What Miami will do it big this year with featured showcases on the Main Stage at Transit Lounge in downtown Miami. What Miami Presents is the place to be for awesome food, music, and prizes on Friday and Saturday November 12th & 13th, 2010, from 9pm until 2am!
The What Miami Presents stage will feature emerging bands from across the U.S. on both nights of the Miami Music Festival. Guest MC Holla Monsta will host the night and introduce the likes of bands such as Artofficial, Tokyo Monster Control, Bright Light Social Hour, The Five One, 2AM Club, and more!
Early arrivals are encouraged as prizes will be given out quickly!
The Miami Music Festival and Conference (MMF), Miami’s second annual emerging musical artist showcase, and the centerpiece event of this November’s new “Live Music Month in Miami,” has now released details on www.miamimusicfestival.org about its 400+ Latin, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Caribbean, and Inspirational musical performances to take place on 45 stages throughout the city. This marks a dramatic expansion of the event, which debuted in 2009. Venues include multiple stages in Bayfront Park and nightclubs and restaurants in Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Wynwood, The Design District and Little Haiti.
An array of showcases will be presented by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Gibson, D’Addario and ReverbNation, the Delanuca Music Group, Soul of Miami.com, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Forward Records, Magic Leap Records, Poe Boy Records, Myxer.com, Sideshow Entertainment, OpenMicDirect.com, WhatMiami.com, Best Buy and "A Night At The Flick" presented by The Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program at The Frost School of Music-University of Miami. A half dozen other sponsored showcases and special “events within the event” will be announced shortly. Conference keynoters and festival headliners will be announced in the coming days and weeks.
In addition to The Miami New Times and Urban Network, newly announced sponsors include Pollo Tropical, OnStar, American Spirit, PopChips and Vitamin Water. M.A.E was also announced as the MMF’s official gear provider.
“Local music fans, visitors, members of the press or music executives who go to miamimusicfestival.org to see and hear the artists coming from South Florida, around the state, country and world, and plan their MMF weekend accordingly, will be greatly rewarded,” said Kevin Thornburg, publisher of The Miami New Times. Urban Network President Arthur Mitchell said, “We’re bringing everyone to Miami! From our writers and editors to industry leaders to the hottest talent in the business today including comedian MC’s Joe Torry and Sinbad, we’ll all be at The Miami Music Festival this November.”
In addition to the 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 MMF announced new partnerships with The Kiwanis of Little Havana Arts & Music Foundation, Amigos for Kids, NBC Miami and WPBT.
MMF’s music industry conference at The Hyatt Regency Miami on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th has also recently added sessions and speakers rounding out an already robust schedule of panels, master classes, demonstrations and live interviews, which also can be found on the MMF website.
Three-day festival wristbands are now available for advance purchase on miamimusicfestival.org for only $25, a 50% savings. Single day tickets will also be available at each event with ticket pricing as follows:
• Bayfront Park daytime festival admission for adults is $12 and $6 for children under 42”.
• Badges for the MMF Music Conference are priced at $99, with significant discounts for artists performing at the festival.
“There’s no question that the MMF will help artists, support Miami’s arts community and delight music fans,” said MMF CEO Irwin Kornfeld. “Our advisory board of local musicians, sound engineers, artist and club managers, sponsors, partners and staff have done an incredible job planning this year’s event. We’ve kept admission pricing extremely low and really put together a wonderful weekend.”
“Miami is re-discovering its live music heritage, and people are now going out to more live shows here. We’re seeing more stages being built, and more artists coming to Miami to perform,” said MMF president Will Edwards. “The Miami Music Festival was created to help artists take advantage of changes in the music industry, but its also contributing to a change in Miami’s music scene…and that change is about the re-emergence of live music.”
About What Miami: Founded in late 2009 by a pair of local residents, What Miami provides a wide audience with the ultimate website to find What to Do, What to See, What to Eat ™ in Miami, Florida – and how to get there. The site offers a range of insightful information and innovative features to the benefit of both its readers and local businesses.
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Founded in late 2009 by a pair of local residents, What Miami provides a wide audience with the ultimate website to find What to Do, What to See, What to Eat ™ in Miami, Florida – and how to get there.