Monday, October 11, 2010

Miami Music Festival Launches Nov 11-14

2010 MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL LAUNCHES! November 11-14: List of venues and performance schedule now live on

Thank you for partnering with us for the second annual Miami Music Festival. We have just announced our schedule of 400+ performances (see press announcement below) - please help us spread the word!

The Miami Music Festival and Conference (MMF), Miami’s second annual emerging musical artist showcase, and the centerpiece event of this November’s new “Live Music Month in Miami,” has now released details on about its 400+ Latin, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Caribbean, and Inspirational musical performances to take place on 45 stages throughout the city. This marks a dramatic expansion of the event, which debuted in 2009. Venues include multiple stages in Bayfront Park and nightclubs and restaurants in Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Wynwood, The Design District and Little Haiti.

An array of showcases will be presented by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Gibson, D’Addario and ReverbNation, the Delanuca Music Group, Soul of, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Forward Records, Magic Leap Records, Poe Boy Records, Mizay Entertainment,, Sideshow Entertainment,,, Best Buy and "A Night At The Flick" presented by The Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program at The Frost School of Music-University of Miami.  A half dozen other sponsored showcases and special “events within the event” will be announced shortly.  Conference keynoters and festival headliners will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

In addition to The Miami New Times and Urban Network, newly announced sponsors include Pollo Tropical, OnStar, American Spirit, PopChips and Vitamin Water. M.A.E was also announced as the MMF’s official gear provider.

“Local music fans, visitors, members of the press or music executives who go to to see and hear the artists coming from South Florida, around the state, country and world, and plan their MMF weekend accordingly, will be greatly rewarded,” said Kevin Thornburg, publisher of The Miami New Times.  Urban Network Vice President Arthur Mitchell said, “We’re bringing everyone to Miami! From our writers and editors to industry leaders to the hottest talent in the business today including comedian MC’s Joe Torry and Sinbad, we’ll all be at The Miami Music Festival this November.”

In addition to the Miami-Dade County Office of Cultural Affairs, The City of Miami Office of Cultural Affairs, The Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment, The Miami Downtown Development Authority, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, and FilMiami, the MMF announced new partnerships with The Kiwanis of Little Havana Arts & Music Foundation, Amigos for Kids, NBC Miami and WPBT.

MMF’s music industry conference at The Hyatt Regency Miami on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th has also recently added sessions and speakers rounding out an already robust schedule of panels, master classes, demonstrations and live interviews, which also can be found on the MMF website.

Three-day festival wristbands are now available for advance purchase on for only $25, a 50% savings.  Single day tickets will also be available at each event with ticket pricing as follows:

•       Multi-venue evening wristband (21+) is $15, and single venue entry is $10.
•       Bayfront Park daytime festival admission for adults is $12 and $6 for children under 42”.

Badges for the MMF Music Conference are priced at $99, with significant discounts for artists performing at the festival.

“There’s no question that the MMF will help artists, support Miami’s arts community and delight music fans,” said MMF CEO Irwin Kornfeld. “Our advisory board of local musicians, sound engineers, artist and club managers, sponsors, partners and staff have done an incredible job planning this year’s event.  We’ve kept admission pricing extremely low and really put together a wonderful weekend.”

“Miami is re-discovering its live music heritage, and people are now going out to more live shows here. We’re seeing more stages being built, and more artists coming to Miami to perform,” said MMF president Will Edwards. “The Miami Music Festival was created to help artists take advantage of changes in the music industry, but its also contributing to a change in Miami’s music scene…and that change is about the re-emergence of live music.”


Media Contacts:
Dina Allende - (305)205-1058 /
Yvette Batalla - (305) 335-0569 /
Laurie Jakobsen - (917)697-2274 /

Sponsorships: Arthur Mitchell
Urban Network Corporate Office - San Diego
Ph. 619-401-4014

Allen Johnston
The Music Specialist
P.O.Box 310540
Atlanta, Georgia 31131
305 829 9010 - office
404 939 4180 - cell/voicemail

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