GroundUP Music Festival Returns in 2022 with Eclectic Lineup of International Trailblazers
After the pandemic interrupted a successful run its yearly gatherings, the fifth annual GroundUP Music Festival returns to North Miami Beach with the world premier of new music from Grammy-winners and event headliners Snarky Puppy and a lineup that includes global innovators spanning the cosmos of jazz, world music, future funk, R&B, folk-fusion, and more. Set to take place February 11-13 at the historic oceanside North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, Florida, the three-day event will feature New Zealand singer/songwriter/producer Kimbra for Space Jam With Kimbra and Friends (Improvised Set); American R&B sensation Emily King; Los Angeles-based Neo-soul trio Moonchild; and keyboardist/singer/songwriter/producer and Snarky Puppy alumnus Cory Henry, among others.
They’ll be joined by modern music’s trailblazers for performances by multi-instrumentalist Lois Cole featuring Nate Wood, Chris Fishman and Genevieve Artadi; soul vocalist and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow; Portugese fado singer Gisela João; jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez & Bad Hombre with Thana Alexa, BIGYUKI, & Lex Sadler; and a display of harp and jazz harmonica mastery for HARP VS HARP featuring Edmar Castañeda (harp) & Grégoire Maret (harmonica).
The eclectic bill will also showcase power-soul trio and positivity warriors The Nth Power; Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Munir Hossn & ELAS; Florida’s beloved maestro of the sacred pedal steel guitar Roosevelt Collier; electronic jazz/pop/R&B pioneer Sirintip; emotive instrumentalists House of Water; singer/songwriter/keyboardist Michelle Willis; and artist-at-large, Grammy-nominated jazz drummer Eric Garland. Snarky Puppy founders Bill Laurence and Michael League will round out the bill for a not-to-be-missed collaboration.
Begun in 2017 by Snarky Puppy bandleader Michael League and GroundUP CEO and Miami Beach native Paul Lehr, the festival draws passionate music lovers from all over the world for an intimate artist and fan experience where musicians mingle with attendees in appreciation of one-of-a-kind performances, workshops and masterclasses. With the adjacent Palm Grove Park and beachfront complex and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, music will unfold across two stages, offering fans seamless enjoyment.
“After two years apart, we can’t wait to reunite with our GroundUP festival family,” said League in a press release. “The sense of community and connection at GroundUP is unlike anywhere else, and we’re so excited to debut the new music we’ve been creating since our last time together at GroundUP in 2020.”
For the first time this year, festival-goers can opt to take in the weekend’s performances from a private covered and elevated cabana with couch and table seating for up to 10 guests, exclusive food and beverage table service, phone-charging stations, and other amenities. Tickets and VIP packages are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting the GroundUP website. For more information, click on the links below.
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