Nightlife & Music

Best Free Summer Music Events In South Florida

May 23, 2013 8:00 AM

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Musical performances that are both live and free bring music to our ears. Summertime is meant to be spent in constant celebration and what better way to bask in the glory of the season than with a musical performance that keeps both you and your wallet happy? Read on for a list of some of the best free summer music events in South Florida.

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Paul Ayick Quintet

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7530
www.bassmuseum.org

Date: June 28, 2013

Paul Ayick is originally from South Florida and having him play in such a venue as the Bass Museum of Art is a rare opportunity. He plays the trumpet and performs mainstream jazz with a conventional quintet. He is also a consultant in public schools and when he doesn’t play, he is a photographer. Such a well-rounded artist is a pearl not to be missed.

Van Dyke Open Mic Jazz Jam

Upstairs at the Van Dyke
846 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-3600
www.thevandykecafe.com

Date: Last Wednesday of every month

There’s no need to be a jazz aficionado to enjoy this music live. Whether you sit outside or you overlook Lincoln Road from the second floor, nobody can deny the joy of listening to an Open Mic Jazz Jam. And when it happens in the historical Van Dyke Cafe, neither locals or tourists can resist. Besides being able to choose from a complete menu that covers international breakfast, lunch and dinner (and late late dinner), the restaurant is managed by an international group that has mastered entertaining patrons Miami Beach style.

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Errol Rackipov Quartet

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7530
www.bassmuseum.org

Date: July 26, 2013

Originally from Bulgaria, jazz vibraphonist and composer Errol Rakipov blends European folk rhythms with classical chamber music into original jazz vibrations. Besides being a professor at Florida International University, he is also a producer and writer. The quartet consists of vibraphone, guitar, tenor saxophone, upright bass and drums. “Hot Nights, Cool Jazz” is a series of events organized by the Bass Museum on select Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to promote the new extended hours of the museum and gather its members.

egine Best Free Summer Music Events In South Florida

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Egine

The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center
175 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 374-2444
www.dwntwnconcerts.com

Date: June 14, 2013

The Olympia Theater is another little gem in historical Downtown Miami in which you walk into a gilded era from the cluster of modern high-rises that characterize the area. DWNTWN Miami Development Authority has partnered with local businesses, including the theater, to bring a series of free concerts as part of a project of revitalization of the area. Egine, an up-and-coming musician from Russia, is bringing her upbeat music to the stage, an is also releasing her video featuring T-Pain.

Conjunto Progreso and Palo!

The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center
175 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 374-2444
www.dwntwnconcerts.com

Date: Aug. 9, 2013

The band of eight began in 1999 with a son and a grandson of two Cuban legends, and it expanded into a hugely popular touring band with many more members. Nostalgic melodies reminiscent of early Cuban popular music have enchanted audiences in Cuba, New York and South Florida to make the band the 2010 Miami New Times Best Latin Music Groups. Palo!, on the other hand, is the 2012 winner of the Miami New Times Best Band.

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A resident of South Beach for 16 years, Francesca Belluomini has long been an iconic presence on the local nightlife scene. Raised and educated in Tuscany, Italy, she has also lived in two fashion capitols, Milan and London. She writes about all fashions in Miami. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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