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
info@mutcomm.com


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.

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


Birdman’s Clambake Debut at Stage Wynwood 3/18

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Birdman’s Clambake Debut at the Stage Wynwood March 18

Wynwood, FL – March 7, 2017 – Miami-based rock and blues trio Birdman’s Clambake are set to make their debut at a new entertainment spot called the Stage Wynwood on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Located at 127 NW 23rd St Miami Florida 33127, the event is taking place in the heart of the arts and entertainment district. There is no cover to attend and 21 and over are welcome. The band will play two sets beginning at 10 p.m.

The Stage Wynwood is a performance venue that caters not only to live music, but also hosts DJs, theatrical events, and private parties. The space first opened in November of 2016 with a special anniversary celebration for the famed Venezuelan TV program Latin Angels. It features a full-bar and a kitchen offering international cuisine favorites such as arepas, pepitos, hamburgers and more.

Clambake is led on guitar and vocals by Sean “Birdman” Gould, a renown South-Florida musician, session player, and sound engineer. The group also features Monchy Coruguedo on drums and vocals, and Michael Mut on bass and vocals. Ed Rosado, Mut’s rhythm section partner in Latin funk band Electric Piquete, will substitute for Coruguedo on March 18.

For more information, call 305.502.0691.

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


The Lords of 52nd Street Live at Hialeah Park 4/1

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The Lords of 52nd Street Play Free Show at Hialeah Park April 1st

 

“Billy Joel’s Original Hitmakers” Will Take Stage in First “Garden Show” at Iconic Venue
Hialeah, FL March 8, 2017 – Earning a well-deserved reputation as “Billy Joel’s hitmakers,” The Lords of 52nd Street toured and recorded with the legendary “Piano Man” for over a decade and played a major role in the worldwide success of Billy Joel’s formidable sound.

After a long separation, The Lords of 52nd Street reunited several years ago and are once again bringing the music they played in famous venues like Wembley Stadium, Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and Budokan, to audiences across America.

The Lords of 52nd Street will give music fans in the Miami area an “up close and personal” experience when they perform on the Paddock Garden stage at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino on Saturday April 1. The free concert, scheduled for a 9 PM start, will be the first “garden show” at this iconic South Florida venue and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to the festival-style event.

Billy Joel and The Lords of 52nd Street enjoyed worldwide acclaim in the late 1970s and early 1980s, recording Grammy award winning albums such as 52nd Street (1978), Glass Houses (1980), and The Nylon Curtain (1982).

After being inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014, The Lords of 52nd Street returned to the stage together and haven’t looked back since then. The band played in front of a sellout crowd at The Space at Westbury in New York in February 2016 and returned there for a similar performance earlier this year.

Critics have praised the band and their shows have awed music lovers of all ages. For more information, visit www.HialeahPark.com or call 305.885.8000.

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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 Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.

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

19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert 3/18

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19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert to be Held at The Wynwood Yard March 18

Ploppy Palace Productions, NORML of Florida & Modern Galaxy TV again host benefit concert featuring Trick Daddy, Grind Mode, DJ GQ, Telekinetic Walrus, Nag Champayons and more

Miami, FL – February 21, 2017 – An overwhelming 71% of Florida voters approved Amendment 2 on November 8, 2016, making medical marijuana legal in the state as of January 3, 2017. Yet, the fight still continues. With the state house and senate set to convene and create and or modify existing rules, there are still the issues of access and free market availability that need to be addressed. Add to that the specter of a newly-confirmed, ultra-conservative U.S. Attorney General, and one can see the path to medicinal cannabis relief is still hazy.

Enter the 19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert hosted by Ploppy Palace Productions, NORML of Florida and Modern Galaxy TV, to be held at The Wynwood Yard (56 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127) on SATURDAY, March 18, 2017. Tickets for the event, which is being billed as a “Celebration Festival”, are $15 in advance and available online at bit.ly/19thMMBC; show is open to those 18 and over. Admission for those aged 18 – 20 will be $25 at the door.

“For nearly two decades, Ploppy Palace Productions and NORML of Florida have combined an eclectic music festival with an informative conference to be a platform for community interaction,” says Ploppy Palace’s Flash, event organizer. “This dynamic forum has grown throughout the years, as the movement has strengthened. Our expanding coalition says that as long as it takes to change the laws and make medical marijuana accessible to those in need, the Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert will continue to fight to generate more public support!”

Live music acts include Trick Daddy, Grind Mode, DJ GQ, TelekineticWalrus, Tamboka, Nag Champayons, Rhythm Flow, Gypsy Cat, DJ Zehno, Mr. Grim Reapa, Orion, Bodizepha, Sarah Packiam and Marquise FairFusik kicks off the event at 4:20 p.m.

The confirmed speakers are: South Miami City Commissioner Walter Harris, former Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Dr. Jeffrey Kamlet, Dr. LindaKaplan, marijuana attorney Michael Minardi, NORML of Florida Executive Director Karen Goldstein and more. Spoken word artists include Alonso, Rio and others. There will be live art by Anibal Fernandez and more, as well as dance and performances by Elviza, Sofia Luna, Melody Gedeon, JasonWilliams and others to be announced.

Some of the vendors include: The Wallflower Gallery, Brickell Smoke Shop, Vape & Smoke ShopBiscayne, Progressive Rags, Nug Brand and more. Production support will be offered by Ploppy Palace Productions, Modern Galaxy TV, 7th Circuit Productions, The Wynwood Yard, Resurrection Drums, and Mut Communications.

As a fundraiser, Ploppy Palace, CMI Vibe Music and The Wheel Party have produced a compilation CD for the cause called Legalize It! Vol. 1: It’s Natural! Featuring 18 tracks of music, the collection is available now at www.legalizepot.us or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/legalize-it!-its-natural/id745390408.

For more information, visit www.medicalmarijuanabenefitconcert.com or follow the movement on Twitter @MedMariConcert and Instagram on
@MedicalMarijuanaBenefitConcert, and the conversation using the hashtag #MMBC19.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Michael Mut
Mut Communications
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


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
info@mutcomm.com


Hialeah Park Presents Free Concerts by The Habana Boys

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Hialeah Park Presents Free Concerts by The Habana Boys

 

Fountain Terrace concerts set for Friday March 3, Saturday March 4, and Sunday March 5; bilingual group performs a musical variety including opera, Motown, international classics

 

Hialeah, FL February 15, 2017 – Question: What do you get when you cross ll Divo and the Jersey Boys? Answer: The Habana Boys. The talented group is embarking on its first tour of America, and Hialeah Park Casino (2200 E 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013) will be one of the first stops.

The Habana Boys will perform on the Fountain Terrace, located just outside the Hialeah Park Casino on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 10 p.m., and on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. All three concerts will be free of charge and open to concert-goers of all ages. There are themes planned for each concert day. Friday night is “Girls Night Out” with Hialeah Park reporter and 93.9 MIA on-air radio personality GiGi Diaz, DJ Salin, and an exclusive free drink special.

Saturday is “Meet-and-Greet Night” with an opportunity to meet The Habana Boys in the Havana Café from 8-10 PM. There will be a special reserved VIP seating area available for the Saturday show and DJ El Russo will spin music before and after the performance. The Sunday afternoon concert will be “Family Day” with AM 670 La Poderosa and DJ Larry Lopez on hand to provide music and banter.

The Habana Boys – Ian Sanchez Guerra, Rey Reyes Bravo, Yunior Luis Perez Valdez, and Giraldo Carmenate Izaguirre – are all classically-trained singers whose ages range from 22 to 29. Musical director Hector Manuel Quintana Ferreiro often appears on stage with the group and the choreography is directed by Alberto Concepcion Rodriguez, who operates the Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba.

Formed in Havana in August 2015, the group’s set list covers operatic pieces such as “Una Furtiva Lagrima” and “O Sole Mio,” Broadway staples from WestSide Story and Les Miserables, 50s and 60s standards by The Temptations, The Four Tops, and Jackie Wilson, Cuban standards from the Buena Vista Social Club, and contemporary hits by Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, and Marc Anthony.

Click here to view videos about The Habana Boys. For more information about the concert venue, please visit www.HialeahPark.com or call 305.885.8000.

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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 Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.

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

Danay Suarez at El Tucan Miami March 8

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Danay Suarez Celebrates Release of Palabras Manuales at El Tucan on International Women’s Day

Miami, FL – February 14, 2017 Soulful Cuban songstress Danay Suarez will celebrate her highly-anticipated new release Palabras Manuales on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 with a free 18 and over show at El Tucan (1111 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130) featuring a number of surprise special guests. The first single from the collection is called “Integridad”, which will be released February 17 and features Stephen Marley.

Suarez’s new release, available on all digital platforms March 3, is mixed as one seamless record. It also includes production from Marley, Idan Raichel, Roberto Fonseca, Jason Matthews, as well as Suarez. Featured artists include Marley, Raichel, Fonseca, Aja Monet and El B de Los Aldeanos. Contributing musicians: Hector Junior Ferreiro, Nick Tannura, Aaron Glueckauf, Julito Padron, Rodrigo Zambrano, Josh Allen, TedZimmerman, Sam Savugn, DJ Le Spam, and Philbert Armenteros

“This album must be listened to a few times in order to hear all of its intentions,” says Suarez. “I truly enjoyed the creative process of weaving the words with the melodies, and pondering the significance of each letter, rhyme, passage in reverse, and moments of lyrical singing.”

The artist was born and raised in La Habana, Cuba, and is recognized as one of the principal figures in Cuba’s underground rap movement.  Thoughtful and eloquent, Danay uniquely combines soul and hip-hop with reggae, and the traditional Cuban styling called son.
For more details, visit www.DanaySuarez.com. For more information about the venue, navigate to eltucanmiami.com or call 305.535.0065.

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


Electric Piquete Debuts at The Wynwood Yard

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Electric Piquete Debuts at The Wynwood Yard During GrassRoots Live! February 24

Miami, FL – February 14, 2017This year’s edition of the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is taking place throughout Miami and Miami Beach and is called GrassRoots Live! Electric Piquete has performed at the last two year’s editions of the festival and will now make it a third year in a row when they take The Wynwood Yard stage on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 9 p.m.  Also appearing that evening: Nacho Londono and Uma Galera. The show is free and all ages are welcome.
GrassRootsLive! will also feature Locos Por Juana, Donna the Buffalo, Big Mean Sound Machine, FABI, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Elastic Bond, the Nag Champayons and more. Full performance schedule is posted here: virginiakeygrassroots.com/performance-schedule. Host venues also include Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, Concrete Beach Brewery, Garden Food and Bar, Lagniappe House, North Beach Bandshell, and the University of Miami Patio at the Donna E. Shalala Student Center.

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 Mattheew to make their debut at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

The Wynwood Yard is located at 56 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, please visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 305.351.0366.

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

 

 


Full GrassRoots Live! Lineup Announced

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Full GrassRoots Live! Lineup Announced

Live music performances for the sixth annual festival to take place in Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Midtown, Virginia Key and Wynwood

Virginia Key Beach, FL – January 18, 2017 – The open format for the 2017 edition of the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance promises to spread the event’s vibe throughout Miami. Not only will there music at the festival’s Key Biscayne home, but this year, mainland satellite happenings in Coral Gables, Wynwood and Midtown, and North Beach will literally bring the music to the people. Live performances are scheduled to begin Wednesday, February 22 and will run through the grand festival-closing performance on Sunday, February 26. Camping will be available the 21st through the 27th at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

Long an organization that supports and encourages sustainable mass-transit commuting, all events are either within in walking distance of each other, or accessible by public transportation (buses, Metrorail, and Metromover), Freebee (Wynwood’s free electric runabout car system), or Uber.

Scheduled to play this year are:

Locos Por Juana
Donna the Buffalo
Uma Galera
Big Mean Sound Machine
FABI
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Elastic Bond
Telekinetic Walrus
Tamboka
JUke

Bill Kelly
Afrobeta
Nag Champyons
Nativos Jammin Orchestra
The Blind Spots
Electric Piquete
Edan Archer
Krekel and Whoa
Jeb & Tara
Jesus Hidalgo 

Official host venues are:

The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr, Miami, FL 33149  
Concrete Beach Brewery, (325 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Garden Food and Bar, 168 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Lagniappe House, 3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
University of Miami Patio, Donna E. Shalala Student Center, 1330 Miller Dr, Miami, FL 33146

The full schedule detailing which artists will play at what venue and at what time will be posted soon at http://virginiakeygrassroots.com/music/performer-lineup.

“Miami and GrassRoots have come to a wonderful meeting point about being human, respectful to all people, artistic, creative and is such a welcome respite from the turmoil that is the general feeling I get in most of the country now,” said festival coordinator Jordan Puryear. “If you have not seen the evolution of the Wynwood Arts District you will be very pleasantly surprised by the warm and cozy outdoor venues where people bring their kids and enjoy the wonderful breezes of Miami.”

The festival-closer on Sunday, February 26 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park will feature live performances by Donna the Buffalo, Elastic Bond, Big Mean Sound Machine, FABI and more. Concrete Beach Brewery will host a special pop-up bar, and there will be a selection of food trucks present to go along with lots of beachside outdoor fun.

GrassRoots Live! will also offer a full schedule of movement, meditation and healing workshops and events to throughout the week of camping and fun. Puryear will offering Tensegrity practice each day for those who would like to explore the ancient movement art of the pre-Colombian Central American people who built the great Chichen Itza pyramid in Mexico.

Tickets to all events an on-site camping are now available online at: http://bit.ly/VKGR2017.  For more information, please visit http://virginiakeygrassroots.com or call 305.767.4460.

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ABOUT GRASSROOTS

The original Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance began in 1990 as a benefit concert to support a local AIDS organization in Ithaca, NY.  Encouraged by the success of that night, a decision was made to create an annual festival dedicated to raising money for the fight against AIDS, while supporting arts and education.

With the help of countless volunteers, the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival has become an internationally-recognized event with a focus on traditional and contemporary roots music and dance from all over the world.  For four days every July, the festival hosts more than 60 performing groups on four stages at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Central New York near the university town of Ithaca.

Twelve years later, the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance was launched on a 75-acre farm in rural North Carolina near the triangle cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Twice a year, in April and October, thousands of people attend the event to revel in great music, sweat it out on the dance floor, celebrate the arts, and build community.

The site has since become the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, a non-profit organization created to strengthen the community through music, arts and education.

The festival winters at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, just off the coast of Miami, FL. This year’s edition is the sixth incarnation of the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, featuring local and national acts.

For more information, visit GrassRootsFest.org  or call 607.387.5098.

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