Miami Beach's Bandshell continues to bless the area with unique musical performances
The Bandshell has been an important cultural landmark in Miami Beach for decades. The outdoor amphitheater at the intersection of Collins Avenue and 73rd Street has gained attention in recent years due to its value and impact on the area's history and culture.
This gathering place has been around for almost 60 years, and throughout that time, it has fostered community while honoring the diversity of its many foreign influences.
Here's what's happening at Bandshell in February if you're looking for endless entertainment:
Feb 16: Palo!
North Beach Social hosts a presentation of Cuban music in celebration of the Wolfsonian FIU Museum's "Turn The Beat Around" exhibit. The exhibit, which examines the cultural exchange and collaboration between Cuba and the United States from the 1930s to the 1960s, runs through April 30. The concert is FREE and features PALO!, one of South Florida's most popular Cuban groups, playing their signature "Afro-Cuban Funk." PALO! concerts feature the group's unique musicians, including the captivating voices of Cuban singers Miriam Martinez, Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet and Dannah Santiago, who also plays the flute. This performance is presented by the Rhythm Foundation.
Feb 21: The Thief
The indie folk rock group is touring in support of their newest album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, exploring the members' deeper elements and possibilities. Trying to capture something deeper, broader, and filled with mystery is the inherent spirit of Big Thief. This concert is the band's Florida debut. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation.
Feb 24: Orchestra Miami
Orchestra Miami's popular free outdoor concert series returns with "Unfinished," featuring two incomplete works by renowned composers. The first is Ludwig van Beethoven's little-known Tenth Symphony, which was left unfinished at his death in 1827. At the time of his death Beethoven left several sketches for two of the movements. Orchestra Miami will perform what exists of this symphony for the first time in South Florida, in a performance by musicologist Barry Cooper. This little-known piece by one of the world's most famous composers will be combined with a well-known unfinished work, Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished' by Schubert in D minor, D. 759.
Which shows or concerts are you most excited to see? Are your favorite artists making an appearance at Bandshell?
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