Miami’s top live music venue, The Stage, announces a weekend festival focusing on the era when soul music prevailed. In honor of all things soulful, The Stage will transform its multi-faceted space into a celebration of soul music from Friday, July 20 through Saturday July 21, 2012. The second annual festival includes live musical performances by New Orleans’ favorites Glen David Andrews, The Iguanas, Miami’s own Ketchy Shuby, LEBO Live!, Soul Shots by mixologist Ryan Goodspeed, and an exclusive menu in collaboration with Design District neighbor Michael Schwartz’s Harry’s Pizzeria.
On Friday, local Miami standouts, Ketchy Shuby, will perform their “Downtown Soul” along with NOLA native and favorite, Glen David Andrews. Saturday promises to be just as soulful with The Iguanas of New Orleans whose soulful, upbeat, rock music has been notably featured on the HBO hit series, Tremé. The line-up represents a broad range of styles, sounds and influences, including a combination of New Orleans funk and Miami flavor.
Glen David Andrews is considered "one of the giant talents of New Orleans" by New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (JazzFest) Producer, Quint Davis. A frequent JazzFest headliner, USA Today calls him a “showstopper” who “rocks the blues, takes it to church and carries it into the mosh pit.” The gospel/R&B singer and trombonist plays an electrifying set and he’s not afraid to crowd surf amidst his funk-thirsty fans. His performances include everything from Down in the Tremé to a “Cajunized” version of The Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go.
Miami-based artist, LEBO, is putting five hand-painted guitars up for grabs in a special silent auction during the event and an additional guitar will be raffled to a lucky patron at the end of the night. Autographed, limited-edition LEBO prints will be given to the first 150 people to arrive on Saturday night for LEBO LIVE!, a rare live painting performance. Later crowds have no need to fear, a merchandise stand featuring LEBO’s original, new apparel line will offer more of his creative suite on Saturday night only.
Harry’s Pizzeria, a casual neighborhood joint by award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, will be serving a soulful menu in the The Stage’s courtyard during the festivities from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on both nights.
/// FRIDAY, JULY 20TH ///
Glen David Andrews (New Orleans)
Ketchy Shuby (Miami)
Complimentary Heineken From 11 p.m. to 12 a.m in the Heineken Courtyard
/// SATURDAY, JULY 21ST ///
The Iguanas (New Orleans)
Doors open 10PM.
TICKETS: $10 on-line / $15 door.
Now available at http://thestagemiami.com/
Silent auction featuring hand-painted LEBO guitars!
First 150 people on Saturday, July 21 will receive a signed LEBO print!
/// Exclusive SOUL FEST Menu ///
- Drink: Soul Shots
"Soul Shots" - sold individually or as the "Power Trio"
1. Sailor Jerry/Root/allspice tincture/Demerara/lemon/
2. Jack Daniels/homemade cola syrup/lime/
3. Zignum Reposado/espresso bean orange blossom honey/lemon/
- Food: 10p-1a Friday and Saturday nights!
$4 Polenta fries (4, with spicy ketchup)
$4 Harry's meatball slider
$4 Orange & radish salad
$3 Hedy's choc chunk cookie
LEBO Studios / Painting as Performance
LEBO harmonically and rhythmically recreates sequences of sound in time by laying down stylized lines combined with vivid palettes to complement his pieces. The Miami-based artist has developed a cult-like following as he demonstrates his cartoon expressionistic style and improvisational process by engaging audiences at collaborative live painting performances at concerts and well-known music venues across the country. The artist unifies an aural and visual experience by creating continuous compositions on canvas. He has shared the stage with headlining musical talent such as the Beastie Boys, Béla Fleck, Burning Spear, Disco Biscuits, Les Claypool, Arturo Sandoval, Thievery Corporation and Wynton Marsalis. During rare LEBO LIVE! performances, the artist works in tandem with a video performance artist (VJ) to captivate the audience with live painting, DJing and synchronized videos. www.lebostudios.com
On the heels of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink's fifth anniversary in March, chef/owner Michael Schwartz new casual neighborhood joint, Harry’s Pizzeria, is bringing more fresh, simple, pure food and drink to the Design District at 3918 North Miami Avenue, between Northeast 39th Street and Northeast 40th Street it, two blocks west of his flagship.
The third in Schwartz's The Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants, Harry’s is a comfortable place to gather and share local and craft beers on draught, housemade snacks, salads, and specials featuring seasonal ingredients, and Schwartz's signature thin-crust pizzas cooked in the restaurant’s wood-burning oven.
Harry’s Pizzeria is located at 3918 North Miami Avenue, between Northeast 39th Street and Northeast 40th Street in the Design District, seating 34 indoors. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Monday to Thursday noon to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday noon to 10:00 p.m. Metered parking and $3 valet available.