Miami's Best Free Concert of the Weekend: Something Tropical at 1306

Looking for a good dose of local music, art, and free booze? This is your lucky day! On Saturday, starting at 9 p.m., downtown's 1306 will host the first edition of Something Tropical, an event featuring live bands, DJs, art installations, and an open bar on select drinks.

The night, organized by music collective Gummdrops and Cheap Miami Records, will have live performances by Miami garage rockers the Grey 8s, St. Petersburg's Deadborn, New York City's the Pastelitos, and local band Cloud Solo, making its debut. Jean Jacket will be spinning a special set and Jolt Radio will be providing the soundtrack in between all of this.

In addition to the musical attractions, Art Habit will curate an installation by Karla Caprali, who experiments with materials and techniques using paper and embroidery to create mystic artwork that focuses on concepts of social responsibility. 

And if all that music makes your stomach start to growl, you'll be able to choose from a short but tasty selection of grilled bites too. The event is ages 21 and up (sorry kiddos) and there will be an open bar from 9 to 11 p.m. courtesy of Marleeā€™s Green Tea and Simply Good, so make sure to arrive early before it's all gone.

Something Tropical with Grey 8s, Deadborns, and more. 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at 1306, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; Admission is free; ages 21 and up.
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