Another upside to living in Miami? You can attend a full-on outdoor local music festival in February. Yeah, if you don't live here, we know you're jealous. GrassRoots, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading arts and education, is premiering their first Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival this weekend at the historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The hippie-filled concert lasts from Thursday at 4:00 p.m. to Sunday at 12:00 a.m. (yes, that's one loooong weekend rager), with ticket options ranging from full four-day passes with camping and parking options to just single day admission for those not ready to become one with the bugs. The festival features over forty bands, like well-known Miami artists ArtOfficial and Jahfe, and bigger superstars such as Grammy-winning superstar Chaka Khan, meaning you'll experience a smorgasbord of musical tastes—reggae, latin, hip hop, and bluegrass will all be accounted for.
Additionally, there will be yoga and massage workshops if you need a break from the decibles...hell, even some retail therapy. Hungry? They’ve got your wining and dining covered with different culturally-inspired foods—think New York style pizza and Caribbean cuisine— available at the GrassRoots World Café. And, even if you want to bring along the kiddies (the family that jams out together stays together), they have plenty of activities to keep them busy, too. Pack up some comfortable shoes, mosquito spray, and your favorite Pendleton blanket, and get ready for a weekend that we guarantee will feel like two weeks. Did we mention it was on a beach? Think of this as your own little island getaway. You have your Advil, right?
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