One of South Florida’s longest-running concert series, the annual Everglades Awareness Concert, returns to Gramps in Wynwood on Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning at 2 p.m. the concert will feature live music, speakers, spoken word performances, live and digital art, and more through 3 a.m. the following day.
The all-ages event is free for children under 12 and $10 for those 12 and older.
“This is a celebration for the Everglades that features a diverse mix of music, spoken word, dance, live art, community speakers and lots of creative interaction,” said concert organizer and community activist Flash. “We are coming together to support the Everglades because we need to protect our water supply and our ecosystem, so this is a party and a call-to-action for the Everglades. Our goal is to inspire people to appreciate the vitality of the Everglades and recognize that individuals can make a difference.”
There will be live musical performances by: Army Gideon, Here II Here, Aaron Lebos Reality, The Baboons, Falseta, Chantil Dukart, Above the Skyline, Venus Rising Women’s Drum & Dance Ensemble, Kuyayky, The Osceola Brothers, Cleaveland Jones, Steve Minotti, Anthony Nelson, Tom Schafer, Mr. Grim Reapa, PATH, School of Rock, and more.
Guest speakers will include: Houston Cypress from Love the Everglades Movement, Laura Reynolds (Conservation Concepts); Dara Schoenwald and David Doebler from VolunteerCleanup.org, Sam Van Leer (Urban Paradise Guild), Progress For All’s Tim Canova who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 23 Congressional District, Matthew Schwartz from South Florida Wildlands Association, along with other representatives from community organizations and concerned citizens.
There will be dance and performances by Elviza’s Rockabelly Hippies featuring Elviza, Symphony & Sofia Luna plus Melody Gedeon, and more. Additionally, Anibal Fernandez and Linx will be painting live, and a digital art show highlighting more than 40 artists will run on a continuous loop. Information booths from Love the Everglades Movement, VolunteerCleanup.org and other organizations will be present.
Vendors and small businesses including The Wallflower Gallery, Progressive Rags, and others will be promoting and selling their merchandise. Also, more activities for kids are being developed.
For the first time this year, the concert is being sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
For more information, call 305-579-0069 or visit www.facebook.com/events/2021529228127054.