Back again for it’s 3rd year, the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival offers something completely different than any other music festival in Miami. Held on the pristine sands of the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, camping is available on the main festival grounds, just steps from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Virginia Key is a short ride from downtown Miami, but is quiet and secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city, creating the perfect setting for this one-of-a-kind festival.
Tent camping and Vehicle Camping are available, centrally located to all the Festival’s amenities such as 24-hour food vendors, 4 stages of entertainment, the bathhouse & its hot showers, morning yoga & Tai Chi classes, and so much more. Campers can come stay for single nights or all 4 nights of the festival, taking place Thursday February 20th through Sunday February 23rd 2014.
There is a Family Campground on-site as well, farther away from the stages but still close to the Kids’ Village. This hub for young ones offers art projects, games, music workshops, story time, kids’ yoga, a playground, and all kinds of creative explorations all day long.
At the foundation of it all is a diverse lineup of over 40 bands from all over the world. These include Latin Grammy Award-winning Afro-Colombian groupChocQuib Town, Zimbabwe’s national treasure and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi, International Bluegrass Hall of Fame legend Del McCoury, Latin Grammy Award-winning Best New Artist Sie7e, Americana music institution & festival founders Donna the Buffalo, current Reggae chart toppers John Brown’s Body, plus tons of hometown heavy-hitters like Spam All-Stars, Locos Por Juana, DJ Bill Kelly, Suénalo, Elastic Bond. For a few days each year the Virginia Key barrier island becomes a site for musical bliss, creative expression, community gathering, and arts celebration.
Ticket prices are low, just $25-40 per day or $100-120 for all 4 days. Kids 12 & under are FREE! Tent camping is $25 per night or $50 to stay 4 all nights. Vehicle camping (for any car, truck or van up to 20 feet) comes with a free tent pass and is $50 per night or $100 to stay all 4 nights. RV passes are $150.
For more information about the festival visit www.virginiakeygrassroots.comFacebook, Twitter & Instagram: @GrassRootsMiami.