IF YOU GO:
Camelot Days Renaissance Festival
Dates: November 18th and 19th from 10 AM- 5:30 PM.
Location: T.Y. Park, 3300 N Park Rd, Hollywood, FL 33021
Cost: $15 per adult, $3 for kids between 6 and 12, free for kids under 6.
Camelot Days is back to Hollywood’s T.Y. Park this weekend for two days worth of medieval revelry and family fun.
RISE NEWS visited the festival to find out what gets the scores of performers to party like it’s 1299:
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The Magic City Hippies are a Miami-based indie-funk band that has experienced a well deserved recent surge in popularity.
The band has been steadily gaining notoriety for a few years, and now it seems like the opportunities are rolling in.
Robby Hunter, Pat Howard, and John Coughlin are the three men behind the band.
They credit the Miami music scene for their development over time.
Since the Magic City Hippies’ epicenter is right here in our backyard, they are looking forward to branching out and incorporating some of the wild and interesting elements of South Florida culture.
I spoke to the band, and asked them a few questions about what we can expect to see from them in the future.
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RISE NEWS: Are you working on anything right now?
Magic City Hippies: “Right now, we’re focused on working on our new album. It is going to be a mix of new songs and old songs. I think I speak for all of us when I say that we are really excited about what is to come. We’ve been working on incorporating a more distinct salsa vibe, with an emphasis on high energy funk. Before our album drops, we plan on releasing two singles.”
RISE NEWS: Tell me about your last performance.
Hippies: “We actually played the Heat game recently. We were on the court, and on national television. They had us play before Game 1 of the Playoffs – and at halftime.”
RISE: How did the Miami music scene influence your music?
Hippies: “Performing in Miami has provided so many opportunities. There really aren’t too many spots better for emerging talent. We’ve tried to embrace our environment by incorporating a more tropical, Spanish vibe. We want to make music people want to dance to.”
RISE: What do you do when you’re not on stage?
Hippies: “Well, right now we are in the process of organizing our band as a business. This is often tough for indie artists because we aren’t connected to a major label. This means that we have to provide the money and the resources that a record agency would provide. We actually have a bunch of people on our payroll now. We are teachers, graphic designers, capitalists, and most importantly, musicians.”
RISE: Tell me a funny story from your recent tour.
Hippies: “We were about two hours outside of Flagler, Colorado, when we got stuck in a huge blizzard. We were on the way back home from a string of concerts and the last thing we wanted was a delay. The roads were so bad we were actually stranded for a while. It was actually John’s first time ever seeing snow.”
RISE: Do you have any advice for hopeful musicians?
Hippies: “Fake it till you make it.”
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I actually saw the Magic City Hippies at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance.
Their live performances are unrivaled, their music is trendy, and their image of a Florida born-and-raised band resonates with their listeners.
It seems as if the Magic City Hippies are starting to corner a genre that they are simultaneously pioneering.
I am excited to hear the band’s planned singles and working album.
The Magic City Hippies are currently on a tour of South Miami. You can learn more by visiting their website: magiccityhippies.com
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Rise News partner MIAbites and The Liquid Projects present: Taco & Tequila Showdown #TNTShowdown on November 8th and tickets are ON SALE for $65 pp thru Eventbrite link here
There’s no hotter duo in food and beverage right now than tacos and tequila. So now…imagine 12 of Miami’s hottest chefs and taquerias making their interpretation of the best taco, each aside a bartender making a bespoke tequila cocktail to pair with each taco and then judged to crown the winners. The Liquid Projects and MIAbites present the hottest event of the year:
The Taco & Tequila Showdown (#TNTShowdown)
at Vagabond Restaurant and Bar -Sunday November 8, 2015 6-9 pm
Each of the participating chefs, led by Vagabond Restaurant & Bar host chef, Alex Chang, will create their signature taco using either soft or hard, corn or flour tortillas and be as creative as they want with the ingredients. Attendees will have chance to vote for the Peoples Choice for favorite taco and favorite tequila drink, while an esteemed panel of judges led by The Miami Herald Food Editor, Evan Benn, Broken Shaker alum, Gabe Orta, Adri Garcia, of Verde Kitchen Cafe, and food blogger, Nidal Barake @YoCulinario will select their Best in Show winners.
It is our belief that no food and beverage event would be complete without including and supporting a local industry non-profit. Therefore, we are delighted to partner with the Urban Oasis Project, (think Upper East Side Farmers Market – close to Vagabond) and founder of Verde Community Gardens Market and Cafe who has joined us to work with our chefs and bartenders with 20% of ticket sales donated to UOP to support their program of doubling the value of food stamps at local Farmer’s Markets.
EVENT DATE: Sunday November 8, 2015 6 -9 pm
PLACE: Vagabond Restaurant and Bar – 7301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL (Valet parking available)
TICKETS: $65 advance sale / $70 at door- Available thru Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taco-tequila-showdown-tntshowdown-tickets-18300424061
PARTICIPATING CHEFS ( in alphabetical order ):
Chef Bee– Oishi Thai
Aaron Brooks– EDGE Steak and Bar
Jeremiah Bullfrog– GastroPod
Alex Chang– Vagabond Restaurant & Bar
Todd Erickson– HuaHuas
Richard Hales – Centro Taco
Bradley Kilgore– Alter
Niven Patel– Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Romero Ramirez– Taqueria Morelia/Homestead
Giorgio Rapacavoli– Eating House
Steve Santana– Taquiza
And FOOD TRUCK: BC Taco Truck
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample creative tacos and tequila from Miami’s top chefs and mixologists while hanging out at the very hip Mid-Century Modern Vagabond Restaurant and Bar. Limited availability so get your tickets now!
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