LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IS A 4-D EXPERIENCE IN GREATER MIAMI AND THE BEACHES: LOCALS AND VISITORS WELCOMED

Oct 22, 2013

Contact:  Media Relations at 305-539-3084 or Caroline Foster at Current PR, 212-445-8389

From concerts and dance performances to comedy shows and poetry readings, live entertainment in all corners of Miami and the Beaches springs to life this season. To celebrate, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) welcomes back an expanded version of the former Miami Live Music Month.  Now, inclusive of all forms of live entertainment, the revamped program is named Miami Live Month, sponsored by MasterCard’s Priceless Miami program.

This November 1 – 30, live entertainment and music lovers can choose from a menu of acts throughout the destination and can plan ahead by reviewing area venues and a calendar of live entertainment events by visiting the GMCVB’s dedicated website, www.MiamiLiveMonth.com

The Miami Live program and MasterCard Priceless Miami will sponsor weekly events during the month of November to provide live entertainment enthusiasts with specially curated nights of live entertainment during the Rock the Bus Tour.  The traveling showcase will entail a Facebook promotion where fans visit the GMCVB page – Visit Miami – to win a spot on the bus and gain additional information on shows and dates. The bus will tour the town and take consumers to some of the most dynamic and compelling live performances in Miami and The Beaches.  Curated in partnership with media partner The New Times, the Rock The Bus Tour itinerary includes: 

Saturday, November 9
Pre-party:  Whiskey Joe’s
Main event:  Friends of Nature / Virginia Key Beach

Friday, November 15
Pre-party:  Gramps
Main event:  Big Night in Little Haiti

Friday, November 22
Pre-party:  Tobacco Road
Main event:  Pub Crawl in Little Havana, Cuba Ocho and Hoy Como Ayer 

Saturday, November 30
Pre-party:  Wood Tavern
Main event:  Holi One Powder Show / Wynwood

As part of the Miami Live program, Miami and The Beaches will be the host city to Bon Appetite’s Grub Crawl, a food event celebrating some of the hottest restaurants and live entertainment in the destination.  Grub Crawl participants will enjoy live music performances as they hop from restaurant to restaurant in a specially curated culinary event featuring some of the best live entertainment and dining establishments in Miami Beach and The Design District.  Receive a 20% discount on Grub Crawl tickets when you purchase with  your MasterCard, and if you register for Priceless Miami,  you could receive a VIP Grub Crawl experience for two. To learn more, visit bagrubcrawl.com. 

Some of the must see, don’t miss events during Miami Live Month include:

- Saturday, November 2nd – Bon Appetite Grub Crawl

- Thursday, November 7th – Burgerlicious

- Friday, November 15th – Deborah Voight, Soprano @ The Adrienne Arsht Center / Knight Concert Hall

- Saturday November 16th -- Sunny Isles Jazz Fest

- Saturday, November 16th  -- Miami Beach Jazz Festival @ The Fillmore Miami Beach

“There are so many talented performers across all genres of live entertainment taking the stage in our large and small venues each night that we had to expand our program to celebrate everything ‘live’ this year,” said GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME.  “Miami Live Month shines a light on the diversity of our cultural offerings and showcases the continuing growth of the arts in our destination.”

For all promotion details and full list of venues, performances and events and information on Miami Live Month, visit: www.MiamiLiveMonth.com.

MasterCard’s Priceless Cities program offers cardholders who sign up for the program access to handpicked experiences and offers not only in their home cities, but also in cities around the world. Such experiences include exclusive access to concerts, theatre, restaurants, museums, and sporting events around the world. The program is currently available in 26 cities across the globe, including New York, Chicago, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Toronto and Buenos Aires.

About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an independent not-for- profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide, visit our website at www.MiamiAndBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com.

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