The Movement, New Kingston and Resinated at The Kelsey Theater 11/16

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Reggae Triple Header: The Movement, New Kingston and Resinated Play Kelsey Theater November 16

Tickets for all-ages Thursday night show in premiere West Palm Beach music venue on sale now

Jupiter, FL – October 26, 2017 – Jupiter, FL – October 24, 2017 – Two touring reggae heavyweights (The Movement and New Kingston) and one Florida-grown outfit – Resinated – will come together and play The Kelsey Theater (700 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403) on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in an all-ages show presented by Jupiter label and promotions house Root Music, Inc. Doors open at 7 p.m. and $15 pre-sale tickets are on sale now at tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/287519.

“The Kelsey is the perfect showcase for a night of island-influenced music such as this,” says Roots Music head Matt Cahur. “These three groups are top notch, and high-energy, and will be a treat for fans of roots, reggae and dancehall.” Cahur has been booking, managing, and promoting reggae acts, shows and festivals through Roots Music for nearly two decades. He’s also the talent buyer and lead sound engineer for Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar in nearby Jupiter, and guitarist for the popular roots / rock band Boxelder.

Originally formed in 2004 in Philadelphia, PA, The Movement (pictured below) are now based in Columbia, SC. They are currently on a tour of the East Coast in support of their sixth studio album, Golden, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. The quartet is currently promoting a new single titled “Siren”, which features a collaboration with Stick Figure vocalist and guitarist Scott Woodruff. The Movement is currently working on their seventh full-length release. More information is available at More information is available at www.themovementvibe.com.

Few bands live up to the “family affair” moniker better than New Kingston. The Brooklyn progressive reggae group features father Courtney PantonSr. and brothers StephenTahir and Courtney Jr. The Jamaican-Americans fuse reggae with R&B, hip-hop and dancehall, and are now touring in support of their latest release, A Kingston Story: Come from Far. The “Kingston Fyah” group topped Billboard Magazine’s reggae chart with their previous full-length release, 2015’s Kingston City. Learn more at www.newkingstonmusic.com.

Formed in St. Petersburg, FL more than a decade ago, Resinated fuse pop, soul, funk, reggae, alternative and jam together to form an amped up, sun-bleached sound. The four-piece band have toured the state extensively and ventured out of the area as well, sharing the stage with the likes of The WailersSteel PulseStephen MarleyErykah BaduTalib KweliBallyhoo!, and others. Their latest release Smoke Signals was independently released in 2015; they are currently working on a follow-up. More info: www.resinatedmusic.com.

For more information, please visit www.thekelseytheater.com or call 561.328.7481.

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Mishka Returns to Guanabanas November 11

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Reggae Free Spirit Mishka Returns to Guanabanas November 11

Acoustic reggae singer / songwriter with ties to the Caribbean on tour in support of latest release Roots Fidelity

Jupiter, FL – October 19, 2017 – The soulful artistry of Mishka will once again grace the Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar stage Saturday, November 11, 2017, beginning at 8 p.m. The show is free and open to those 21 and over. Mishka will be performing cuts from his extensive catalog and new release Roots Fidelity, which is a nod toward 70s dub / reggae, issued September 18. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet – 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“We’re extremely excited about having Mishka perform here again,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “He was a sell-out for us last time and we fully expect another fantastic turnout for one of modern day reggae’s most innovative voices.” Cahur is also the head of Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20-year music management, production and promotions company. Cahur is also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas and guitarist for the popular Florida roots rock band Boxelder.

Born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean, Mishka currently calls the middle of the Pacific his home base. He first came to prominence with the 1999 release of his self-titled debut. Since then he has steadily made a name for himself through subsequent releases and non-stop international touring, culminating with the iTunes Singer Songwriter of the year award for his digital-only collection of acoustic songs called Guy with a Guitar in 2009. Mishka has topped the Billboard Magazine reggae chart three times.

The artist has shared the stage with Jimmy BuffetKenny ChesneyZac BrownDirty HeadsMatisyahuJohn Brown’s BodyBurning SpearSlightly StoopidSly and RobbieThe Roots, and Donovan, among others. He recorded and produced latest effort with his cousin Alec in Maui, Hawaii, and it was mixed in the UK by the prominent engineer Prince Fatty. The 12-song set features a collaboration with the Legendary Horseman, and several tracks with backing vocals by famous UK reggae singer Earl 16.

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.

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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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Hard Rock Café Miami Hosts Bachaco Monthly Reggae Residency

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Hard Rock Café Hosts Bachaco during Monthly Reggae Residency

Miami reggae rock / Latin roots band performs live in downtown Miami each first Wednesday of the month

Miami, FL – May 23, 2017 – Miami-based reggae rock / Latin roots group Bachaco has found a new home in the 305. The Hard Rock Café Miami located at Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd, Suite R200, Miami, FL 33132) welcomes each new month with a party called “WednesReggae” featuring the group in an exclusive residency. The next party is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017, beginning at 8 p.m. No cover, all ages welcome.

“It’s a great opportunity and we couldn’t be happier to have been selected by the Hard Rock Café,” says lead singer and band leader Eddy Morillo. “The venue’s vibe is unmatched in Miami and the support we receive from staff and management is amazing.” Coming off of extensive touring in 2015 and 2016, the semi-permanent gig is a welcome refuge from the road. This is Bachaco‘s first residency at a renowned internationally acclaimed music venue.

Bachaco has recorded a follow-up their 2015 full-length release called Sunfire, which spawned three hit singles “Good Morning”, “Sunfire Girl” and “Keep Your Head Up”. “We’re ready to release as of right now, but we’re taking our time looking for the right record company,” says Morillo. The group’s sound is decidedly Miami, but draws from heavily from Jamaican, North American, Latin American and Caribbean influences such as dancehall, ska, rock, hip-hop, dub and Latin reggae.

Bachaco boasts a ten-year track record of writing and recording, in addition to more than 300 live shows throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Last month they headlined wildly successful Brew at the Zoo festival sponsored by the Miami New Times. They are a seasoned, but still extremely vibrant and relevant Latin / Caribbean fusion band.

Learn more about the band at www.BachacoMusic.com.

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ABOUT BACHACO

Formed in 2007, Bachaco has performed more than 300 concerts and festivals from Argentina to Canada sharing the stage with the likes of Stephen Marley and the Marley Brothers, Natiruts from Brazil, Israel Vibration, Toots & TheMaytals, Ozomatli, Cultural Profetica, Gondwana, Los Pericos, LosAmigos Invisibles, WAR, King Chango and more. Bachacho has also showcased during the SXSW and LAMC music conferences with the support of publishing titan BMI. Their music naturally flows in English and Spanish, but the true language Bachaco speaks is the vibe they transmit: High Energy Groove.

Bachaco’s 2012 self-titled debut includes the hit Latin Roots singles  “Jamaican Cumbia,”  “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” and “Ni Una Lagrima”. They have been featured on many regional, national, and international media outlets throughout the U.S. and abroad. In 2015, the band won Budlight’s Buscando Mi Ritmo music reality TV summer series with the infectious Latin dancehall single “Tú” featuring the international telenovela rockstar, Dominican Jose Guillermo Cortines.

For more information, visit www.BachacoMusic.com.

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Katchafire Ignites Guanabanas with Inna Vision 3/24

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New Zealand’s Katchafire to Ignite Guanabanas March 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

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

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

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

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Guanabanas Hosts Dirty River Reggae Fest October 9

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4th annual event presented by Roots Music, Inc. and Islamorada Beer company to feature local and nationally-touring acts

Jupiter, FL – September 20, 2016 – The federally-designated “Wild and Scenic” Loxahatchee River flowing through Jupiter is home to cypress swamp, freshwater marshes, mangrove swamp, countless bird, plant and fish species, and an annual reggae festival. On Sunday, October 9, 2016, beginning at 1 p.m.,  Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar (960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477), located right on the Jupiter Inlet portion of the river, will host eight reggae / roots acts, and renown reggae music DJ and host Kulcha Shok. The show is free and open to all-ages.

The acts schedule to appear include: Through the Roots, Josh HeinrichsTropidelic, the Bryce Allyn Band, SunDried Vibes, The Helmsmen, RootsShakedown, and Casey Turner. Guanabanas regularly presents a number of these acts throughout the year, but never all on the same bill. “This year promises to be our biggest and best Dirty River Reggae Fest yet,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m proud of the lineup we’ve managed to assemble for reggae and roots music fans, and am looking forward to the show.”

Through the Roots are from San Diego and are currently in the midst of their “Bloodshot Eyes” tour supporting a 2015 EP release titled Stipped and Exposed, along with the 2016 single “Miss Lovely”. They previously released three EPs, one full-length called Take You There and numerous singles, including a 2012 collaboration with the legendary Jamaican rhythm section / production team Sly & Robbie, “Weekend Remix”. Learn more at www.throughtheroots.com.

Josh Heinrichs’ latest release “Good Vibes” enjoyed a smashing debut, simultaneously charting at # 1 on the iTunes, Amazon.com and Billboard Reggae charts.  The Springfield, MO native, pure reggae music artist – a Guanabanas favorite – frequently tours the U.S. with his four-piece band, this fall focusing on Florida, Texas and California. He previously fronted the group Jah Roots and launched his own label GanJah Records in 2001. www.JoshHeinrichs.com.

Tropidelic is another well-travelled, out-of-state act. Hailing from the East Side of Cleveland, OH, the funk / reggae / rock / hip-hop sextet is promoting their latest release called “Go Down with the Ship” during their “Smashing Cities” tour. In their near-three year existence, the group has already supportedSlightly Stoopid, 311, Pepper, The Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Soja,The Wailers, Flobots and more live. More information is available at www.tropidelic.com.

Locals the Bryce Allyn Band and their namesake front man frequently play Guanabanas, and every time they do, the audience cannot get enough of them. Their brand of conscious music has struck a chord with audiences throughout South Florida, as their profiles rise ever higher. Allyn also fronts Boxelder, another Florida reggae scene favorite. www.facebook.com/BryceAllynMusic.

Fort Mill, South Carolina’s Sun Dried Vibes is a power reggae / rock / funk / pop / alternative trio. They offer a fresh twist to the reggae/rock genre with high-energy live performances that crank out infectious sing-a-longs laced with a positive message. They are currently embarked on an East Coast tour in support of their latest release “Back2Square1”, their sophomore effort. Learn more at letsgetsundried.com.

Jupiter natives The Helmsmen’s island indie vibe travels throughout South and Central Florida extremely well. The crew, managed by event co-hosts Roots Music, formed in 2012 and solidified their current lineup in 2014, which released the Midterm EP this year, featuring the single and video “Rollercoaster”. More information about them is available here: thehelmsmenband.com.

Roots Shakedown is another West Palm Beach-based act featuring front man and sometime solo artist Brett Staska. They traffic in roots, rock, reggae, dub and indie, and since forming in 2009, have been featured in most major college towns and festivals throughout the Sunshine State. Included on the 2011 Reggae Wave Project, and a 2015 Sugarshack Sessions recording, they are currently working a full-length release. www.rootsshakedown.com.

Casey Turner’s No Stress Express recording is an upbeat mix of acoustic rock with an island vibe has all the makings of a perfect summer day. He also hails from San Diego, CA and plays the ukulele. More: www.CaseyTurnerMusic.com.  DJ Kulcha Shok is a scene veteran, hosting many weekly reggae parties throughout the area during the last two decades.

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                                                              
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Gondwana Performs at Guanabanas for “Noche Latina” 6/24

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Gondwana from Chile to Perform at Guanabanas for Noche Latina June 24

Notable South American reggae band plays Jupiter waterfront restaurant, bar and music venue during Latin music night

Jupiter, FL – June 14, 2016 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar’sNoche Latina concert series will be hosting the renown Chilean reggae roots band Gondwana on Friday, June 24, 2016, beginning at 9 p.m. Located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477, Guanabanas is presenting Latin music concerts of differing flavors this summer, featuring some of South Florida’s finest Latin bands, in addition to this international act.

“Our summer concert series is off to a great start, having already featured a CD release party by Jupiter’s Moska Project, and Miami-based Lanzallamas,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “As a fan of reggae and roots music, I am extremely excited about Gondwana’s debut concert here. It promises to be another fantastic evening of live Latin music.” Cahur launched the monthly Latin music night just after Hispanic Heritage month 2015, in part to satiate demands due to South Florida’s diversity and interest in all things Latin America.

Founded in 1987 during the turbulent and violently oppressive times of Augosto Pinochet’s dictatorial rule, Gondwana’s chart-topping “reggae & roll” sound is inspired equally by Bob Marley and The Police. Currently on their “Babylon by Van” tour of the United States, the performance at Guanabanas on June 24 will also be hosted by Lance-O from Kulcha Shok Muzik. Learn more about them at www.Gondwana.cl.

There will also be performances by the award-winning Miami-based Latin funk band Electric Piquete on July 3 (4 p.m.), the Spam Allstars (July 23), a Latin Grammy-nominated Latin / Afro-Cuban funk outfit led by musician, producer and audiophile Andrew Yeomanson, AKA DJ Le Spam, and the NagChampayons, who self-describe as “Afrogalactic / tropidelic” and are known for improvisational and multi-ethnic musical brilliance in Miami (August  19).

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. All performances, unless otherwise noted, begin at 9 p.m. and are free and open to the public. 21 and over are welcome Fridays and Saturdays; Sunday performances are all-ages.

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

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Sammy J Headlines Guanabanas in Jupiter May 6

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Soulful Reggae Singer Sammy J Headlines Guanabanas in Jupiter May 6

Soulful artist from down under performs free show at premiere waterfront restaurant, bar and music venue

Jupiter, FL – April 19, 2016 – Sammy J may be coming from a far off place, but his sound travels extremely well. Born Sammy Johnson in Australia and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, the artist embraces his Maori and Polynesian roots to create and engagingly deliver positive and uplifting music. He will bring this heady mix to Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar (960 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) on Friday, May 6, 2016, beginning at 8 p.m., featuring special guests Roots Shakedown. There is no cover; 21 and over are welcome.

Now based in the U.S., the artist has seemingly exploded on the market selling out venues across the west coast and Hawaii. Sammy J, currently touring North America with recent stops also including Tahiti, Las Vegas, NV, and the Pacific Northwest, is promoting his latest single, a catchy pop / reggae track called “Say That You Love Me”, which also features the soulful vocals of Tenelle. Click https://youtu.be/LcB0hWPNvac to watch the video – the track is also available on iTunes.

“When presented with the chance to book Sammy J, we leapt at it, mostly because of the artist’s sound, but there is also something special about the way he carries himself and his music,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “We are looking forward to special night of music, good vibes, great food and an amazing performance.” Mixing together island reggae, soul and jazz with heartfelt lyrics, Sammy J’s music is exhilarating and intoxicating.

When not on stage performing or in a studio recording, Sammy J shows the same commitment to his art by giving back to communities. He is a social worker back home when not on the road touring, mentoring troubled youth and offering them a positive outlet to focus their energy with a music therapy program.

For additional details about Sammy J, visit www.facebook.com/sammyjmusik; for more about the venue, navigate here: www.guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is dedicated to providing each guest with a truly unique outdoor dining experience. We have designed our company and our restaurant in an unorthodox way to help achieve the high standards we have set for ourselves in the disciplines of service, food, atmosphere/ambiance, waterfront location, landscape design, outdoor temperature control and the overall sensory experience.

We feel it is necessary to provide a true “Florida” experience with our creative outdoor restaurant design which utilizes quality exotic/local plants and trees, Key West/Old Florida styled structures, hand-built cheeky huts from the native Indian tribes of Florida, fresh Florida seafood and a premium bar with live music.

Giving back to the community is such a focal point for our company’s mission that we developed a monthly event we have termed “Give Back Thursdays” to help feed the need of our community organizations. With our “Give Back Thursdays” event we have partnered with some fantastic companies to help drive donations where money is badly needed, as well as giving away our stage space to allow the charities to showcase their cause.

Guanabanas helps support many local charities, such as 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, 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