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The 25th Edition of the festival will feature performances by NAS, Julian Marley, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla, Capleton and more!
Miami’s much beloved 9 Mile Music Fest returns after a year hiatus, stronger, better and more alive than ever! Once again happening at the Historic Virginia Key Park, this time celebrating 25 years since the creation of the festival. The show will go down on March 9th of 2019, continuing with the tradition of reggae, dancehall, inclusiveness, and a family-friendly all-day festival.
The line up includes Hip Hop legend NAS, Julian Marley, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Capleton, Barrington Levy, Spice, Sounds by Mighty Crown and more! Vena Excell (Yesimprettyvee) and Lance O (Kulchashok) will be hosting the event.
As with every year, a donation of 4 canned goods is required as part of the admission to the fest. This tradition has been in place since the inception of the festival, and all food collected goes to Miami food banks and shelters.
Attendees can expect traditional Jamaican foods and drinks, the 9 Mile Moksha Roots Experience, that will offer a classic, fun and intimate Caribbean vibe throughout the evening. With sounds by Mello D, Ricky D, and Yard Lee. The beach area will also have a bonfire, surrounded by the Drum Circle with Miami Bloco, and feature body painters, fire breathers, live artists and more!
As always, Smilin Island Foods aims to make the event as diverse as possible. The lineup doesn’t cover just Jamaican music, but all things Caribbean, including R&B, Soul, Urban and more!
25 YEARS OF MUSIC HISTORY
The 9 Mile Music Festival began in 1993 as a musical testament by Cedella Marley Booker to the life and philosophy of her son, world-renowned artist Bob Marley. Though the Festival has changed names several times over the last two decades, it remains inclusive and welcoming to all forms of music.
Throughout the years the festival has provided over 3 million canned goods since the inception of the festival. Distributing them to homeless shelters and domestic centers throughout Miami and feeding families in need for months has always been the mission. For 25 years, the concert has required canned goods in addition to the price of admission, and it always will.