The first month of the new year hasn't yet wrapped up, but you should start planning your Presidents' Day weekend now.
For the third year in a row, New Times has partnered with the Coconut Grove Arts Festival to showcase some of Miami's best music talent during the holiday weekend.
The festival, now in its 54th year, is a certified Miami institution. The New Times showcase offers another dimension, with blues, Latin, jazz, fusion, and rock. Locos
Texas trio Greyhounds and Miami native Roosevelt Collier's
Fusion collective Electric Kif will close out the festivities Monday afternoon with the support of the Eric Vick Band, the Goodnites, and local rock stars SunGhosts.
54th-Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Saturday through Monday, February 18 through 20, at 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.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.