Miami Springs

River Cities Festival
River Cities Festival Entertainment Schedule


Tentative Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 11, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Flashpoint Circle Stage
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies Circle Stage
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Room Service Circle Stage
10:00 pm - Midnight Mr. Nice Guy Circle Stage
Saturday, April 12, 2014
11 am Children's World Opens Curtiss Parkway
11 am Jazzercise Circle Stage
Noon - 1:00 pm Miami Springs River Ride Across from Dog Park
Noon - 2:00 pm Twisted Willie Circle Stage
1:00 pm Cake Bake Off (Sponsored by Save-A-Step) Circle by Milam's Parking Lot
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm No Restrictions Circle Stage
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 3 Feet Closer Circle Stage
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Fire Brigade Circle Stage
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Regs Circle Stage
10:00 pm - Midnight Blue Fire Band Circle Stage
Midnight Festival Closes  
Midnight Festival After Party: Tom's NFL NW 36 Street
Sunday, April 13, 2014
11 am Children's World Opens Curtiss Parkway
Noon Hialeah Speedway Reunion Circle
Noon - 2:00 pm Adele and Harmony Circle Stage
Noon - 2:00 pm Chili Showdown Circle
2:00 pm Chili Showdown Judging Circle
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Blunken Circle Stage
4:30 - 6:30 pm Iko Iko Circle Stage
6:30 - 8:30 pm Eclipse Circle Stage
9:00 pm Festival Closes  


FLASHPOINT- Performing on the Circle Friday, Aprill 11th

Flashpoint's web site is: http://www.flashpointjazz.com/.
The musicians that will be performing with Flashpoint (including special guest Rich Dixon) are:
Paul Messina - Flute and Sax
Rich Dixon - Trumpet
George Schoendorfer - Guitars
Adrian Gonzalez - Keyboards
Carlos Torres - Bass
Jaime Vila - Drums
Ignacio Nunez (3X grammy award winning percussionist) - Percussion
Paul Messina
Multi Instrumentalist (Flutes, Saxes, Keyboards, Synth Sequencing), Composer, Arranger, Producer.
Paul was born on the U.S. Marine airbase in Cherrypoint, N.C on January 25, 1952. In 1954, His family moved back to their home in Miami Florida, where he was raised and still resides.
His start in music began when he was 12 years old. His sister was playing the flute in Junior High school and he showed an interest in learning. She taught him the basics. From there he played in the Jr. High School band and in Senior High School, he played in both the Marching Band and Concert Band. He formed a rock band while in the Navy. He is presently the lead arranger for producer Gary M. Vandy, and is the band leader for the Contemporary Jazz group “Flashpoint”.

Education: Majored in Music at Miami-Dade College from 1974-1979 and again from 1991- 1994
Studied Flute with Althea Kaplan from 1974 to 1979 and again from 1991-1994. Studied Jazz Theory and Arranging, Improvisation, and Electronic Music with Dr. Mike Diliddo. He attended the Jaime Aebersold Jazz camp at U of L, where he studied theory with David Baker, Jazz Flute with Lida Baker, and Jazz combo with Hal Galper.
Recorded at Criteria , Studio Center, Quadradial, Coconuts, The Cutting Edge, M&I Recording (NYC).
Played with Wormwood, Tiger-Tiger, August Campbell, Relative Viewpoint, Fully Involved, Flashpoint, Franklin’s Wheel, Hi Tide, and many more.
Influences: Jethro Tull, Herbie Mann, Dave Valentine, Hubert Laws, Jean Pierre Rampal, J.S. Bach, Grover Washington Jr., Davis Sanborn, Gerald Albright, Kenny Garrett, Michael Brecker, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and James Moody, to name a few…
Instruments: J.S.Haynes Flute, Armstrong Bass Flute, Gemeinhardt Piccolo, Selmer Mark VI Soprano Sax, Selmer Paris Reference 54 Alto Sax, Selmer Paris Reference 54 Tenor Sax.
Albums appeared on: Mark Hale, Jan Leslie, Tiger-Tiger’s “Eye of the Tiger” (which was part of South Florida Rock and Roll Legends featured at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida), Relative Viewpoint, Rick Lamas, Valerie C. Wisecracker, Hi-Tide, Mark Harris, Clyde Butcher, Franklin’s Wheel, Ryan Dreyer, Flashpoint (Cool Heat & Backstreet), and many more…He is presently in the process of recording his first solo CD, and Paul is also co-produced and recorded with Richard Lee (Grover Washington Jr.’s guitarist).
Most popular venues and festivals:
Harbor Festival (NYC), Miami Metro Zoo, Merrick Festival, Hollywood's Hispanic Fest, River Cities Festival, Taste of the Springs, Springs River Regatta, Suntrust Hollywood Streetbeat.
Suntrust Hollywood Artwalk, Miramar/Pembroke Pines Fall Fest.
Hollywood's Tropical Nights Festival.Fiesta Tropical Mardi Gras - South Florida,
Shops at Sunset Place, Garlic Festival (Delray Beach), P.A.C.E. Concerts,
Hollywood's Love Fest, Homestead's Friday Fest. Sunfest.
Paul also recorded a music video with Tiger-Tiger, in the Grand Cayman Islands
Paul Messina’s compositions were in the top ten jazz rack at WUSR (99.5 FM – Royal Radio) at the University of Scranton and many of his compositions are presently in the top ten Contemporary Jazz chart on Broadjam.com.
As a strong believer in giving to and supporting the community he lives in, Paul frequently performs community service for various organizations, such as; “Safe Haven for Newborns”, “Walk to cure Juvenile Diabetes”, numerous Miami Dade Fire Department functions, “Fund raisers for 911 victims”, and many more…


ROOM SERVICE - Performing on the Circle, April 12th

A four piece band comprised of four singers, guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, the different styles and tastes derived from the members makes for an electric mix of rock, blues, and country sounds.

Founded by Jim Bull, Tom Horner and Tony Rey, "ROOM SERVICE" was born in 1986. Tony left the band six years later due to personal matters and was replaced by guitarist Dave Stevens. The finishing touch was added with the arrival of Danny Kelly on the drums in 1995. After 18 years with the band , Dave had to retire due to health problems. Tony rejoined the band, keeping the guitar playing in the "ROOM SERVICE" family. "ROOM SERVICE" spent the 90's and early 21st century as the house band at THe Hurricane Bar & Grill in Miami Springs, where they played for 14 years. They also were the backup band for the nationally known "Rhodes Bros." show, where the band's versatile vocal abilities and instrumental talents were put on display throughout the Southeast.


MR. NICE GUY - Performing on the Circle, April 12th


TWISTED WILLIE - Performing on the Circle, April 12th
Twisted Willie

Twisted Williee is a very local band that has been making music in the Springs for many years. Incorporating popular songs with their own original tunes makes this band a bit different than so many others.

With a solid line up of musicians Twisted Williee delivers some hard rock and some very soulful original tunes that have become the most requested on the set list.

Jim Cribb on lead guitar and vocals, Bob Long on Drums, Lyle Lingle on Bass and vocals, and Williee Armellini on Harmonica, Guitar, keyboard and vocals.

We are always proud and honored to be invited to the Springs festival and if you are ready for some rocking in the springs come out to see us on Friday night.


TIGER TIGER - Performing on the Circle, April 12th

Summary of Lee Tiger’s Presentation
Lee Tiger will speak on the past, present, and future of the two Native American tribes in Florida: the Miccosukee and Seminole. He will cover the differences between the two tribes, and their history including their life prior to the three Seminole Wars. Mr. Tiger will also touch on the wars’ effect on the tribes and afterward, including their split into two groups which became the current Miccosukee and Seminole tribes. He will go on to discuss how both tribes adapted to the non-Indian world and have become prosperous in the modern day through their hotel and gaming facilities, while at the same time retaining their cultural heritage, traditions, and language.


NO RESTRICTIONS - Performing on the Circle, April 12th


Twitter: NoRestrictions1
Contact: Shelly 786-521-1338

No Restrictions entertains the crowd with music that appeals to everyone.  The band covers everything from: classic rock/dance (ZZ Top, Zeppelin, Heart, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, KC and the Sunshine Band...and more), to 80’s rock/pop (Journey, Van Halen, Pretenders, Santana, Michael Jackson…and more), to current hits (Adele, Cee Lo Green, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson... and more) to country (Gretchen Wilson, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum… and more).  No Restrictions recently opened for Nashville country recording artist, Craig Morgan, at The Roundup in Davie, Florida.

This band is made up of carefully selected and extremely talented musicians.  Shelly Zambo, lead singer and keyboards, Alex Diaz and Dennis Sierra, on guitars and vocals, Kelly Strong on drums, Jayme Maloney on bass and vocals and special guest Danny Howe on keyboards.  The band has been together three years and in that short time has performed at several large events and private parties.  A few are listed here: 

  • June, 2013 Opening act for country recording artist Craig Morgan at The Roundup, Davie, FL
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway - City of Homestead's 4th of July Concert with approximately 10,000 people in attendance (2010, 2011 and 2012)
  • Fernstock concert with approximately 5,000 people in attendance (2010)
  • NASCAR Finals at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2011, 2012 and 2013)
  • City of Homestead Salute to Veterans at Losner Park (2012)
  • Miami Springs River Festival with approximately 1,000 viewing audience (2013)
  • Annual Christmas party and boat parade festival in Key Largo (past 3 years)

and many local venues in Miami and the Keys such as:

  • Black Point Marina
  • Gilbert’s Resort, Key Largo
  • White Lion Café
  • Norman Brother's Wine Tasting
  • Schnebly's Winery
  • Homefield Sports Bar
  • John Martin’s Irish Pub
  • Shakey’s Pizza
  • World of Beer – Kendall
  • Capri Restaurant Homestead
  • Lucky’s Pub and Grub – Homestead


You can see each member’s bio on the band’s website on the bio tab at  www.norestrictionsband.com

The band advertises all of their bookings through Twitter (NoRestrictions1), on Facebook through www.facebook.com/norestrictionsband and through e-mail to more than 300 subscribers.  They also advertise their events through text messages.  Book No Restrictions for your next event when you want the crowd to be up on their feet and dancing all night long!


3 FEET CLOSER - Performing on the Circle, April 12th


3 Feet Closer is a rock n roll cover band. Playing 70's 80's 90's and today, 3 feet has enough music in their arsenal to keep the crowd pleased all night.

3 Feet Closer was formed in May 2010 by 5 Rock n Roll Crazed guys, and which two of its members who are firefighters here in South Florida. From there they transformed, into a 5 member solid rock n roll band. Ever since then 3 feet has been all over Dade, Broward, and the keys performing at bars, local venues, charity events, private events, and weddings. Description 3 Feet Closer is a rock n roll cover band. Playing 70's 80's 90's and today, 3 feet has enough music in their arsenal to keep the crowd pleased all night.



FIRE BRIGADE - Performing on the Circle, April 12th

FIRE BRIGADE is a high energy Rock & Roll band consisting of Miami-Dade County Fire Fighters. FIRE BRIGADE started rockin' back in 2004 in between the many calls at Firehouse 16 in Homestead Florida.
FIRE BRIGADE was founded by (Lead Vocals/guitarist) Eddy Alarcon and in early 2004 the band took its show to local clubs, community functions, charity events and has been supporting act for a few rock n roll legends.
FIRE BRIGADE has been the opening/supporting act for such recording greats as:
Blue Oyster Cult, Lita Ford, Joan Jett, Molly Hatchet, and Trick Pony
In 2011 FIRE BRIGADE made history by becoming the first ever FDIC Indianapolis Battle of the Bands champions! They were also named finalist for the 2010 & 2011 Hard Rock Café’s “London Calling” Battle of the Bands. And most recently in December 2012 FIRE BRIGADE was crowned The Hard Rock Café “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Battle of the Bands Champions.

Over the past few years they have developed a growing base of great friends and supporters including some diehard fans who are there for every show. FIRE BRIGADE plays a wide variety of Classic Rock favorites from legendary bands such as: GNR, AC/DC, U2 and Journey to name a few. As well as some modern classics from bands like: Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters & The Killers amongst other great bands. They even throw in some pretty cool funk here and there. Like all serious artists they are also constantly working on new songs adding to their already lengthy list. In 2011 FIRE BRIGADE released their first all-original album entitled “Her Pain” and they are currently in production of their second album to be released in 2013.

FIRE BRIGADE would like to thank all of their supporters, friends, and especially family for always being there.


THE REGS - Performing on the Circle, April 12th

The REGS are making name for themselves on the South Florida Music Scene. After the release of their 2nd, self-titled Album THE REGS in march of 2011, They have been delivering their brand of "THE REGS" music LIVE in front of small to medium sized crowds on the club and festival circuit. Head Lining for the Annual Marathon Sea Food Festival, The Palmetto Bay Food and Music Festival, Southern Jam, Fernstock, and the South Dade Food and Rock Festival.

What the critics have to say about THE REGS.
MIAMI MUSIC by Maria T. Gonzales
The lead guitar player, Scotty Migone and lead vocals, little John have been featured in MusicMiami, one of Miami's leading music aficionados Maria T. Gonzales music critic. Maria Says'
Scotty Migone-..."The Best Guitarist in Miami"..."Supernatural"
Little John's- ..."Powerful Vocals"
THE REGS are ..."one of South Florida's Premier Rock Bands"

The Regs can be heard live weekly. They are Featured/Regulars at Little Hoolies Sports Bar in South Miami and at Gilberts Resort in Key Largo. Their schedule is posted online at http://www.regsrock.com/ and follow them @ THE REGS BAND on facebook

Original Music
THE REGS Original Music: their albums "Philth" and "The Regs" is available on itunes, reverbnation and cd baby.

Links to Live Performances:
www.regsrock.com and on Youtube at SoFlaRocks channel

Little John -Vocals
Scotty Migone- Guitar
Jaime Vila- Drums
Myke Young- Bass

Booking Contact:
www.regsrock.com info@regsrock.com madrockjohn@hotmail.com



BLUE FIRE BAND - Performing on the Circle, April 12th



ADELE & HARMONY - Performing on the Circle, April 13th

Harmony is comprised of 6 talented musicians based out of Miami, Florida, influenced by such bands as Journey, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Santana and Janis Joplin they combine a great mixture of Classic Rock & Funk music.
The band was formed by Adele Rubio (lead vocalist) and Joe "Tito" Rubio (keyboards/lead vocals), in 2006. Musicians include Izzy Campomayor (guitar/percussion/vocals), Rene Gonzalez (bass guitar), Hiroshi Niina (lead guitar), Manny Tejera (drums/vocals). 
Collectively they have over 30 years experience on the music scene and their performances include venues such as Warrior Boxing Promotions (Seminole Hard Rock Hotel), CitiGroup Corporate Event (James L. Knight Center),  City of Miami Lakes Renaissance Week, Miami Jai Alai and more.
"Harmony is becoming known for their variety....  The house was packed to capacity and Harmony ran the gamut of genres. Loved it!"  Frank Prieto, MusicMiami.org


BLUNKEN - Performing on the Circle, April 12th

BLUNKEN is a Miami Springs-based progressive hard rock band with many different musical and cultural influences. The band was founded in 2009 by Frank Matyok (vocals, guitar) and Rick Diaz (drums). Bass player Nate Greenberg joined quickly thereafter because he loved the uniqueness of the music. The band is a tight-knit power trio, who are known for their powerful live shows. On their debut album “Embers” (now for sale on iTunes) you can expect progressive rock with reggae twists. The music is diverse. The songs are long and intense with lots of changes, and are very musically and lyrically explosive. Please visit http://www.blunken.com/ for more information on the band.



IKO IKO - Performing on the Circle, April 12th.

The Legendary South Florida Blues Band.:Graham Wood Drout's IKO-IKO

"Tough and gritty Blues- Rock played with energy and imagination..." - RELIX MAGAZINE

There are many outstanding Blues Artists calling Florida home but only a few of them can be called legendary. IKO IKO has achieved their legendary status over and over again. In 1987 IKO-IKO released their first album on King Snake Records "Snowstorm in the Jungle" reaching number 11 on the American Blues Charts.This record was followed by "Riding on the Rims"' :Protected By Voodoo"' and "Shine." IKO IKO is best known as the house band at Miami's Tobacco Road ,sharing the stage with literally every working Blues artist in America from 1982 to the present.. From Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker,to Sun Ra and David Bromberg the list goes on and on. IKO IKO provided back up for Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Ron Wood, Bobby Keys and a host of others. IKO IKO even worked with fellow Floridian Jimmy Buffett on his musical ,"Don't stop the carnival." When the state of Florida put together a concert to pay homage to its homegrown musical talent including Lynrd Sknyrd, Sam and Dave, Marva Wright just to name a few, IKO IKO was hired to provide musical support for all the acts.

Graham Wood Drout's IKO-IKO "A must see!"- Rock and Roll Road Trip, Rolling Stone Magazine . The San Diego Tribune describes IKO IKO as "An eclectic mix of southern musical traditions."The band calls it Urban Swamp Music: a swirling mix of Blues, Mardi Gras , Gulf Coast Americana, jazz, jam band sensibilities, Rock and Roll music with a Bo Diddley beat, steller musicianship and the award winning song craft of Graham Wood Drout. Graham's songs have been a favorite of AAA radio and the satalite stations. His tunes have been covered by IBC Blues winner Joey Gilmore (who credits Graham's "Ghosts of Mississippi" for putting him over the top. Ghosts of Mississippi went on to win the 2008 Blues Critics Award for song of the year.) and Blues Leaf Records guitar slinger Albert Castiglia who scored a hit with the fabulous Mr. D's "Big Toe." Craig Rusky of Delta Snake Magazine says, "As a songwriter Drout is a powerful master." Ed Ivy of Blues Revue Magazine says, "This songwriting is on the order of Gordon Lightfoot or Jim Croce....great and emotionally complete." Patrick O'Donnell of Blues On Stage writes, "Graham is an artist in every sense of the word."
IKO-IKO Graham Wood Drout: Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion. Good Rockin' Johnny Wenzel: Guitar, slide guitar Mitch Mestel: Bass, vocals Jimmy Daniel : Drums, percussion,, Ron Taylor: piano. organ, keyboards, \. You can find out more about IKO IKO by visiting our web site: http://www.iko-iko.com/. BMI

Iko Iko's Graham Wood Drout, a rockabilly poet
> Posted by Deborah Ramirez on October 28, 2008 at 8:00 AM
Good songwriters are poets who use melody and words to help us see the world in a different way. By this definition, Graham Wood Drout is a poet.

But an unusual one. Drout is better known as South Florida's rockabilly veteran, the musician who founded Iko Iko and still fronts the roots rock band. This Halloween night, Drout and Iko celebrate their 25th anniversary together, performing at the Hoodoo Voodoo Ball at the Downtowner Saloon in Fort Lauderdale, where they share the bill with the Albert Castigilia Band, the Nucklebusters and special guest Rudy.
While Drout is a bandleader, guitarist, vocalist and painter, his first love is songwriting. As a young man, he was inspired by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison, while attending an American high school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where his father was stationed in the military. Drout also lived in New Jersey and Texas before settling in South Florida.
"I've always enjoyed good lyrics and poetry," Drout said in a recent interview from his home in Pinecrest. "I had hip teachers in high school who turned me on to Alan Ginsberg and the beat poets. When I started playing my first chords, the first thing I wanted to do was write my own songs."
He still does. Drout's lyrics have won him honors, like the Blues Critics Choice Awards in February 2007 for "Ghosts of Mississippi," a song about the decline of Beale Street. His work has been recorded by local bluesman Joey Gilmore and blues-rocker Castiglia. And Drout has built a reputation for writing image-filled songs that linger in the imagination.

Like "Celebration"
And on that day when the bells don't ring/ the flags don't fly and the birds don't sing/ we'll wink an eye and we'll wave a hand/ and know that the love we lost is ours again.

Or "Blues All Over You":
When the convict comes back to his cell his clothes all caked in mud/ when the butcher man comes home from work his apron stained in blood/I'm a bluesman baby what I am is what I do/when I come home at night I get my blues all over you.
And "Ghosts of Mississippi":
Now we once rode the riverboats like pharaohs down the Nile/with rainbows on our shoulders and silver in our smiles.



ECLIPSE - Performing on the Circle, April 12th

Formed in 2004 by Chris and Kevin Alfinez Eclipse is comprised of six members. With combined experiences of over 50 years Eclipse has managed to accomplish in a short period of time what would take a band normally 5 to 7 years to accomplish. From their first performance Eclipse has been able to build a tremendous following that still do this day continues to grow. Eclipse has also been able to build a reputation as one of Miami’s No.1 party bands.
         Well known for their ability to perform many different styles of music ranging from Rock, Classic Rock, R&B, Disco, Oldies and Latin. What separates Eclipse from the rest is that four of the six members are able to sing lead and backup vocals. Let’s not forget about their dazzling live performance.
The Eclipse Band is :  Kevin Alfinez –  Lead Vocals & Drums                                 
                                    Robert Byrne  - Keyboard, Guitar, Lead and Backup Vocals
                                    Mark McGreevy – Bass and Backup Vocals
                                    Tony Taylor – Guitar, Lead and Backup Vocals
                                    Jamie Burrit – Drums & Vocals
                                    Raul Vargas – Timbales and Percussion
 ber”.         Each member has their own special traits. But together their backrounds consist of playing with music greats such as Hector Lavoe, KC and The Sunshine Band, Red Bone, Quiet Riot, and Stevie B.
Eclipse has been able to shoot to the top of the Florida music scene with great musicianship and professionalism.
         Eclipse continues to dazzle crowds from all over with great music and a great stage show. As the band Eclipse promises “To experience an Eclipse show will definitely be a show to remem




Sponsored by Woodys West End Tavern

Friday, April 11, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Electric Piquete Canal Street
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tito Puente, Jr. Canal Street
10: 30 pm - Midnight Grammy Award Winning Artists "Hansel y Raul" Canal Street
Saturday, April 12, 2014
NOON - 1:00 pm Cat Daddies Canal Street
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Johnny 2 Chords Canal Street
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Jack Stevens Band Canal Street
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lee Tiger of Tiger Tiger Canal Street
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Nicole Hattman Band Canal Street
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Paola Gavinio Canal Street
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm The Nickie Leon Band Canal Street
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm DJ Aurelio Canal Street
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm George Alejandro Canal Street
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm Evie Cruz y La Conexion Canal Street
7:00 pm - Midnight

Miami Springs Senior High MEGA Reunion

And Toy Drive for Angels Helping Angels

Canal Street
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm LIVE DJ Music from from the 70s, 80s, old school, and today Canal Street
9:00 pm Susan from Company B Canal Street
9:30 pm Ray Guells Canal Street
10:00 pm Rudy Gil from Secret Society Canal Street
10:30 pm Special Happy Dance Crowd Participation Video by Cesar Nunez Canal Street
10:30 pm Jorge DJ Wi-Wi Spinning Music Live Canal Street
11:00 pm Erotic Exotic Canal Street
11:00 pm Erotic Exotic Canal Street
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Noon Kill the Tyrant Canal Street
1:00 pm Lacerate Kingdom Canal Street
2:30 pm Dr. Campbell Dog Show Canal Street
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Mystery Tones Canal Street
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Juke Band Canal Street
9:00 pm Festival Closes  



ELECTRIC PIQUETE - Performing on Canal Street Friday, Aprill 11th



TITO PUENTE, JR. - Performing on Canal Street Friday, Aprill 11th

Tito Puente Jr. is the son of legendary mambo musician Tito Puente. Tito Puente Jr. will perform many of the legendary songs from his father`s repertoire while also introducing new sounds for a new generation.



HANSEL Y RAUL - Performing on Canal Street Friday, Aprill 11th

In the 80s, nearly every Cuban New Year's eve party included some of the great hits from Hansel y Raul such as "Maria Teresa y Danilo" and "Kuku-Cha Ku-Cha". According to HanselyRaul.com, they were famed as being "The Greatest Cuban Dance Band in the World" by Time Magazine in 1985. Watch Grammy Award Winning Artist Hansel y Raul perform LIVE in their first ever concert in Miami Springs.


JACK STEVENS - Performing on Canal Street Friday, Aprill 11th

Jack Stevens,former front man for South Florida Hard Rock Band Sin City..is back and better than ever with New CD High,Dirty & Low being released May 18, 2010. Taking Hard Rock to New Heights! Influenced by Hard Rock Legends, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Kiss, etc..This Music is a compliment to his influences but with more of an edge and today's sound!
Born in NY & Raised in New Jersey & Rhode Island. Jack decided instead of going the traditional route to Los Angeles, he moved to South Florida in the early 90's where he formed & fronted the hard rock band Sin City. Sin City went on to National & International acclaim, even being cited as, "One Of The Best Unsigned Bands," as written by writer Paul Gallota in XS Magazine. As is the Music biz at times, the other members grew weary of "the road" life and they decided to settle down.
After a few years of writing and recording music, Jack decided that it was time to come out with his own Debut CD, "High, Dirty & Low." Recorded at Natural Sound & Mastered at After Midnight Productions, Jack co-wrote & produced all the tracks and "High, Dirty & Low," is an accumulation of everything and every where that Jack Stevens has been, done & seen these last years.
Jack breathes playing live and again just like his influences, knows the importance of putting on a high energy, fun live show for the fans! Jack has teamed up again with fellow Sin City band mates Ray Anton (Ray's Guitars N Gear) and Mike Thompson...So buckle up, keep your hands inside at all times and get ready for a Rock 'N' Roll ride of your life..with Jack Stevens.

JORGE DJ WI-WI - Performing on Canal Street, April 12th


RAY GUELL - Performing on Canal Street, April 12th


RUDY GIL FROM SECRET SOCIETY - Performing on Canal Street, April 12th


SUSAN FROM COMPANY B - Performing on Canal Street, April 12th



EROTIC EXOTIC - Performing on Canal Street, April 12th


LACERATE KINGDOM - Performing on Canal Street, April 13th

Lacerate Kingdom is a local Miami Springs Heavy Metal band composed of talented musicians with a serious approach to their music and come from a wide range of backgrounds from jazz to folk to doom to progressive to modern tech death metal. Versatility can be considered their defining trait. A group that started as a high school garage band is still at it with most members now in college and with a great new vocalist Cris.
"Come throw down with us and make this a memorable show!"

Vox: Cristian J.
Lead Guitar: Andres O.
Rhythm Guitar: Joseph C.
Bass Guitar: Dimitri A.
Percussion: Nicholas L.


KILL THE TYRANT - Performing on Canal Street, April 13th

Members: Oscar Jhon : Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jesse Glassford : Bass,
Johnatan Jhon : Drums
Cole Blooded : Lead Vocals,
Randall McMillan : Lead Guitars

Their collective influences include many genres past and present. The result is the future of heavy music, an all consuming, unpredictable fire ready for war.
Passion drives their music, not trends. The sound is heavy and explosive. This band is not afraid to evolve or try something new. On stage is where this band belongs. A KTT show is charged with pure energy. Chaotic and alive, A sacred covenant between audience and band ensues. Driving this phenomena is the music of KTT. On guitars, Oscar Jhon and Randall McMillan 2 freaks of nature, Heavy groove and unorthodox riffing are the order of the day. For them there is no box. Holding down the low end, Jesse Glassford on bass. Storming the stage with an uncompromising subsonic assault, he brings a vengeful, and melodically intelligent presence to the KTT sound. On drums, Johnatan Jhon, Brings the monster to life injecting it with organic beats, mechanized destruction and a tasteful dose of raw power. On Vocals, Cole, he screams a lot. For KTT, nothing is more vital than to write honest, powerful music that pushes limits, takes chances and opens minds


More Festival Events
Friday, April 11, 2014
7:45 pm Jazzercise w/ Brenda Knight Gazebo
8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies Circle Stage
9:45 pm Shahar-belly dancing Gazebo
Saturday, April 12, 2014
11 am Children's World Opens Curtiss Parkway
Noon - 1:00 pm Miami Springs River Ride Across from Dog Park
1:00 pm Cake Bake Off (Sponsored by Save-A-Step) Circle by Milam's Parking Lot
1:45 pm The Yoga Room Gazebo
3:45 pm Junior Jazzercise and Ray's Tae Kwondo Gazebo
5:45 pm MSSH Dance Fusion Gazebo
7:45 pm Shahar-belly dancing Gazebo
Midnight Festival Closes  
Midnight Festival After Party: Tom's NFL NW 36 Street
Sunday, April 13, 2014
11 am Children's World Opens Curtiss Parkway
Noon Hialeah Speedway Reunion Circle
Noon - 2:00 pm Chili Showdown Circle
1:45 pm Word of Faith Global Ministries-Dance Ministry Gazebo
2:00 pm Chili Showdown Judging Circle
5:45 pm MSSH Dance Fusion Gazebo
9:00 pm Festival Closes  


JAZZERCISE - Performing on the Circle, April 12th
Jazzercise is a group fitness class that fuses jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing for one effective total body workout. Customers can burn up to 600 calories dancing along to a variety of today's most popular music. All ages and fitness levels are welcomed. Registration for unlimited classes is $37 monthly plus a $25 joining fee. Prices are pro-rated so that customers can join anytime.

A popular variation of the adult classes, Jr. Jazzercise is a program especially for girls ages 5-12. The class combines dance and aerobics with group games, activities, and choreographed performances to make the class fun and challenging. Registration for unlimited classes is $36 monthly plus a $25 joining fee. Prices are pro-rated

2The City of Doral also offers Jazzercise Lite, a low impact class for ladies ages 55+. More information can be found at the City website

Jazzercise at the Miami Springs Community Center and Doral Morgan Levy Park
is owned and operated by Brenda Knight and her daughter, Tatiana. The Knights and their hardworking team of certified instructors and class managers offer sixteen classes each week in three unique formats. The franchise is consistently recognized as a Silver status member of Judi Missett's prestigious President's Club

Contact Jazzercise at (305) 888-ROCK or online at www.jazzercise.com



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