Announcing Late Night at GroundUP Music Festival
The folks at the first ever GroundUP Music Festival have already curated one of the most musically deep festival line-ups in recent memory. If you thought that they would stop there, however, you would be mistaken. Their most recent announcement includes a bevy of late night shows that rivals the main stage line-up, and for the cost of only $15 for 6 shows for festival goers!
The late night action, which will take place at the Deauville Hotel in Miami, FL, kicks off Friday night with Roosevelt Collier & Phunk Factory, New York singer-songwriter Ryan Scott, and Snarky Puppy percussionists Robert ‘Sput’ Searight’s and Nate Werth’s Ghost Note, and continues with even more Snarky Puppy family spin-offs in the Jazz Club including Bob Lanzetti Band, Jacob Collier, and Mark Lettieri Trio.
Saturday night keeps it going with Shaun Martin’s A Go-Go Party, trumpeter Phillip Lassiter, and Breastfist. If you are not familiar with Breastfist, a mere explanation will not suffice so I will leave you with this video:
Meanwhile, world music trio House of Waters, Magda, and frequent Snarky Puppy collaborators Zach Brock and Bob Reynolds will take the stage in the Jazz Club.
On Sunday, saxophonist Jeff Coffin and guitarist/wizard Charlie Hunter will team up for the first time ever, along with sets from Derek Smalls and the Bottom Feeders (yes, that Derek Smalls. Spinal Tap Derek Smalls. “Big Bottom” Derek Smalls), and the one and only Nigel Hall.
And if you still have any energy left for Sunday late night round 2, Pedrito Martinez will undoubtedly keep you moving with his Cuban sounds in the Jazz Club, along with drummer Jamison Ross and Brazilian wind instrumentalist Carlos Malta.
GroundUP Music Fest, or GUM Fest as it is being lovingly referred to, will be rolling into Miami February 10th through 12th, and with only 1500 tickets available per day it is absolutely essential that you head over to the official GUM Fest website to secure yours now, and to check out the complete festival line-up and details.
And finally, here is the Man with the Plan Michael League with your official invitation:
See you on the beach!