TideHouse Waterfront Restaurant Coming Stuart

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Guanabanas Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Launching TideHouse  Waterfront Restaurant in Stuart 

  Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venture’s management announces new eatery concept in Martin County 
  
Jupiter, FL – December 10, 2018 – Most know that the traditional 10th anniversary gift is tin or aluminum, but Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is celebrating a decade of serving delicious, award-winning fare, tropical drinks and offering up some of the area’s best live music by bringing Martin County a newly developed concept called TideHouse Waterfront Restaurant. The new dining and entertainment brand will be in the renovated space located at 915 NW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994 and open in 2019.  
  
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this important milestone than to introduce our plans for this beautifully improved waterfront location,” says Guanabanas General Manager / Vice President Jon Sullivan. “Our views of the St. Lucie River promise to be breathtaking, and our menu will reflect the pride we take in offering our patrons quality and service.”    
  
The planned cuisine will be a diverse mix of classic American, Pan-Asian/Polynesian and Mediterranean influences. It will share Guanabanas’ commitment to sustainability, using fresh seafood as well as incorporating plenty of options if seafood and shellfish aren’t your thing. The menu will feature a wide array of influences and is sure to have something for everyone. TideHouse will offer lunch and dinner service every day, as well as adding breakfast on the weekends.  
   
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 you can expect the same great mix of talent. The styles will be similar to the sister restaurant in Jupiter, performing a mix of surf rock, roots, reggae, Latin, acoustic and jam band music.  
  
“We are excited about the renovations to the property which enhance the panoramic views of the St. Lucie River and maximizes the indoor/outdoor experience,” said Chad Van Boven, President of Guanabanas Restaurant. The property owner has worked diligently to develop a plan to increase parking availability and created easy access to the restaurant. Valet parking will also be available and will be complimentary. Boat access will also be available through the marina.  
  
Guanabanas Restaurant is located near the Jupiter Inlet at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. The formal 10th anniversary celebration takes place Wednesday, December 26, 2018, featuring all-day featuring food and drink specials ($3 bottle beers and well drinks, $6 signature drinks, Fat Cubans, and old school burritos,  50-cent wings and clams), and live entertainment by The String AssassinsClement Aubrey and OneTribe, and Moska Project beginning at 4 p.m. 
    
For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878. For updates please visit www.tidehouse.com or follow the account on www.instagram.com/TideHouseStuart.  
 
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Guavatron and SOWFLO at Guanas for NYE

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Guavatron and SOWFLO Play New Year’s Eve 2019 Bash at Guanabanas

Local fusion / improve masters and Southwest Florida reggae rockers co-headline free year-end show

Jupiter, FL – December 11, 2018 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar will end 2018 in much the same fashion as it began and spent the entire year: offering a beautiful, serene ambiance, coupled with fine food and service, and presenting some highly-entertaining live music. Guavatron and SOWFLO are set to play the venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477 beginning at 9 p.m. on December 31, 2018. Show is free and 21 over are welcome.

“We brought together two of our favorite acts,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Both artists come from different places musically but together it will be a great jam rock sandwich for everyone. Guavatron’s improv-based jams never disappoint, neither does SOWFLO’s good time / Island party vibe. We invite everyone to celebrate what’s been an amazing 2018 and ring in what’s sure to be a fantastic New Year with us” A family man, Cahur also heads Roots Music, Inc., is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at Guanabanas, and is himself a guitarist.

Equal parts tropical fruit, band and transforming mechanized battle robot from another planet, Guavatron is a fusion four-piece based in West Palm Beach. With an emphasis on improvisation, Guavatron creates a fresh sound at every show while staying true to their dance, rock, electronica, and funk roots. They are regulars at Guanabanas’ Jerry Garcia birthday celebration. This year’s performance at Hulaween has put them at the top of the Florida jam band scene, and 2019 looks to take the band to a whole new level. Catch them in this intimate setting for NYE before it’s too late. Learn more about them here: guavatron.bandcamp.com.

SOWFLO were last seen and heard at Guanabanas’ Dirty River Reggae Fest and are South West Florida’s rock / reggae musical torchbearers. Based in Naples, FL, the band crisscrossed the American mid-west this summer, promoting their upcoming album New Shoes and their latest single called “Amalia”. SOWFLO teamed up with Damain Marley‘s engineer Marc Lee and keyboardist Young Pow to craft their latest offerings, which are dropping in 2019. The quintet’s sound is best described as a blend of rock, reggae, acoustic, hip-hop, dub, and surf, mixed in with good vibes and ganja. More details: sowflo.com.

Guanabanas is marking their 10th anniversary the Wednesday prior to New Year’s Eve with an all-day celebration featuring food and drink specials and live entertainment. Also, they are unveiling a new dining and entertainment concept in Stuart called TideHouse. The final Noche Latina of 2018 takes place Saturday, December 29, 2018 featuring Miami’s Electric Piquete and The Spam Allstars

For more information about the show and the venue, visitwww.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 Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch 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’ 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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Noche Latina at Guanabanas December 29

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Electric Piquete and the Spam Allstars Return to Guanabanas for Noche Latina December 29

Monthly Latin music series closes 2018 with two of Miami’s premiere Latin funk bands

Jupiter, FL – December 6, 2018 – The final Noche Latina / Latin music night of 2018 promises to be a very funky one. Miami’s ElectricPiquete(4 p.m., all-ages) and The SpamAllstars(9 p.m., 21 and over) will grace the stage at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (location: 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477) on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Both performances are free.

“These two bands will create one seamless and absolutely danceable afternoon and evening for music fans,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “We always look forward to having them here and the local community has tended to respond quite positively to them.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc., more than 20 years ago, and has successfully managed rock and reggae acts, and produced and promoted local and regional concerts. He is the lead sound engineer, books all of the live music at the venue, and is also an accomplished guitarist.

Electric Piquete have the distinction of being the first band to play a Noche Latina, in addition to being two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners. They mix Latin jazz with American funk and rock elements to form a largely instrumental, instantly-catchy sound. The band are currently in preparations to back soul music legend Timmy Thomas (“Why Can’t We Live Together”) in a series of concerts and in the recording studio. More information:www.ElectricPiquete.com.

The Spam Allstars are not only one of Miami’s most popular, well-known, and longest-running and accomplished bands, but they have been nominated for a Latin Grammy and toured nationally. Part hip-hop, part funk, part electronica, they were founded by musician, producer, and musicologist Andrew Yeomanson, AKA DJ Le Spam. The group’s latest release is their sixth full-length called Trans-Oceanic (2016). Learn more at www.SpamAllstars.com.

Noche Latina began as a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration three years ago and has remained a very popular recurring event. Guanabanas regularly hosts reggae, acoustic and surf-rock bands, so the Latin flavor serves as a quite an interesting musical counterpoint.  

For more information about the show and the venue, 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 Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch 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’ 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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Guanabanas Celebrates 10 Years 12/26

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Guanabanas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary December 26

Award-winning waterfront venue begins second decade of serving the Jupiter community with all-day specials and a triple-header of live music

Jupiter, FL – November 27, 2018 – Ten years in the restaurant business is quite an amazing achievement. Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is much more than just a restaurant, however. For a decade, the popular waterfront venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477, near the Jupiter Inlet and on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River, has not only been presenting the best live local, regional and national acts, but also giving back to the community, all while racking up some impressive awards.

“A commitment to providing our clients the highest quality ingredients, incredible support from our local community plus a family-friendly atmosphere has been the key to our success,” says Vice President Jon Sullivan. “We intend to continue to offer the best fresh from Florida seafood, the finest entertainment, and to keep Guanabanas a great place for people to come hang out with friends and family.”

Clients can take advantage of food and drink specials the entire day after Christmas as part of the celebration, including $3 bottle beers and well drinks, $6 signature drinks, Fat Cubans, and old school burritos, as well as 50-cent wings and clams. There will be live entertainment by The String Assassins, Clement Aubrey and One Tribe, and Moska Project from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight. Admission is free; 21 and over are welcome from 9 p.m. onward.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure programming  the music here for the last 10 years,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m looking forward to the celebration and to 10 more great years.” Cahur is the founder of Roots Music, which manages acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. He not only designed the sound system at Guanabanas, but is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at the venue.

From its humble beginnings as a one-time sandwich shop / kayak rental place in 2004-2005, Guanabanas has grown into a local mainstay. Building on the “Old Florida” look and feel, owners President Chad Van Boven, along with his wife Jeannie, created a sense of community, first hosting a charity-driven “Therapy Thursdays” event that evolved into the recurring Give Back Thursday, which has helped many local charities, and raising more than $180k during the last half-dozen years.

Along the way, Guanabanas has been named “Best Waterfront Restaurant” by the Palm Beach Post and “Best Restaurant” by SouthFlorida.com, been featured on PBS Local, Emeril’s Florida, Chef Michele Bernstein’s Check Please, become a favorite hangout of professional athletes and international celebrities, launched a successful monthly Latin Music Night, and rolled out both a food truck and a delectable weekend brunch menu.

For more information about the show and the venue, 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 Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch 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’ 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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Playlist Disco Concert / Harry Wayne Casey Honored 12/9

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Town of Miami Lakes Hosts Disco Concert Featuring Playlist, Honors Harry Wayne Casey 12/9

Miami Lakes, FL – November 29, 2018 – It’s time to play that funky music! The Town of Miami Lakes and its Cultural Affairs Committee presents Disco Concert featuring disco cover band, The Playlist.

The Playlist was founded by lead vocalist Mireya ValdesMedina and husband Tony Medina (guitar / lead vocals). It also features drummer Monchy Coruguedo, and bassist / vocalist Michael Mut, who currently play in a separate musical project along with Tony. Additional musicians include: Rene Martinez and Rey Diaz, percussion, Lizzie Valdes and Alex Diaz (vocals), keyboardist Betzy Consuegra, and Robert Smiley (sax / flute).

You will not want to miss a special recognition given to Harry Wayne Casey (“KC”) from KC and the Sunshine Band! KC will be receiving a proclamation from Mayor Manny Cid and fellow councilmembers.

This “Get Down” event will also include food trucks and other refreshments for concert-goers!

For FREE General Admission tickets or tickets with a drink package, visit www.toml.eventbrite.com

WHERE: Miami Lakes Picnic Park West, 15151 NW 82nd Ave,
DATE & TIME: Sunday, December 9th at 6 PM to 9:30 PM

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Road to Afro Roots Begins in Jupiter on January 25-26

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The Road to Afro Roots Fest 21 Begins at Guanabanas in Jupiter on January 25-26

Colombia’s Grupo Barrio Abajo, Cuba’s Cortadito and the Republic of Congo’s Toto Omana open the third decade of one of South Florida’s longest-running music festivals

Jupiter, FL – November 27, 2018 – The 21st iteration of the Afro Roots Fest will pick up right where it left off – taking the music directly to the people, instead of having them travel to one signature event as in year’s past. The kickoff event will again take place at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, Florida 33477) over the span of two days. Grupo Barrio Abajo opens the festivities Friday, January 25, 2018 with a 21 and over performance beginning at 9 p.m. The following day, Saturday, January 26, Cortadito (4 to 7 p.m., all ages welcome) and Toto Omana (9 p.m., 21 and over) round out the Road to Afro Roots lineup.

“It gives me great joy to start the journey to the Afro Roots Fest by presenting these three diverse groups at what is Palm Beach’s premiere live music venue,” says Jose Elias, founder and executive director of Community Arts and Culture (CAC). “We are excited to bring the Jupiter music-loving community a slice of the Caribbean and some amazing sounds from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fans will love the brilliant crossover artist that is Toto Omana.” Elias is a guitarist / tres player who performs with the Spam Allstars, and his own groups Cortadito and the Nag Champayons. He is also a producer and Grammy-nominated musician and recording artist.

Group Barrio Abajo’s aim is to raise international awareness of the folkloric musical heritage of the Caribbean Colombia. They present styles such as cumbia, bullerengue, porro, chandé and more than thirty other unparalleled musical rhythms. Globally, their home country is known for cumbia and vallenato, but these are just two pieces from their puzzle of musical heritage. Barrio Abajo’s professional musicians intend to change this perception. Learn more about them here: www.facebook.com/grupobarrioabajo.

Cortadito’s specialty is performing Cuban music from the early 20th century, which transports listeners to a time when Trio Matamoros and Ignacio Piniero ruled the Cuban music world.  The band, who recently released a new EP of music called Canciones de Julio, faithfully performs standards in the traditional stylings called Son MontunoGuarachaBoleroNengon, and Bolero Son. Cortadito is occasionally is backed by a variety of guest musicians, which gives the group a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Learn more at www.CortaditoSon.com.

The singer / songwriter / guitarist from Kinshasa, Republic of Congo Omana is primarily influenced by Franco and OK Jazz. His music combines African Soukous with American R&B, funk, and soul. Toto speaks more than 12 languages, and also sings in Swahili, Mandingo, English, Spanish, and French, and appeared as a guest on the Grammy-nominated group, Conjunto Progreso’s record Master Sessions Descarga & Son. He is set to release a full-length set on Afro Roots Recordings in 2019, which is being produced by Elias.

“We’re happy to able to continue building on this wonderful musical relationship with Guanabanas and Roots Music, Inc., and continue to make the festival accessible to world music fans in Palm Beach,” adds Elias. The festival will also feature a variety of local and international acts, and is being held at venues throughout South Florida. For more information, please visit www.AfroRootsFest.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE

Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.

In addition to the joint venture with the Little Haiti Community Center called Let the Children Have Music, and the ongoing World Music Tuesdays series at the Wynwood Yard, CAC co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area schools.

For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org.

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Michael Mut
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MOUSE KING Returns December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16

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MOUSE KING Returns for a Sixth Holiday Season December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16

South Miami, FL – November 13, 2018 – The magical “Kingdom of Sweets” comes alive once more. MOUSE KING, the family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter / prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, will enjoy an extended run at The Mandelstam Theaternext month. Tickets for the show, which plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7, 8, and 9, as well as 14, 15, and 16, are on sale now at www.MouseKingTickets.com.

MOUSE KING follows the adventures of Mouserick, the furry future monarch, by revisiting the story of The Nutcracker from the point of view of the mice. With a cast of master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, along with talented local child actors, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the classic Russian ballet to life. Five consecutive years of sell outs and popular demand drove the need for a second weekend of performances for the first time.

“We are truly excited to be rolling out the show once again and I am looking forward to the curtains going up on what will be another fantastic cast,” says Camacho. “I am humbled and grateful for the response and the support given to our production. This show is truly a labor of love and holiday cheer.” Jim has written the music for several high-profile musicals, including ones that have played off-Broadway, and been part of the Bronx Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” celebrations.

The action is fast-paced, the music is brilliant and memorable, and the characters are loveable and instantly unforgettable. Spoiler alert: the mouse does become king. The Mandelstam Theater is located at 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143. Tickets start at $25 online and reserved seating is available. Pre-show purchase is highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

A long-time South Miami resident, Camacho is also a prolific recording artist. Beginning with the major-label rock band he co-founded with his brother Johncalled The Goods, he has released many full length collections and singles, penned music for artists such as IlonaJohnny ReidJason Morton and theChesapeake SonsAna Cristina CashChloe LangEx Norwegian, and Alex Di Leo. He’s also launched a YouTube series about South Florida artists called “Adventures in Songwriting”, and is set to release a new collection of music he created with John Camacho in early 2019.

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

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is prolific at writing songs, musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into theater began with 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. He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several “Boo at the Zoo” Bronx Zoo productions, as well as 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. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker 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 ’19.

Jim spent part of 2018 writing for artists such as Johnny ReidJason Mortonand the Chesapeake Sons, and Ana Cristina Cash, as part of a stable of Nashville-based AbFab publishing house songwriters. 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 new music.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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Michael Mut
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Cortadito CD Release Party 11/16

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Cortadito Celebrates Release of Canciones de Julio November 16 at Wynwood Yard

Traditional Cuban folk group plays free all-ages show in Wynwood to launch five-song EP of original music

Miami, FL October 31, 2018 Thomas Wolfe may have written the novel You Can’t Go Home, but Miami’s premiere Cuban folk group Cortadito has quite the audio evidence to the contrary. They have now released Canciones de Julio, written and recorded with the group’s co-founder Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet, and plan a proper celebration and homecoming Friday, November 16, 2018, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at The Wynwood Yard (56 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127). The show will be free and open to the public of all ages.

“I’m happy that this project has finally seen the light of day,” says group co-founder / producer Jose Elias about the material that was originally recorded in 2015. “We are looking forward to performing the new material at the Wynwood Yard and beyond.”

The group went back to their roots and teamed up with Delet for the creation of their second EP release, which features five original compositions written by Julio Cesar, including the classic “Casa de la Trova” written by his father Julio Rodriguez. The fine work of double bass player Yorgis Goiricelaya from Matanzas, Cuba is featured throughout the recording. Yorgis is the Musical Director for Albita Rodriguez’s group and also plays bass with the legendary Oscar De Leon.

Founded in 2011, Cortadito has played countless private parties and corporate events, lounges, bars, and festivals. Most recently, the group backed legendary Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa at the Los Dells Festival in Wisconsin, the first multi-genre Latin music festival in the Midwest, and soon to be the largest such festival in North America. They also accompanied him at this year’s GroundUp Music Festival on Miami Beach in February.

Cortadito released their debut CD Abriendo Caminos in 2012, which besides covering a variety of Cuban music standards, featured one original composition by each of the artists “Delicias Caribeña” (Elias) and “Te Lo Perdiste” (Delet).

For more information about the venue, navigate to www.wynwoodyard.com or call 305-351-0366. For more on the band, please visit www.cortaditoson.com.

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ABOUT CORTADITO

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

Jose Elias founded the band alongside Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet from Santiago de Cuba in November of 2011 after a 12-year stint with Conjunto Progreso that garnered him a Grammy nomination for his participation in the album Masters of Cuban Son. The duo was an instant success and were invited to perform at the Fingerlakes Grassroots festival in Trumansberg, NY. They released their first CD titled Abriendo Caminos in 2012, which featured one original composition by each of the artists “Delicias Caribeña” (Elias) and “Te Lo Perdiste” (Delet).

In 2013, Julio Cesar moved to Houston, Texas and was replaced by Humberto Upierre from Guanabacoa, Cuba. The group then expanded into a trio which included percussionist Andres Polanco Rivas from Holguin, Cuba. In 2014 , the group reunited with Julio Cesar to record what would be the songs for their next release, which included the participation of double bass player  Yorgis Goiricelaya from Matanzas, Cuba.  Yorgis is the Musical Director for Albita Rodriguez’s group and also plays bass with Oscar De Leon.

From 2015 to 2017 the group added various musicians to the roster, including the likes Eduardo Saborit on vocals and rhythm guitar from Santiago de Cuba, percussionist Santiago McCookWilfredo Fuentes Cespedes who recorded and toured with Eliades Ochoa, and Horacio Rodriguez, who worked with Orquesta Aragon from 2000 to 2016. Most recently, the group has added double bass player Alberto Pantaleon, who has toured with the Buena Vista Social Club and Eliades Ochoa.

For more information about the band, visit www.cortaditoson.com.

 

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Michael Mut

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Tropidelic and Bumpin Uglies at Guanabanas 11/7

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Tropidelic and Bumpin Uglies Co-Headline an Evening of Music at Guanabanas November 7

Rare midweek doubleheader comes to the award-winning waterfront restaurant, bar and music venue

Jupiter, FL – October 26, 2018 – Hump Day shows at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar are usually reserved for a single, energetic act. On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Jupiter live music fans will be treated to a double header of the rock / reggae touring bands known as Tropidelic and Bumpin Uglies. The music begins at 8 p.m., the show is free and open to 21 and over. Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477, near the Jupiter Inlet and on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River.

“These two bands together make for an instant party,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m looking forward to unleashing their good time musical energy on our Wednesday night regulars.” Cahur is the founder of Roots Music, which manages acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. In addition to booking acts and providing hospitality at Guanabanas, he is the lead sound engineer.

Tropidelic is six-piece funk / reggae / rock / hip hop from the East Side of Cleveland, OH.  The year 2017 saw the release of the band’s latest, Heavy is The Head, which hit the top spot on the iTunes reggae charts upon release. They have shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311Slightly StoopidThe Dirty HeadsPepper and TheWailers. Tropidelic have hit the festival circuit heavily recently, playing Electric Forest,the Werk Out Festival, the Warped TourSXSWReggae Rise Up, and Cali Roots. Learn more about the band here: www.tropidelic.com.

Bumpin Uglies hail from Annapolis, MD, and are self-described as “a curiously fun mix of ska, reggae and good ole’ punk rock.” They have been musically raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish. The quartet’s brand-new release is called Beast from the Eastand features guest appearances Derek McBrydeof Tropidelic, plus members of Sun Dried VibesOgee Wawa, and others. For more on the band, visit www.bumpinugliesmusic.com.

Their current joint tour last through mid-November and has them winding up and down the U.S. East Coast before hopping to Texas. Bumpin Uglies will then head up to the Northeast, and toward the Midwest into the New Year. Tropidelic will loop back around the Northeast through the end of this year.

For more information about the show and the venue, 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; an all-new brunch 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’ 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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Mouse King Returns for a Sixth Holiday Season!

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MOUSE KING Returns to The Mandelstam Theater for a Sixth Holiday Season December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 2018

Who: Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter and prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2018 production.

What: MOUSE KING a family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by MacNeal and Camacho. The magical “Kingdom of Sweets” comes alive once more. 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 community, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the Nutcracker to life. Due to five consecutive years of sell outs and by popular demand, this year’s production will enjoy a second weekend of performances for the first time.

When:  

Friday, December 7th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 8th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 9th, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 14th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 16th, 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.