock and roll leans heavily on the collective’s improv skills. In the nearly two years that drummer Ali Nassar, guitarist Taylor Godsey, keyboardist Daryl Wolff, and bassist Peter Krause have been together as a group, they have established themselves as a band whose sum is greater than its parts. Tand tour the state of Florida extensively and made their Jerry Bash debut at Guanabanas earlier this year. Check Tand.Band for more details.     

Of One Mind are Adelin Jabrayan on vocals and violin, and Cory Ricardy on drums and percussion. The eclectic duo’s music is an amalgamation of violin, electronic synth samples, female vocals, powerful conscious lyrics, intricate percussion and unique drum rhythms. A fusion of electronica, trip-hop and R&B out of Delray Beach, Of One Mind perform extensively around the Palm Beach County area. NYE will be the duo’s premier at Guanabanas. More info about them can be found here: OfOneMindMusic.com.

“I can’t think of a better way to close out an amazing year of music than with these three killer bands at Guanabanas,” says talent buyer Matt Cahur. “We invite music fans from J-Town and the surrounding area to celebrate the great music scene of South Florida.” Through Roots Music, Cahur has been bringing outstanding music acts to Jupiter for more than 20 years. Learn more at RootsMusic.com.

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

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open-air restaurant, bar and live music venue 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 Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays.

Guanabanas also offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages Guanabanas section of the community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol. Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

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 donating stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaitiRelief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

The live music venue has hosted some legendary artists in its 10+ year history, including the likes of Michael FrantiJulian MarleyTurkuazInner CircleThird World, and Zach Deputy. Live concerts are held 3 to 4 nights a week from national, regional and local touring acts. Solo artists can be heard Saturday and Sunday mornings during brunch. On Saturday afternoons, matinee shows from 4 to 7 p.m. offer some of the region’s finest musicians. 

More info and the full schedule available at  Guanabanas.com.

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Everglades Activists Plan Two-Day Loop Road Prayer Walk December 7 and 8

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Historic route once heavily populated by indigenous and non-indigenous families; walk seeks to educate and uphold agreements made during creation of the Big Cypress Preserve

Ochopee, FL – November 22, 2019 – Betty Osceola and Rev. Houston R. Cypress are two well-known Everglades educators / conservationists. They are now leading the charge to protect the Big Cypress National Preserve and the rights of the indigenous and non-indigenous families who live among it, organizing a prayer walk along the historic Loop Road (50940 Loop Road, Ochopee, FL 34141), which sits just off the Tamiami Trail, closer to the west side of the trans-Everglades part US Highway 41. The walk commences on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 8 a.m. and will last through the evening of Sunday, December 8, 2019.

“Even though the federal government, thru the Army Corps of Engineers, has abandoned this WERP project, the potential for a federal land grab is still a part of any future restoration actions even if the WERP projects are picked up by the State of Florida,” says Cypress, co-founder of the Love The Everglades Movement. “It’s also an environmental travesty that the federal government would walk away from an important Everglades Restoration project without clarifying serious land concerns.”

In addition to prayer, the goals are to educate and call attention to the plight of indigenous families and non-indigenous landholders who may be at risk to lose their lands in the Big Cypress Preserve as a result of the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP). Walkers will be able to camp overnight, and an evening chat led by the participants is set to happen Saturday evening.

Those camping are encouraged to arrive and check in on Friday, December 6. The entrance for campers and walkers will be clearly marked ahead of the event. The group is seeking volunteers to help set up and check participants in. For those planning to camp overnight and walk one day only on Sunday, check in begins Saturday December 7 at noon. This is an alcohol / drug free, family-friendly event.

Cypress adds: “There’s still discussions going on between all the stakeholders — the feds, the state, the tribes, and landowners — about restoring Big Cypress / WERP, but the fear of a federal land grab still hasn’t been alleviated and that’s why we’re bringing attention to this matter.”

The pair believes that the healing of the environment doesn’t require the removal of indigenous people from their lands nor requires violations of agreements made to them in the beginning of the creation of the Big Cypress Preserve. Their Facebook event page states: “As we pray over the landscape we will also pray for the protection of indigenous communities and their rights to exist in their ancestral homelands and also advocate for honoring the congressional agreements made to our non-indigenous neighbors who will also be impacted.”

As the two did during a prayer walk of Lake Okeechobee earlier this year, each morning the prayers will be webcast on Facebook Live in an attempt to envelop and embrace Mother Earth in a global healing prayer. Supporters who cannot join the walk are encouraged to tune in.

For more information, visit www.LoveTheEverglades.org

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MOUSE KING Returns to Miami for a Seventh Holiday Season

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Family-friendly holiday tradition plays at The Mandelstam Theater, Miami’s best kept secret, December 13 – 15 and 20 – 22, 2019


South Miami, FL – November 19, 2019 – With all of the holiday bustle, travel, and Christmas shopping,It’s easy to forget the reason for the season. Fortunately, MOUSE KING is here again to remind us that the “Key to Christmas” – and all of the holidays, really – is love. MOUSE KINGis written by Sesame Street and Jim Henson Company veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter Jim Camacho. The musical will play at The Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, 33143) for two weekends during the height of the holidays.

“I feel lucky and grateful that this show is still such an exciting adventure that kids continue to look forward to,” says Camacho. “We invite people to share in the positive message of hope that the show offers, and learn about what the true key to Christmas really is.” Jim also wrote the musicals Fools’ Paradise, which enjoyed a run off-Broadway, The Cavie Islanders and the Troll, as well as many others.

MOUSE KING revisits the story of The Nutcracker as told from the point of view of the mice. With master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, some of whom appear regularly on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Mystery Science Theater 3000, along with a cast of talented child actors from the Miami area, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the Nutcracker to life. Due to six consecutive years of sell outs and by popular demand, this year’s production will enjoy a second weekend of performances.

The performance schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 13th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 14th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 20th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 21st, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 22nd, 2 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Camacho, who co-founded 1990s garage / alternative rock band The Goods, has released four full-length solo albums, more than two dozen videos and singles, and created a web series called Adventures in Songwriting. He’s also been writing music for other artists, including Canadian superstar Johnny Reid and Ana Cristina Cash.

Tickets for MOUSE KING start at $25 on mousekingtickets.com; reserved seating is available. Pre-sale tickets highly recommended, as shows will sell out.  Special media passes and access is available. The original soundtrack is available at mousekingmusic.com

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com or call 800.838.3006.

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Woodystock Celebrates Community on Give Miami Day November 21 at Zest Miami

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Non-profit Woody Foundation raises funds to transform the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and living with paralysis, hosts event featuring live music, food and community

Coral Gables, FL – October 31, 2019 – The 7th annual Woodystock Benefit Concert is designed to be a combo celebration and fundraiser, an opportunity to give back and give thanks. It is very telling and extremely fitting then, that the free, all-ages event will be held on Give Miami Day, Thursday, November 21, 2019. It will feature food and beverages from Zest Miami, and live music byRip Cord from Young Musicians Unite, the French Horn Collective and Electric Piquete. Zest is located at 200 S Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33135. The celebration begins at 6 p.m.

“Woodystock is an opportunity to share what our organization is doing with the public,” says founder James “Woody” Beckham. “It’s also a free event so anyone is welcome to come out, have a good time, enjoy the music, and the food and beverages from Zest Miami.” Woody suffered a spinal cord injury on January 29, 2011 while making a tackle playing rugby for Florida Atlantic University. The Beckham family formed the 501(c)3 shortly after to give away Woody Packs, which help improve the quality of life of those affected by similar injuries and the organization gives away for free, raise awareness and funds.

The Woody Foundation is about empowering people to reach their higher potential, whether becoming more independent or learning about information that will help. About this year’s event, Woody offers: “I’ve had some health issues over the last year, so I just appreciate the opportunity to have a good time with the people I love. Don’t know how many times I will get to do that, so being surrounded by people that love you makes me feel very grateful.”

Young Musicians Unite collaborates with schools to provide free music education and believes that every student in Miami-Dade deserves access to music education regardless of their socio-economic background. The French Horn Collective is a Miami-based band that performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy jazz, swing, and modern original French music. Miami’s Electric Piquete is an award-winning Latin funk septet best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin jazz / fusion standards.

The foundation is planning a very special announcement, so the public and the press are highly encouraged to attend in order to hear it first-hand. The event is generously being supported by the 7-time title sponsor CFH Group, a residential and commercial real estate company. 

For more information, visit www.WoodyFoundation.org or call 305.586.3107.

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Everglades Activists Plan Loop Road Prayer Walk December 7 and 8

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October 29, 2019 – Ochopee, FL – Two well-known activists / conservationists are leading the charge to protect the Big Cypress National Preserve and the rights of the indigenous and non-indigenous families who live among it. Betty Osceola and Rev. Houston R. Cypress are organizing a prayer walk scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2019, beginning at 8 a.m. and going through the evening of Sunday, December 8, 2019. The walk along Loop Road will start just off the Tamiami Trail in the Big Cypress National Preserve and last until 7 p.m. the following day.

In addition to prayer, the goals are to educate and call attention to the plight of indigenous families and non-indigenous landholders who may be at risk to lose their lands in the Big Cypress Preserve as a result of the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP). Walkers will be able to camp overnight, and an evening chat led by the participants is set to happen Saturday evening.

For more information, visit www.LoveTheEverglades.org

WHOBetty Osceola and Rev. Houston R. Cypress

WHAT: Loop Road Prayer Walk

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9 a.m. to Sunday, December 8, 2019, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Monroe Station, Big Cypress National Preserve

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TideHouse Waterfront Restaurant Opens in Stuart October 27

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Group responsible for Guanabanas, the award-winning Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venue, set to launch new eatery concept in Martin County 


Stuart, FL – October 22, 2019 – The all-new dining and entertainment concept TideHouse Waterfront Restaurant will open its doors for dinner at 915 NW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994 on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Hours of operation will be 4:30 to 11 p.m., with lunch service coming shortly thereafter. Complimentary valet service and plenty of overflow parking will be available.

The planned cuisine is a diverse mix of classic American, Pan-Asian / Polynesian and Mediterranean influences. It will share Guanabanas Island Restaurant’s commitment to sustainability, using fresh seafood as well as incorporating plenty of options if seafood and shellfish isn’t your thing. The menu will feature a wide array of influences and is sure to have something for everyone. 

There are plans to have live music several nights a week. It will be produced by Roots Music Inc. who manages the music program for Guanabanas, so one can expect the same great mix of talent and genres, including: surf rock, roots, reggae, Latin, acoustic and jam band music.

For more information, visit www.TideHouse.com or call 772.444.3166.   

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MOUSE KING Returns to The Mandelstam Theater for a Seventh Holiday Season December 13 – 15 and 20 – 22

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Who: Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2019 production.

What: MOUSE KING a family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by MacNeal and Camacho all about “The Key to Christmas”. Mouse King revisits the story of The Nutcracker as told from the point of view of the mice. With master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, along with a cast of talented child actors from the Miami area, Mouse King brings an imaginative twist on the Nutcracker to life. Due to six consecutive years of sell outs and by popular demand, this year’s production will enjoy a second weekend of performances.

When: 
Friday, December 13th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 14th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 20th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 21st, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 22nd, 2 p.m.

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

Tickets: start at $25 online at http://mousekingtickets.com; reserved seating is available. Pre-sale tickets highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

More information: www.JimCamacho.com or 800.838.3006.

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Yumbrella in South Miami Celebrates Dia de los Muertos November 2

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Who: Yumbrella Food Hall / The Tonic

What: “Day of the Dead” celebration featuring a procession, live music, face-painting, and food and drinks. 

Where: 5701 Sunset Dr #194, South Miami, FL 33143 

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 3 to 10 p.m.

Details: All ages are welcome to the free, family-friendly event celebrating the traditional post-Halloween Mexican holiday honoring departed family members. The afternoon and evening will include musical performances by the Mexican folkloric troupe Ameyal, a Mariachi group, and the local band Tilt. There will be food and drink specials available thoroughout. The Yumbrella is located within the Shops at Sunset Place.Co-presented by The Tonic and Community Arts & Culture, with the generous support of MiamiDade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Tecate, Effen Vodka, and Altos Tequila.

For more information, visitwww.thetonicmiami.comor call 305.397.8499.

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Bar Nancy Serves Arroz Con Mango for Halloween Edition of Recurring Marketplace October 27

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Pop Up Girl’s monthly event offers wide variety of local vendors hawking jewelry, soaps, candles, vegan delights and more; Nancy to offer cocktails, bites, cash prize for best costume

Miami, FL – October 9, 2019 – Arroz Con Mango literally translates to rice with mango. Its Cuban colloquial meaning is a sticky, messy situation. The monthly marketplace that has been happening at Bar Nancy (2007 SW 8 Street, Miami, 33135) for the last six months is only partially sticky. Mostly a well-oiled operation that offers the chance to shop some local wares, attendees can also listen to live music, sip on some of Little Havana’s craftiest cocktails, and chow on some delectable eats. This month, the party will be Halloween themed, and again be free and feature Birdman’s Clambake.

“Arroz Con Mango was conceived as a tribute to my Cuban/Mexican background,” says event founder Francis Weiner. “Miami is a melting pot, and as a result is un arroz con mango. I have always had a deep connection with my culture, music, and the arts, and I am an immense supporter of local vendors. ACM was my opportunity to bring something to the community where I could bring people together from different backgrounds to merge and enjoy themselves through art and music, all while supporting Miami locals.” 

Some past vendors include: Mad ElementOrange PostmanJay’s Beard OilLe Chic MiamiHot Sauce SheroCandles by JanetA&C Accessories and DesignsCloudnine BoutiqueEssencia AirWearlovehopeGuavette ShopPin Pan Pun the Cubanisms book, The Creamy CreationsNatural Buzz (CBD), and Powerful _Divine crystals.

Open since 2017, Bar Nancy’s theme is colonial-era nautical, its insides mimicking the galley of the famous namesake ship. A daily happy hour offers half-priced drinks 4 to 7 p.m. The bar offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers, as well as specialty cocktails and classic bar eats. Mondays are game and trivia nights; each month the bar resurrects the popular South Beach and Grove haunt The Kitchen Club. An outside patio with seating is available. Juan Turros hosts a recurring songwriter’s night series.

Clambake features virtuoso guitar playing by Sean Gould (who is also Bar Nancy’s lead sound engineer) backed by a powerful rhythm section of Monchy Coruguedo on drums and Michael Mut on bass. They serve up a mix of blues with classic rock and a side of kitsch. The band’s repertoire varies from show to show, includes a fair amount of improvisations, and ranges from 50s staples to classics from the 60s and 70s.

For more information, call 305.397.8971 or visit
www.nancy305.com.

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Electric Piquete Celebrate the Release of New Double A Side of Music at Ball & Chain October 20

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“Still Reeling” / “Fonquiviri” are first new studio recordings issued since 2016, a collaboration with the Music Preservation Project, and a benefit for the Lotus House

Hialeah, FL – October 1, 2019 – Latin funk band Electric Piquete tried and failed to run a successful crowd-funding campaign in 2018. Undaunted in its mission to record and release new music, the band has now partnered with the Music Preservation Project, the brainchild of Hialeah musician and producer Omar Garcia (Browner Sound / The Brand). The resulting works, a digital double A side of new music is now available and will be feted on October 20, 2019 at Ball & Chain during the venue’s monthly Pineapple Sunday event.

The bruising mid-tempo groove of “Still Reeling” and the blistering funk of “Fonquiviri” is now available exclusively through ElectricPiquete.Bandcamp.com on a pay-what-you-like basis. Proceeds from the sale of the music will benefit the Lotus House, an Overtown-based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children. They provide sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to heal, learn, grow and blossom. Learn more about them at www.lotushouse.org.

The Music Preservation Project was developed by the team at Browner Sound to capture, through professionally recorded audio, a snapshot of the musical culture in Miami at this moment in time. Selected artists, including local musicians, students in Title I public schools and street performers, are provided the service at no financial cost. The Music Preservation Project instead trades recording hours for community service hours from the musicians.

“The idea to trade recording hours for community service grew from a desire to support the bond between the City of Miami and its artists,” says Garcia. “Electric Piquete was invited to record as part of the Music Preservation Project and they subsequently will contribute not only the proceeds from this release, but 12 hours to a community service program of their choice.” For more information about the Music Preservation Project or Browner Sound, visit www.brownersound.com.

“When Omar presented the opportunity to record with him at Browner Sound, I could not say no,” says Michael Mut, co-founder, bassist and band leader. “I’ve long admired his musicianship and production skills, and have wanted to collaborate with him for ages. I’m extremely proud of the new music, all of the efforts put forth by the band, and very grateful to be able to help out the folks at the Lotus House. I invite everyone to check out what they do and contribute any way they can.”

Ball & Chain is located at 1513 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 33134, and all ages are welcome to the free event. Also scheduled to perform are Rick Moon, the Goodnites, and the Scone Cash Players. Music begins at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277.

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ABOUT ELECTRIC PIQUETE

Electric Piquete is an award-winning Latin funk septet from Hialeah. Their music has been featured in the Billy Corben documentary called Magic City Hustle, in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, and an episode of CNNGo, and licensed by Lexus. The band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies as well as some rapping on several numbers.

Electric Piquete also features co-founders Ed Rosado on drums and Michael Mut on bass, Chris Correoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is regularly augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute.

For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277. 

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