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.

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Electric Piquete Play the Northwood Mango Fest 6/24

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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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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.

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Hard Rock Café Miami Hosts Bachaco Monthly Reggae Residency

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Hard Rock Café Hosts Bachaco during Monthly Reggae Residency

Miami reggae rock / Latin roots band performs live in downtown Miami each first Wednesday of the month

Miami, FL – May 23, 2017 – Miami-based reggae rock / Latin roots group Bachaco has found a new home in the 305. The Hard Rock Café Miami located at Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd, Suite R200, Miami, FL 33132) welcomes each new month with a party called “WednesReggae” featuring the group in an exclusive residency. The next party is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017, beginning at 8 p.m. No cover, all ages welcome.

“It’s a great opportunity and we couldn’t be happier to have been selected by the Hard Rock Café,” says lead singer and band leader Eddy Morillo. “The venue’s vibe is unmatched in Miami and the support we receive from staff and management is amazing.” Coming off of extensive touring in 2015 and 2016, the semi-permanent gig is a welcome refuge from the road. This is Bachaco‘s first residency at a renowned internationally acclaimed music venue.

Bachaco has recorded a follow-up their 2015 full-length release called Sunfire, which spawned three hit singles “Good Morning”, “Sunfire Girl” and “Keep Your Head Up”. “We’re ready to release as of right now, but we’re taking our time looking for the right record company,” says Morillo. The group’s sound is decidedly Miami, but draws from heavily from Jamaican, North American, Latin American and Caribbean influences such as dancehall, ska, rock, hip-hop, dub and Latin reggae.

Bachaco boasts a ten-year track record of writing and recording, in addition to more than 300 live shows throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Last month they headlined wildly successful Brew at the Zoo festival sponsored by the Miami New Times. They are a seasoned, but still extremely vibrant and relevant Latin / Caribbean fusion band.

Learn more about the band at www.BachacoMusic.com.

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ABOUT BACHACO

Formed in 2007, Bachaco has performed more than 300 concerts and festivals from Argentina to Canada sharing the stage with the likes of Stephen Marley and the Marley Brothers, Natiruts from Brazil, Israel Vibration, Toots & TheMaytals, Ozomatli, Cultural Profetica, Gondwana, Los Pericos, LosAmigos Invisibles, WAR, King Chango and more. Bachacho has also showcased during the SXSW and LAMC music conferences with the support of publishing titan BMI. Their music naturally flows in English and Spanish, but the true language Bachaco speaks is the vibe they transmit: High Energy Groove.

Bachaco’s 2012 self-titled debut includes the hit Latin Roots singles  “Jamaican Cumbia,”  “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” and “Ni Una Lagrima”. They have been featured on many regional, national, and international media outlets throughout the U.S. and abroad. In 2015, the band won Budlight’s Buscando Mi Ritmo music reality TV summer series with the infectious Latin dancehall single “Tú” featuring the international telenovela rockstar, Dominican Jose Guillermo Cortines.

For more information, visit www.BachacoMusic.com.

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Celebrate 20 Years of The Wallflower Gallery

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The Wallflower Gallery Celebrates 20 Years at Churchill’s Pub May 13

Miami, FL – April 26, 2017 – Although the original location has been long closed and the building the housed it has been razed, The Wallflower Gallery remains a favorite art space, live music venue and community meeting locale to those who knew it well. On Saturday, May 13, the still-vibrant brand will celebrate 20 years of creative interaction with a multi-media showcase of art, music, spoken word, dance, comedy, community speakers and lots of fun. The festivities will take place at Churchill’s Pub (5501 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127), beginning at 4 p.m. Admission is $10; 18 and over are welcome.

The performance arrangements will feature some of The Wallflower Gallery’s previous showcase formats such as the Songwriters’ Series, Dynamic Duos, Voice & Soul and Interactive Improv Jams.

“We are working to bring together as many of the musicians, artists, poets, dancers and performers from The Wallflower Gallery’s history as possible,” says owner and community activist Flash. “In addition, we will include community speakers from local organizations who were active in The Wallflower Gallery, plus, we are reaching out to former staff and patrons as part of a BIG FAMILY REUNION!”

This is not going to be a typical anniversary show, and part of the appeal will be to make it unique for the artists and audience involved. Each set will include special guests to expand the range of the music.  Spoken word artists will join the bands for short pieces to enhance the spontaneity and creativity of the experience. The different formats will layer the performers together and provide a platform for interaction.

“At the same time, we are initiating some reunion performances and bringing some disbanded groups back together,” Flash continues. “With the Interactive Improv Jams, we are combining various performers and sparking inspiration with an experimental flavor. For 13 years, The Wallflower Gallery provided a home in Downtown Miami for artists to develop their craft and enhance their skills. Since the building was torn down in 2010, The Wallflower Gallery has bolstered artists and events through social media and showcase support.”

This event signifies the impact of The Wallflower Gallery beyond the physical building and demonstrates how the essence of collaborative creativity enriches our community and the individuals involved.

Here is a list of confirmed performers:

Music
Out ofThe Anonymous (reunion show)
Pans Permia
The Oski Foundation
The Slaves Are Mad
Symbiotic Simians
Ana Kanpa (reunion show)
UOM
Carl Ferrari & Friends
Kuyayky
Smurphio
Peter Betan
Mr. Grim Reapa
Richard Shepherd (Traveling from New York!)
Fabio Patino
Moonshyne Brown
Jon Ryczek
Tom Schafer
Sheik Al Reyes
Rene Alvarez
J J Freire
Michelangelo
Ric Zweig (Traveling from New Orleans)
Bryant Del Toro
Andrew Bayuk
Jomo Faulks
Linda Reiling
Mike Sharpe
Anthony Nelson
Deep Water Willy
Hamstir
& more

Comedy
Chasing Tales
& more

Live Art
Luis Valle
Anibal Fernandez
Linx
& more

Dance
Sofia Luna
& more

Community Speakers
Sara Yousuf – Emerge Miami
& more

Memorial Tribute
Mark Schusheim (Wallflower Gallery doorman & spoken word artist)
Leon Banossian (Pale Blue Dot)
& more.

For more information, visit www.WallflowerGallery.com or call 305.579.0069.

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Electric Piquete Debut at Bar Nancy May 5

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Electric Piquete to Debut at Bar Nancy on Cinco de Mayo, 10 p.m.

Miami, FL – April 28, 2017 – Award-winning Latin funk band Electric Piquete will make their debut at the brand new Bar Nancy on Cinco de Mayo, beginning at 10 p.m. They will play two sets of originals and Latin jazz standards. The nautically-themed craft cocktail bar will offer $5 Dulce Vide Blaco tequila shots all night to celebrate the occasion. No cover; 21 and over are welcome.

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 music festival in South Florida, they traveled to North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew to play the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival last October. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment is located at 2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135. The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent.For more information about the Nancy, call 305.397.8971.

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Electric Piquete to Play Benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 4/22

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Electric Piquete to Play Benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation April 22

Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 17, 2017Award-winning Latin funk band Electric Piquete will play a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Fort Lauderdale Beach on Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 7 p.m. The event is being produced by ME Events and Fort Lauderdale Finest 2017 honoree Emely CuadradoNon-refundable $35 tickets are available online at bit.ly/EP_WP, and include admission to the event, appetizers and one drink ticket. Additional donations to the cause will be accepted onsite and online through https://fortlauderdale.finestcff.org/emely. 21 and over are welcome.

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”. Last month, the band played the American Cancer Society Relay For Life research fundraiser in Miami Lakes. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Event location is 3109 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 33304. For more information, visit www.cff.org/FtLauderdale or call 954.739.5006.

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Bar Nancy Celebrates Grand Opening April 15

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Bar Nancy Brings Craft Cocktail Artistry to Little Havana

Nautically-themed venue features hand-made bar, fixtures and is mixology-driven; grand opening celebration scheduled for April 15
Miami, FL – April 5, 2017 – Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment Bar Nancy is dry docked at 2007 SW 8th Street. Already serving thirsty landlubbers, a grand opening celebration will take place Saturday, April 15, 2017 featuring the Spam AllstarsThe Woodwork (formerly the Wholetones), and JUke. Doors open at 5 p.m., and complimentary cocktails will be served from 7 to 9 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m.

“We put a lot of stock into every last detail, from the décor to our drink ingredients, and authenticity is a big part of our appeal,” says co-owner and managing partner Sasha-Alexandre Torres. “Our award-winning bar tenders put their all into the creation and execution of our drink menu, and I’m confident our patrons will taste the difference.” There are no fountain guns behind the bar, and no artificial sweeteners are ever used. The place even has its own sugar cane press for simple syrups. ”

The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent. Drink names like “Over the Barrel”, “Peg Leg”, and “Siren Song” play right into the theme.  Nancy offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers. There is an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches and desserts available, and an outside patio with seating.

Co-founder Ben Koufopoulos, a quintessential bar-man and a sought-after commodity in the cocktail world, has been an integral part of team-building for some of Miami’s most successful bars and restaurants, including The Purdy LoungeBurger and Beer Joint, The StageWill CallPB Station, and Pawnbroker. He has worked with and trained with some of America’s top chefs: Emeril LegassiJonathan EissmanMichael SwartzNorman Van Aken, and Jose Mendin. He and his father Tom Koufopoulos are largely responsible for all the woodwork, even recreating the Nancy stern to act as the bar back.

Torres also co-founded the now-closed The Stage Miami located in the Design District, where he conceptualized and managed day-to-day activities, and he currently assists in producing live musical events via DNA Entertainment and nationally distributed films with Via Verita and Ratpac Entertainment.

Yet another key Nancy crew member is Derek Stilmann, F.I.U. and Pubbelly Restaurant Group alumni, where he went on to design and create the cocktail program at notable bars like PawnBroker.

This initial group have created the venue’s cocktail, beer, wine, and food menus. Collectively, they have been involved in live music and sports bars, fine dining restaurants and high-volume mixology bars, and each have held all front and back of house positions, from busboy to general manager.

Bar Nancy hosts a happy hour every day from 5 to 8 p.m., and they are open every day until 2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m. There will be a regular live music schedule in place soon, and there is never a cover. 21 and over are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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ABOUT BAR NANCY

Bar Nancy is a nautically themed American craft cocktail bar located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, Florida. The cocktail bar takes its Inspiration from the American Revolutionary Ship, Nancy, which was the first American ship to hoist the red, white and blue flag after American Independence had been declared.  The Nancy creed Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night) promises transcendence and good times through savory crafted cocktails, great music (live and otherwise), and an optimized hospitality experience.

Katherine RajsichSasha-Alexandre TorresBen Koufopoulos and Derek Stilmann make a perfect team to open an American craft cocktail bar in Miami, Florida. Their skills obtained over the years in the service and hospitality industry complement each other and make for a successful recipe. Together they have a combined 70 years’ experience in the field; most of them here in Miami. They have been involved with bar and restaurant openings and know the rigors that come with such a task.

Also part of the Nancy crew: David Perez, Lizz Dominguez, Jamal Giles, Caco Alvarez and Raymond Levy.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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Boxelder and Moska Project Play the Kelsey Theater April 29

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Boxelder and Moska Project Play the Kelsey Theater April 29

Rock / reggae outfit and Latin rock / reggae fusion group co-headline show at vibrant community theater – art house

Lake Park, FL – April 6, 2017 – Boxelder, power house reggae rock band from Jupiter, FL, return to West Palm Beach with high-energy Latin rock buddies Moska Project at the Kelsey Theater (700 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403) on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Tickets for the all-ages show are $15 pre-sale and available online at bit.ly/BoxMosKT, or $20 on the day of show. Doors open at 7 p.m.

“Boxelder performed many times to packed houses at what used to be called the Kelsey Club a decade plus ago,” says Matt Cahur, guitarist for Boxelder and Roots Music, Inc. label head. “Those were great times for the band, and we’re looking forward to recapturing some of that magic in what is now an improved venue that stands as a beacon for the burgeoning arts scene in Lake Park.” Roots Music has been organizing and promoting music events for nearly 20 years. Cahur is also the talent buyer for Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar in Jupiter.  

Boxelder spent the tail end of the 90s and beginning of the 2000s crisscrossing the U.S. and playing their unique blend of rock and reggae. Filling up small and medium sized venues all along the way, the band was able to amass a huge following in the days before social media made Internet stars. The band features Bryce Allyn on vocals, Cahur on guitar, Eli McDonald (guitar), GillyGonzalez on bass, and Patrick Boggs (drums). Boxelder’s high energy reggae anthems and trippy dub jams will be a highlight for the newly renovated Kelsey Theater. More details are available at www.boxelder.com.

Making original music since 2002, Moska Project’s musical style is a blend of Latin rock and reggae, enhanced by extended guitar and saxophone  jams. It is often referred to as “Brown Music”. Their live shows are entertaining and full of energy, complimented by a wide variety of danceable beats. Moska’s organic sounds have earned them top slots opening for Galactic, Matisyahu, Pepper and many more. Moska’s latest release Cuatro was issued in May of 2016. Learn more at www.moskaproject.com.

Culture and community: this is the Kelsey Theater ethos. Their mission is to be a place where the community by and large can experience the finest in independent cinema, music, comedy and various other performing arts, while simultaneously providing a convention center venue that will host anything from indoor green markets to comic book conventions. Find out more at www.thekelseytheater.com.

For additional details, 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 led 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 bookings and promotions. Roots currently represents The HelmsmenThe Hip AbductionOrange JuiceMoska ProjectBryce Allyn, and Boxelder.

For more information, visit www.rootsmusic.com or call 561.379.8598.
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Guanabanas’ Executive Chef Vinny Trupia Tends El Sol Community Center Garden

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 Guanabanas’ Executive Chef Vinny Trupia TendsEl Sol Community Center Garden

Island Restaurant & Bar donates time and 100% of harvest to Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center, a haven for the area’s day laborers

Jupiter, FL – April 5, 2017 – In addition to being known for a delectable menu loaded with fresh and locally-sourced food items, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar also hosts monthly “Give Back Thursday” events that help fund local families and charities in need. Now, in partnership with Jupiter’s El Sol Community Center, Guanabanas’ top chef Vinny Trupia has taken on another green venture to assist those from the area who need it most: he’s managing one of the community garden plots in Guanabanas’ name that grows and donates its entire yield to feed hungry locals at the center.

“El Sol provides a great community service to our town, and any opportunity to help is an honor not only for us as a local business, but for me as an individual,” says Vice President / General Manager Jon Sullivan. “Jupiter did not have a community garden prior to El Sol’s efforts, and we are proud to lend a hand to make it bigger and better.”

A graduate of the Florida Culinary Institute, cooking is in Trupia’s blood. His father worked as a restaurant chef in Florida, New York and California, and as a child, the young Vinny would watch his grandmother prep and cook Sunday family meals, old-school Italian style. His career has seen him man many of the positions he now oversees, from dishwasher to sous chef to executive chef.

Now in his current position, he inspires the same work ethic in his crew that was required of him to in order to climb the kitchen ranks. A Lawton, OK native, Trupia’s specialties are American and Italian cuisines, and since joining the Guanabanas team in 2008, he has honed his skills in traditional Caribbean and Latin cuisines, with an emphasis on fresh Florida seafood.

El Sol is a safe, organized, indoor space that facilitates the hiring of day laborers. Workers registered in their labor program fulfilled more than 14,000 job requests for local employers in 2016. Adults are provided English classes, and vocational, financial literacy, and computer training, as well as Spanish literacy instruction. El Sol also provides referrals for medical care, legal advice from volunteer attorneys, in addition to the fruits and vegetables grown on its grounds.

Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. 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.

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

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