Miami is all about celebrating cultures and Jamaica is stepping into the spotlight this weekend for a one-day celebration of the country's culture, music, and love for all man-kind. On Saturday, the 22nd Annual 9 Mile Music Festival will take over the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds with arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and a line-up of incredible reggae artists, including Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, SOJA, and Capelton. This year's event will also showcase Jamaican cuisine during an invitation-only foodie focus and festival preview with Chef Donovan Thompson.
Cedella Marley-Booker is the brains and heart behind the 9 Mile Music Festival which she named after the Jamaican mountain village where she was born and gave birth to her son, the late Bob Marley. The event honors Bob Marley's legacy by spreading the Jamaican culture and music that he loved and came to represent. Furthermore, the event nudges attendees to give back to their community by requiring that they present four canned goods at the entrance with their admission ticket. The food collected will be donated to Curley's House, a local food bank that aids needy families in Miami-Dade County.
If you love reggae and Miami as much as we do, there is no better way to spend Valentine's Day than listening to music and showing your love for your city. We hope you will join us for good vibes at the 9 Mile Music Festival. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the 9 Mile Music Festival website.