North Beach Music Festival returns to Miami Beach, FL this December 9th to 11th. In anticipation of this year's festivities, today the festival drops its daily schedule and announces experimental saxophonist Skerik as 2022's artist-at-large. Tickets and more information are available at northbeachmusicfestival.com.
With the support of Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, North Beach Music Festival promises another music-filled weekend at the historic Miami Beach Bandshell, now in its 61st year of operation, and adjacent Bandshell Park.
"With fans traveling from all over the country to attend North Beach Music Festival, we wanted to give all of the information that we could, as early as we could, to show fans who are thinking of coming to Miami Beach what's in store for our second year," shares festival co-founder, Gideon Plotnicki. "This year's schedule has been carefully crafted to provide fans with a non-stop musical experience they won't soon forget. With no overlapping sets at NBMF this year, fans can be assured that they can witness each moment of music. That's important to us, as we strive to create really special moments that our attendees can experience together."
To ensure no shortage of special collaborative moments, NBMF is pleased to welcome experimental saxophonist Skerik as this year's artist-at-large. As artist-at-large, fans can anticipate Skerik to sit-in with different bands throughout the weekend.
The NBMF 2022 kick-off Friday, December 9th will take place exclusively at the Miami Beach Bandshell as a celebration of the venue's designation as a historic landmark. Gates open at 4:00 PM and Miami-based band, Lemon City Trio, opens the Bandshell Stage with an hour-long performance starting at 4:45 PM. Child prodigy-turned-guitar-heavyweight, Brandon "Taz" Niederaurer, follows with a set from 6:15 - 7:15 PM. Finally, the celebrated progressive rock band moe. closes out the night with two sets of music starting at 7:45 PM until the grounds close at 11:00 PM.
On Saturday, December 10th, the festival takes over Bandshell Park and back-to-back sets of music can be heard across the Bandshell and Park Stages throughout the rest of the weekend. Gates open at 1:00 PM and powerhouse vocalist Shira Elias kicks off the Park Stage starting at 2:00 PM. Keller Williams follows with a set on the Bandshell Stage at 3:00 PM, followed by Melt on the Park Stage at 4:00 PM, Dopapod on the Bandshell Stage at 5:00 PM, and Doom Flamingo on the Park Stage at 6:15 PM. Trouble No More, the All-Star Allman Brothers Band tribute Act, closes out the Bandshell Stage on Saturday starting at 7:30 PM, and Lotus closes the night on the Park Stage from 9:00 - 11:00 PM alongside NBMF's defining immersive lights, lasers, and palm trees.
Sunday, December 12th puts funk music front and center. Gates open at 12:30 PM and Miami's own Afrobeta hits the Bandshell Stage at 1:15 PM. South Florida-based jamtronica band Guavatron kicks off Sunday's Park Stage at 2:15 PM and then Cool Cool Cool—the new project featuring former Turkuaz members Craig Brodhead, Chris Brouwers, Michelangelo Carubba, Shira Elias, Sammi Garrett, and Greg Sanderson alongside Electic Kif bassist, Rodrigo Zambrano—takes over the Bandshell Stage at 3:15 PM. Next up is Neighbor at 4:15 PM on the Park Stage, followed by modern Afrobeat innovators, Antibalas, at 5:30 PM on the Bandshell Stage. Karl Denson's Tiny Universe follows with a set on the Park Stage starting at 6:45 PM before future-funk icons Lettuce close out the Bandshell Stage and NBMF 2022 from 8:00 - 10:00 PM.