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Free live music at Government Center

The good folks behind “Wake up Miami!” say the world is a nice place to live when you wake up with music.

They’ll test that theory when they play free live music, dance and performances during the morning work rush commute at the busiest Metrorail/Metromover station in Miami: the Government Center, 101 NW First St..

The music will play every Monday morning for one hour starting at 8:30 am, excluding major holidays and voting/early voting days. Hopefully, it’ll motivate Miamians.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 30: UM Frost School of Music String Quartet

Wake up Miami! is a program implemented in association with Miami-Dade Transit to bring free live music concerts for around sixty minutes Monday mornings to Miami Metrorail and Metromover Stations. It features classical, jazz, folk, and world music presented by FIU School of Music students, talents from local organizations, and other Miami-based performers. PAXy is actively working on getting funds to have a permanent program in multiple stations around the city. Donations are appreciated. For more information, visit!



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,, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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