GrassRoots Like You’ve Never Heard Before
January 27, 2017
For years now, GrassRoots has called the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park home, bringing some of Miami and the world’s most renown artists to our shores for multiple days of camping and mindful fun. But the beloved outdoor music festival just got a makeover and there’s no chance you’ll miss it. Presenting: GrassRoots LIVE!
From February 21st – 27th, they’ll be taking the beauty of South Florida’s own music scene and vibrantly blending it with the sounds of the Caribbean, Cuba, Yucatan Peninsula, Central America, Colombia and beyond for a jam of epic proportions. But instead of making the trek to Key park, the kind souls at GrassRoots are spreading the musical love across the city, transforming it into a week-long celebration. That means you can still experience the festival on and off the island at some of your favorite local spots like Lagniappe, Concrete Beach Brewery, the University of Miami patio, the North Beach Bandshell and the main stage at The Wynwood Yard.
Think: SXSW meets Art Basel for world music buffs.
At each of these satellite locations, you’ll be able to take in the sounds of local favorites with shows Wednesday thru Sunday with performances by Locos Por Juana, Telekinetic Walrus, Uma Galera, Tamboka, JUke, FABI and more, mixed with GrassRoots staples Big Mean Sound Machine, The Blind Spots and Giant Panda Gorilla Dub Squad. It all comes to a climax with a hip-shaking performance by the house jam band, Donna the Buffalo followed by a once-in-a-lifetime GrassRoots LIVE! All-Star Jam that can’t be missed.
Each of the satellite locations will be hosting fun things like Concrete Beach’s Beer Garden & Vinyl Lounge, but you could spend the weekend getaway in your usual relaxing festival way at the Historic Virginia Key Park with a daily schedule of activations. Camping, workshops, yoga, a zen village, handmade crafts, curated food lineups, meditation and outdoor beach activities will all still be happening throughout the days.
Everything about Virginia Key GrassRoots and GrassRoots LIVE! is thoughtfully crafted. From their distinctly colorful musical choices, to their no-waste goal (they compost and recycle!), it’s a music experience by people with soul. So make sure you don’t miss out on all the awesome happenings. Snag your tickets and see you around!