Higher Vibez Tour Featuring Peter Dante, Beebs and Members of Tunnel Vision Stops at Guanabanas April 18

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Jupiter, FL – April 3, 2019 – Question: what do you get when you combine a Hollywood veteran, a Florida-based funk / soul / ska temptress and two members of a SoCal ska / reggae / surf rock powerhouse? Answer: the Higher Vibez Tour! Peter Dante, Beebs from Beebs and Her Money Makers, and Hayden and Jacob from Tunnel Vision have aligned their creative talents to bring Jupiter music fans an acoustic experience filled with new looks at popular originals, classic sing-alongs, and a charisma that joyfully captivates an audience. Show takes place at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 9 p.m., and is open to those 21 and over.

“This show is a can’t miss / must-see affair,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Join us for an evening of musical fun and high vibrations.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc. more than 20 years ago and now manages rock and reggae acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. The venue’s lead sound engineer, he books all of the musical acts; he’s is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist. Guanabanas, the award-winning and popular waterfront venue, is located at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

A West Hartford, CT native, Dante is a frequent collaborator with comedian and filmmaker Adam Sandler. He’s starred in pictures such as Waterboy (1998), Little Nicky (2000), Big Daddy (1999), 50 First Dates (2004), and Mr. Deeds (2002), and appeared on the Larry Sanders Show, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Grandma’s Boy (2006), and Strange Wilderness (2008). His latest film is 2013’s Grown Ups 2. Dante is also a singer / songwriter.  

Based in Orlando, FL, Beebs has been recording and touring with her band The Money Makers since 2010. Since releasing a debut EP Welcome to Bartertown in 2011, they have crisscrossed the States in support of Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, and Five Iron Frenzy, and played all 40 dates of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. Her latest full-length release is a solo recording called Eye Shine (2016); last year she issued a single called “Life is Too Short”, which was remixed by the Sabotage Soundsystem.   

Hayden Hansen (guitar / vocals) and Jacob Hernandez (bass) make up two-fifths of the popular Orange County surf / reggae / ska band Tunnel Vision. The boys grew up with instruments in their hands and skateboards under their feet. Surf industry professionals, Hayden and Jacob have worked for Rip Curl and Lost Enterprises. They have released two full-lengths with Tunnel Vision to date, the latest being 2018’s Days Away.

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 to Host Mishka and the Wheeland Brothers April 11 & 12

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Artists in town for the annual Tortuga Festival to play warm up shows at the Jupiter waterfront bar and restaurant

Jupiter, FL – March 27, 2019 – Held on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Tortuga Festival is a three-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music. Two of those names – Mishka and the Wheeland Brothers – will play separate free shows at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on April 11 and 12, 2019, respectively. The waterfront venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477; both performances are open to those 21 and over.

“We’re always stoked about having Mishka rock the stage here at Guanabanas,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “The Wheeland Brothers have made some seriously catchy noise on the touring circuit, enough to garner a vaunted Tortuga date.” Cahur, the lead sound engineer who books all of the live music at Guanabanas, founded Roots Music, Inc. more than 20 years ago. This facilitated the successful management of rock and reggae acts, and production and promotion of local and regional concerts. He is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist.

Though born in Bermuda, Mishka was raised in the Caribbean. His career officially launched with the 1999 release of his self-titled debut. Since then, he has been on both major and independent labels, and his songs have been featured on sound tracks in films and T.V. all over the world. Winner of the iTunes Singer Songwriter of the year award for his digital-only collection of acoustic songs called Guy with a Guitar in 2009. Mishka’s songs have topped the Billboard Magazine Reggae char       t three times, and his sixth release, the independent Roots Fidelity, was issued in 2015.

Southern California siblings Nate and Travis Wheeland grew up in Orange County surfing and jamming, all the while powered by hole-in-the-wall bought Mexican food. They churn out inspiring melodies and honest lyrics combined with fun acoustic beach vibes. Their latest studio effort, Lost in the Key of Sea, released in 2016, has taken the pair on tours across the States with acts such as Slightly Stoopid, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Green, and Shwayze.

The Tortuga Music Festival works with the Rock The Ocean Foundation to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans, and to support scientific research, education, and ocean conservation initiatives. Also scheduled to perform:  Kenny Chesney, Flo Rida, Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Wailers, and others. Learn more atwww.TortugaMusicFestival.com. Both Mishka and the Wheeland Brothers have been featured on Chesney’s Sirius XM music selector program No Shoes Radio.

For more information about the shows 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.

MEDIA CONTACT
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786.426.2277


Multi-Genre Musical March Madness at Guanabanas

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Run of three shows March 16 to 20 to showcase musical diversity offered at the Jupiter waterfront venue, one of which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Jupiter, FL – March 5, 2019 – March is known for the coming of spring, a major college basketball tournament, and the celebration of a popular Irish saint. At Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the month will also serve as a testament to the incredible range of music offered up to fans, particularly the stretch of shows planned for mid-March. It includes the debut of the Balkun Brothers on the 16th, a special Exmag St. Patrick’s Day 4 p.m. show, and the return of Roosevelt Collier on the 20th. The popular waterfront venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477; all performances are free and open to those 21 and over.

“The third week of the month is going to be pure fire and we’re excited to be presenting this wide a range of music,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “The Balkun Brothers are a duo of seriously talented siblings, Exmag’s sound is very unique to say the least, and Roosevelt ‘The Doctor’, is very well known and loved around these parts.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc. more than 20 years ago, which has allowed him to successfully manage rock and reggae acts, and produce / promote local and regional concerts. He is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at Guanabanas; Matt is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist.

An internationally touring rock n’ roll band, the Balkun Brothers hail from Hartford, CT. Their sound is equal parts rock, blues and metal forged by older brother Steve’s custom-built baritone and resonator guitars, and younger brother Nick’s relentless drum pounding. They are touring in support of their new release on the French imprint Dixiefrog Records called Devil on TV, which was recorded in part at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN and produced by the heavy-hitting rock engineer Steve Albini. Learn more at www.BalkunBrothers.com.  Showtime on March 16 is 9 p.m.

Minnesota hip-hop / jazz trio Exmag will perform a special early set on Sunday, March 17, beginning at 4 p.m. The band’s brand of funk evokes the Twin Cities’ musical godfather Prince, but breaks new ground with its smooth electronic originality. EDM Chicago insists that “there is nothing less than real about these fellas”, and the Huffington Post said of their music: “familiar as it is unique, reaching across genres and audiences”. Listen at exmagworldwide.com.

Turnout at Guanabanas is always high for Roosevelt Collier, as his take on soul, funk and R&B is sonically and hip shakingly appealing. A veteran of the music festival set, where has performed with the likes of the Allman Brothers, TedeschiTrucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and more, Roosevelt is now on tour promoting his debut album called Exit 16, which in the artist’s words is him “telling a story of who I am, where I’m from, and where I’m going.” Learn more at www.RooseveltCollier.com; music begins at 9 p.m. on the 20th of March.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT
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Michael Mut
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786.426.2277

Balkun Brothers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1180657855431493
Exmag: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266475103607724
Roosevelt Collier: https://www.facebook.com/events/383126439173258

Live Music at Guanabanas in March

The Jupiter waterfront restaurant, bar and music venue to host a number of high-profile late winter / early spring events

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Jupiter, FL – February 26, 2019 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar(960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) and Roots Music, Inc. have planned a diverse slate of live entertainment for the month of March, beginning and ending with local favorites, and peppered with nationally touring acts in between.

Here is the lineup:

Fusik Returns March 2

Florida funk band Fusik will perform at Saturday, March 2, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/2252302505011633.

Groove Fetish Rocks March 8

Wilmington, North Carolina’s Groove Fetish makes its way to Guanabanas Friday, March 8, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1966000010116317.

Guavatron Lands March 13

West Palm Beach-based electro rock and jam band Guavatron return Wednesday, March 13, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/617776258665450.

Balkun Brothers Premiere March 16

The psychedelic rock / punk / metal / funk group Balkun Brothers, led by the brothers Nick and Steve from Hartford, CT, will debut Saturday, March 16, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1180657855431493.

Exmag Play St. Patrick’s Day

Minnesota hip-hop / jazz trio Exmag will perform a special early set Sunday, March 17, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2266475103607724.

Roosevelt Collier Returns March 20

South Florida’s sacred steel / funk / soul / jam master Roosevelt Collier returns Wednesday, March 20, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/383126439173258.

The Orange Constant Rock March 27

The Statesboro, GA vintage rockers known as The Orange Constant make their way to Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) Wednesday, March 27, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1703808416386230.

Billy Gilmore and Friends Head Back March 30

Billy Gilmore (The Grass is Dead) and a bunch of his friends will perform Saturday, March 30, 2019, beginning at 8 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2192323521019265.

For more information about the show and the venue, and for the full lineup of March events, 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.

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


Guanabanas February Live Music Highlights Presented by Roots Music, Inc.

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Guanabanas February Live Music Highlights

Who: Roots Music, Inc. presents several high-profile live musical events throughout the month of February.

What / When:

Rare Creatures –  alt rock – Wednesday, February 6, 9 p.m. 
The Lee Boys 
– soul / R&B – Saturday, February, 9, 9 p.m.
The Elovators with special guest BrettStaska – reggae – Friday, February 15, 9 p.m.
lespecial – experimental rock – Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9 p.m.
East Harbor – indie rock – Wednesday, February 20, 9 p.m.
Steady Flow – funk / rock – Friday, February 22, 9 p.m.
Dr. Bacon – Appalachian funk – Saturday, February 23, 9 p.m.
iMayday!, RDGLDDRN and LittleStranger – reggae / hip-hop – Wednesday, February 27, 8 p.m.

Where: Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, 960 Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL, 33477

No cover, 21 and over welcome to all the performances. For more information about the show and the venue, and for the full lineup of February events, 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.

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


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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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.

 

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


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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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.

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


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