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Barry Gibb, Gloria Estefan among performers at Miami Beach centennial concert

02/16/2015 10:44 AM
02/16/2015 11:20 AM

Local stars Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada will also perform at the show marking the Miami Beach's 100th anniversary.
The rest of lineup includes English guitarist and singer-songwriter Dave Mason, Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist Ky-Mani Marley, jazz flautist and Nestor Torres, Miami Beach vocalist Nicole Henry and Jamaican reggae band Third World, among others.
The daylong oceanfront music festival will be staged at Eighth Street and Ocean Drive. Gates open at noon, and the performances begin at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Beach residents will have a special reserved section.
The concert, sponsored by Hard Rock International, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., is called Hard Rock RISING.


 




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