Dirty River Reggae Fest Coming October 8

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Guanabanas Hosts 5th Annual Dirty River Reggae Fest October 8

 

Event presented by Roots Music, Inc. features local and nationally-touring acts in an all-day, all-ages free show beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Jupiter, FL – September 18, 2017 – For five years now, Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar has been staging one of the area’s biggest reggae and roots music festivals. This year, the island vibe-friendly venue located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477, has truly outdone itself. Headlined by music powerhouse Third World, the 2017 edition of the Dirty River Reggae Fest will also feature Locos Por Juana, Spred the Dub, The Ellameno Beat, Sammy J, Oogee Wawa, Herbal Krew, Fireside Prophets, and Brett Staska.  Kulcha Shok DJ Lance O will once again MC the festivities.

 

“Landing a headliner like reggae legends Third World was a huge score for the festival,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “This year’s lineup is truly our biggest and best, and is only fitting for a special anniversary that is our fifth.” Cahur also heads Roots Music, a Jupiter-based music management, production and promotions company with a 20-year track record; he’s also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

 

Touring the world for more than four decades from their home base of Jamaica, Third World’s sound is a blend of soul, funk and disco. Probably best known for their hits “Now That We Found Love” (a remake of the O’Jays classic) and “Try Jah Love” (produced by the iconic Stevie Wonder), the band once opened for Bob Marley and the Wailers, charted top 10 and top 20 songs on various American and British pop, R&B and reggae charts, and released 20+ full-length major and independent label recordings. They are currently promoting a new Damian Marley-produced single called “Eyes Are Up on You”. www.thirdworldband.com

 

Founded in Miami in 2000, Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominated Locos Por Juana fuse Latin, Carribean and American rhythms into a unique blend of reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, rock and funk they call “island swing”. Their latest full-length release Caribe features a collaboration with Talib Kweli called “For the Ladies”, and has them touring the U.S. in support. They recently debuted at Guanabanas during a Noche Latina performance and were enthusiastically received by Guanabanas regulars. www.locosporjuana.com

 

Formed in 2007 and influenced equally by Marley, James Brown, The Clash, The Slackers and John Brown’s Body, South Florida’s Spred the Dub peddle their own brand of “Good Time Reggae” music through constant national touring, opening for The Skatalites, Eek-A-Mouse, Black Uhuru and Yellowman along the way. They have a pair of independent full-length releases to their credit, their self-titled debut and Coming Home Drunk, their latest. www.spredthedub.com

 

The Ellameno Beat are a six-piece band from Jensen Beach who play progressive roots throughout their home state of Florida, and up and down the East Coast of the U.S. In their short history they have already supported luminaries such as Steel Pulse, Inner Circle and Matisyahu. Their debut recording Surface, issued in August of 2017, is led by the single “Muse”, and is already garnering positive press reviews and debut at the top of the Billboard reggae chart. www.theellamenobeat.com

 

Australia native Sammy Johnson embraces his Maori and Polynesian roots and mixes together island reggae, soul and jazz with heartfelt lyrics. His sound is exhilarating and intoxicating, and strives to inspire change and positivity through music. His latest release Lion Roar has had him on the road touring the Midwest and West Coast extensively. www.sammyjohnsonmusic.com

 

Long Island’s premiere alternative reggae / hip-hop rockers Oogee Wawa tap the same vein as Sublime, 311 and Slightly Stoopid. Founded in 2008, they have been playing throughout the U.S. and Caribbean non-stop since 2013, performing more than 100+ shows per year. www.oogeewawa.com

 

Herbal Krew has been around the local reggae scene for 20 years. Fronted by legend Clement Aubrey from Sweet Justice, the Krew are one of the hardest-working, authentic reggae acts from Palm Beach County, and will be bringing a full original set of music. www.facebook.com/clement.a.l

 

Fireside Prophets formed in Boca Raton in 2008. They are part chilled-out reggae and part slinky rock, combining classic elements of reggae with hip hop rhythms and the crunchy attitude of 90s grunge. They captured their “Dirty South Swamp Rock” sound successfully on their latest release, the independently-released “Summa Love” single out now. www.firesideprophets.com

 

Roots Shakedown front man and sometime solo artist Staska plays his own brand of sun-burnt folk rock, which combines warm acoustic tones with layers of ambient vocal harmony, subtle percussion, and a heavy beach culture influence. He released a solo EP effort called No Worries in 2015. www.brettstaska.com

 

Event sponsors include Islamorada Beer Company, who will be running a tap takeover and staging a beer tent for the day, Papa’s Pilar Rum (providing a special rum bar with free samples), and Suerte Tequla, who are offering margarita specials.

 

For more information, please 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; a breakfast 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’ new 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 Returns to Guanabanas August 5

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Guanabanas Offers up Cortadito and The NagChampayons for Latin Night August 5

Monthly Latin music series returns with a doubleheader of Miami-based Cuban traditionalism and Afrogalactic / tropidelic funk  

Jupiter, FL – July 12, 2017 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is by now known for its waterfront beauty, open-air seating, delectable menu offerings, and a monthly Latin music night. On any given evening, the area’s best reggae / roots / rock bands can be seen on stage, but for nearly two years now, there is at least one night per month reserved for genres with a little more spice in them. On Saturday, August 5, 2017, beginning with a 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour engagement by Cortadito and closing with a 9 to 11 p.m. set by The NagChampayons, Guanabanas’ tropical flavor will be truly and sonically enhanced. The venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“I’ve been trying to fit Cortadito in to our Noche Latina series for some time now, and am glad to finally be able to present them to our music lovers,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “They definitely promise to deliver something rich and lively, just like the traditional warm milk and coffee beverage they are named after. The Nags have killed it each time they performed up here – I’m looking forward to them returning with their usual funky fire.”

Cortadito’s focus is on performing the traditional Cuban music of the early 20thcentury. 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. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/Cortadito-295653443871468.

The Nag Champayons have raised musical bar down in Miami in terms of creativity, messaging and collaborative efforts with each new release. Their heady and infectious 2016 single “Brazilian LSD” came with a visually stunning video, and served as a follow up to 2015’s masterful Rising Sounds of a Sinking City, a darkly serious and ominous 21-minute environmentally-conscious theme. They continue to play local and regional music festivals, and are currently in the studio recording new music. For more details, visit www.NagChampayons.com.

There is no cover for either performance on August 5; 21 and over are welcome after 9 p.m. 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; a breakfast 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’ new 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’ Delectable Menu is Now on Wheels

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Guanabanas’ Delectable Menu is Now on Wheels

Jupiter waterfront restaurant’s new food truck is available for festivals and events in northern Broward and Palm Beach County

Jupiter, FL – June 20, 2017 – Q: What has six wheels, a past life in the delivery business and serves up an award-winning menu? A: GuanabanasIsland Restaurant & Bar’s new food truck. In motion throughout the northern end of South Florida since this spring, the Guanabanas mobile kitchen can whip up all of your favorite items from the restaurant plus develop a menu that is tailored for your event.

“The Guanabanas food truck has everything we need to execute our menu: flat top, grill, range for saute, oven, fryer, sandwich press, steam tables and tons of refrigeration,” says Executive Chef Vinny Trupia. “We’ve done large scale events where we’ve fed 500 people over the course of an afternoon, and we’ve used it for catering events like weddings and rehearsal dinners as well. It is a fully capable machine.”

Guanabanas has been awarded numerous media and industry accolades over the years, recently including “Best Place to Take out of Town Guests” and “Best Waterfront Restaurant” by Jupiter Magazine (2017), “Best Waterfront Restaurant” in 2016 by the Palm Beach Post, a top 10 “Best Waterfront Restaurant” in 2015 by the Broward Palm Beach New Times, and more.

Currently, the food truck’s only consistent route is the Palm Beach Park of Commerce (15132 Park of Commerce Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33478) on Wednesdays during lunchtime while the rest of the week is filled with brewery stops and catering events.  Frequently used to cater private events, food truckevents, or other public events on the weekends, foodies can follow the truck’s Instagram account @guanabanasfoodtruck to find out where the kitchen on wheels will be on any given day.

The 1990 Grumman Step Van is a converted FedEx delivery fleet truck. It now accepts all types of payment and can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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; a breakfast 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.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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Michael Mut
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info@mutcomm.com


2nd Annual Guanabanas Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash 7/30

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2nd Annual Guanabanas Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Set for July 30

 

Eight acts scheduled for all-day celebration of the music the Grateful Dead and its legendary leader

Jupiter, FL – July 5, 2017 – Millions of Grateful Dead fans probably agree with what Bob Dylan once said of Jerry Garcia: “he really had no equal”. The hundreds that showed up and enjoyed Guanabanas Island Restaurant’s tribute to the man in 2016 likely do as well.

This sentiment carries on once again this year, as the 2nd Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash will happen Sunday, July 30 at the Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venue located at 960 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.  There will be eight bands: headliners The Heavy Pets along with Unlimited Devotion, Electric Kif, Guavatron, The Southern Belles, Uproot Hootenany, Reflections (A Tribute to Jerry Garcia), and Girl Jerry. The music begins at noon, there is no cover, and the show is all-ages.

The event is sponsored by Bells Brewery will feature great beers from the Bells lineup and a Bells tasting tent featuring unique beers from the brewery. Typical to most Dead shows, the Guanabanas stoned path walkways will host vendors selling artist merchandise and all things artfully Dead.

“The response to our Jerry event last year was overwhelmingly positive and we are excited to be celebrating Garcia and the Dead once again this year,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “We are bringing back several of the artists from last year’s event and have added some incredible new artists to the lineup this year. We’re really looking forward to continuing our new musical tradition in 2017 and beyond.”

The Heavy Pets mix funk and rock with a heavy dose of improvisation, bringing their seasoned, road-tested sound back to Guanabanas with an all-Dead set they are calling “Heavy Dead”. They have played more than 1,200 shows throughout the States since forming in 2005, and are getting ready to release their fourth full-length album this year. Learn more at www.theheavypets.com.

Unlimited Devotion, the first of five acts to be invited back to Guanabanas’ Jerry bash, is based in Delray Beach, but is not a traditional Grateful Dead tribute band. They don’t emulate the band’s song book as much as interpret it, expressing themselves through jazz and funk improv. As a band, they enjoy rainbow-making, painting smiley faces, jamming and staying away from Facebook drama. More info: www.facebook.com/UDMusic.

Miami’s Electric Kif is a tight four-piece “post-nuclear” jazz / rock / fusion touring band. They originally started out as a jam band for sidemen and session musicians to perform together, but over time began to develop a sound of their own. They released a third full-length of original material called Heist in 2017, and are now on the road promoting it, playing up and down the East Coast of the U.S. Learn more on the web at www.electrickif.com.

Guavatron is a fusion five-piece based in West Palm Beach that emphasizes fusing genres together with seamless transitions and evolving improvisation into a well-travelled, infectious and original sound. A veteran act of the first annual event at Guanabanas, they list the Grateful Dead as their primary influence. More details are available at guavatron.bandcamp.com.

The Southern Belles hail from Richmond, VA and since 2011 has been playing a high-octane mix of Southern psychedelic rock and roll. They crisscross the country, performing at hundreds of venues and festivals each year. They are still promoting their latest release, Close to Sunrise (2015) extensively throughout the U.S., and also were a part of the Jerry jam at Guanabanas in 2016. Learn more at www.thesouthernbellesmusic.com.

Uproot Hootenany calls Deerfield Beach home base. They specialize in a blend of roots, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, and tour Florida’s East Coast extensively. UH, the fourth of five originals from the 2016 event, love pickin’ and grinnin’, and reinventing covers by everyone from The Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash. The band has released three collections of music, including most recently Way Out in 2014. More details are available at www.uproothootenanny.com.

Featuring former members of the group Crazy Fingers, Reflections is a Jerry Garcia tribute band whose focus is on the man’s music outside of the Grateful Dead. Their focus continues to be the period of Garcia’s solo work from 1972 until the artist’s death in 1995, with a little funk on the side. They also took part in the original birthday bash in 2016. More details: www.facebook.com/ReflectionsOfJGB.

Another Delray Beach-based Jerry / Dead tribute band, Girl Jerry is led by guitarist Joni Bottari.  The mostly-girl group actively tours the east coast of Florida and the Florida Keys, and will be making their Guanabanas debut on July 30. More details / information: www.facebook.com/Girl-Jerry-156892691381581.

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; a breakfast 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.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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Roots Music, Inc. Powers Live Entertainment at Guanabanas

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Roots Music, Inc. Powers Live Entertainment at Guanabanas

For nearly a decade, Jupiter record label and promotions company has booked local national, international acts at the waterfront restaurant

Jupiter, FL – May 31, 2017 – Visit Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday, and chances are you will hear an act booked or nurtured by Roots Music, Inc. The company led by music industry mainstay Matt Cahur has organized, promoted and otherwise facilitated South Florida music programming, concerts and festivals for nearly 20 years, the last nine at Guanabanas Restaurant. Cahur, also an accomplished guitarist for the Jupiter roots / reggae act Boxelder, is Guanabanas’ lead audio engineer as well.

“The work Matt does through Roots Music is a critical component to our brand and concept,” says Guanabanas’ General Manager / Vice President Jon Sullivan. “He has been instrumental in establishing Guanabanas as a legitimate music venue. It’s not always easy to sell a ‘gig at a restaurant/bar’ to some of the bigger bands that have outgrown that stage of their career, but he’s done a great job making sure they know that we take it seriously.

“He has a great eye for bringing new and quality talent to Jupiter and he constantly gives back to the music community in South Florida by mentoring young bands and helping local bands book gigs at venues all over the state.” The two met when Sullivan joined Guanabanas in 2008 during the construction phase of the restaurant, when Cahur was building the stage, installing the sound system throughout the entire restaurant and developing the music program.

“I love producing shows at Guanabanas,” says Cahur. “All the bands love the environment and the stage setting, and we pride ourselves on creating an incredible artist experience because that transcends to the fans and listeners.” Being a musician himself, he understands what it’s like to be treated poorly on the road. He’s grateful to Guanabanas’ management for allowing him to achieve the goal of producing the best possible live music experience for both band and fan alike. “They have supported the music program from the beginning and it has been wonderful.”

The music bug bit early for Cahur. Purchasing the Kiss album Dressed to Kill as an eight-year-old changed his life forever. When Boxelder formed in 1995, the band needed a label and a promotions company to help them along. Thus, Roots Music, Inc. was born. Cahur continues to manage Jupiter standouts like Moska Project, The Helmsmen, and others, as well as promote and produce live music events and release records under the label. Guanabanas, however, is his main steady gig.

Of the hundreds if not thousands of shows and dozens of festivals Cahur has produced at Guanabanas, Sullivan’s favorite is the Sashamon gig he booked for the GM / VP’s birthday one year. “It was an awesome show. However, I can’t forget about was our first large scale event at the Seabreeze Amphitheater that we called Kayabuya featuring Less Than Jake. It was absolutely insane and such a cool experience to put on a show of that size,” offers Sullivan.

Notable upcoming Roots Music events at Guanabanas include Uproot Hootenany June 16, Funkin Grateful June 28, and Goose July 5. For the full lineup at Guanabanas, visit www.Guanabanas.com/live-music. For more information, please visit www.RootsMusic.com or call 561.379.8598.

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ABOUT ROOTS MUSIC

Roots Music, Inc. specializes in event production, artist development, and promotions. With nearly 20 years’ experience consulting in the music industry, RMI is a leader in the South Florida music scene. They are helmed by local musician, sound engineer and producer Matt Cahur, founding member of Boxelder and talent buyer / house engineer at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar.

Roots has hosted national and international touring acts, as well as nourished the Jupiter-area’s local music scene through booking and promotions. Roots currently represents The Helmsmen, Moska Project, Bryce Allyn, and Boxelder.

For more information, visit www.rootsmusic.com or call 561.379.8598.

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Guanabanas’ Executive Chef Vinny Trupia Tends El Sol Community Center Garden

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 Guanabanas’ Executive Chef Vinny Trupia TendsEl Sol Community Center Garden

Island Restaurant & Bar donates time and 100% of harvest to Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center, a haven for the area’s day laborers

Jupiter, FL – April 5, 2017 – In addition to being known for a delectable menu loaded with fresh and locally-sourced food items, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar also hosts monthly “Give Back Thursday” events that help fund local families and charities in need. Now, in partnership with Jupiter’s El Sol Community Center, Guanabanas’ top chef Vinny Trupia has taken on another green venture to assist those from the area who need it most: he’s managing one of the community garden plots in Guanabanas’ name that grows and donates its entire yield to feed hungry locals at the center.

“El Sol provides a great community service to our town, and any opportunity to help is an honor not only for us as a local business, but for me as an individual,” says Vice President / General Manager Jon Sullivan. “Jupiter did not have a community garden prior to El Sol’s efforts, and we are proud to lend a hand to make it bigger and better.”

A graduate of the Florida Culinary Institute, cooking is in Trupia’s blood. His father worked as a restaurant chef in Florida, New York and California, and as a child, the young Vinny would watch his grandmother prep and cook Sunday family meals, old-school Italian style. His career has seen him man many of the positions he now oversees, from dishwasher to sous chef to executive chef.

Now in his current position, he inspires the same work ethic in his crew that was required of him to in order to climb the kitchen ranks. A Lawton, OK native, Trupia’s specialties are American and Italian cuisines, and since joining the Guanabanas team in 2008, he has honed his skills in traditional Caribbean and Latin cuisines, with an emphasis on fresh Florida seafood.

El Sol is a safe, organized, indoor space that facilitates the hiring of day laborers. Workers registered in their labor program fulfilled more than 14,000 job requests for local employers in 2016. Adults are provided English classes, and vocational, financial literacy, and computer training, as well as Spanish literacy instruction. El Sol also provides referrals for medical care, legal advice from volunteer attorneys, in addition to the fruits and vegetables grown on its grounds.

Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. For more information, please 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; a breakfast 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.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
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786.426.2277
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Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete & Locos Por Juana for Noche Latina 4/8

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Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete and Locos Por Juana for Noche Latina April 8

 

Electric Piquete’s Latin funk featured during happy hour, Locos Por Juana’s Latin reggae vibes round out the evening

Jupiter, FL – March 28, 2017Now well into its second year, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar’s Noche Latina (Latin night) series showcases prominent local, regional and international Latin music acts on a monthly basis. On Saturday, April 8, series mainstays Electric Piquete will perform three sets of Latin funk from 4 to 7 p.m. during happy hour, and the Grammy and LatinGrammy-nominated Miami reggae / fusion act Locos Por Juana takes the stage at 9 p.m. Both shows are free and open to those 21 and over.

“We’re very excited about Locos Por Juana’s first-ever performance here at Guanabanas,” says talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Their brand of Latin reggae has earned them fans throughout the U.S. and South America, and we are looking forward to their energetic live vibe. The last time Electric Piquete played happy hour, the crowd was left wanting more.” Cahur’s marketing and promotions company Roots Music has been organizing and coordinating reggae events for nearly 20 years.

Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Last summer they issued their “Singles Collection” digitally and on CD, and released a video for their single “Cut Me Loose”. The band dazzled their audience during their return to the Carnaval on the Mile earlier this month in Miami. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Formed in 2000, Miami musical powerhouse Locos Por Juana, fresh off  headlining slots at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and GrassRoots Live!, as well as their fifth annual Locos Por Marley tribute concert, are promoting their latest release Caribe. The album features many high profile international guest artists including legendary rapper Talib Kweli, ChocQuibTown, Marina (Ojos de Brujo), and more. Their new single “For the Ladies” features Kweli. Learn more about the band at www.LocosPorJuana.com.

Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. For more information about the venue, please 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; a breakfast 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, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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Electric Piquete

Electric Piquete – photo by Edwin Cardona

Locos Por Juana

Locos Por Juana – photo courtesy of the band


Katchafire Ignites Guanabanas with Inna Vision 3/24

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New Zealand’s Katchafire to Ignite Guanabanas March 24

Legendary roots rockers’ tour of the U.S. makes a stop in Jupiter with special guests Inna Vision

Jupiter, FL – March 14, 2017 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is a veritable oasis for live music, especially of the Caribbean kind. On Friday, March 24, down under reggae greats Katchafire will make a tour stop at the venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477), for an evening of music along with special guests Inna Vision. Show begins at 8 p.m., there is no cover to attend, and 21 and over are welcome. The event is being co-presented by Roots Music and Boulevard Brewing.

“Getting Katchafire to come to Guanabanas is a major score not just for lovers of reggae music, but live music fans in general,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “They combine ska and reggae and a high-energy performance with incendiary results. Inna Vision is an equally solid get for us and will be a treat for fans as well.” Cahur’s music promotions firm Roots Music has been booking, managing, and promoting reggae acts, shows and festivals for almost 20 years.

Originally a Bob Marley tribute band named after the legend’s debut recording with the Wailers Catch a Fire, Katchafire’s history begins in 1997 at the group’s hometown of Hamilton, New Zealand, in the Waikato region of the country’s North Island. Their 2002 debut single “Giddy Up” became the top-selling release of that year, which in turn made the debut full-length Revival a smash. The group now has four albums to its credit and is currently touring in support of retrospective collection called Best of So Far. Learn more at www.katchafire.co.nz.

Inna Vision is another island-based reggae outfit – the three-piece roots / reggae / dub band hails from Maui, HI. A hard-working band, the band has played more than 100 American cities during the last decade, producing four full-length and five EP releases. Their latest release is the Highest Grade EP, available on all digital distribution channels. More information available here: www.innavisionmusic.com.

For more information, please 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; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations there.

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, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete and the Nag Champayons 2/25

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Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete and the Nag Champayons for Noche Latina February 25

Latin funk by Electric Piquete for happy hour and Afrogalactic / tropidelic sounds by Nag Champayons in the evening on tap

Jupiter, FL – February 7, 2017 – In resuming its monthly Noche Latina (Latin night) series, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is playing host to another double header of Latin music on Saturday, February 25. Electric Piquete will play three sets of Latin funk from 4 to 7 p.m. during happy hour, and the Nag Champayons follow that up with their signature blend of psychedelic and Afro-Caribbean sounds beginning at 9 p.m. Both shows are free and open to those 21 and over.

Electric Piquete are a definite crowd favorite and they always deliver a funky, fun performance,” says Guanabanas Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “The Nags debut here several months ago elicited a great reaction from our regulars, which made the decision to bring them back an easy one. We are looking forward to it and remain committed to offering the best local Latin sounds to Jupiter music fans.”

Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Last summer they issued their “Singles Collection” digitally and on CD, and released a video for their single “Cut Me Loose”. They also braved Hurricane Matthew to make their debut at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

The Nag Champayons continue to raise the Miami musical bar in terms of creativity, messaging and collaborative efforts with each new release. They put out a heady and infectious new single, and visually stunning video called “Brazilian LSD” in December of 2016, a follow up to 2015’s masterful Rising Sounds of a Sinking City, a darkly serious, ominous 21-minute environmentally-conscious theme. They continue to play local and regional music festivals. For more details, visit www.NagChampayons.com

Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. For more information, please 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; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations there.

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, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
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New Years Eve at Guanabanas

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Guanabanas Rings in 2017 with Live Music by Moska Project  and The Ellemeno Beat

Reggae / ska and Latin reggae rock usher in the New Year at the Jupiter venue known for both styles

Jupiter, FL – December 8, 2016 – One of North Palm Beach County’s busiest and most well-known live music locales and eateries is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash featuring two of the area’s premiere groups. Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is presenting Moska Project and The Ellemeno Beat on Saturday, December 31st, beginning at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge to attend; 21 and over are welcome.

Guanabanas features live music several times a week, for happy hour and during the evening. Their monthly Noche Latina, now in its second year, features some of the finest local, regional and international Latin music groups. The venue also hosts occasional charitable events with a musical tie-in called “Giveback Thursdays”, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for area non-profit organizations and families in need.

“It’s only fitting to end the year and begin a new one with a lineup that best represents what we are all about as a live music venue,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Moska Project are regulars here at Guanabanas, and their infectious and danceable progressive Latin rock sound is perfect for this occasion. The Ellemeno Beat will drench fans with their island-flavored surf rock energy. They are another mainstay here and fans always enjoy their surf party vibe.”

Moska Project’s style is a blend of Latin rock and reggae enhanced by guitar and saxophone jams. Moska’s organic sound and melodic tunes make them a favorite for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. They list Gipsy Kings, Cultura Profetica, G. Love, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Cake, Coldplay, and The Doors among their influences. They issued a fourth release album in 2016, appropriately titled Cuatro, their first as a sextet.

The Ellameno Beat has spent the better part of this year playing shows throughout the eastern part of the U.S. Notably, the opened for reggae legends Steel Pulse at the Orlando House of Blues last month. The surf-crazed six-piece band, which song titles such as “6 Foot”, “ Pu in Sai” and “Too Deep”, released the five-song EP Party Wave in 2015.

Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. For more information, please 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; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations there.

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, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters,Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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

 

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