Wanee 2015's Lineup: Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Gov't Mule, Cheap Trick, 27 Others

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Welcome to Wanee, where even the gnomes trip so hard and party so groovy that they end up crashing out on toadstools like narcoleptics on Ambien.

Each and every spring, this fest lures hundreds of bands and 25,000 music fans to the 580-acre Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, for four straight days of jam, blues, rock, and other tuneage that just might lead to a cosmic contact high.

Another cool thing about Wanee is it always adds a decent dose of South Florida stuff. And this year's freshly sprouted 61-act musical roster -- headlined by Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Gov't Mule, and Cheap Trick -- has also got Miami dirty blues crew Juke, Fort Lauderdale pop-rock outfit Jacob Jeffries Band, and local favorite Bobby Lee Rogers.

Just check the cut for Wanee Music Festival 2015's full lineup.

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Nine Mile Music Festival's 2015 Lineup: Four Marleys, Soja, Jesse Royal

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Damian Marley, the man named Jr. Gong.

Get up. Stand up. Smoke up.

Every year, in honor of Bob Marley, his legacy, and the righteousness of reggae, Jah, and ganja, the Nine Mile Music Festival livicates a full day to steady jammin', doin' good, and smokin' that "herb," which Tuff Gong himself described as, "good for every-ting."

Once colloquially called Marley Fest, this annual Rasta get-together is also kinda like a family reunion. So naturally, the festival will again be headlined by sons of Bob and reggae stars Stephen "Ragga" Marley, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, and Julian "Juju" Marley.

But there's also gonna be the next generation, like son of Stephen, Jo Mersa Marley.

Check the cut for Nine Mile's lineup so far.

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Miami Beach Jazz Festival's 2014 Lineup: Bucky Pizzarelli, Monty Alexander, Four Others

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Jazz guitar virtuoso Bucky Pizzarelli.

"This is a music festival that can truly call itself jazz."

For a second-consecutive season, Miami Beach Jazz Festival founder Carmen J. Cartiglia has indeed assembled a fine lineup of modern masters.

Last year, celebrating the inaugural edition of the fest, he tapped headliner Michelle Coltrane, the only daughter of jazz giants John and Alice Coltrane.

And this year, Cartiglia has assembled an even more impressive roster for a show dubbed Living Legends of Jazz.

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Miami's Life in Color Presents "World's Largest Halftime Show" at Champions Cup Final

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Party on the pitch, people.

Miami's Life in Color -- the homegrown EDM production company formerly known as Dayglow -- went from epic college rager to "World's Largest Paint Party" after being acquired by entertainment mogul Robert F. X. Sillerman in 2012.

And now LIC is set to present the "World's Largest Halftime Show" at the Guinness International Champions Cup Final soccer match in Miami.

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III Points Festival 2014 Lineup Additions: RJD2, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis, Ten Others

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Rush for Wynwood like RJD2.

Three months till III Points.

For the second straight year, Wynwood's homegrown music, art, and technology festival will flood its native hood with stellar bands and solo acts, street artists and performance types, tech startups and hacktivists.

Obviously, though, we here at Crossfade are most hyped for the tuneage. So it's awesome news that the fest has just added RJD2, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis, and another ten acts to a musical roster that already boasts Lykke Li, Flying Lotus, and 66 others.

Check the cut for III Points' full second announcement lineup.

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Afro Roots 2014: "Representing African Culture" and Its Offshoots "From Latin Funk to Hip-Hop"

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The Resolvers big-band reggae sound is awesome.

Without Africa, there'd be no Miami bass.

There'd be no rock 'n' roll or hip-hop or jazz or salsa. No Hendrix, Nas, Byrd, or Machito.

In fact, almost every modern music genre can be traced back to that great continent across the Atlantic. And that's why, 16 years ago, Jose Elias threw the first Afro Roots World Music Festival. And that's why, today, it's stronger than ever.

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Raheem DeVaughn on R&B in 2014: "It's Up to Us to Keep It Alive and Fresh"

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When Raheem Devaughn sings, panties get wet.

That's probably why he's been featured on songs by everyone from Ghostface Killah to The Roots.

The Grammy-nominated artist has also cracked the pop charts with his own albums and singles, including "Guess Who Loves You More," "Woman," and "Customer." He's an R&B vocalist in the great tradition of Sam Cooke, and he's coming to the Overtown Music & Arts Festival to perform for the community for free. Here's what he had to say about business, pleasure, and giving back.

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Fool's Gold Day Off 2014's Five-City Festival, Coming to Miami for Basel Week

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Fool's Gold label boss A-Trak.

Take a sick day. Or three.

It's time to start planning for another Fool's Gold Day Off -- that annual, often out-of-control, traveling rager thrown by world-champion DJ, party pro, and label boss A-Trak.

For 2014, the Day Off tour is set to trek from Brooklyn to Toronto, Los Angeles, and Atlanta before hitting the 305 during Art Basel Miami Beach week.

As the Fool's Gold barhead mascot might say: "Holla, if y'all feel shiny."

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival: "This Big Annual Event Will Expand Like Calle Ocho"

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Meet Keke Wyatt at the Overtown fest.

Among the great American capitals of black culture, the Magic City has always been a beacon of music, art, and hope.

But you wouldn't necessarily know it by consulting most of the supposed scholars on the subject. They'll talk for hours about Chicago blues, New Orleans jazz, the Harlem Renaissance, and so-called "L.A. race music," but Miami has largely been left out of that national conversation.

Thankfully, the Overtown Music & Arts Festival will pay homage to that rich, too-often untold legacy.

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Audio Junkie's Independence Bash 2014 Lineup and Set Times

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The Jellyfish Brothers wearing the face of America's spirit animal in honor of Independence Day.

Hark! What's up with that ear-shredding distortion and the scream of a thousand bald eagles?

It's America's birthday. And though sexy, expensive pool parties are a thing that could be done in Miami on this glorious Fourth of July ...

Well, we here at Crossfade would also suggest Audio Junkie's third annual Independence Bash, AKA three whole days of "fun and barbecue and good music" for free.

From the Jellyfish Brothers to Rat Bastard, Holly Hunt, 60 other bands, and a dozen vendors ... Just check the cut for the full lineup and set times.

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