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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Hialeah Park Casino Celebrates 4th Anniversary

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Hialeah Park Casino Celebrates 4th Anniversary with a Weekend of Concerts, Cars and Food Trucks

Hialeah, FL – August 15, 2017 – Hialeah Park is celebrating their casino operations’ fourth anniversary with a spectacular lineup of concerts beginning Thursday, August 24, and running through Sunday, August 27, 2017. Planned events include performances by Miami’s disco / salsa queen Lucy Grau (Thursday, August 24, 9 p.m., Fountain Terrace), Spanish crooner DannyDaniel and Cuban singer / songwriter Amaury Gutierrez (Friday, August 25,Paddock Garden), Cubaton stars Gente de Zona (Saturday, August 26, 32nd Street Parking Lot Stage), the charanga master Jose FajardoJr. and the mambo heir Tito PuenteJr. (Sunday, August 27, Fountain Terrace).

There will be food trucks curated by the Cuban Guys, sets by the regular DJs Larry Lopez and El Russo, and more. In addition, a car and truck show is planned for Sunday, August 27 in the Paddock Garden from noon to 4 p.m. All concerts and the car show are free and open to the public except for the Saturday show by Gente De Zona, which is a paid event; tickets are available online here: www.gentedezona.miami.

Who: Hialeah Park Casino

What: 4th Anniversary Celebration

When: August 24 – 27, 2017

Where: 100 East 32nd Street, Hialeah, FL 33013

More informationwww.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.

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Celebrate #10YearsofEP at Ball & Chain August 11

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Electric Piquete Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Ball & Chain August 11

Award-winning Latin funk band plays free show in Little Havana featuring special guests 

Hialeah, FL – July 18, 2017 – The roots of the band can be traced back to the summer of 2007, when drummer Ed Rosado and bassist Michael Mut first began rehearsing and composing together. The co-founders soon added permanent members Chris Correoso on guitar and Rich Dixon on trumpet / flugelhorn, and surrounded themselves with some of South Florida’s best musical talent. A decade, two EPs, eight singles and countless shows and festival performances later, Electric Piquete is one of the area’s most prominent Latin funk bands.

“It’s amazing to think how far we have come in 10 years, and to realize how much we would still like to accomplish musically,” says Rosado. “The band has been through a number of changes over the last decade, but our love of creating and performing music has remained the same.” Ed also writes and arranges the band’s music, serves as musical director, and plays percussion on studio tracks. He has in the past led his own jazz quintet and co-founded two area fusion groups, Smashing Hammers and Rezidue.

Two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, Electric Piquete’s music has been licensed by Lexus, been 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 is 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 band is currently in the pre-production phase of a brand-new recording. The goal is to release a full-length by the end of 2017 / early 2018, featuring seven or eight original tracks and a jazz / fusion standard, digitally and on vinyl. The bulk of the new material will be new and relatively-new tracks, the rest hold-overs from previous writing sessions. Last summer, they issued the “Singles Collection”, which encapsulated the group’s most recent and noteworthy works.

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.

They are celebrating the milestone with a free performance at Ball & Chain Friday, August 11, 2017, beginning at 10 p.m. The venue is located at 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135. A more comprehensive and detailed account of the band’s history is available on www.ElectricPiquete.com/blog. For more information, call 786.426.2277.

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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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Michael Mut

786.426.2277

info@mutcomm.com    

  

 


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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Michael Mut
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Electric Piquete Play the Northwood Mango Fest 6/24

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Electric Piquete Play the Northwood Mango Festival Saturday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.

 

Miami, FL – May 31, 2017 – Miami’s Latin funk fusionistas Electric Piquete head to the historic Northwood Village in West Palm Beach for the annual Mango Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The event is free, family-friendly and features a culinary contest, a chef showcase, a kid’s village and cultural performances from 12 noon to 10 p.m. The band will play a 90-minute set beginning at 6:30 p.m. Location is 516 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

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”. Having played virtually every major venue and music festival in South Florida, they traveled to North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew to play the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival last October. Plans are underway to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary this summer.

The Northwood neighborhoods and broader West Palm Beach communities have a rich history of mango cultivation, and likely one of the reasons why there are so many mango trees in this area. The Gale House at 401 29th Street in Northwood is said to be the site of the first fruit-bearing mango tree planted in the United States. The Northwood Mango Heritage Festival is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, free event open to the entire community.

Electric Piquete will feature special guest drummer Fabio Patino (FABI, Lanzallamas, Suenalo) for this performance. For more information about the fesitval, visit www.NorthwoodMangoFest.com. To learn more about the band, click www.ElectricPiquete.com.

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Electric Piquete - photo by Edwin Cardona


Electric Piquete Debut at Bar Nancy May 5

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Electric Piquete to Debut at Bar Nancy on Cinco de Mayo, 10 p.m.

Miami, FL – April 28, 2017 – Award-winning Latin funk band Electric Piquete will make their debut at the brand new Bar Nancy on Cinco de Mayo, beginning at 10 p.m. They will play two sets of originals and Latin jazz standards. The nautically-themed craft cocktail bar will offer $5 Dulce Vide Blaco tequila shots all night to celebrate the occasion. No cover; 21 and over are welcome.

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”. Having played virtually every major music festival in South Florida, they traveled to North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew to play the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival last October. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment is located at 2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135. The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent.For more information about the Nancy, call 305.397.8971.

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Bar Nancy Celebrates Grand Opening April 15

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Bar Nancy Brings Craft Cocktail Artistry to Little Havana

Nautically-themed venue features hand-made bar, fixtures and is mixology-driven; grand opening celebration scheduled for April 15
Miami, FL – April 5, 2017 – Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment Bar Nancy is dry docked at 2007 SW 8th Street. Already serving thirsty landlubbers, a grand opening celebration will take place Saturday, April 15, 2017 featuring the Spam AllstarsThe Woodwork (formerly the Wholetones), and JUke. Doors open at 5 p.m., and complimentary cocktails will be served from 7 to 9 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m.

“We put a lot of stock into every last detail, from the décor to our drink ingredients, and authenticity is a big part of our appeal,” says co-owner and managing partner Sasha-Alexandre Torres. “Our award-winning bar tenders put their all into the creation and execution of our drink menu, and I’m confident our patrons will taste the difference.” There are no fountain guns behind the bar, and no artificial sweeteners are ever used. The place even has its own sugar cane press for simple syrups. ”

The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent. Drink names like “Over the Barrel”, “Peg Leg”, and “Siren Song” play right into the theme.  Nancy offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers. There is an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches and desserts available, and an outside patio with seating.

Co-founder Ben Koufopoulos, a quintessential bar-man and a sought-after commodity in the cocktail world, has been an integral part of team-building for some of Miami’s most successful bars and restaurants, including The Purdy LoungeBurger and Beer Joint, The StageWill CallPB Station, and Pawnbroker. He has worked with and trained with some of America’s top chefs: Emeril LegassiJonathan EissmanMichael SwartzNorman Van Aken, and Jose Mendin. He and his father Tom Koufopoulos are largely responsible for all the woodwork, even recreating the Nancy stern to act as the bar back.

Torres also co-founded the now-closed The Stage Miami located in the Design District, where he conceptualized and managed day-to-day activities, and he currently assists in producing live musical events via DNA Entertainment and nationally distributed films with Via Verita and Ratpac Entertainment.

Yet another key Nancy crew member is Derek Stilmann, F.I.U. and Pubbelly Restaurant Group alumni, where he went on to design and create the cocktail program at notable bars like PawnBroker.

This initial group have created the venue’s cocktail, beer, wine, and food menus. Collectively, they have been involved in live music and sports bars, fine dining restaurants and high-volume mixology bars, and each have held all front and back of house positions, from busboy to general manager.

Bar Nancy hosts a happy hour every day from 5 to 8 p.m., and they are open every day until 2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m. There will be a regular live music schedule in place soon, and there is never a cover. 21 and over are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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ABOUT BAR NANCY

Bar Nancy is a nautically themed American craft cocktail bar located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, Florida. The cocktail bar takes its Inspiration from the American Revolutionary Ship, Nancy, which was the first American ship to hoist the red, white and blue flag after American Independence had been declared.  The Nancy creed Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night) promises transcendence and good times through savory crafted cocktails, great music (live and otherwise), and an optimized hospitality experience.

Katherine RajsichSasha-Alexandre TorresBen Koufopoulos and Derek Stilmann make a perfect team to open an American craft cocktail bar in Miami, Florida. Their skills obtained over the years in the service and hospitality industry complement each other and make for a successful recipe. Together they have a combined 70 years’ experience in the field; most of them here in Miami. They have been involved with bar and restaurant openings and know the rigors that come with such a task.

Also part of the Nancy crew: David Perez, Lizz Dominguez, Jamal Giles, Caco Alvarez and Raymond Levy.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
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Boxelder and Moska Project Play the Kelsey Theater April 29

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Boxelder and Moska Project Play the Kelsey Theater April 29

Rock / reggae outfit and Latin rock / reggae fusion group co-headline show at vibrant community theater – art house

Lake Park, FL – April 6, 2017 – Boxelder, power house reggae rock band from Jupiter, FL, return to West Palm Beach with high-energy Latin rock buddies Moska Project at the Kelsey Theater (700 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403) on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Tickets for the all-ages show are $15 pre-sale and available online at bit.ly/BoxMosKT, or $20 on the day of show. Doors open at 7 p.m.

“Boxelder performed many times to packed houses at what used to be called the Kelsey Club a decade plus ago,” says Matt Cahur, guitarist for Boxelder and Roots Music, Inc. label head. “Those were great times for the band, and we’re looking forward to recapturing some of that magic in what is now an improved venue that stands as a beacon for the burgeoning arts scene in Lake Park.” Roots Music has been organizing and promoting music events for nearly 20 years. Cahur is also the talent buyer for Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar in Jupiter.  

Boxelder spent the tail end of the 90s and beginning of the 2000s crisscrossing the U.S. and playing their unique blend of rock and reggae. Filling up small and medium sized venues all along the way, the band was able to amass a huge following in the days before social media made Internet stars. The band features Bryce Allyn on vocals, Cahur on guitar, Eli McDonald (guitar), GillyGonzalez on bass, and Patrick Boggs (drums). Boxelder’s high energy reggae anthems and trippy dub jams will be a highlight for the newly renovated Kelsey Theater. More details are available at www.boxelder.com.

Making original music since 2002, Moska Project’s musical style is a blend of Latin rock and reggae, enhanced by extended guitar and saxophone  jams. It is often referred to as “Brown Music”. Their live shows are entertaining and full of energy, complimented by a wide variety of danceable beats. Moska’s organic sounds have earned them top slots opening for Galactic, Matisyahu, Pepper and many more. Moska’s latest release Cuatro was issued in May of 2016. Learn more at www.moskaproject.com.

Culture and community: this is the Kelsey Theater ethos. Their mission is to be a place where the community by and large can experience the finest in independent cinema, music, comedy and various other performing arts, while simultaneously providing a convention center venue that will host anything from indoor green markets to comic book conventions. Find out more at www.thekelseytheater.com.

For additional details, 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 led 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 bookings and promotions. Roots currently represents The HelmsmenThe Hip AbductionOrange JuiceMoska ProjectBryce Allyn, and Boxelder.

For more information, visit www.rootsmusic.com or call 561.379.8598.
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Michael Mut
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Electric Piquete Return to Dunedin Brewery Friday, April 7

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Electric Piquete Return to Dunedin Brewery Friday, April 7

Miami, FL – March 28, 2017Award-winning Miami band Electric Piquete deftly fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. The two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” will return to Dunedin Brewery (937 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698) on Friday, April 7, beginning at 9 p.m.  There is no cover charge, and 21 and over are welcome.

Electric Piquete delivered a well-received performance debut at the venue in November 2016. They recently issued their Singles Collection digitally and on CD, and released a video for their brand new single “Cut Me Loose”. Also in 2016, they played the main stage at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina. Regular performers in and around South Florida, this represents the band’s second trip to the West Coast of their home state in six months.

As the oldest microbrewery in Florida, Dunedin Brewery and their dedicated staff of beer enthusiasts strive to meet the challenge of creating amazing craft brews. Their brews are hand-crafted in small batches, 15 barrels at a time. Much of their production supplies the pub’s on premise taps, while they also ship kegs out to bars and restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. Dunedin Brewery also feature a full culinary menu and tours of their facility.

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
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