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Fifth Annual Ball & Chain Music Festival on Labor Day Weekend

Ball & Chain promotional material for music festival during Labor Day Weekend

Ball & Chain to Celebrate 84 Years with Three Day Music Festival Featuring Over 100 Musicians

Ball & Chain, Little Havana’s most famous live music hotspot is thrilled to announce their fifth annual music festival in honor of the venue’s 84th anniversary this Labor Day Weekend, August 30 - September 1, 2019.  The historical landmark originally opened its doors in September 1935 as a booming live jazz bar that finally closed in the 1950s.  The iconic venue reopened in September 2014 decked out in retro Cuban flare with tropical touches under new ownership by Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller.

This marks the fifth annual three-day music-driven event created to not only celebrate the venue’s birthday, but also to showcase their dedication to the live music scene in South Florida and support of local artists. Guests can expect to hear a variety of music genres from jazz to Latin pop to Afro-Cuban funk. The live shows will begin on Friday and continue through Saturday and Sunday, where from 12 PM to 3 AM over 100 critically-acclaimed musicians and DJs will be jamming out on the Pineapple Stage. 

Featured bands will include:

      • PALO!
      • Zarabanda
      • Marlow Rosado
      • Tony Succar
      • Elastic Bond
      • Luis Bofill
      • Sonlokos
      • Pepe Montes Conjunto
      • Brendan O’Hara
      • Lemon City Trio
      • Electric Piquete
      • Suénalo
      • Lucy Grau
      • Conjunto Progreso
      • Leslie Cartaya
      • Art Official
      • Electric Kif
      • Soulpax
      • Karla Marie Rosado
      • Lidia Llanes


DJ’s include Danny O, Jorge Charun, DJ Ivan, El Russo, Danis LaClave, Danny Stern and Kenyi Succar.

An exclusive music festival menu will be available featuring a festive mix of craft cocktails, drink specials courtesy of Corona Extra, Havana Club Rum, Bacardi and Spectacular Mixers. All attending guests will be eligible for exclusive giveaways and raffles. Table reservations should be made in advance, please contact

For additional information about Ball & Chain, please visit 

This is event is free and open to the public.

About Ball & Chain:

Ball & Chain is a historic and world famous live music venue located at 1513 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135, in the center of Little Havana. The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho was reborn in September 2014 as a live music venue with an authentic Cuban flare and meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller.   Before the area became a harbor for Cuban refugees, the bar “On the Trail” (Tamiami Trail) from the mid-1930s to late 1950s was a popular late-night stomping ground for many of the world’s most famous jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker.  The revived entertainment venue has reclaimed its reputation as a power player in Miami’s nightlife scene with a 3,000 square-foot interior and a 3,500 square-foot patio both outfitted for live music. The music scene at Ball & Chain infuses contemporary sounds with old school jazz and salsa. The venue features live music daily. The iconic bar features a top shelf and premium liquor bar, signature and special craft cocktails, as well as a Cuban inspired tapas menu.  Ball & Chain is open from 12PM to 12AM from Monday through Wednesday, 12PM to 3AM Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 11AM to 12AM on Sundays. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday starting at 4PM to 7PM featuring two for one specialty cocktails. For additional info please visit 


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