Ball & Chain Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Three-Day Music Festival Labor Day Weekend
WHO: Ball & Chain, the notable and world-famous live music venue located at 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135, is thrilled to present their first annual three-day music festival in honor of the venue’s 80th Anniversary this Labor Day Weekend. The historical hotspot originally opened its doors in September 1935 as a live jazz music venue, closing its doors in the 1950s. The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho was reopened with an authentic Cuban flare meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller in September 2014.
WHAT: This is the first multiple-day musical driven event to celebrate the venue’s 80th birthday. The anticipated live performances will begin on Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 a.m. Featured bands include:
Nick Tannura Trio
Brendan O’Hara & The Rescue
Rum & Coffee Band
Tony Succar featuring Mixtura
Komakozie (special beatbox set)
Pepe Montes Trio
DJ sets by:
Le Spam (from Spam Allstars)
Special 80th Anniversary cocktails will be added to the menu and available for purchase during the festival. All attending guests will be eligible for exclusive giveaways and raffles.
Full schedule will be announced closer to event date.
For additional information about Ball & Chain, please visit www.ballandchainmiami.com.
This is event is free and open to the public.
WHERE: Ball & Chain 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135
WHEN: Friday, September 4, 2015 through Sunday, September 6, 2015
ABOUT BALL & CHAIN
Ball & Chain is a historic and world famous live music venue located at 1513 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 in the center of Little Havana. The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho was reborn in September 2014 reborn as a live music venue with an authentic Cuban flare and meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller. Before the area became a harbor for Cuban refugees, the bar “On the Trail” (Tamiami Trail) from the mid-1930s to late 1950s was a popular late-night stomping ground for many of the world’s most famous jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker.
The revived entertainment venue aims to reclaim its reputation as a power player in Miami’s nightlife scene with a 3,000 square-foot interior and a 3,500 square-foot patio both outfitted for live music. The music scene at Ball & Chain infuses contemporary sounds with old school jazz and salsa. The venue features live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday. The iconic bar features a full top shelf and premium liquor bar, signature specialty craft cocktails as well as a Cuban inspired tapas menu. Ball & Chain is open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. from Monday through Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Happy Hour is Monday through Sunday starting at 4 to 7 p.m., featuring two for one specialty cocktails daily.
For additional info, please visit www.ballandchainmiami.com.