The London Souls headline this year's New Times Music Showcase at CGAF.
The London Souls headline this year's New Times Music Showcase at CGAF.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2016 Announces New Times Music Showcase Lineup

Get artsy, Miami – the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is back!

Taking over Peacock Park on February 13 to 15, CGAF has partnered with Miami New Times for the second year in a row as the festival's musical curators. That, of course, means you'll be in for three days of tuneage guaranteed to make you party your arty little pants off. 

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“Each year, we like to introduce elements to our programming that can offer our festival patrons something engaging and different from their previous experience. Sometimes these new programs are so successful they become staples at CGAF,” Monty Trainer, president of the arts festival, told New Times last month. “The three-day series of live music curated by Miami New Times is definitely one of our attendees’ newest favorites!”

Check the cut for the bands set to take the stage during this year's New Times Music Showcase at CGAF. 

New Times Music Showcase Lineup at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2016

Saturday, February 13
The London Souls
The Nth Power
The Deaf Poets

Sunday, February 14
Larkin Poe
Carly Jo Jackson

Monday, February 15
Locos por Juana
Raquel Sofia
Mr. Pauer (Live Set)
The Oski Foundation

Coming all the way from the Big Apple is New York's London Souls. Described as a "reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll," the NYC rockers will definitely fit in with the Magic City as they bring their slow and "Steady" beats to the Grove.

NOLA's the Nth Power – whose drummer, Nikki Glaspie worked as Beyoncé's percussionist for several years – will be bringing its jazzy funk to the Grove. With a new album — 2015's Abundance — under its belt, the jam band is pumped up and ready to make its CGAF debut. 

Named after their great, great, great, great grandfather, Larkin Poe (and distant cousin of Edgar Allan Poe), the Atlanta-based duo — composed of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — was voted Best Discovery of Glastonbury 2014 by England's The Observer. This year, though, they're hoping to be given the same title by New Times, but on a more local scale.

National acts aside, expect to see your fave Miami bands, including Latin Grammy-nominated cantantes Locos por Juana and Raquel Sofia, Deaf Poets, SunGhosts, Juke, and more. So Peacock your way to the Grove this Presidents Day and Valentine's weekend.

The 53rd Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Saturday to Monday, February 13 to 15. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove. Tickets cost $15 for adults or $5 for Coconut Grove residents. Admission is free for ages 12 and under, as well as Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders. Visit cgaf.com.

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