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

 

 


Noche Latina ft. Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19

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Noche Latina Returns to Guanabanas with Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19

Two prominent Miami Latin funk bands to be featured at the Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venue

Jupiter, FL – May 9, 2018 – Electric Piquete return to Guanabanas Island Restaurant for another mid-afternoon engagement 4 to 7 p.m., while Elastic Bond (9 p.m.) will make their debut during the next edition of the popular monthly Noche Latina series on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The award-winning venue is located on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. There is no cover charge; all-ages welcome to the early show and 21+ to the later performance.

“These two prominent Miami acts are sure to light up our stage,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Electric Piquete never fails to deliver a great time and a captivating performance. Elastic Bond comes in as one of the most well-known acts based in South Florida – I am sure our folks will enjoy their tropical / Latin pop. ”Cahur heads up Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20+ year music management and promotions company responsible for live music bookings at Guanabanas; he’s also their lead sound engineer.

Electric Piquete – twice named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times – is best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards. A powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys / congas rhythm section sets the groove for a fiery horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. They are a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies and rapping on several numbers.

Established in Miami in 2006, Elastic Bond infuses an uplifting sound self-described as psychedelic tropical soul. The band originally started out as aloose studio collaboration between Venezuelan producer-musician Andrés Ponce and Honduran singer-songwriter Sofy Encanto, and soon developed into a unique blend of funk, hip hop, soul and Latin written and performed in Spanish and English.

In 2017, the band released their latest album Honey Bun in collaboration with Grammy-winner Adrian Quesada as co-producer. This album presents an organic soul sound with a glaze of hip hop and it’s the band’s first vinyl release. Elastic Bond notably performed in the 2017 LAMC conference in New York City, Chicago’s Pilsen Fest and in Mexico City at Vive Latino 2018 as special guests of Los Amigos Invisibles, who also featured the in their single “Espérame” from their latest Grammy-nominated album “El Paradise”.

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 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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


Roots / Reggae Week in Jupiter

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Upcoming Roots / Reggae Shows at Guanabanas

Jupiter, FL – March 6, 2018 – One version of the old refrain goes “March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion”. At Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the month of March will definitely roar with the sounds of several high-profile roots / reggae acts, beginning with Iya Terra on March 15Pato Banton and special guest Roots Shakedown March 17, and The Expanders with Sensamotion and Dubbest March 22. All performances begin at 9 p.m. except the triple header on 3/22, which begins at 8 p.m. No cover, 21 and over are welcome. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet, at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“Our crowd is definitely roots / reggae-friendly, and do we have a very special treat lined up for them,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “In about a week’s time, we will have presented one of L.A.’s premiere reggae acts in Iya Terra, British legend Pato Banton with an outstanding local group Roots Shakedown, and another L.A. reggae revivalist mainstay The Expanders, plus a couple of special guest bands.” Cahur is a Jupiter-based guitarist and the head of a music management and promotions company that boasts of a successful 20-year record. In addition, he serves as the lead sound engineer for Guanabanas.

Formed in Los Angeles about four years ago, Iya Terra take a modern approach to creating conscious sound waves that has them bound for infinite possibilities. In 2016, Iya Terra reached new heights as they toured heavily throughout the western U.S. with bands such as The Movement, New Kingston, and Arise Roots. Their third studio album Sacred Sound, released on March 17, 2017, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae chart. The band’s March current tour has them winding through Texas and the Southeast before heading to Utah and Colorado. More details: iyaterra.com.

Born Patrick Murray in Birmingham, England, Pato Banton was pivotal to the rise of reggae in the U.K. during the 80s. Several high-profile guest appearances, including with UB40 and Chrissie Hines led to his solo debut, 1987’s Never Give In. He then had a U.S. college radio hit in 1990 with a cover of The Police’s “Spirits in the Material World”. He eventually hooked up with Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD organization, which took him on tour across the globe, peforming concerts and working with disadvantaged youths. Still actively touring, his latest release came in 2008: Destination Paradise.

The Expanders are a five-piece unit that pride themselves on representing the “golden era” of reggae. They are currently promoting in support of their latest full-length release, 2017’s Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol 2, as well as a brand-new single called “Blood Morning“, issued last month. The band is John Asher (drums, vocals), John Butcher (guitar, vocals), Roy Fishell (organs), Chiquis Lozoya (bass, vocals), and Devin Morrison (guitar, vocals). More info at theexpanders.net.

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

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays.

Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause.

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

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. The establishment recently launched a new weekend brunch menu featuring Build Your Own Donut and Waffle Bars, $6 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Margaritas, $12 Bottomless Sangria, and more.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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

 


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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MEDIA CONTACT                                                              
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
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info@mutcomm.com


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.

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


Dirty River Reggae Fest Coming October 8

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Guanabanas Hosts 5th Annual Dirty River Reggae Fest October 8

 

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

Jupiter, FL – September 18, 2017 – For five years now, Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar has been staging one of the area’s biggest reggae and roots music festivals. This year, the island vibe-friendly venue located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477, has truly outdone itself. Headlined by music powerhouse Third World, the 2017 edition of the Dirty River Reggae Fest will also feature Locos Por Juana, Spred the Dub, The Ellameno Beat, Sammy J, Oogee Wawa, Herbal Krew, Fireside Prophets, and Brett Staska.  Kulcha Shok DJ Lance O will once again MC the festivities.

 

“Landing a headliner like reggae legends Third World was a huge score for the festival,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “This year’s lineup is truly our biggest and best, and is only fitting for a special anniversary that is our fifth.” Cahur also heads Roots Music, a Jupiter-based music management, production and promotions company with a 20-year track record; he’s also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

 

Touring the world for more than four decades from their home base of Jamaica, Third World’s sound is a blend of soul, funk and disco. Probably best known for their hits “Now That We Found Love” (a remake of the O’Jays classic) and “Try Jah Love” (produced by the iconic Stevie Wonder), the band once opened for Bob Marley and the Wailers, charted top 10 and top 20 songs on various American and British pop, R&B and reggae charts, and released 20+ full-length major and independent label recordings. They are currently promoting a new Damian Marley-produced single called “Eyes Are Up on You”. www.thirdworldband.com

 

Founded in Miami in 2000, Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominated Locos Por Juana fuse Latin, Carribean and American rhythms into a unique blend of reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, rock and funk they call “island swing”. Their latest full-length release Caribe features a collaboration with Talib Kweli called “For the Ladies”, and has them touring the U.S. in support. They recently debuted at Guanabanas during a Noche Latina performance and were enthusiastically received by Guanabanas regulars. www.locosporjuana.com

 

Formed in 2007 and influenced equally by Marley, James Brown, The Clash, The Slackers and John Brown’s Body, South Florida’s Spred the Dub peddle their own brand of “Good Time Reggae” music through constant national touring, opening for The Skatalites, Eek-A-Mouse, Black Uhuru and Yellowman along the way. They have a pair of independent full-length releases to their credit, their self-titled debut and Coming Home Drunk, their latest. www.spredthedub.com

 

The Ellameno Beat are a six-piece band from Jensen Beach who play progressive roots throughout their home state of Florida, and up and down the East Coast of the U.S. In their short history they have already supported luminaries such as Steel Pulse, Inner Circle and Matisyahu. Their debut recording Surface, issued in August of 2017, is led by the single “Muse”, and is already garnering positive press reviews and debut at the top of the Billboard reggae chart. www.theellamenobeat.com

 

Australia native Sammy Johnson embraces his Maori and Polynesian roots and mixes together island reggae, soul and jazz with heartfelt lyrics. His sound is exhilarating and intoxicating, and strives to inspire change and positivity through music. His latest release Lion Roar has had him on the road touring the Midwest and West Coast extensively. www.sammyjohnsonmusic.com

 

Long Island’s premiere alternative reggae / hip-hop rockers Oogee Wawa tap the same vein as Sublime, 311 and Slightly Stoopid. Founded in 2008, they have been playing throughout the U.S. and Caribbean non-stop since 2013, performing more than 100+ shows per year. www.oogeewawa.com

 

Herbal Krew has been around the local reggae scene for 20 years. Fronted by legend Clement Aubrey from Sweet Justice, the Krew are one of the hardest-working, authentic reggae acts from Palm Beach County, and will be bringing a full original set of music. www.facebook.com/clement.a.l

 

Fireside Prophets formed in Boca Raton in 2008. They are part chilled-out reggae and part slinky rock, combining classic elements of reggae with hip hop rhythms and the crunchy attitude of 90s grunge. They captured their “Dirty South Swamp Rock” sound successfully on their latest release, the independently-released “Summa Love” single out now. www.firesideprophets.com

 

Roots Shakedown front man and sometime solo artist Staska plays his own brand of sun-burnt folk rock, which combines warm acoustic tones with layers of ambient vocal harmony, subtle percussion, and a heavy beach culture influence. He released a solo EP effort called No Worries in 2015. www.brettstaska.com

 

Event sponsors include Islamorada Beer Company, who will be running a tap takeover and staging a beer tent for the day, Papa’s Pilar Rum (providing a special rum bar with free samples), and Suerte Tequla, who are offering margarita specials.

 

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

 

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

 

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

 

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

 

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

 

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


Noche Latina Returns to Guanabanas August 5

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Guanabanas Offers up Cortadito and The NagChampayons for Latin Night August 5

Monthly Latin music series returns with a doubleheader of Miami-based Cuban traditionalism and Afrogalactic / tropidelic funk  

Jupiter, FL – July 12, 2017 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is by now known for its waterfront beauty, open-air seating, delectable menu offerings, and a monthly Latin music night. On any given evening, the area’s best reggae / roots / rock bands can be seen on stage, but for nearly two years now, there is at least one night per month reserved for genres with a little more spice in them. On Saturday, August 5, 2017, beginning with a 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour engagement by Cortadito and closing with a 9 to 11 p.m. set by The NagChampayons, Guanabanas’ tropical flavor will be truly and sonically enhanced. The venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“I’ve been trying to fit Cortadito in to our Noche Latina series for some time now, and am glad to finally be able to present them to our music lovers,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “They definitely promise to deliver something rich and lively, just like the traditional warm milk and coffee beverage they are named after. The Nags have killed it each time they performed up here – I’m looking forward to them returning with their usual funky fire.”

Cortadito’s focus is on performing the traditional Cuban music of the early 20thcentury. From Son MontunoGuarachaBolerosNengon, and Bolero Son, this dynamic ensemble brings the listener back to a time when Trio Matamoros, or Ignacio Piniero ruled the Cuban music world.  The era when popular music was Cuban Music and Son Montuno was influencing music throughout the globe. From time to time, Cortadito is backed by a variety of guest musicians, which gives the group a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/Cortadito-295653443871468.

The Nag Champayons have raised musical bar down in Miami in terms of creativity, messaging and collaborative efforts with each new release. Their heady and infectious 2016 single “Brazilian LSD” came with a visually stunning video, and served as a follow up to 2015’s masterful Rising Sounds of a Sinking City, a darkly serious and ominous 21-minute environmentally-conscious theme. They continue to play local and regional music festivals, and are currently in the studio recording new music. For more details, visit www.NagChampayons.com.

There is no cover for either performance on August 5; 21 and over are welcome after 9 p.m. 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; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

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

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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


Roots Music, Inc. Powers Live Entertainment at Guanabanas

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Roots Music, Inc. Powers Live Entertainment at Guanabanas

For nearly a decade, Jupiter record label and promotions company has booked local national, international acts at the waterfront restaurant

Jupiter, FL – May 31, 2017 – Visit Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday, and chances are you will hear an act booked or nurtured by Roots Music, Inc. The company led by music industry mainstay Matt Cahur has organized, promoted and otherwise facilitated South Florida music programming, concerts and festivals for nearly 20 years, the last nine at Guanabanas Restaurant. Cahur, also an accomplished guitarist for the Jupiter roots / reggae act Boxelder, is Guanabanas’ lead audio engineer as well.

“The work Matt does through Roots Music is a critical component to our brand and concept,” says Guanabanas’ General Manager / Vice President Jon Sullivan. “He has been instrumental in establishing Guanabanas as a legitimate music venue. It’s not always easy to sell a ‘gig at a restaurant/bar’ to some of the bigger bands that have outgrown that stage of their career, but he’s done a great job making sure they know that we take it seriously.

“He has a great eye for bringing new and quality talent to Jupiter and he constantly gives back to the music community in South Florida by mentoring young bands and helping local bands book gigs at venues all over the state.” The two met when Sullivan joined Guanabanas in 2008 during the construction phase of the restaurant, when Cahur was building the stage, installing the sound system throughout the entire restaurant and developing the music program.

“I love producing shows at Guanabanas,” says Cahur. “All the bands love the environment and the stage setting, and we pride ourselves on creating an incredible artist experience because that transcends to the fans and listeners.” Being a musician himself, he understands what it’s like to be treated poorly on the road. He’s grateful to Guanabanas’ management for allowing him to achieve the goal of producing the best possible live music experience for both band and fan alike. “They have supported the music program from the beginning and it has been wonderful.”

The music bug bit early for Cahur. Purchasing the Kiss album Dressed to Kill as an eight-year-old changed his life forever. When Boxelder formed in 1995, the band needed a label and a promotions company to help them along. Thus, Roots Music, Inc. was born. Cahur continues to manage Jupiter standouts like Moska Project, The Helmsmen, and others, as well as promote and produce live music events and release records under the label. Guanabanas, however, is his main steady gig.

Of the hundreds if not thousands of shows and dozens of festivals Cahur has produced at Guanabanas, Sullivan’s favorite is the Sashamon gig he booked for the GM / VP’s birthday one year. “It was an awesome show. However, I can’t forget about was our first large scale event at the Seabreeze Amphitheater that we called Kayabuya featuring Less Than Jake. It was absolutely insane and such a cool experience to put on a show of that size,” offers Sullivan.

Notable upcoming Roots Music events at Guanabanas include Uproot Hootenany June 16, Funkin Grateful June 28, and Goose July 5. For the full lineup at Guanabanas, visit www.Guanabanas.com/live-music. For more information, please visit www.RootsMusic.com or call 561.379.8598.

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ABOUT ROOTS MUSIC

Roots Music, Inc. specializes in event production, artist development, and promotions. With nearly 20 years’ experience consulting in the music industry, RMI is a leader in the South Florida music scene. They are helmed by local musician, sound engineer and producer Matt Cahur, founding member of Boxelder and talent buyer / house engineer at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar.

Roots has hosted national and international touring acts, as well as nourished the Jupiter-area’s local music scene through booking and promotions. Roots currently represents The Helmsmen, Moska Project, Bryce Allyn, and Boxelder.

For more information, visit www.rootsmusic.com or call 561.379.8598.

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1st Anniversary of “Noche Latina” October 22

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Guanabanas’ Noche Latina Series Celebrates 1st Anniversary October 22

 Double dose of Miami Latin funk by Electric Piquete and the Spam Allstars fetes series and Hispanic Heritage Month

Jupiter, FL – October 11, 2016 – Around this time last year, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar’s Talent Buyer Matt Cahur began to satiate demand for Latin culture at the Jupiter restaurant live music venue. By launching the monthly Noche Latina series, he not only brought regional and international Latino music acts to the North Palm Beach area on a more regular basis, but celebrated the flavor and diversity of the genre during Hispanic Heritage Month.

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Guanabanas is marking the one year anniversary of the series by hosting a double header of Latin funk. Electric Piquete will play from 4 to 7 p.m. during happy hour, and the Spam Allstars are scheduled for a two-hour performance beginning at 9 p.m. Both shows are free and open to those 21 and over.

“These two acts represent the Miami sound extremely well and are crowd favorites at Guanabanas,” says Cahur. “They both feature a roster of extremely talented musicians, and both offer highly-danceable and infectious grooves. We invite everyone to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with us once again.”

Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band”, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. They recently issued their Singles Collection digitally and on CD, and released a video for their brand new single “Cut Me Loose”. The band made their debut at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina on October 8. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

The Spam Allstars are one of Miami’s most popular, well-known, longest-running and most accomplished bands. They have been nominated for a Latin Grammy, toured nationally, and this year played in South Africa as part of a cultural exchange sponsored by the U.S. Embassy & Consulates. The group is getting set to release a long-anticipated sixth full-length album called Trans-Oceanic. Learn more at www.SpamAllstars.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.

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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.

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