The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay, presents Why Not Y on Saturday, June 13, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of show and can be purchased online at SMDCAC.org or by calling 786-573-5300.
This summer, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center will present several local artists for evenings dubbed Neighborhood Nights as part of the Center’s Cabaret Series. The intention of Neighborhood Nights is to highlight the artistic excellence of local artists, some established and others at the very beginning of their careers.
First in the lineup is Why Not Y featuring Kelley Kessell (Cutler Bay), Ryan Raines (Key Largo) and Pio Molina (Cutler Bay). These are three talented musicians who grew up in South Florida and formed their outstanding pop trio while at Florida State University.
Kelley studied at New World School of the Arts, Pio attended Coral Reef High School and Ryan went to Coral Shores High School before meeting up at FSU where they are still students.
With a blend of vocal, violin and percussion the group creates a refreshing new spin on the pop music genre. Check out their music video which was filmed recently at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L6NFYNUayw.
Other artists performing during the Neighborhood Nights include local improv comedy troupe Just The Funny (July 10) and Jim Camacho And His Band (July 11). Camacho was the co-founder of The Goods, one of South Florida’s most successful local bands of the 1990s.
The Cabaret Series takes place in the intimate Black Box Theater space which seats up to 130 people. The lounge setting has table seating, food, drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.
More information about the center and its programs can be found at www.smdcac.org.