Food & Country Festival Bringing the Wild West to South Dade
|Courtesy of Florida Rock Stars|
While techno beats and Cuban food might seem more South Florida-style than twangy tunes and barbecue -- we can all use a return to those country roots every now and then. Hence the idea behind the South Dade Food and Country Festival, bringing homegrown good times and good eats to Homestead this Saturday.
Launched by Florida Rock Stars,a local entertainment network, a percentage of proceeds from this family-friendly food, drink and music fest will go to help support three animal welfare organizations: This Is the Dog, Chain of Love Abandoned Dogs and My Animals Rock.
And it wouldn't be a country festival without some serious grubbing. The food part of the lineup is extensive indeed. Joe's Stone Crab and Big Pig BBQ are heading up the food festivities, with the help of the Key Largo Fishery, Sunshine Cakes, Bangkok Cuisine and a number of other vendors.
Liquid refreshments will include Grey Goose, Bacardi, Jack Daniels, Crown Royal, Beefeater, Patron, Dom Perignon, assorted beers and Kendall Jackson Chardonnay and Black Stone Merlot -- at prices that'll make folks used to South Beach mighty happy. Mixed drinks and wine are $5 and beer is $4. A steal.
"A fabulous upscale festival environment, great music and food equals good times," says Mickey Filippucci of Florida Rock Stars. "There aren't a whole lot of country shows in this area, so we figured there's a demand that's just sitting out there and no supply so we went with it. We're having great success with advance ticket sales, we expect over 1,000 people there."
And on that note - they're bringing all kinds of country music, as you might imagine. The headliner is Great American Country (GAC) star search's award-winning One Night Rodeo.
In addition, the show features the 13-year-old Homestead-born Jade Sanders as well as Cecilia Lauren and the Ocoee River Band.