Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
Thursday, 02/20/2014 – 02/23/2014 09:00 am – 02:00 am
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Dr,
Miami, Florida 33149
Facebook, Twitter & Instragram: @GrassRootsMiami.
Tickets are very moderately priced, with day passes ranging from $25-$40.
Adult 4-Day Tickets are $100 in advance, $120 at the gate.
Youth ages 13-15 are just $20 per day or $50 for 4-Days, with Kids 12 & under Free.
Tent Camping Passes are $25 per night or $50 for 4-Nights. Vehicle Camping Passes, which include a tent pass are $50 per night or $100 for 4 Nights. Any vehicle larger than 21ft and cars towing campers are considered RVs and priced at $150.
Volunteer opportunities are still available in trade for free tickets.
Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music, Art & Dance has unveiled this yearâ€™s line up! The GrassRoots Festival will be returning to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami, Florida, February 20th â€“ 23rd, 2014. The festival will be celebrating its third anniversary with the most impressive and diverse lineup to date. The Festival will also feature a Sustainability Fair, Yoga, Tai Chi, Live Art, Music Workshops, Dance Workshops, and Children’s Activities .
4 days, 4 stages, and over 50 bands.
Onsite camping is available.
A limited number of tickets are available now for $90. See website for camping options.
Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival Artist Announcement:
The Del McCoury Band
Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits
Donna The Buffalo
John Brownâ€™s Body
Locos Por Juana
Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band
â€¦and many more!
Returning for its 3rd year, The Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music, Art & Dance presents its most ambitious and diverse program lineup yet. The 4-Day Festival offers something completely different than any other festival or event in Florida. Highlights include performances from over 50 bands from across the globe, yoga & healing arts workshops, a huge Kids Village, live art & installations, music & dance workshops, camping on the beach, and much more. From February 20th through February 23rd the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park sets the stage for an interactive event filled with participatory experiences for all ages to enjoy.
An incredibly diverse and culturally rich musical lineup creates the Festival’s foundation. The programming includes Latin Grammy Award-winning Afro-Colombian group ChocQuibTown, Zimbabwe’s national treasure and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits, The most awarded Bluegrass legend of all time The Del McCoury Band, Latin Grammy Award-winning Best New Artist Sie7e, Trail-Blazing Americana mainstay Donna the Buffalo, current Reggae chart toppers John Brown’s Body, plus tons of hometown heavy-hitters like Spam All-Stars, Locos Por Juana, DJ Bill Kelly, Suenalo, and Elastic Bond. A full listing of bands ranging in genre from Cajun to Electronic, Roots Rock, Latin Pop, Country, Hip-Hop and beyond can be found at http://virginiakeygrassroots.com/music-art/performer-lineup
The Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival is full of activities for kids and families. The Kid’s Village offers free art projects, musical workshops, story time, kids’ yoga, a playground, games and all kinds of creative exploration all day long! Children ages 12 and under are admitted to the festival for free.
The event is in many ways a ‘lifestyle festival’ with a holistic approach to entertainment that engages all of the senses. In partnership with the Zen Village of Coconut Grove, the Festival’s Healing Arts Area offers daily workshops in various lineages of Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, traditional dance, healing drumming, and more wellness practices. Practitioners of various healing modalities such as massage, Reiki, reflexology, and more offer their services throughout the day in a lovely shaded grove along the water.
Festival-goers have the opportunity to engage with legendary musicians and instructors at numerous Music and Dance Workshops. Musical workshop highlights include; World Drumming, Banjo & Fiddle, and Native Flute. Dance workshops for all levels take place prior to performances in the 10,000 square foot wood floored Dance Tent, including Bachata, Salsa, and Zydeco instruction. At Miami’s Scratch DJ Academy Booth, participants of all ages can try their hand at DJ-ing with instruction from world-renowned DJs and teachers.
Environmental sustainability and ecological preservation are at the heart of the event. The Sustainability Fair & Expo is an interactive model of engagement between South Florida businesses and festival attendees. O