Conservation Concert season opens JAN 25 @TropicalAudubon

Take Sixx rocks the Keystone Stage, Saturday, January 25

Yes, it’s finally that time of year! Tropical Audubon Society’s Conservation Concert series returns this month with Take Sixx inaugurating the Birding organization’s 11th annual signature concert series. For just as many years running, Take Sixx has been the opening night act on the storied Doc Thomas House Keystone Stage, albeit in various incarnations.

Welcome back Take Sixx founding members Dr. Steve Chavoustie (keyboards/harmonica), Harold Norman (drums) and Dr. Ron Sancetta (vocals) together with band mates Luz Angela (vocals/guitar), Dr. Enrique Hernandez (bass guitar) and Aaron Whitman (lead guitar). Chavoustie observes, “We enjoy the intimate venue here, we feel strongly about supporting an organization that helps protect Biscayne Bay and the Everglades, and we know the funds that are raised stay right here in our own backyard.”

It was Chavoustie’s enthusiasm that planted the seed for Tropical Audubon’s Conservation Concert series. While attending a memorial service held here in 2009 for a family friend, he noticed the 20×30’ chickee was in dire need of repair. He immediately volunteered, “Let’s hold concerts here and raise the money for a new thatch!”  Since the inaugural concert in January 2010, the chickee has been re-thatched twice and countless other much-needed repairs and improvements have been made to the historic house and Steinberg Nature Center grounds.

Chavoustie and his band mates encourage the community to turn out on the 25th to enjoy the group’s rich repertoire of classic and contemporary hits under the Audubon oaks.

Food & Drink: Taco Fresh Food Truck and the donation Bird Bar featuring Island Coastal Lager craft brew and a bevy of international wines courtesy of Republic National Distributing Co.


Picnic tables available on a first-come basis.

Gates open at 7pm; music begins at 7:30pm; lights out at 10pm

CASH door: $10 donation p/p, children 12 and under FREE Proceeds benefit capital improvements to the Steinberg Nature Center grounds and historic buildings.

Parking: Limited free parking via our 55th Avenue auto gate; free parking along 56th Avenue; metered parking on Sunset Drive; various garage and valet parking options within 1-3 blocks; Metrorail service to South Miami Station.

Tropical Audubon Society: 5530 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL, 33143

MISSION:  Tropical Audubon Society works to conserve and restore natural South Florida ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats through advocacy and education for the benefit of biological diversity and humanity itself.  Tropical Audubon Society facilitates its Mission via Conservation, Education, Historic Preservation and Recreation.

To host a private event on our  Steinberg Nature Center campus, in our shady picnic grove, under our iconic chickee or in our historic doc Thomas House, contact

2020 ConCon Schedule:
Saturday January 25, Take Sixx
Saturday, February 29, Plan B
Saturday, March 28, Been there, Done That
Saturday, April 25, Birdstock

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