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Free Youth Music Festival in Miami Beach

The 7th annual and free Miami Beach Youth Music Festival will take place on Saturday, March 11, from 4 to 10:30 p.m. You can RSVP for this fun community event at Admission is free, although donations are collected at the door to support music programs at Miami Beach's public schools.

All participants will receive an honorarium. Fifty-two applicants and a group of talented young musicians submitted audition reels to be a part of this year's festival. 

Rockers, school groups, Chanteuses and singer-songwriters, young jazz cats, pianists, and beat-makers are represented in the artists chosen to perform. The criteria for the young performers were that at least one member of their band had to be a resident of Miami-Dade County, with an average age of the group under 18.

Presented by Rhythm Foundation & The City of Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 

Features: 3 stages • Activations in the Park • Bass Museum of Art hands-on Art Tent • City of Miami Beach Imagination Playground & much more!


PARKING: The municipal lot at 73rd Street and Collins Avenue is across the street from the Bandshell, and it is free after 6 p.m. When it is full, look for street parking.

BUS & TROLLEY: The bus stop at 73rd Street & Collins Avenue (Northbound), or 72nd Street & Abbott Avenue (Southbound) serves the S bus and 120 Beach Max bus line. The free Miami Beach Trolley also stops at these points.

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