Miami's Revolution Radio Creates #United4Orlando, a Music Festival Dedicated to Victims

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While much of the talk since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando has focused on the shooter himself, the politics of gun control, homophobia, and Islamophobia, the people at Miami's Revolution Radio couldn't stop thinking about the victims.

So, this Saturday, June 25, at the Mana Wynwood Event Tent, Revolution will be hosting #United4Orlando, a music festival that will dump all proceeds to Equality Florida, an LGBT rights organization that has set up an official GoFundMe page (which has raised just under $6 million so far) to support the Pulse shooting victims and their families.

"Immediately as the events were unfolding we felt so helpless," Ubi Hernandez, music director at Revolution Radio, says. "A couple of the team members here at the station made some phone calls to key players in our community and the ball started rolling. In a matter of 24 hours, we had already secured a venue, a lineup of Miami’s best DJs, and some very giving sponsors to help put all the pieces together."
The event's roster of DJs includes Oscar G, Cocodrills, ALX, Lazaro Casanova, Carabetta and Doons, Grimm, and many others will play over the festival's 11-hour running time from noon to midnight. Every artist on the lineup is playing for free to try to help the event hit its donation goal of $50,000. "A lot of us had either personal or business connections with some of those affected by this tragedy, so we’re tirelessly pushing forward to make this a great success," Hernandez says.

The event will be broadcast on Revolution's two stations, 93.5 FM and 104.7 FM in South Florida, and through the app Revolution Radio Miami. The evening will end at midnight with a moment of silence to honor the victims before it's announced how much money #United4Orlando raised. 

The Revolution Radio gang also wants to use this party as a way for people to overcome any anxiety that might be lingering over the possibility of another senseless attack. "I believe this is important because we have to show that we gain strength through acts like this and that the victims' spirits live through our daily actions. We as a community must persevere and show strength in numbers at all times."

#United4Orlando with Oscar G, Cocodrills, Ralph Falcon, and more. Noon to midnight Saturday, June 25, at Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-573-0371; manawynwood.com. Tickets cost $20 via eventbrite.com

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