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Free Backyard Bash on Saturday featuring Grammy winner Ranky Tanky

It’s almost time for the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s annual Backyard Bash!

The free annual celebration, which kicks off the center’s season, this year will feature a live performance by the Grammy Award-winning quintet, Ranky Tanky. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the center’s Back Yard Concert Lawn and Plaza, at 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay.

Ranky Tanky is scheduled to perform at the Backyard Bash. (Photo courtesy of Jay Gilbert)

The Charleston, S.C.-based band perform “timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands,” according to the organizers.

While admission is free, a ticket is required for all ages. Tickets will be available through the SMDCAC Box Office at noon Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

There will also be beer tickets for $5 each and a beer package (includes six, 12-ounce beers) for $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event. Pre-paid beer packages may be picked up at the SMDCAC Box Office only.

So bring your lawn chairs and blankets – but leave the coolers at home – and get ready for some tunes! For more information, click here

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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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