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United First Responders Musicfest.

For one special day, heroes are joining together and using the universal language of music to unite the community at the United First Responders Musicfest

(Photo courtesy of UFRM)

This special free event is taking place Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in beautiful Regatta Park, 3500 Pan American Drive in Coconut Grove – bringing together “musicians, who are presently active or retired uniformed personnel, from different police and fire departments across the United States and Puerto Rico. These first responders not only take pride in protecting the communities they serve, but they also have a passion for music and the diverse cultural we are so blessed to have,” according to the event website.

Starting at 10 a.m., folks are invited to enjoy live music, a kid rock zone, a motorcycle and Jeep show, and a police and fire expo. Food trucks will be on-hand in case you get hungry! 

General admission tickets are free, but there are also $60 VIP tickets available that include tent access with catered food, premium drinks, seating, and air-conditioned restrooms.

Musical acts scheduled to participate include:

  • InBlue Police Band
  • Broward Sheriff’s Office – DOD Band
  • Miami-Dade County Fire Department – Fire Brigade
  • New York Police Department – La Jara Band
  • Banda de la Policia de Puerto Rico
  • Dallas Polic Department – Office Charles “Ray” Vaughn
  • And more

“Our goal is to create a family friendly event, giving attendees the opportunity to meet the men and women in uniform who serve and protect our communities while enjoying great food, beverages, exhibitions, vendors and MUSIC from genres such as Latin Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae and POP,” according to organizers. 

To register for free general admission tickets or to purchase VIP tickets, click here. Proceeds will benefit POAT, a nonprofit organization that helps the law enforcement community of Miami-Dade County, as well the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Organizers say donations also are appreciated.

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