Occupy Miami Hip-Hop & Rock Jam With Bredcrumbs Tonight

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Ricky Jackson is a member of Bredcrumbs, a local rock, hip-hop, and R&B five piece. Though his crew's usually playing every other night around the 305, he's taking a temporary break from shows. Why? He's too busy occupying Miami.

Since Saturday, this city's most dedicated activists have camped out in tents on the lawn adjacent to Stephen P. Clark Government Center. And even though it's only been three days since the 1,000-plus person protest started, those sleeping under the stars have managed to organize a musical display of solidarity with the Occupy Miami movement.

Jackson's been following the other Occupy movements around the world. He hopes to raise awareness for the cause. "This isn't a party movement. This is a movement of the people that's starting from the people, from the bottom. The 99 percent that are here in Miami are going to start to be the change that we want to see in reality."

Bredcrumbs, he says, is a fitting headliner for tonight's Occupy Miami Hip-Hop & Rock Jam because, "It's music that is from Miami. It's Miami-based, about the community." The band's name even comes from a grassrooots place, it is "supposed to lift up people who came from breadcrumbs... It's about the struggle."

They're still looking for other acts, so grab your guitars and drums, flutes, tambourines, didgeridoos, whatever, and head down to Government Center.

Occupy Miami's Hip-Hop & Rock Jam with Bredcrumbs. Monday, October 17. Government Center, 102 NW Second Ave., Miami. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Visit occupymia.org.

Follow Crossfade on Facebook and Twitter @Crossfade_SFL.

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.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.