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11th Annual Everglades Awareness Concert Happens November 3 at the Fillmore Miami Beach
Activism and entertainment once again drive event hosted by Love the Everglades Movement and Ploppy Palace Productions
Miami, FL – October 16, 2018 – The annual Everglades Awareness Concertcontinues to be one of the area’s longest running concert series and one that champions the area’s most important natural resource. Now in its 11th year, the event moves over to the Jackie Gleason Room in Miami Beach’s Fillmore Theater (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139) and takes place Saturday, November 3, 2018, beginning at 4 p.m. The all-ages event is free for children under 12, and $15 for adults during the pre-sale period on Ticketmaster.com, and $20 at the door. There’s a $5 discount available for seniors, veterans, students, and Miami Beach residents.
“This year, Love The Everglades Movement has taken the Everglades Awareness Concert to the next level by connecting with the Fillmore on Miami Beach,” says concert organizer and community activist Flash. “By hosting this dynamic showcase in one of South Florida’s premiere venues, we are amplifying our empowering message into the heart of the region that is being directly affected by sea level rise and climate change.
With a focus on social engagement, personal actions and voting for sustainable policies, the group is merging entertainment and education with a diverse selection of performers and speakers. “Our intent as always is to raise awareness and support for Everglades protection and public education,” continues Flash. “As part of this multi-media extravaganza, some of South Florida’s top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together to raise awareness for this vital natural resource.”
There will be live musical performances by: Iko–Iko, The Spam Allstars, Army Gideon, Tamboka, Above the Skyline, Venus Rising, Kuyayky, Mr. Grim da Reapa, Grant Livingston and more to be announced. This will be the first time that the event will be held in the famous Art Deco venue that was once home to the Jackie Gleason Show, and now hosts national and international touring acts and productions.
Guest speakers will include: Houston Cypress from Love The EvergladesMovement, Betty Osceola (Walk for Mother Earth), Tim Canova, Candidate for U.S. Congress, along with other representatives from community organizations and concerned citizens to be announced.
There will be dance performances by Melody Gedeon, Elviza and more. Spoken word artists will include Alonso, Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns, and others, plus attendees can enjoy live art from Anibal Fernandez, Linx, Anastasia Sultzer, and more. A digital art show highlighting more than 40 artists will run on a continuous loop. Information booths from Love The Everglades Movement, and other organizations will be present.
Vendors and small businesses including The Wallflower Gallery, ProgressiveRags, and others will be promoting and selling their merch. The concert is also being sponsored by Sunkeeper Solutions, and is made possible with the support of the Miami–Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural AffairsCouncil, the Miami–Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Production support by provided by Fillmore Miami Beach, 7th CircuitProductions, Resurrection Drums, Mut Communications and One Love MiamiPhotography.
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