Jazz legends flood Miami Beach for South Beach Jazz Festival
The four-day South Beach Jazz Festival kicks off Thursday night and the island will be rocking with live musical performances.
What's happening: The seventh annual festival will host concerts at venues across Miami Beach every night through Sunday.
- Thursday night's opening show, headlined by Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander, is already sold out. But there are still several others with tickets available — and some are free!
Friday: Sip cocktails and stroll The Bass art museum while listening to the South Florida Jazz Orchestra. 8-11pm, 2100 Collins Ave. $75+.
Saturday: Latin Jazz royalty Tito Rodriguez Jr., Mario Grillo ("Machito Jr."), and Tito Puente Jr. — joining forces as The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra — will bring the music of their famous fathers to the Miami Beach Bandshell for the group's South Florida premier. 8-11pm, 7275 Collins Ave. $35+.
Free events: Spend Sunday on Lincoln Road, where acts including Sammy Figueroa, the Wendy Pedersen Quintet and Gafieira Rio Miami will perform. 11am-8pm, 1100 Lincoln Road.
- Attend a free virtual panel on disability pride in the arts this 3pm Friday.
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