November 12-14, 2010
Evening events require a $10 cover charge. $15 wristbands available at each venue, for access to all venues on one evening
Daytime events in Bayfront Park require at $12 admission for adults and a $6 admission for children under 42″ for sale at The Bayfront Park Amphitheater
$25 wristbands purchased in advance via this website allow all-access to evening and daytime events at every venue plus Bayfront Park.
Admission is free for the kick-off concert at the Tina Hills Pavillion in Bayfront Park on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 5:30P
Purchase Tickets Online Now.
Bardot ; 3456 N. Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Bayfront Park Amphitheater; 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Blush; 66 SW 6 Street, Miami, FL 33130
Bougainvillea’s; 7221 SW 58th Ave South, Miami, FL 33143
Cafeina; 297 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127
Charcoal Studio ; 2135 Northwest 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Churchill’s; 5501 Northeast 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Club Play; 1045 5th Street Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Flavour; 2895 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Gemma; 529 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Globe Café & Bar; 377 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hotel Victor; 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hoy Como Ayer ; 2212 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135
Hyatt Regency Miami Ballroom; 400 Southeast 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Jada Coles; 2224 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145
John Martin’s; 253 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL 33134
Kill Your Idol; 222 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Kimbarakumbara; 1644 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135
La Casa de Tula; 1513 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 33134
Lounge 46; 190 NE 46th St Miami, Miami, FL 33137
Love Hate; 423 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Beach Community Church ; 1620 Drexel Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Sobe Live; 1203 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
1020 Music Boxx at The Clevelander Hotel; 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Grove Spot; 3324 Virginia Street, Miami, FL 33133
The Place; 833 SW 29th Ave, Miami, FL 33135
The Stage; 170 NE 38th Street, Miami, FL 33137
Tina Hills Pavillion; 301 N Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131
Titanic; 5813 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tobacco Road; 626 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Transit; 729 Southwest 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Van Dyke Café; 846 Lincoln Road, Miami, FL 33139
Vinyl & Kai; 1131 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Yuca; 501 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Second annual event featuring diverse genres of new music will take place November 12-14 as key part of “Live Music Month in Miami”
MMF partners include Miami New Times, The State of Florida Film & Entertainment Office, Miami-Dade County Office of Cultural Affairs, The City of Miami Office of Cultural Affairs, The Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment, The Miami Downtown Development Authority, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, FilMiami
Organizers of the second annual Miami Music Festival will present more than 500 performances by new and developing artists in an expanded roster of venues throughout the city. The showcase will take place November 12-14 during the newly designated “Live Music Month in Miami” and will include two daytime sessions on five stages in Bayfront Park and a show at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
A music industry and artists’ conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami, the festival’s headquarters hotel, Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13. Musicians may submit showcase applications, register for the conference, and reserve discounted stays at the Hyatt at miamimusicfestival.org beginning May 15.
Partners include Miami New Times, The State of Florida Film & Entertainment Office, Miami-Dade County Office of Cultural Affairs, The City of Miami Office of Cultural Affairs, The Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment, The Miami Downtown Development Authority, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, and FilMiami. The Miami Music Festival and Conference is also produced in cooperation with the Recording Academy, The Urban Network, and performing rights organizations ASCAP, BMI, and SoundExchange.
Performing at showcase festivals has become important for independent musicians who are using new media tools to produce, distribute and market their own music in an effort to reach broad audiences and raise awareness among music industry executives. Events such as the MMF attract discerning audiences to hear new acts or new music from established acts. South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, is just one example of a gathering that has provided opportunities to network with other artists and gain distribution opportunities.
“The MMF will again present an amazing array of rock, alternative, and singer/songwriter acts but will feature in equal measure Latin, urban, Caribbean, and jazz artists,” said the festival’s CEO, Irwin Kornfeld. “Miami’s live music scene continues to develop and grow, and the MMF is growing with it.”
Said Miami New Times publisher Kevin Thornburg: “As the most authoritative voice in the marketplace for the live music scene, we are honored to be a part of the Miami Music Festival. Miami already hosts an array of world-class film, art, food, and electronic music events, and the only missing piece was a live music event like the MMF.”
“The development of Miami’s live music community is important to the vibrancy of this city. Our great clubs and restaurants are the reason why so many people want to visit and live here, and live music is again becoming one of their best attractions. This is why our organization and so many others here have been supporting the growth of The Miami Music Festival. We welcome the festival’s artists, sponsors and members of the world’s music industry and look forward to offering them Downtown Miami’s warmest hospitality,” said Alyce Robertson, Executive Director of the Miami Downtown Development Authority.
The inaugural MMF in December 2009 attracted more than 18,000 attendees to see 270 acts in 75 shows on 25 stages. Here is some feedback from last year’s participants:
“I have been managing bands for eight years and brought SELBY to your festival. We had a great experience with the venues, the conference, and your MMF Staff. Because of their appearance, NBC has asked SELBY to perform at Relay for Life in February and to perform again on the NBC Miami 6 morning show. Thank you, MMF! The conference was well-thought-out, as so many aspects of the industry were covered — the A&R and publishing segments were standouts. We were well informed and left with the tools and connections promised. Thank you for a great experience, and we hope to be back @ MMF next year!” — Annie Robinson, CEO of Cobalt Management, for SELBY
“After our MMF show, a member of Diddy’s camp introduced himself and booked us on the spot for Diddy’s Superbowl party for music industry insiders and celebrities!” — the Basiqs
“Our band had a great time and appreciate all your efforts in making Miami Music Festival a great success. From the D’Addario Stage to the Rolling Stone Showcase, it was terrific. We would love to come back for Miami Music Fest 2010” — the Adam Lasher Band
“Thanks for having us out for the MMF 2009. We appreciated the support. MMF Music conference was especially helpful. We attended many panels and received incredible knowledge. We look forward to MMF 2010. Thank you!” — La Paz
“First off, let me say how PROUD I am that the MMF was even thought about! I left South Florida in an attempt to get my music heard. I have been singing back-up for Joss Stone for six years. I was so excited to learn of this conference. I want to thank the organizers of this event for showing what South Florida has to offer. I also need to say what a BRILLIANT idea it was to utilize different venues so that these independent artists can see what venues are out there and give the venue owners a chance to see what quality artists they can have play there. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the MMF, and I hope to be involved with MMF again. Thank you for the opportunity!” — Antonia Jenae
Conference speakers and festival sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Miami Music Festival
The Miami Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage event and emerging artists’ conference taking place November 12-14, 2010. The festival, which is open to the public, will be held at various venues across Miami, featuring a variety of music genres by musicians hailing from Florida, the U.S. and around the world. The Miami Music Festival conference for emerging artists at the Hyatt Regency Miami will offer a series of panels, master classes, workshops and interactive sessions designed to give musicians hands-on instruction and information about navigating the new music industry. In 2009, the festival entertained 18,000 people with 270 acts across 75 shows and 25 stages. This November, the Miami Music Festival will serve as the centerpiece of “Live Music Month in Miami”, the city’s cooperative effort to support live music and emerging artists. For more information, please visit www.miamimusicfestival.org.
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