Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents a new lineup of in-person and online events


Miami, FL – February 11, 2021 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce a new lineup of in-person and online events and performances which will be presented as part of the Center’s Interlude. The performances include the return of the Arsht Center’s Free Family Fest series, a fresh lineup of local artists performing as part of the Center’s Live on the Plaza and Jazz Roots on the Plaza concert series, an online hip-hop orchestra performance and art workshops for kids, as well as ongoing Arsht on the Road pop-up performances throughout Miami-Dade County.

 

In-person events at the Arsht Center will be socially distanced and conducted according to CDC and local health guidelines. Guests can expect touchless digital ticketing, wellness screenings and temperature checks prior to entry, face coverings (over the mouth and nose) required for all attendees, and light bites and beverages for purchase, delivered directly to your seat (select performances only).

 

Newly announced in-person and online performances and events are as follows*:

 

IN-PERSON

 

Kaylan Arnold, Live on the Plaza

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15 per person

Thomson Plaza for the Arts

 

Kaylan Arnold is a 21-year-old, South Floridian-raised Belizean and Haitian singer-songwriter, producer and instrumentalist. She blends her influences of reggae, jazz and hip-hop to produce music that sounds just as impactful as its lyrics. Tackling issues from self-worth to greed, endangered love, gratitude and corruption, Kaylan's music is a vehicle to implement the revolution which she wishes to see.

 

Kaylan has shared the stage with artists like Jhene Aiko, DaniLeigh, Tyga, MADEINTYO, Hirie, Morgan Heritage and more. She has also played festivals such as SXSW & Cali Roots Festival. Her first single, "The Crown," reached #60 on the Top 200 Reggae iTunes chart in 2018. Kaylan's debut album, Hydrate, is out now on all streaming platforms. For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Please note: Seating for this performance is purchased by the table (up to four people). Digital tickets for each member of the party will be available within 72 hours of the performance time.

 

Free Family Fest: The Amazing Max

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 4 p.m.

FREE

Thomson Plaza for the Arts

 

Max Darwin earned the moniker "The Amazing Max" for his extraordinary skills as a magician and also for his ability to entertain adult audiences while keeping the little ones spellbound. This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages. RSVP starting Monday, February 22 at noon. Click here for more information.

 

Please note: Seating for this performance is reserved by the table (up to four people). Digital tickets for each member of the party will be available within 72 hours of the performance time.

 

Jazz Roots Live on the Plaza, presented by EFG - Big Band Jazz: A History

Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15 per person

Thomson Plaza for the Arts

 

The Frost Studio Jazz Band directed by Steve Guerra presents a chronological history of big band music in the United States. Starting with music from the birthplace of jazz in New Orleans, the Frost Studio Jazz Band will lead you on a journey through the big band’s rich history featuring music made popular by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, the Count Basie Orchestra, Henry Mancini, Thad Jones, Mary Lou Williams, Frank Sinatra, and many more. For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Please note: Seating for this performance is purchased by the table (up to four people). Digital tickets for each member of the party will be available within 72 hours of the performance time.

 

Pour Your Art Out: Abstract Watercolor Landscapes

Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Peacock Foundation Studio

 

Using watercolors and materials found at home, children create their own abstract compositions. This process-driven workshop encourages thinking ‘outside the box’ and alternative painting techniques to create spectacular color effects! Learn about color theory, principles of art and design while using a paintbrush, salt and even a water spray bottle to create your work of art!

 

Local health and safety guidelines will apply, and every child will receive an art kit upon arriving. One guardian admission is complimentary with each paid child admission of $15. Each child and guardian group will be seated at their own table. For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Jaialai, Live on the Plaza

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15 per person

Thomson Plaza for the Arts

 

Join us in celebrating the release of Jaialai’s new EP, As Sweet As I Was. Since 2016, Jaialai has performed some of Miami’s most memorable shows with its psychedelic blend of krautrock, shoegaze and garage rock. There’s a sense of urgency in Jaialai’s music, a modern take on shoegaze and psychedelia but also the first-generation immigrant experience. Themes of freedom, intensity, anxiety and pressure are evident in their music. Their musical influences can be attributed to bands like The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Deerhunter and Can.

 

Jaialai’s latest single “Vesuvius” is available now on all streaming platforms. You won’t want to miss Jaialai’s first live performance of their newest songs on March 26! For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Please note: Seating for this performance is purchased by the table (up to four people). Digital tickets for each member of the party will be available within 72 hours of the performance time.

 

Pour Your Art Out: Friendship Bracelets

Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Peacock Foundation Studio

 

With inspiration from the textile folk art of Central America, students will be able to design and make a wearable string bracelet that has their name and special icon designed by them.

 

Local health and safety guidelines will apply, and every child will receive an art kit upon arriving. One guardian admission is complimentary with each paid child admission of $15. Each child and guardian group will be seated at their own table. For tickets and more information, click here.

 

JUke, Live on the Plaza

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15 per person

Thomson Plaza for the Arts

 

JUke is a four-piece “post-blues” hybrid with a high motor and bottomless soul. Spearheaded by frontman/harmonica-whiz/singer, Eric Garcia, JUke's content touches on non-traditional subject matter while simultaneously keeping their crowd moving with a smile on their faces. JUke's high-energy live performances and imaginative lyrical depth have thrilled music fans from coast to coast. They have both backed and opened for G. Love and Zach Deputy, opened for Gary Clark Jr. and wowed folks at festivals such as Wanee, Hulaween and many more. For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Please note: Seating for this performance is purchased by the table (up to four people). Digital tickets for each member of the party will be available within 72 hours of the performance time.

 

ONLINE

Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra

Friday, March 6 – Sunday, April 4, 2021

Tickets: $20

 

When was the last time you witnessed strings, horns and piano at a hip-hop concert? Add to that, a party-rocking DJ, a soul-stirring female vocalist and a fire-breathing MC and that is still but a fraction of what you'll catch when you catch Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra in action!  This brand-new concert will be available for you to stream online as many times as you wish from March 6 through April 4.

 

Combining the raw energy and passion of hip-hop, with the beautiful sounds of orchestra accompaniment, The Illharmonic is just the third hip-hop group to headline at the famed Carnegie Hall and have performed at The Kennedy Center as well as performing arts centers all over the country.

 

The crew will be bringing their usual brand of B-Boy meets Beethoven to the stage for a special online performance! For tickets and more information, click here.

 

In addition to the above performances, previously-announced in-person performances and events are as follows*:

 

February 27, March 27 and April 24, 2021

 

March 16-April 4, 2021

 

March 11, April 8, and May 13, 2021

 

March 19

 

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

Our focus continues to be on keeping our guests, artists and staff safe. We have implemented a series of new measures for everyone’s safety and peace of mind. All guests will be required to maintain their distance, wear a face covering and participate in a brief health screening. For more details about our new safety measures, visit here.

 

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