North Beach Music Festival 2021 Preview

While the rest of America freezes under the December chill, Miami Beach is still hot, hot, hot, and welcomes the North Beach Music Festival at the North Beach Bandshell...
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While the rest of America freezes under the December chill, Miami Beach is still hot, hot, hot, and welcomes the North Beach Music Festival at the North Beach Bandshell & Park, Friday & Saturday, December 10th & 11th:


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10th

 

Bandshell Stage

 

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Catch the Baltimore funk of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (QRO photos at a festival), road warriors who do something like 200 shows a year, as they come to North Beach (QRO photos at 2021 festival), behind last year’s Presto.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
   

The Motet, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

The sprawling Motet (QRO photos at a festival) crisscrosses genres as they crisscross the country (QRO photos at a festival), behind 2019’s Death Or Devotion. And for North Beach, they’ll feature Jennifer Hartswick, Shira Elias & Jason Hamm.

The Motet
   

TAUK, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Montauk’s TAUK (QRO photos) are another set of road warriors to play North Beach Music Festival (QRO photos at a festival), coming to south Florida (QRO photos at a 2021 festival) behind a trilogy of Real Tauk live albums.

TAUK
   

The Heavy Pets, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fort Lauderdale’s own The Heavy Pets mix R&B, jazz-funk, reggae fusion, and rock ‘n’ roll.

The Heavy Pets
   
   

Park Stage

 

Karina Rykman, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Electric Kif, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Tand, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Karina Rykman

 

North Beach Friday

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th

 

Bandshell Stage

 

Spafford & Friends, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Spafford: All Improv, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

To close out North Beach ’21, the festival welcomes two special sets from Arizona jam rock greats Spafford. First, there is an ‘All Improv’ performance, so who knows what will happen. Then comes ‘Spafford & Friends’, with fellow North Beach performers Eric Krasno & Marco Benevento, Nate Werth, Alric ‘AC’ Carter, and Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer.

Spafford
   

Marco Benevento, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

New York experimental rock & jazz artist Marco Benevento (QRO photos) has found a second home on the jam band circuit (QRO photos at a festival), and comes down to Florida behind 2019’s Let It Slide.

Marco Benevento
   

Also:

Ghost-Note, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Holly Bowling, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Holly Bowling
   
   

Park Stage

 

Eric Krasno & The Assembly, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM

Soulive’s Eric Krasno brings his funk & jazz to North Beach with The Assembly.

Eric Krasno
   

Aqueous, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Indie-jam Aqueous (QRO live review) slide into North Beach.

Aqueous
   

Also:

Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Brendan Bayliss & Jennifer Hartswick, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Juke, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer

 

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