Thursday, April 4 – Psychic Mirrors at Blackbird Ordinary
Thursday night will be setting the tone for the rest weekend, and it begins in Brickell. Psychic Mirrors are based out of right here in Miami, and they definitely represent for those who love funk. The 11 piece group boasts multiple guitarists and lead singers, plus a respectable brass section. They will be taking over the backyard over at Blackbird Ordinary, which will be serving as the hosts for the kick off party for this weekends Heineken TransAtlantic Festival.
Friday April 5 & Saturday, April 6 – The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival
The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival brings in the best from all over South America and will also feature some of Miami's best local bands. Friday night, the headliner is Bajofondo, an Argentine/Uruguyan group that is known for their distinct brand of electrotango. Opening up on Friday night is local group The Hongs. Bomba Estereo and Zuzuka Podersa & Kush Arora will be performing at Saturday night, joined by Miami group Krisp who will be opening the show.
Saturday, April 6 – Spam Allstars at PAX
After performing together for over a decade, the Spam Allstars know a thing or two about getting a crowd riled up. The Miami mainstay group are known for the residency at Hoy Como Ayer, but will be hitting the stage this Saturday night at PAX. DJ Le Spam and the rest of the crew will be bringing together their special mix of Latin, funk, hip hop, and dub. Get ready to get moving – if there's anything that happens at a Spam show, it's definitely a dance party.
Saturday, April 6 – PALO! at PhilanthroFest 2013
Miami Dade College plays host to a very special kind of festival this Saturday, as PhilantroFest brings together Miami's best philanthropic causes in one area to raise awareness of the different causes here in the city. Not only will the festival be celebrating the fantastic charities, but performing live at the event will be Miami's own PALO! Street vendors, artists, and other entertainers will be present at this event, providing guests a way to connect with Miami's culture in a different context.