On Saturday February 15th Miami will welcome the 21st Annual 9 Mile Music Festival and Food Drive to take place at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds. The annual 9 Mile Music Festival is an all day event honoring the life and philosophy of the legendary reggae star, Bob Marley. Featuring top musical acts from around the world as well as popular local performers, the 9 Mile Music Festival is one of the most anticipated annual music events in South Florida.
Since its inception, the 9 Mile Music Festival has carried a humanitarian message and to date has collected and donated almost three million cans of food to hunger projects internationally. This year, canned food collected at admission during the festival will benefit Curley’s House and Better Way of Miami.
Curley's House is a food bank that provides bulk food products to thousands of needy families and the homeless throughout Miami-Dade County. Better Way helps people to return to their communities as clean and sober, self-sufficient, responsible individuals by providing the most effective, caring and cost efficient use of Better Way and other community resources.Four canned goods are required as part of the admission.
This year’s festival features an impressive group of musicians. The Voice season five winner, Tessanne Chin, is the latest addition to a lineup of acts that include: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Julian “JuJu” Marley,Sean Paul Shaggy, Tito El Bambino, Alborosie, Alika, Mavado, Chronixx, Nyanda Ken Y, and many more. This year there will also be two stages with reggae and reggaeton live music.
The Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds is located at 10901 S.W. 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165 and doors open at 12:30. Advance General Admission tickets are $57.83 (plus four cans of food brought the day of the show) and include all taxes, fees, and parking. They are available at www.9milemusicfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at various outlets across South Florida. For a full list of locations visit: http://ninemileent.com/tickets/ticket-outlets
Special VIP tickets are available for $179.00 and include a VIP entrance, special viewing area, and backstage access. For more information go to www.9milemusicfestival.com or call the hotline: 877-440-8499.