The Bayside Rocks Festival, which is being hailed as “The Woodstock of Reggae” for its nod to the nostalgic era of The Bob Marley movement, will take over Bayfront Park in Miami next month with a salute to and performances by reggae icons Bunny Wailer, Steel Pulse, Toots & Maytals, Midnite and young Puerto Rican cult reggae band Cultura Profetica.
The Bayside Rocks Festival is set for Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 3 p.m. to Midnight at Bayfront Park at 301Biscayne Boulevard, in Downtown Miami. Over 15,000 are expected to attend this all day experience that will be a throwback to the musical energy and community spirit of Woodstock.
It has been generations since a line up for reggae giants have been assembled on the same stage. This “once in a lifetime experience will include three-time Grammy Award winner Bunny Wailer of The Wailers, Grammy Award winning UK based Steel Pulse, the man who coined the word “reggae” himself Grammy Award winner Toots & Maytals, 100% roots rock reggae from St. Croix Midnite and Puerto Rico’s own cult band Cultura Profetica. Also on the bill are Uriel Hamilton, Mixed Culture, Bootleg, Marcia Griffiths, Kulcha Shok Muzic and Big Life Sound.
Bayside Rocks is an all-day celebration of cultural awareness and consciousness. This highly anticipated cultural event was designed to cater to all genuine cultural expressions.
“This musical extravaganza will expose the public to music that embodies peace love and unity while immersing them in the exotic culture and dynamic energy that embodies reggae music. The line up includes the best of Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the U.K., St. Croix, and South Florida,” said Bayside Rocks Festival producer, Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks.
Bayside Rocks Festival is also a “party with a purpose” with a portion of its net proceeds set to be donated Voices United, a Miami-based non-profit youth organization, devoted to promoting cultural diversity through the performing arts.