Electric Piquete Plays Noche Latina October 26

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Roots Music and Guanabanas Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Noche Latina with Electric Piquete October 26

Latin funk band to play a free show at the premier Jupiter waterfront venue beginning at 9 p.m.

Jupiter, FL – October 15, 2018 – The band that kicked off the successful Noche Latina series at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar three years ago is back to celebrate a very special milestone. Electric Piquete – two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners – will perform one two-hour set on Friday, October 26, 2018, beginning at 9 p.m. Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477, directly on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River. The show is free and open to those 21 and over.

“Electric Piquete is a cornerstone band for Noche Latina, having played here numerous times during what’s become a very popular event for Roots and Guanabanas,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I am proud to welcome them back and continue to grow the series as it rolls on in its monthly trek.” Cahur is the head of Roots Music, which specializes in music management, production and promotions of local and regional artists and concerts. He wears many hats, being the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

Electric Piquete have fully incorporated Caribbean rhythms into their sound, covering and recording tracks by standout Latin artists such as Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaria, Cheo Feliciano. They revel in their Hispanic roots and have even written songs about Jose Marti and Cuban beaches. Their music has already been licensed by Lexus, and featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, plus an episode of CNNGo.

The band features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums / vocals, co-founder Michael Mut on bass / vocals, Chris Correoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is very often augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. Occasionally, the band features special guests Damian J. Sanchez on saxophones and flute, Maco Monthervil on vocals, and Jose Miranda on trombone.

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

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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.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with Electric Piquete 10/6

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Electric Piquete Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Toejam Backlot October 6

Latin funk band to play a Latin Soul party at the Wynwood film set and music venue beginning at 9 p.m.

Hialeah, FL – September 19, 2018 – There many are reasons why Electric Piquete are two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners, and one of them is that the band revel in their Hispanic roots. They have fully incorporated Caribbean rhythms into their sound, have covered and recorded tracks by standout Latin artists such as Celia CruzMongo Santamaria, Cheo Feliciano, and have even written songs about Jose Marti and Cuban beaches.

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Electric Piquete will celebrate their Hispanic Heritage at the Toejam Backlot in Wynwood (150 NW 21st St, Miami, FL 33127) with a special concert at the private event space / studio. Used largely for photo and video shoots, the space includes indoor and outdoor areas, a proper stage with concert sound and lighting, as well as one of the largest prop collections in all of South Florida.

“We celebrate our Hispanidad all year round, but are looking forward to playing at the Toejam Backlot for the first time in concert with the rest of the country’s salute to Hispanic Heritage,” says Michael Mut, co-founder, bassist and band leader. “We invite everyone out to this wonderfully stimulating venue for a night of live Latin soul / funk / fusion, food trucks, fun and more.” Admission is $10 at the door; 21 and over are welcome.

Electric Piquete’s music has already been licensed by Lexus, and featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, plus an episode of CNNGo. 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.

The band is currently running a crowd-funding campaign for a new release on vinyl, CD and digital – those interested in contributing to the cause can navigate here: https://igg.me/at/EPIGG. In 2016, they issued the Singles Collection, which encapsulated the group’s most recent and noteworthy works. Last year a live version of the relatively new track “Chunk” surfaced on the band’s Soundcloud page.

Electric Piquete also features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums, Chris Correoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is very often augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax, flute and vocals. Occasionally, the band features special guests Damian J. Sanchez on saxophones, flute, and vocals, Maco Monthervil on lead vocals, and Jose Miranda on trombone.

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

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Electric Piquete Crowd Funding Campaign

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Electric Piquete Launch Full Length and Vinyl Release Crowd Funding Campaign

Latin funk band aims to record seven songs plus covers, and issue new music

Hialeah, FL – August 20, 2018 – If lucky and good, there aren’t many things a band around for 11 years doesn’t get to do or see. Electric Piquete has twice been named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times, garnered much local press, been featured on regional and national news media, played countless high profile (and crappy) gigs, joined the music festival circuit, and even tangled with Hurricane Matthew.

There are however, three glaring items on the Hialeah-based Latin funk / fusion band’s bucket list: release a full-length collection, issue music on vinyl, and run a successful crowd-funding campaign. They intend to do all three in one shot. Those interested in contributing to the cause on Indiegogo and accessing the available perks should navigate here: http://bit.ly/EPIGG.

“I’ve been itching to get back into the studio for a long time now, and this campaign is certainly going to facilitate that,” says Michael Mut, co-founder, bassist and band leader. “It’s only fitting to issue the music on vinyl, as that seems to be the only format that is selling these days. We are really excited about the new material, and are grateful for any support our family, friends and fans can offer. We invite everyone to check out the perks we have available.”

The band is offering everything from Skype instrument, theory and social media lessons, to autographed drum heads and set lists, to private performances; perks start at $15. They’ve even put longtime friend and producer Ferny Coipel up for the taking – for $150, you can have him drive to your location anywhere in the tri-county area, and have him make you Cuban coffee while serenading you with the classic Charanga 76 tune “El Café de Hialeah”. In a skirt. The featured perk is the “EP tee & CD package”, which is available for $40.

Electric Piquete’s music has been licensed by Lexus, featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, and on an episode of CNNGo. 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 and rapping on several numbers.

The bulk of the new material is newly-penned and relatively-new tracks, with a couple of hold-overs from previous recording sessions. There are plans to record a couple of signature cover tunes. In 2016, they issued the Singles Collection, which encapsulated the group’s most recent and noteworthy works. Last year a live version of the relatively new track “Chunk” surfaced on the band’s Soundcloud page.

Electric Piquete also features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums, ChrisCorreoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is currently augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. Occasionally, the band features special guests Damian J. Sanchez on saxophones and flute, Maco Monthervil on vocals, and Jose Miranda on trombone.

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

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Ball & Chain Fest 2018 Coming Labor Day Weekend

MEDIA ALERT

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL BALL & CHAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Ball & Chain to Celebrate 83 Years with Three Day Music Festival Featuring Over 100 Musicians

WHO:              Ball & Chain, Calle Ocho’s most famous live music hotspot is thrilled to announce their fourth annual music festival in honor of the venue’s 83rd anniversary this Labor Day Weekend, August 31- September 2, 2018.  The historical Little Havana landmark originally opened its doors in September 1935 as a booming live jazz bar which lasted through the 1950s.  The throwback speakeasy reopened in September 2014 with an authentic but retro Cuban flare meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style under new ownership by Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller.

WHAT:             This marks the fourth annual three-day music-driven event created to not only celebrate the venue’s birthday, but also to showcase their dedication to the live music scene in South Florida and support of local artists. Guests can expect to hear a variety of music genres from jazz to Latin pop to Afro-Cuban funk. The live shows will begin on Friday and continue through Saturday and Sunday, where from 12PM to 3AM over 100 critically-acclaimed musicians and DJs will be jamming out on the Pineapple Stage.

Featured bands will include:

  • PALO!
  • Zarabanda
  • Marlow Rosado
  • Elastic Bond
  • Lucy Grau
  • TimbaLive
  • Sonlokos
  • Pepe Montes Conjunto
  • Soulpax
  • Tiempo Libre
  • Lauren Henderson
  • Lemon City Trio
  • VLADE DIVAK
  • Suénalo
  • Conjunto Progreso
  • Leslie Cartaya
  • Art Official
  • Aaron Lebos Reality
  • Gene Paul Band
  • Jahzel

An exclusive music festival menu will be available featuring a festive mix of craft cocktails, drink specials and bar bites. All attending guests will be eligible for exclusive giveaways and raffles. Table reservations should be made in advance, please contact info@ballandchainmiami.com.

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, August 31, 2018 through Sunday September 2, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Cheryl Kate Hohweiler

Trinity Group PR

cheryl@trinitygrouppr.com

 

Michael Mut

Mut Communications

info@mutcomm.com

786.426.2277

 

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 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 has reclaimed 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 daily. The iconic bar features a top shelf and premium liquor bar, signature and special craft cocktails, as well as a Cuban inspired tapas menu.  Ball & Chain is open from 12PM to 12AM from Monday through Wednesday, 12PM to 3AM Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 11AM to 12AM on Sundays.  Happy Hour is Monday through Sunday starting at 4PM to 7PM featuring two for one specialty cocktails.  For additional info please visit www.ballandchainmiami.com.

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Electric Piquete & Xperimento play Guanabanas July 21

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Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete and Xperimento for Noche Latina July 21

Latin funk band and Latin Reggae / Urban Soul group play in Jupiter during monthly Latin music night

Jupiter, FL – July 9, 2018 – Jupiter, FL – July 9, 2018 – Two bands from Miami will bring a musical summer sizzle to the Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar stage Saturday, July 21, 2018: two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” Electric Piquete (4 p.m.) and the Grammy-nominated Xperimento (9 p.m.), marking the debut for the latter. The monthly Noche Latina music series is going on its third year and features some of South Florida’s top Latin music talent at the sublime waterfront venue. Guanabanas is located at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. No cover, 21 and over welcome to the evening show.

“This month’s lineup promises to be quite a spectacular experience for fans of Latin funk and reggae,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Electric Piquete are a cornerstone in our Latin Night programming, and they never disappoint. I’m excited to welcome Xperimento and their extremely talented musicians to the fold, and I’m looking forward to sharing their multicultural vibe.” Cahur owns and operates Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based music promotions company active for more than two decades. He also oversees the live music bookings at Guanabanas and is the venue’s lead sound engineer.

Electric Piquete is a veritable melting pot of musical goodness, borrowing heavily from the early 70s Latin soul / Fania All-Stars sound, enhancing the groove with American funk and rock influences, mixed in with some jazz sensibilities. The mostly instrumental band mixes original music with inventive interpretations of standards, and uses improvisation as a vehicle to take listeners on a Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. They are set to enter the studio later this summer to produce a full-length recording. More details: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Xperimento blends world sounds such as Cumbia, reggae, ska, Salsa, Merengue, Dembo, Kuduru and funk with elements of rock, R&B, hip-hop and dancehall. Members of the band have recorded and performed with world-famous artists including Prince, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Fonseca, Paulina Rubio and Alejandra Guzman to name just a few. Their debut album Second Floor continues to make fans dance, as the band tour and continuing to self-produce their highly-anticipated third album. Learn more here: www.Xperimento.com.

Guanabanas is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary with an exciting new announcement coming soon. They continue to offer a weekend brunch buffet, and have a food truck and catering services available. Guanabanas’ award-winning menu features breakfast, lunch and dinner items, all locally-sourced and unbelievably fresh. Signature cocktails include the Coconut Mojito, a Mango Beach Break, and the Guanabanas’ Cat 5; their wine list only contains labels produced in an Earth-friendly manner.

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

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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 Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com    

 


Noche Latina ft. Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19

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Noche Latina Returns to Guanabanas with Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19

Two prominent Miami Latin funk bands to be featured at the Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venue

Jupiter, FL – May 9, 2018 – Electric Piquete return to Guanabanas Island Restaurant for another mid-afternoon engagement 4 to 7 p.m., while Elastic Bond (9 p.m.) will make their debut during the next edition of the popular monthly Noche Latina series on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The award-winning venue is located on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. There is no cover charge; all-ages welcome to the early show and 21+ to the later performance.

“These two prominent Miami acts are sure to light up our stage,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Electric Piquete never fails to deliver a great time and a captivating performance. Elastic Bond comes in as one of the most well-known acts based in South Florida – I am sure our folks will enjoy their tropical / Latin pop. ”Cahur heads up Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20+ year music management and promotions company responsible for live music bookings at Guanabanas; he’s also their lead sound engineer.

Electric Piquete – twice named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times – is best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards. A powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys / congas rhythm section sets the groove for a fiery horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. They are 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 and rapping on several numbers.

Established in Miami in 2006, Elastic Bond infuses an uplifting sound self-described as psychedelic tropical soul. The band originally started out as aloose studio collaboration between Venezuelan producer-musician Andrés Ponce and Honduran singer-songwriter Sofy Encanto, and soon developed into a unique blend of funk, hip hop, soul and Latin written and performed in Spanish and English.

In 2017, the band released their latest album Honey Bun in collaboration with Grammy-winner Adrian Quesada as co-producer. This album presents an organic soul sound with a glaze of hip hop and it’s the band’s first vinyl release. Elastic Bond notably performed in the 2017 LAMC conference in New York City, Chicago’s Pilsen Fest and in Mexico City at Vive Latino 2018 as special guests of Los Amigos Invisibles, who also featured the in their single “Espérame” from their latest Grammy-nominated album “El Paradise”.

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

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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.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com    


Electric Piquete Debut at Orange Blossom Festival

MEDIA ALERT

Miami’s Electric Piquete Debut at the Orange Blossom Festival May 18

Miami, FL – May 8, 2018 – Two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” Electric Piquete are set to make their Orange Blossom Jamboree  debut at the festival’s 9th iteration on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 7:10 p.m. on the Citrus Stage. Presented by the Dunedin Brewery, the festival features 60 bands and takes place May 16 – 20, 2018 at the Sertoma Ranch (85 Myers Rd., Brooksville, FL 36402). Tickets are available online by clicking http://bit.ly/2mLVUhj. 

The award-winning Miami band deftly fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Their latest release is called the Singles Collection is available digitally and on CD. A video for their latest single “Cut Me Loose” is streaming on YouTube. The band has played the main stage at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina, as well as several editions of the Virginia Key GrassRoots Fest. Regular performers in and around South Florida, the band are becoming more frequent performers on the West Coast of their home state.

Electric Piquete features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums / vocals, co-founder Michael Mut on bass / vocals, Chris Correoso (guitar), Rich Dixon (trumpet / flugelhorn), Raymond Ayala on congas / cajon / vocals, Charles “Chip” Gardner on keyboards and Robert Smiley (tenor sax). For more information, please visit www.ElectricPiquete.com.

MEDIA CONTACT                                                              
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Road to Afro Roots Coral Gables

MEDIA ALERT

Road to Afro Roots Concert Scheduled for February 16 at Books & Books ft. Electric Piquete

Coral Gables, FL – February 7, 2018 – The 20th anniversary celebration for the Afro Roots World Music Festival February 16, 2018 at Books & Books (265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134) with a three-set Road to Afro Roots peformance by Electric Piquete. The music begins at 7:30 p.m.and the show is free and open to the public.

Electric Piquete is a Latin funk / fusion band from Miami best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards. A powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys / congas rhythm section sets the groove for a fiery horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. They were named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times in 2009 and 2015.

The Miami-based non-profit Community Arts & Culture is hosting our additional warm-up dates in Miami and Miami Beach before presenting the main event of Sun Ra Arkestra and Morikeba Kouyate April 7 at the Miami Beach Bandshell (tickets: bit.ly/2BtQdOq). Papaloko and Morikeba Kouyate will perform at the Studios of Key West on May 19, and more will be announced shortly.

Miami New Times dubbed Afro Roots one of “South Florida’s Ten Best Music Festivals in August. For more information about the festival, please visit www.afrorootsfest.com or call 786.218.6854.

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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.

For more information, visit www.communityartsandculture.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Hialeah Park Fountain Terrace Concert Series Lineup Announced

MEDIA ALERT

Hialeah Park Announces the Fountain Terrace Friday Night Concert Series

Hialeah, FL – January 24, 2018 – The extremely popular Fountain Terrace Concert Series returns to Hialeah Park on Friday nights beginning February 2 and concluding April 27, featuring 13 top local and national acts. The shows are all free and open to the public of all ages. Notably, the Havana Boys return by popular demand for another weekend engagement March 2-4, and America’s Got Talent finalist Yoli Mayor will close out the series on April 27.

“Hialeah Park is proud to present this impressive lineup of artists,” says Frank Fiore, VP of Entertainment & Marketing. “What we strived to do in this series was to include as close to ‘something for everyone’ as we could. The musical genres we will be presenting include jazz, pop, swing, Charanga, hip-hop, reggae, salsa and even opera. To experience artists of this caliber performing in a beautiful ‘under the stars’ environment, free of charge, is something that the Brunetti family and  Hialeah Park take great pride in offering to our patrons.”

Here’s the full lineup:

February 2 – The French Horn Collective: performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy Jazz, and Swing
February 9 – Mr. Haka and the Cuban Hipsters:  the name says it all
February 16 – Apache Dragon: returns to the Fountain Terrace for a second time
February 23 – Norbeto & Marisela Orchestra: traditional Cuban folkloric music and Hialeah Park favorites
*March 2 – Roberto Torres living Cuban music legend best know for his classic “Caballo Viejo
March 9 – Itawe of Locos Por Juana: front man from popular Latin reggae / Cumbia act
March 16 – Electric Piquete: award-winning Latin funk / fusion band from Hialeah
March 23 – Yusa: Cuban singer and songwriter whose specialty is a fusion of jazz and trova
March 30 – Ailyn Dallera: Miami’s timba princess and winner of the SING LIKE GLORIA contest
April 6 – Los Herederos:  percussion-heavy Cuban group featuring two members of the Grammy-nominated groups PALO!
April 13 – Ricky Valido: Hialeah’s own Country music star
April 20 – Jose FajardoJr.:  son of the legendary leader of the Cuban orchestra Fajardo y Sus Estrellas and “Flute King” Jose Fajardo.
April 27 – Yoli Mayor: explosively talented singer and songwriter based in Miami, recent finalist on America’s Got Talent

Food trucks will be curated by Cuban Guys, who will also have their mobile unit present. Hialeah Park is located at 100 East 32nd Street, Hialeah, FL 33013. For more information, please visit www.HialeahPark.com.

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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 AirportSouth BeachDowntown MiamiCoral Gables, and Doral.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Michael Mut Frank Fiore
Mut Communications
Founder
Hialeah Park
VP of Entertainment
786.426.2277 305.885.8000, ext. 7446
info@mutcomm.com ffiore@hialeahpark.com

* Please note the March 2nd date has been updated; it was previously held by The Habana Boys.


7th Annual Virginia Key Grassroots Fest Feb. 21-25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7th Annual Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance Returns to Virginia Key Beach Park and the City of Miami February 21-25, 2018

Miami, FL — January 17, 2017 — The Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance is pleased to announce the lineup for their 7th annual event taking place February 21 – 25, 2018 at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and throughout the City of Miami.  With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the festival will host camping at the island starting Tuesday and nightly events at different venues around the city of Miami Wednesday through Friday before moving all programming to the island Saturday and Sunday.

Featuring a stellar and diverse array of talent this year’s lineup includes Grassroots favorites Big Mean Sound Machine, Locos Por Juana, Uma Galera and The Blind Spots alongside a large array of Miami-based talent including Elastic Bond, Fabi World Music Experience, Tamboka and Electric Piquete among many others.

“We feel very fortunate and grateful to once again share Grassroots Festival’s values of bringing world music and culture to new audiences while creating environments that inspire creativity and foster community building with the vibrant musical community of Miami,” says festival visionary and long time curator Jordan Puryear. “This year we are excited to partially return the focus to the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park with camping all week and by staging the legendary Grassroots Festival Dance Tent to host music all weekend Saturday to Sunday after immersing attendees in the colorful nightlife of Miami during the week.”

Along with music, the festival also showcases non-profit political, social and environmental activist organizations along with wellness workshops, yoga and beach activities on Saturday and Sunday.

For tickets and more information head to virginiakeygrassrootsfest.com.

VIRGINIA KEY GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL LINEUP

 

Big Mean Sound Machine
Locos Por Juana
Uma Galera
Bella’s Bartok
Elastic Bond
Cortadito
Fabi World Music Experience
Ephniko
Tamboka
Electric Piquete
Lobo Marino
Nag Champayons
Afrobeta
JUke
The Blind Spots
Medicine Hat Band
Tenzin Chopak
Jose Albizo & Soulroots Jazz
Pepe Montes Conjunto

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