Multi-Genre Musical March Madness at Guanabanas

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Run of three shows March 16 to 20 to showcase musical diversity offered at the Jupiter waterfront venue, one of which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Jupiter, FL – March 5, 2019 – March is known for the coming of spring, a major college basketball tournament, and the celebration of a popular Irish saint. At Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the month will also serve as a testament to the incredible range of music offered up to fans, particularly the stretch of shows planned for mid-March. It includes the debut of the Balkun Brothers on the 16th, a special Exmag St. Patrick’s Day 4 p.m. show, and the return of Roosevelt Collier on the 20th. The popular waterfront venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477; all performances are free and open to those 21 and over.

“The third week of the month is going to be pure fire and we’re excited to be presenting this wide a range of music,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “The Balkun Brothers are a duo of seriously talented siblings, Exmag’s sound is very unique to say the least, and Roosevelt ‘The Doctor’, is very well known and loved around these parts.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc. more than 20 years ago, which has allowed him to successfully manage rock and reggae acts, and produce / promote local and regional concerts. He is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at Guanabanas; Matt is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist.

An internationally touring rock n’ roll band, the Balkun Brothers hail from Hartford, CT. Their sound is equal parts rock, blues and metal forged by older brother Steve’s custom-built baritone and resonator guitars, and younger brother Nick’s relentless drum pounding. They are touring in support of their new release on the French imprint Dixiefrog Records called Devil on TV, which was recorded in part at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN and produced by the heavy-hitting rock engineer Steve Albini. Learn more at www.BalkunBrothers.com.  Showtime on March 16 is 9 p.m.

Minnesota hip-hop / jazz trio Exmag will perform a special early set on Sunday, March 17, beginning at 4 p.m. The band’s brand of funk evokes the Twin Cities’ musical godfather Prince, but breaks new ground with its smooth electronic originality. EDM Chicago insists that “there is nothing less than real about these fellas”, and the Huffington Post said of their music: “familiar as it is unique, reaching across genres and audiences”. Listen at exmagworldwide.com.

Turnout at Guanabanas is always high for Roosevelt Collier, as his take on soul, funk and R&B is sonically and hip shakingly appealing. A veteran of the music festival set, where has performed with the likes of the Allman Brothers, TedeschiTrucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and more, Roosevelt is now on tour promoting his debut album called Exit 16, which in the artist’s words is him “telling a story of who I am, where I’m from, and where I’m going.” Learn more at www.RooseveltCollier.com; music begins at 9 p.m. on the 20th of March.

For more information about the show and the venue, visitwww.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 Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana 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 FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry 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.

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Balkun Brothers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1180657855431493
Exmag: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266475103607724
Roosevelt Collier: https://www.facebook.com/events/383126439173258

Live Music at Guanabanas in March

The Jupiter waterfront restaurant, bar and music venue to host a number of high-profile late winter / early spring events

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Jupiter, FL – February 26, 2019 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar(960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) and Roots Music, Inc. have planned a diverse slate of live entertainment for the month of March, beginning and ending with local favorites, and peppered with nationally touring acts in between.

Here is the lineup:

Fusik Returns March 2

Florida funk band Fusik will perform at Saturday, March 2, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/2252302505011633.

Groove Fetish Rocks March 8

Wilmington, North Carolina’s Groove Fetish makes its way to Guanabanas Friday, March 8, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1966000010116317.

Guavatron Lands March 13

West Palm Beach-based electro rock and jam band Guavatron return Wednesday, March 13, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/617776258665450.

Balkun Brothers Premiere March 16

The psychedelic rock / punk / metal / funk group Balkun Brothers, led by the brothers Nick and Steve from Hartford, CT, will debut Saturday, March 16, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1180657855431493.

Exmag Play St. Patrick’s Day

Minnesota hip-hop / jazz trio Exmag will perform a special early set Sunday, March 17, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2266475103607724.

Roosevelt Collier Returns March 20

South Florida’s sacred steel / funk / soul / jam master Roosevelt Collier returns Wednesday, March 20, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/383126439173258.

The Orange Constant Rock March 27

The Statesboro, GA vintage rockers known as The Orange Constant make their way to Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) Wednesday, March 27, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1703808416386230.

Billy Gilmore and Friends Head Back March 30

Billy Gilmore (The Grass is Dead) and a bunch of his friends will perform Saturday, March 30, 2019, beginning at 8 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2192323521019265.

For more information about the show and the venue, and for the full lineup of March events, 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 Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana 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 FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry 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
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Guanabanas February Live Music Highlights Presented by Roots Music, Inc.

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Guanabanas February Live Music Highlights

Who: Roots Music, Inc. presents several high-profile live musical events throughout the month of February.

What / When:

Rare Creatures –  alt rock – Wednesday, February 6, 9 p.m. 
The Lee Boys 
– soul / R&B – Saturday, February, 9, 9 p.m.
The Elovators with special guest BrettStaska – reggae – Friday, February 15, 9 p.m.
lespecial – experimental rock – Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9 p.m.
East Harbor – indie rock – Wednesday, February 20, 9 p.m.
Steady Flow – funk / rock – Friday, February 22, 9 p.m.
Dr. Bacon – Appalachian funk – Saturday, February 23, 9 p.m.
iMayday!, RDGLDDRN and LittleStranger – reggae / hip-hop – Wednesday, February 27, 8 p.m.

Where: Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, 960 Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL, 33477

No cover, 21 and over welcome to all the performances. For more information about the show and the venue, and for the full lineup of February events, 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 Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana 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 FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry 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
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Guanabanas Celebrates 10 Years 12/26

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Guanabanas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary December 26

Award-winning waterfront venue begins second decade of serving the Jupiter community with all-day specials and a triple-header of live music

Jupiter, FL – November 27, 2018 – Ten years in the restaurant business is quite an amazing achievement. Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is much more than just a restaurant, however. For a decade, the popular waterfront venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477, near the Jupiter Inlet and on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River, has not only been presenting the best live local, regional and national acts, but also giving back to the community, all while racking up some impressive awards.

“A commitment to providing our clients the highest quality ingredients, incredible support from our local community plus a family-friendly atmosphere has been the key to our success,” says Vice President Jon Sullivan. “We intend to continue to offer the best fresh from Florida seafood, the finest entertainment, and to keep Guanabanas a great place for people to come hang out with friends and family.”

Clients can take advantage of food and drink specials the entire day after Christmas as part of the celebration, including $3 bottle beers and well drinks, $6 signature drinks, Fat Cubans, and old school burritos, as well as 50-cent wings and clams. There will be live entertainment by The String Assassins, Clement Aubrey and One Tribe, and Moska Project from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight. Admission is free; 21 and over are welcome from 9 p.m. onward.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure programming  the music here for the last 10 years,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m looking forward to the celebration and to 10 more great years.” Cahur is the founder of Roots Music, which manages acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. He not only designed the sound system at Guanabanas, but is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at the venue.

From its humble beginnings as a one-time sandwich shop / kayak rental place in 2004-2005, Guanabanas has grown into a local mainstay. Building on the “Old Florida” look and feel, owners President Chad Van Boven, along with his wife Jeannie, created a sense of community, first hosting a charity-driven “Therapy Thursdays” event that evolved into the recurring Give Back Thursday, which has helped many local charities, and raising more than $180k during the last half-dozen years.

Along the way, Guanabanas has been named “Best Waterfront Restaurant” by the Palm Beach Post and “Best Restaurant” by SouthFlorida.com, been featured on PBS Local, Emeril’s Florida, Chef Michele Bernstein’s Check Please, become a favorite hangout of professional athletes and international celebrities, launched a successful monthly Latin Music Night, and rolled out both a food truck and a delectable weekend brunch menu.

For more information about the show and the venue, 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 Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana 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 FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry 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
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Tropidelic and Bumpin Uglies at Guanabanas 11/7

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Tropidelic and Bumpin Uglies Co-Headline an Evening of Music at Guanabanas November 7

Rare midweek doubleheader comes to the award-winning waterfront restaurant, bar and music venue

Jupiter, FL – October 26, 2018 – Hump Day shows at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar are usually reserved for a single, energetic act. On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Jupiter live music fans will be treated to a double header of the rock / reggae touring bands known as Tropidelic and Bumpin Uglies. The music begins at 8 p.m., the show is free and open to 21 and over. Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477, near the Jupiter Inlet and on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River.

“These two bands together make for an instant party,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m looking forward to unleashing their good time musical energy on our Wednesday night regulars.” Cahur is the founder of Roots Music, which manages acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. In addition to booking acts and providing hospitality at Guanabanas, he is the lead sound engineer.

Tropidelic is six-piece funk / reggae / rock / hip hop from the East Side of Cleveland, OH.  The year 2017 saw the release of the band’s latest, Heavy is The Head, which hit the top spot on the iTunes reggae charts upon release. They have shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311Slightly StoopidThe Dirty HeadsPepper and TheWailers. Tropidelic have hit the festival circuit heavily recently, playing Electric Forest,the Werk Out Festival, the Warped TourSXSWReggae Rise Up, and Cali Roots. Learn more about the band here: www.tropidelic.com.

Bumpin Uglies hail from Annapolis, MD, and are self-described as “a curiously fun mix of ska, reggae and good ole’ punk rock.” They have been musically raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish. The quartet’s brand-new release is called Beast from the Eastand features guest appearances Derek McBrydeof Tropidelic, plus members of Sun Dried VibesOgee Wawa, and others. For more on the band, visit www.bumpinugliesmusic.com.

Their current joint tour last through mid-November and has them winding up and down the U.S. East Coast before hopping to Texas. Bumpin Uglies will then head up to the Northeast, and toward the Midwest into the New Year. Tropidelic will loop back around the Northeast through the end of this year.

For more information about the show and the venue, 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; 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 FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry 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
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Dirty River Reggae Fest at Guanabanas October 7

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Julian Marley Headlines 6th Annual Dirty River Reggae Fest at Guanabanas October 7

Event presented by Roots Music, Inc. features reggae royalty, nationally-touring acts and local faves in an all-day, all-ages free show beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Jupiter, FL – September 20, 2018 – One of South Florida’s most popular roots and reggae festivals returns to Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar for a sixth straight year, this time featuring one of the genre’s most popular and recognizable names, Julian Marley. This event, sponsored by Corona Light, will also feature SOWFLOMoska Project, Artikal Sound System, Spred the Dub, and Roots Shakedown, and will be hosted by LanceO from Kulcha Shok. Free admission and all ages are welcome; Guanabanas is located at960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“We are very stoked to have Julian headline this year’s festival, which will be a treat not just for reggae fans, but fans of music in general,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m equally proud to showcase all the other acts in what will surely be our best line up yet.” Cahur heads up Roots Music, the Jupiter-based music management, production and promotions company that organizes the festival. He’s also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

As a son of Bob Marley, Julian is well-known to fans throughout the world. A musician, singer / songwriter and producer, he’s also a humanitarian, contributing to relief efforts in Haiti, as well as youth programs in his native London. He’s been active as a solo artist or in collaboration with his Marley siblings since releasing his 1996 solo debut Lion in the Morning. Ju-Ju, best known for blending reggae with ambient psychedelia, is currently touring the U.S. with the dub / electronica masters Thievery Corporation. Additional information available here: www.julianmarley.com.

SOWFLO are South West Florida’s rock / reggae musical torchbearers. Based in Naples, FL, the band have been crisscrossing the American mid-west this summer, promoting their full-length debut Such is Life and their latest single called “If You’re Lost”. The quintet’s sound is equal parts rock, reggae, acoustic, hip-hop, dub, and surf, mixed in with good vibes and ganja. More details: www.sowflo.com.

Based in Jupiter, Moska Project specializes in Latin reggae / rock. Semi-regular performers at Guanabanas, particularly during the monthly Noche Latinaseries, the band recently released a new single called “Al Viento” (“To the Wind”). The six-piece’s sound is an amalgamation of Latin / reggae / rock artists such as  Oscar de LeonGilberto Santa RosaGipsy KingsGLoveBen HarperThe DoorsCakeFishboneFaith No More, and others. Additional info: www.moskaproject.com.

Artikal Sound System fuses American, Jamaican and Hispanic reggae cultures. They perform nationally and internationally, and have collaborated with artists from the world reggae scene including: The AbbysiniansApple Gabriel of Israel Vibration, and Biggz General, a descendant of Bob Marley. Their latest release is called “Crave You”, and the band regularly performer throughout South and West Florida. More details: www.artikalsoundsystem.com.

South Florida’s Spred the Dub are known as purveyors of “Good Time Reggae”, which essentially combines elements of soul, funk and R&B over a foundation of rocksteady, ska and roots reggae. Based in Palm Beach, they are regulars throughout the West Palm and Fort Lauderdale reggae scene. Their latest release is called Friends and Enemies, which is their third release overall. Learn more at www.spredthedub.com.

The roots / reggae / dub / indie quartet Roots Shakedown also call Palm Beach home. Listeners have been captivated by their dynamic live shows and memorable, sun-drenched hooks. The band can be seen at most major college towns and festivals throughout the Sunshine State. To find out more about the group, please visit their website: www.rootsshakedown.com.

The R3 Foundation will be on hand to raise money for a water bottle filling station initiative aimed at local schools. 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; 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 FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry 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


Mishka Returns to Guanabanas August 4

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Reggae Singer / Songwriter Mishka Returns to Guanabanas August 4

Nationally and internationally touring artist with ties to the Caribbean a favorite of local music fans

Jupiter, FL – July 23, 2018 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar music fans cannot seem to get enough of Mishka. The reggae / soul / acoustic troubadour who last played in the area in November of 2017, will return to the Jupiter venue for an intimate performance on Saturday, August 4, 2018, beginning at 9 p.m. The show is free and open individuals 21 and over. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“Very few performers that come through here exude such soul and grace,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Mishka is an amazing performer and we are lucky to have him this and every time. This show is not to be missed.” Cahur heads up Roots Music, Inc., which is based in Jupiter and for 20 years has offered music management, production and promotions services. Cahur is also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

Born in Bermuda, Mishka was raised in the Caribbean. He launched his career in earnest with the 1999 release of his self-titled debut. Since then, the artist he has been on both major and independent labels, and his songs have been featured on sound tracks in films and t.v. all over the globe. Winner of the iTunes Singer Songwriter of the year award for his digital-only collection of acoustic songs called Guy with a Guitar in 2009, Mishka’s songs have topped the Billboard Magazine Reggae chart three times.

He’s shared the stage with artists ranging Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac BrownDirty HeadsMatisyahu, to John Brown’s BodyBurning SpearSlightly StoopidSly and RobbieThe Roots, and Donovan. Mishka recorded and produced latest effort Roots Fidelity – a nod toward 70s dub / reggae – with his cousin Alec in Maui, Hawaii. Mixed in the UK by the prominent engineer Prince Fatty, the 12-song collection features a collaboration with the Legendary Horseman, and several tracks with backing vocals by famous UK reggae singer Earl 16.

Mishka, a past guest on county superstar Kenny Chesney’s SiriusXM channel “No Shoes Radio”, has become a favorite of the program, placing nearly 40 of his songs on the show’s playlist. Mishka will be performing cuts from his entire catalog, which features several singles, EPs, and full-lengths on August 4 and on the previous evening August 3, during which he will be embarking on an exclusive, sold-out sunset boat cruise aboard the PonTiki with fans.

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; 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 FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry 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


3rd Annual Guanabanas Jerry Garcia Bash July 29

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3rd Annual Guanabanas Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Set for Sunday, July 29

All-day celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead and its legendary leader to feature seven acts

Jupiter, FL – July 10, 2018 – Jerry Garcia once said of the Grateful Dead: “We’re like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” There must be hundreds of licorice aficionados in and near Jupiter given the reaction to and popularity of the first two Jerry Garcia Birthday Bashes at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477). This year’s event is being sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Company and Suerte Tequila.

“We’re excited to be once again paying tribute to the godfather of the jam band scene with a celebration that includes seven of the best South Florida jam bands around,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. The music begins at noon, there is no cover, and the show is all-ages. There will also be vendors selling jewelry, accessories and Dead merch. There will be a Boulevard craft beer tent, as well as a Suerte Tequila tent.

Based in Delray Beach, Unlimited Devotion has played in each of the previous two Guanabanas Jerry bashes. UD, very popular throughout the U.S. and especially South Florida, are not a traditional Grateful Dead tribute band. They don’t emulate the band’s song book as much as interpret it, expressing themselves through improvisation. Band interests include: jazz, table tennis, team snoring and synchronized yawning. More info: www.facebook.com/UDMusic.

Equal parts fruit, band and transforming mechanized battle robot from another planet, Guavatron is a fusion four-piece based in West Palm Beach. With emphasis on improvisation, Guavatron creates a fresh sound at every show while keeping their roots of dance, rock, electronica, and funk involved. They are another act to have played Guanabanas’ Jerry fests one and two. More details are available at guavatron.bandcamp.com.

The Daniel Heitz Band is the first of four newcomers to the party. Led by their guitar prodigy namesake, the Orlando-based trio combines blues, soul, bluesrock and funk to form a Southern-fried, axe-driven powerhouse. DHB play extensively throughout Central Florida and will also be making their Guanabanas debut. Learn more at www.DanielHeitz.com.

Uproot Hootenany describe themselves as “roots, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, whiskey-fueled fun” and are based in Deerfield Beach. The four- piece band features some of South Florida’s top string instrument players, love pickin’ and grinnin’, and play originals and inventive covers by everyone from The Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash. They are the third of three bands to have played at each of Guanabanas’ Jerry bashes. More details are available at www.uproothootenanny.com.

The Legacy Orchestra Collective is a festival-style reggae / funk / soul jam band made up of numerous members from local bands that come together to perform original compositions along with many favorites of any era. Based in Clermont, FL, the band lists Bob Marley, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, and Umphrey’s McGee as main influences. More: www.facebook.com/LegacyOrchestraCollective.

Delray Beach is home to Spiral Light, another Jerry bash newbie. A Grateful Dead tribute act, the band’s name is fittingly taken from a line in the outstanding Dead tune “Terrapin Station”. The five-piece band performs regularly throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, and is available for private parties and events. Learn more about them here: www.facebook.com/SpiralLightBand. They are also making their Guanabanas debut.

Flint Blade is a one-man Chapman stick / vocal performer. His brand of ambient, beat-driven psychedelia with folk, jazz and dub reggae influences make him extraordinarily unique. Flint shares music in love through song, rhythm and harmony. A veteran of several Guanabanas brunch engagements, Flint will be playing a Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash for the first time. Learn more here: www.flintblade.net.

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    

 


Katchafire Return to Guanabanas 6/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Zealand Reggae Roots Outfit Katchafire’s Legacy Tour Stops at Guanabanas June 15

Band celebrates fifth studio album with U.S. tour featuring special guests E.N Young & Imperial Sound plus EarthKry

Jupiter, FL – June 5, 2018 – Katchfire, one of New Zealand’s most popular touring reggae / roots acts, have quickly become a favorite among the genre’s fans stateside. They are celebrating the release of their latest set called Legacy with a seven-state summer tour, bringing them to Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar Friday, June 15, 2018. The venue is located at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477). Special guests E.N Young & Imperial Sound and EarthKry open the evening at 7 p.m. No cover, 21 and over welcome.

“Katchafire just lit this place up last time they came through in March of 2017,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “We expect another white-hot show and are looking forward to their return.” Cahur founded and runs Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based music promotions company active for two decade plus. He also manages live music bookings at Guanabanas and serves as the venue’s lead sound engineer.

Katchafire formed in 1997 as a Bob Marley Tribute band in Hamilton, Aoteoroa, New Zealand. The all Maori reggae band members include father and lead guitarist Grenville Bell, son / lead singer Logan Bell, and son / drummer / singer / songwriter Jordan Bell. The band has opened for such reggae legends  Damien MarleySteel PulseUB40The WailersSpearhead and others. Staples on the California and Pacific roots scents, Katchafire have performed at Glastonbury, and numerous festivals throughout Europe and Brazil.

The new release, which debuted at #1 on the U.S. iTunes Reggae chart and got as high as #5 on the Amazon Best Seller reggae list, features exciting and fresh messages of love, hope, togetherness, and family. The 12 tracks on this album were recorded in numerous studios around the world, from New Zealand and Australia, to L.A. and Hawaii, to Jamaica, featuring collaborations with some of reggae’s finest. The Legacy cover art is titled “War Canoes of the New Zealand Maori”, created by Hawaiian artist Herb Kane.

Born Ian Allan Young and raised near the U.S. / Mexico border in San Diego, CA, E.N Young began playing the piano at age six. He switched to drums at age 12 as a result of an arm injury, and began performing and touring by age 15. He’s also a studio owner (Imperial Sound Recording Studio) and record producer, having worked on tracks for artists such as GonzoLeilaniWolfgrammTatankaMystic Roots BandClear ConscienceRevivalAnimoInna Vision and Skanks Roots. His latest release Call on Me debuted at #3 on the iTunes reggae chart.

EarthKry hail from Jamaica and feature former Edna Manley College of theVisual & Performing Arts in Kingston students Phillip Mcfarlane (keyboards), drummer Kieron Cunningham, bass guitarist Kamardo Blake and vocalist/guitarist Aldayne Haughton. Inspired by Bob Marley and TheWailersThe BeatlesJohn HoltPeter ToshJacob MillerBlack Uhuru and Steel Pulse, the group had cemented a wholesome fusion of roots reggae, souls and rock genres into a fresh but universal sound.

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 FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

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

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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


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