Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah Play Guanabanas May 31

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Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah Celebrate the Release of Joint EP Made in California at Guanabanas May 31

Songwriting partners and former Jah Roots bandmates perform together and with special guests Artikal Sound System

Jupiter, FL – May 21, 2018 – If the popularity of Jah Roots is any indication, the combination of Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah is a winning one. The two reggae solo artists who were once bandmates in the legendary outfit put out several full-lengths together in Jah Roots, and have since collaborated on three other releases. Issued May 20, 2018, the new EP called Made in California also features appearances by Inna Vision and Preston Lee (Ezzrah). Josh and SkilliJah will perform live at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) with special guests Artikal Sound System May 31, 2018, beginning at 8 p.m. No cover, 21 and over welcome.

“We usually reserve Thursday nights for special occasions and this certainly is one of them,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Josh and Skillinjah together is pure musical fire – add the guys from Artikal to this explosive combination and we have the makings of a very special night indeed.” Cahur owns and operates Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20+ year music management and promotions company that handles the live music bookings at Guanabanas; he’s also the venue’s lead sound engineer.

Creating reggae music since 2001, Springfield, Missouri-based Josh Heinrichs is not only a successful reggae singer / songwriter, but he’s also a music label head (GanJah Records which he runs along with wife Kaytee), an in-demand touring musician, having toured the entire U.S. multiple times, and hosts is own annual music festival in Springfield called Reggae Fest. Josh has shared the stage with legends such as Ziggy, Stephen, and Damian Marley, George Clinton, The Wailers, 311, Slightly Stoopid and many more. Heinrichs has been featured at California Roots, TX Reggae Fest, Chicago Reggae Fest as well as Wakarusa, Summercamp, Gathering of the Vibes and many others. His release Good Vibes 2016 topped the Billboard Reggae album chart.

Born Kyle Bell in Houston, TX, SkillinJah is also known as Baddaflexx. He became hooked on reggae soon after discovering Peter Tosh’s Equal Rights record at age 11. By the spring of 2000, he had begun performing on the Jamaican dancehall circuit, eventually releasing a single on VP Records. Not long after exiting Jah Roots in 2006, he founded the NYC reggae band 45 Shootout. He’s recorded more than 200 singles and worked with the notable producers Dean Frasier and Donahue Baker. SkillinJah is a regular on the reggae touring circuit from Jamaica to New York to Hawaii.

South Florida-based Artikal Sound System is a multicultural group unites American, Jamaican and Hispanic reggae culture. The perform nationally and internationally and have already collaborated with Redlyte, The Abbysinians, Apple Gabriel of Israel Vibration, and Biggz General, and shared the stage with Pepper, Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, Less Than Jake, The Aggrolites, and Jesse Royal. Their last three released have hit the #2 position on Billboard’s Reggae chart.

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

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

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

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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

 

 


The Wallflower Gallery Turns 21

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The Wallflower Gallery Celebrates 21-Year Anniversary at Churchills Pub May 27

Event will feature previous showcase formats Songwriters’ SeriesDynamic DuosVoice & Soul and Interactive Improv Jams

Miami, FL – May 9, 2018 – On Sunday, May 27, 2018, The Wallflower Gallerywill celebrate 21 years of creative interaction with a multi-media showcase of art, music, spoken word, dance, comedy, community speakers and lots of fun at Churchills Pub (5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33137). The festivities will take place at Churchill’s with a 2 stage showcase. As a courtesy to The Wallflower Gallery’s legacy of all-ages showcases, the venue is allowing parents to bring their kids and attend the event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 18 and over welcome after. Admission $10 and free for kids under 10. Advance tickets are available online by clicking bit.ly/Wallflower21.

“We are working to bring together as many of the musicians, artists, poets, dancers and performers from The Wallflower Gallery’s history as possible,” says the gallery’s creator, designated legacy keeper and local activist Flash. “In addition we will include community speakers from local organizations who were active in The Wallflower Gallery, plus, we are reaching out to former staff and patrons as part of a big family reunion.”

Unlike a typical show, part of the appeal is to make the celebration unique for the artists and audience involved. Each set will include special guests to expand the range of the music, and spoken word artists will join the bands for short pieces to enhance the spontaneity and creativity of the experience. The different formats will layer the performers together and provide a platform for interaction.

There will be a number of reunion performances and the bringing back of some disbanded groups. Flash adds: “with the Interactive Improv Jams, we are combining various performers and sparking inspiration with an experimental flavor. For 13 years, The Wallflower Gallery provided a home in Downtown Miami for artists to develop their craft and enhance their skills. Since the building was torn down in 2010, The Wallflower Gallery has bolstered artists and events through social media and showcase support.”

This event signifies the impact of The Wallflower Gallery beyond the physical building and demonstrates how the essence of collaborative creativity enriches our community and the individuals involved. The all-ages portion of the show will allow families to attend and experience the music, art and performances together before the nighttime activities get more spirited.

Here’s a list of confirmed performers:

Music
Manchild (Reunion Show)
Richard Shepherd
Sweetbone
The Tribe
Carl Ferrari & Friends
Kuyayky
Sundown Sound
Mr Grim Reapa
Michelangelo
Matt Bodi Brenowitz
Tom Schafer
Steve Minotti
Ryan Rachal
Anthony Nelson
Ms Rudy D
Deep Water Willy
Sheik Al Beli

Spoken Word
Alonso
Benjamin Shahoulian
Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns
Heather Kashick
Janet Seitlin
Jahmal Westmoreland-El
Zarifa Muhammad El

Live Art
Anibal Fernandez
Linx

Dance
Elviza

For more information, call 305.579.0069 or visit wallflowergallery.com.

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


Afro Roots Key West May 17-19

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Afro Roots Fest Moves to Key West for 20thAnniversary Celebration May 17-19

The Studios of Key West and The Green Parrot host multi-day celebration featuring live music, lectures and workshops

Key West, FL – May 4, 2018 – After an extremely successful and well-received Monroe County debut April 28 at the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, the Afro Roots World Music Festival continues down U.S. 1 for a stop in Key West May 17 through 19, 2018. Haiti’s Papaloko and Loray Mistik and Senegal’s Morikeba Kouyate will perform at The Studios of Key West (533 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040) on Saturday, May 19, 2018, beginning at 8 p.m.  Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/2n1G4PC. The concert will be preceded by a free, family-friendly lecture and workshop to be delivered by Papaloko and Kouyate, also at The Studios of Key West, on Friday, May 18

Born Jude Thegenus in Port Au Prince, Papaloko is also a visual artist, and a voice for social justice and Haitian activism. His paintings are a product falling into a deep meditative state, and then allowing himself to be possessed by a spirit whose purpose is to paint strokes of life onto canvas. He at one point studied to become a Roman Catholic priest, but his artistic journey led him to music with at first the Rara band Koleksyon Kazak, and then with the vodou pop band Loray Mistik. In 1999, Papaloko founded the Jakmel Art Gallery, Cultural Center and Caribbean Backyard, a center for cultural diversity, awareness, positivity and creation in Miami.

Kouyate is a native of Senegal and an Afro Roots Fest veteran, having performed several times, most recently in Miami Beach on April 7. He is a trained Griot, meaning he maintains a tradition of West African oral history through songHis instrument of choice is the Kora, a hand-made 20-string, harp-like work of art which sounds otherworldly, and which he wields powerfully in his melodic storytelling. Click https://youtu.be/n0O4eqU-wcA to see him in action at the festival’s 16th edition.

In addition to the concert and the workshop / lecture, Miami Cuban Tomas Diaz will perform at The Green Parrot (601 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040) during a free 21 and over kickoff event Thursday, May 17. Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Diaz is best known as a member of the Spam Allstars who is now a solo artist. He spent his teenage years captivated by the sounds of rock and roll, dreaming of a life in the United States where he would be able to express himself freely through music. He has collaborated with world-class musicians including, Bruce SpringsteenCelia CruzClarence ClemmonsPhishSnoop DoggChayanne, and Ricky Martin. His latest single is called “Esta en Ti”, which he will likely perform for music fans at The Green Parrot.

“Afro Roots Fest and Monroe County seem to be a great fit,” says Jose Elias, founder and executive director of Community Arts and Culture (CAC). “We appreciate all the love and support given to our event in Islamorada, and look forward to offering the same sort of musical and cultural exchange and experience to our friends in the Conch Republic.” Elias performed with his Cuban Son Montuno outfit Cortadito and Tropidelic / Afrogalactic funk band the Nag Champayons in Islamorada.

This 20th iteration of the festival, which is curated and by the non-profit organization CAC, features more than 50 international and local acts from all over the world, and is being held at  venues from Jupiter to Key West. Next up is the conclusion of Afro Roots Fest in Key Largo at the Murray Nelson Centeron June 2 featuring Sanba ZaoToto OmanaLos Herederos and the 305 Street Band.

Made possible with the support of the Monroe County Tourism Development Council, the Ambrosia Key West, The Studios of Key West, and The Green Parrot. For all the latest, please visit www.AfroRootsFest.com or call 305.296.0458.
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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.

CAC also produced the A Day at the Beach Concert Series, which enjoyed a five- year run, in addition to co-producing the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area schools.

For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
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Zach Deputy: Gospel-Ninja-Soul

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Zach Deputy Returns to Guanabanas March 10

Jupiter, FL – March 5, 2018 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar live music fan favorite Zach Deputy returns to perform at the award-winning live music venue and eatery Saturday, March 10, 2018, beginning at 9 p.m. No cover, 21 and over are welcome. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet, at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

Deputy is currently on a “Zach Frost out of Hibernation” Tour which has taken him through Florida, Texas, the Midwest, the Northwest, California, and now back to the Sunshine State. He’s still playing in support of Wash It in the Water, his fourth album of sunny, soulful new sounds fusing hip-hop, funk, and folky pop with the spirited rhythms of soca and calypso. Zach is a self-described “Island-infused, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul”; his tour will continue into Miami and Key West before hopping to the Caribbean.

“Zach always gets high interest and a high turnout from our loyal music lovers,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “It’s been a while since he’s come through our part of the state, and I am looking forward to his always-captivating and soulful performance.” Cahur, a Jupiter-based guitarist and the head of a music management and promotions company with a successful 20-year record, serves as the lead sound engineer for Guanabanas.

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 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. The establishment recently launched a new weekend brunch menu featuring Build Your Own Donut and Waffle Bars, $6 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Margaritas, $12 Bottomless Sangria, and more.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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


Hialeah Park Fountain Terrace Concert Series Lineup Announced

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Hialeah Park Announces the Fountain Terrace Friday Night Concert Series

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

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

Here’s the full lineup:

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

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

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ABOUT HIALEAH PARK 

 Hialeah Park began making history in 1922 as the Miami Kennel Club, the first pari-mutuel greyhound track in America, founded by Missouri cattleman James Bright and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. In early 1925, the newly renamed Hialeah Park opened for thoroughbred racing over a one-mile dirt track.

Today Hialeah Park is home to a state-of-the-art casino, which began operations in August of 2013. It features 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, electronic roulette and blackjack, South Florida’s most popular poker room, several restaurants and cocktail lounges, and seasonal quarter horse racing.

Champions Simulcast Center and Sports Bar, on the second floor of the iconic Clubhouse, is open year-round, offering bettors world-class horse racing action from across the United States.

Newly redesigned space is available for weddings, quinces, and special events. The park’s vast outdoor space is also available for events. An official corporate partner of the University of Miami, Hialeah Park is listed as an Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places.

With entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, Hialeah Park is easily accessible from all major Miami highways. The landmark venue is conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International AirportSouth BeachDowntown MiamiCoral Gables, and Doral.

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

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


Ring in 2018 at Guanabanas with Live Reggae

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Spred the Dub and Savi Fernandez Band to Ring in 2018 at Guanabanas

Jupiter waterfront venue ends 2017 hosting a couple of crowd favorites in an enchanting setting

Jupiter, FL – December 11, 2017 – The “Good Time Reggae” outfit Spred the Dub and special guests the Savi Fernandez Band will help Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar welcome the New Year with a special show on December 31, 2017, beginning at 9 p.m.  There is no cover, and 21 and over are welcome. This will be Guanabanas’ eighth annual NYE celebration; the venue is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet, at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“Spred the Dub are true to their ‘Good Time Reggae’ moniker, proving so each time they play here at Guanabanas,”says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “We can’t think of a better way to begin 2018 than with this bunch. Savi Fernandez brings a positive vibe with him always, making it a perfect fit.” Cahur also heads Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20-year music management, production and promotions company, is also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas, and guitarist for the popular Florida roots rock band Boxelder.

Spred the Dub formed in 2007 and are influenced equally by Marley, JamesBrownThe ClashThe Slackers and John Brown’s Body. The band has built a following through constant national touring, opening for The SkatalitesEek-A-MouseBlack Uhuru and Yellowman along the way. They have released two independent full-lengths, their self-titled debut and Coming Home Drunk, their latest. A third, Friends and Enemies, will be issued this month.  For more details, visit www.spredthedub.com.

Reggae funk rockers the Savi Fernandez Band is based in Orlando, FL. Lead vocalist / guitarist Fernandez’s formidable six-string chops were definitely influenced by the great Jimi Hendrix. Formed in 2005, they have already shared the stage with reggae greats such as Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse, as well as Dumpstaphunk, Toubab Krewe, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Veterans of the music festival circuit both here and abroad in the Caribbean, the band most recently released the full-length From My Heart. www.savifernandezband.com

2017 was another banner year for Roots Music and Guanabanas, during which the two produced free live music shows by local, regional and national bands three days a week, entertaining tens of thousands of local music fans. Roots celebrated 20 years as a label, and Guanas nine years of providing live entertainment.

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 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.

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

 


#DHMC6 – December 3 – Las Rosas

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Dan Hosker Music Continuum Celebrates Release of Distinguish the Sound at Las Rosas December 3

 

Life of late musician will be celebrated during release party for compilation to raise funds for namesake scholarship

Miami, FL – November 14, 2017 –  Dan Hosker may be gone, but in no way is he forgotten. The dynamic musician who sadly passed away in 2012 lives on thanks to the efforts of his sister Chris Hosker O’BrienFrank Rat Bastard” Falestra, Holy Terrors bandmate Rob Elba and the Dan Hosker Music Continuum (DHMC), an event that raises funds for a music scholarship each year. This year’s event will take place Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Las Rosas (2898 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127). Cost to attend is $10 for 18 and over$20 will include a copy of the CD and admission.

The event’s companion CD is called Distinguish the Sound and features previously unreleased tracks from South Florida favorites, past and present, including Charlie PickettJacuzzi BoysNil LaraFor SquirrelsArlan FeilesHumbertCurious HairDiane WardGold Dust LoungeThe GoodsViva Le Vox, Ian Hammond & The Ugly Truth, Jim John Camacho, Jim Wurster, Shark Valley Sisters, The Brand, Plutonium Pie WursterShark Valley Sisters, The BrandPlutonium Pie and many more. Many of these artists will be performing live that night, along with sets by DJ Skidmark.

“This year, especially with the compilation CD, it really hit home to me how many people Dan touched in his 22 years down here,” says Elba. “Usually musicians kind of find their tribe, be it punks, folkies, etc., but so many different type of artists respected him so much and wanted to be involved with this – it’s really a testament to the type of person Dan was.”

All proceeds will go towards the continued funding of the DHMC scholarship and this year, the Xela Zaid / Alex Diaz Stroke Recovery Fund. Past DHMCs have helped Priya Ray from Kreamy Lectric Santa buy a handicap-accessible van, and helped purchase instruments for the Miami Girls Rock Camp. This year’s event will be hosted by Nicky BoweMrC and Dave Daniels, legendary founder and former owner of Churchill’s Pub.

Sample the new music release here: https://youtu.be/TiYA6zdLZVc

A full preview of all 32 tracks is available for the press with a special code. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/516504455374591or call 786.780.2700.

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

 


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.

 

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


Hialeah Park Casino Celebrates 4th Anniversary

MEDIA ALERT 

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.

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

Celebrate #10YearsofEP at Ball & Chain August 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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