The Yard is on #Fire

The Wynwood Yard turns up the heat in February, the month of love and passion with feverous live musical performances by homegrown musicians with influences and styles ranging from ska and polka to reggae, jazz and son Cubano. Grab your sweetie by the hips and come to The Yard for a special Valentine’s Day Jazz at The Yard edition with Nikki Kidd, drum to your own beat at this month’s Silent Disco Dance Party and show Miami’s vibrant musical talent like Leslie Cartaya, Yoli Mayor, Keith Johns and Elastic Bond some love!


Recurring Music Events
First Fridays with Keith Johns | Friday, February 2nd |8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
First Fridays with Keith Johns, a monthly residency with the Florida folk artist, ushers in February with a bang. Johns welcomes fellow musician, OIGO, to share the stage with rocking the Simple Vodka Stage. DJ Patrick Walsh brings infectious beats afterward, spinning from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
A Night with Elastic Bond and Friends: Soul Edition featuring Jason Joshua and The Beholders| Thursday, February 8 |7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The 305’s Elastic Bond, masters of mixing tropical rhythms, soul and urban beats, launched their new monthly jam session at The Yard in December.  Now, they’re keeping up the energy-filled nights and spreading soulful grooves through the airwaves together with Jason Joshua and The Beholders. 
Jazz at The Yard | Wednesdays, February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th | 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Re-energize your week and shake off midweek doldrums with live jazz under the stars at The Yard.  With a thoughtfully-curated line-up by Chad Bernstein of Guitars over Guns and Spam Allstars, the newly-launched Jazz at The Yard series spotlights local musicians and luminaires from Miami’s own backyard. Join us for a special Valentine’s Day edition of Jazz at The Yard with Nikki Kidd! Come support local music and  revel in live performances. Savor wine by the glass or the bottle from The Bar at The Yard’s newly curated list. Admission is free!
February 7:
Miami SuperBand led by Dave Chiverton and Chad Bernstein with special guest Michael League.
February 14:
Special Valentine’s Day Edition with Musical Guest Nikki Kidd
February 21:
Musical Guest Mark Small
February 28:
Musical Guest Tal Cohen
Reggae Sundays | Sundays, February 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th | 2 P.M. – midnight
Groove to a jam-packed lineup at each Sunday Funday brought to you by the reggae gurus from Kulcha Shok with a series of themed events including Kulcha Kids on the first Sundays of the month, with activities just for the little ones from noon to 2 p.m. followed by regularly-scheduled Reggae Sunday live musical performances and DJ’s until midnight. All Vinyl on second Sundays co-hosted by Peppabox throws you back to turntable days. Surfer Night coasts through every third Sunday co-hosted by the Surfrider Foundation and featuring surf movies. Miami-kissed Kulcha Latino brings the best of both worlds together under one sunny sky on the fourth Sunday of each month. When there’s a fifth Sunday in the month, revel in it with Skavelution, a salute to Jamaica’s ska culture.


February 4:
Kulcha Kids Special Edition celebrating Bob Marley and Dennis Brown’s Earthday with Musical Guest Jahfe
February 11:
Roots of a Rebellion
February 18:
EarthKry
February 25:
Itawe of Locos Por Juana

 

Special Music Events
Cortadito + Leslie Cartaya | Saturday, February 3rd| 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Wynwood Yard is going old school Cuban with Cortadito’s creative take on folkloric Cuban music followed by PALO lead vocalist Leslie Cartaya’s vibrant rhythms and soulful vocals influenced by everything from nostalgic boleros to modern funk jams. Finish the evening with legendary Miami DJ Le Spam from 11 p.m. till late.

 

Picadillo | Friday, February 9th | 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Hailing from Spain, this band embraces their Cuban roots with their Latin alternative jams fusing vintage Cuban tunes, guaracha and son with rock n’ roll, blues and New Orleans influences. Funk out with Picadillo as they take the Simple Vodka Stage on this fine February evening. Arrive early to enjoy the funky beats courtesy of Miami’s own DJ Le Spam starting at 6 p.m. 

 

Silent Disco Dance Party | Friday,  February 9th |11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
SoundOff Miami is back, and they’re bringing your favorite glowing headphones.  The Silent Disco Dance Party features three DJs spinning different genres simultaneously and transmitting right into your headphones.  As you dance, you can flip through genres and your headphones glow accordingly.  

 

Electric Kif + Dynamo | Saturday, February 10th |7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Wynwood Yard is on fire with live musical performances by Dynamo and Electric Kif with their fusion of jazz, rock and funk. Rock out to the jams, grab a bite from the fabulous food concepts at The Yard and sip on wine, beer or craft cocktails from The Bar at The Yard. 

 

Alejandra Jimenez | Thursday, February 15th |7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Colombian singer-songwriter and John Lennon Songwriting contest finalist, Alejandra Jimenez, graces the Simple Vodka Stage at The Wynwood Yard. Lose yourself in this talented musicians’ thoughtful lyrics and guitar strums with your friends, family and pets!

 

The French Horn at The Yard | Thursday, February 22nd |8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter Vincent Raffard, this ensemble of five ultra-talented musicians belt out energy-loaded performances of jams influenced by multicultural origins like Gypsy jazz, swing, ska, polka and original French music. You won’t want to miss this fun, dynamic and lively show!

 

Fabi World Music + Itawe and Friends| Friday, February 23rd |6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
World music lands on the Simple Vodka Stage with the rootsy grooves by Fabi World Music followed by Itawe of Locos Por Juana with special guests bringing reggae vibes that elevate your mind, body, and soul. Stick around for DJ Patrick Walsh spinning till late! Groove, fuel up with eats from The Yard’s resident food concepts and toast to the good things in life with wine, beer or craft cocktails from The Bar at The Yard.

 

Leslie Cartaya + Yoli Mayor | Saturday,  February 24 |7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Wynwood Yard is honored to host another beautiful, soul-permeating show by two of Miami’s most impassioned female performers on the Simple Vodka Stage. Leslie Cartaya transforms old-school Cuban music with her modern touch while Yoli Mayor delivers phenomenal vocal performances that bring everyone to their feet. DJ Patrick Walsh follows spinning tunes to keep you groovin’ and happy till late.
Sofia Vazquez

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Born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am currently a sophomore studying marketing at Florida International University. Intern for Midtown Miami Magazine.

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