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Get Down for Free With Carnaval on the Mile This Weekend

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Who says Coral Gables is stuffy? Um, just about everybody who doesn't live there.

But this Saturday through Sunday, you can get down for free to some of the best local and national acts spread out across three big stages at Carnaval on the Mile.

Now if you want to catch all the acts, you'll have to hydrate heavily. Luckily then, there will be a gazillion vendors in between to quench your thirst, get you fat, or make you buy some ugly shit you will never, ever wear again.

One of Crossfade's favorite bands playing this weekend's fest is the Legendary JC's. Hailing from O-Town, this old-school soul review will make you groove like your parents, without the guilt. Plus, the singer, Eugene Snowden, is like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding's love-child.

Next, you've got Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, direct from New Orleans. If you diggy da trumpety jazz, then this young, dreadlocked blower is for you.

And third, there's Thomas Wynn and the Believers. This guy looks like a little baby Jesus with a guitar and takes himself way too seriously. But dude can sing, and his band brings the goods.

Have fun, and wear your track shoes.

-- Eric Garcia

Carnaval on the Mile Music Lineup

Friday, March 4

Ponce Circle

7 p.m. David Fernandez

8:15 p.m. Brass-A-Holics

9:30 p.m. Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs

10:45 p.m. Jahfe

Saturday, March 5

Ponce South Stage

12:30 p.m. Griffin Anthony

1:30 p.m. P-lo Project

2:30 p.m. Jean P Jam

3:30 p.m. Fourth Dimension

4:30 p.m. Jacob Jeffries Band

5:30 p.m. Thomas Wynn and the Believers

6:30 p.m. Brass-A-Holics

7:30 p.m. Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs

8:30 p.m. Suenalo

10 p.m. Spyro Gyra

Le Jeune Road Stage

12:45 p.m. The State of

1:45 p.m. Dreaming in Stereo

2:45 p.m. Big Poppa E

3:45 p.m. Jay Blues Band

4:45 p.m. Juke

5:45 p.m. Fusik

6:45 p.m. Ketchy Shuby

7:45 p.m. Mayday

8:45 p.m. Nil Lara

Douglas Road Stage

12:15 p.m. Ryan Stone Music

1:15 p.m. Birdman's Clambake

2:15 p.m. Cleaveland Jones

3:15 p.m. Alabao

4:15 p.m. Silvano Monasterios

5:15 p.m. Felipe Lamoglia Quintet

6:15 p.m. Negroni's Trio

7:15 p.m. Palo

Sunday, March 6

Ponce South Stage

12 p.m. The Mann Sisters

1 p.m. Electric Piquete

2 p.m. Big Brooklyn Red

3 p.m. Brendan O'Hara

4 p.m. The Legendary JC's

5 p.m. Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs

6 p.m. DJ Le Spam and the Spam All Stars

7 p.m. Alex Cuba

8:15 p.m. Dr. Ed Calle

Le Jeune Road Stage

12:15 p.m. Smiling Gums

1:15 p.m. Radioboxer

2:15 p.m. Bachaco

3:15 p.m. Elastic Bond

4:15 p.m. ArtOfficial

5:15 p.m. Xperimento

6:15 p.m. Brassaholics

7:15 p.m. Locos por Juana

Douglas Road Stage

12:30 p.m. Zania Sala

1:30 p.m. Angela Laino

2:30 p.m. Batuke Samba Funk

3:30 p.m. Vincent Raffard & A Kollective

4:30 p.m. Joe Donato Band

5:30 p.m. People You Know

6:30 p.m. Lanzallamas Monofonica

7:30 p.m. Conjunto Progreso

Miracle on the Mile, as part of Carnaval Miami. Friday, March 4, to Sunday, March 6. Miracle Mile, Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Le Jeune Rd., Coral Gables. Visit carnavalmiami.com.

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