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.

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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.

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