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The Flaming Lips in Miami for House of Creatives Music Festival at the North Beach Bandshell

The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips

Live music is (finally) making a comeback in Miami and we couldn’t be more happy for both the local music scene, and those residents who long for a good show on a daily basis. From Little Havana to Midtown and Little Haiti, musical jams are finding welcoming homes for good to the delight of us all.


Standing quietly ahead of it all, like a portal into a new musical dimension is The North Beach Bandshell, an historic landmark preserving live music.


The oceanfront amphitheater is a testament to the MiMo architectural movement of the ’50s, with sweeping shapes and textural breezeways that make even a summer night open for dancing. With the help of The Rhythm Foundation and other local outlets, The North Beach Bandshell has seen a comeback in recent years and it’s only getting stronger. The spike is due in part to their inspiring combination weekly programming like Dance Band Nights, hosting album release celebrations for Miami’s biggest acts, and ensuring that no matter the size of the event, local bands will always have a slot on the lineup ahead of the heavy-hitters.


The venue grounds for our Nov. 6 #miami event presented by @mishu_live and @poplifepresents

A photo posted by The HoC (@houseofcreatives) on Oct 26, 2015 at 6:26am PDT




It’s Dance Band Night! Join us for square dancing, waltzes, contradance and more. Dance lessons and happy hour at 7pm and live band Cornbread 8pm. #dancebandnight #northbeach #miamibeach #squaredance #contradance #dance

A photo posted by North Beach Bandshell (@northbeachbandshell) on Jul 28, 2016 at 3:44pm PDT

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GroundUp Festival next February, hosted by the Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy and this weekend’s House of Creatives Music Festival hosted by Mishu, another powerful collective to come out of Miami.


This weekend’s festival means more to our city than you might think. Sure, it brings in the big names that’ll hook the crowds like The Flaming Lips, Crystal Castles and Cold War Kids; and shows a vibrant and varied set of acts from Breakbot and Shigeto to the ever-charming Empress Of. But what really stands apart is the well-curated and equally as diverse selection of local acts joining the ranks and sure to wow the crowds–whether they know they’re from Miami or not. ArtOfficial, Miami’s own hip hop heroes,; Millionyoung, a local version of Taylor McFerrin; Hunters of The Alps, a Peruvian-born new wave outfit calling our city home, and a handful of other strong locals covering all aspects of the sonic spectrum.


#horns Chicago Afrobeat Project closing out the epic #afroroots #worldmusic Festival tonight #afrobeat

A photo posted by North Beach Bandshell (@northbeachbandshell) on Sep 3, 2016 at 5:49pm PDT

The House of Creatives is itself an outlet for artistic expression, providing a platform for creators to share their work with the world through interactive videos, compelling stories, and visual curation injected with heavy amounts of “cool” — something that The North Beach bandshell represents at its very roots. The inaugural HOC Fest will serve as a physical manifestation of all that they have done to support emerging acts while drawing in crowds with the bigger names. This weekend’s festival is not to be missed, especially if you’ve been hungry for a buffet of musical talents across the board. Snag your tickets here and avoid the FOMO while you can.

Prism Creative Group is a cultural development agency geared towards re-identifying Miami through engaging and locally-conscious storytelling, experiential events and content.