Miami’s Inaugural Bayfront Jazz Festival Announced, April 30-May 1

The 2021 inaugural edition of the Bayfront Jazz Festival will take place in Miami’s Bayfront Park on April 30-May 1. The festival’s mission is to honor and celebrate the current and future giants of jazz, Afro-Cuban, Latin and electronic music. This year’s unique line-up will include Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola and Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music. Click here for tickets.

The festival will take place on the UNESCO International Jazz Day, intended to raise awareness of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool and a force for empathy, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people. It will also be one of Miami’s first live music events of its post-COVID recovery calendar. The concerts will be hosted by Melrose Media at the FLP Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami and will host 1500 people, respecting all COVID-19 sanitary rules of social distancing.

“Artists and audiences crave for live music in an outdoor venue and we had to fight to make that event happen,” said Manuel Molina, Managing Director of Melrose Media, via a press release. “We took engagements with the venue and the City to protect our audience with masks, gels and social distancing … We are glad to put back on the map a new Jazz Festival, especially after the cultural chaotic COVID and bring back joy with live music.”

In addition to its in-person edition, an internet ticketed livestream video will also be in place through EluvioLIVE. Partial proceeds from ticket sales will be given to hospitals fighting COVID. Click here for tickets and more information.

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