More than 22 million people of Caribbean heritage live in the United States, a large percentage of whom reside in Miami. But tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., all cultures are invited to enjoy Caribbean traditions at the first JüneFest, at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
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Throughout the evening, sample traditional Caribbean cuisine while artists and fashion models complement musicians who will keep the night pulsating with rhythms of the islands. Scheduled events include a red-carpet entrance followed by an art exhibition and silent auction; an opening ceremony featuring musical prodigies and dancers; and a Caribbean cooking show hosted by the Chef Creole Seasoned Kitchen TV show. You can shake it to the sounds of Code Red (reggae), Chaonda (Latin-Caribbean), Strings (French-Caribbean), Erol Josué (the Prince of Haitian Roots Music), and Latin Grammy winner Nestor Torres. There will also be a fashion show and a festive closing ceremony. Tickets cost $75, which includes an open bar from 6:00 to 9:00. VIP tickets ($150) include an open bar all night and closer proximity to celebrities. VIP table packages are also available. Call 866-428-9885, or visit www.junefest.net.
Sat., June 17