08.02.14 | Sanaa Fest


The Sanaa Project is a movement created for artists by artists to promote creative expression by highlighting the struggles and triumphs of artists. Monthly parties served as the social aspect of the movement which provided an organic and sincere atmosphere that fostered a creative culture and fellowship among like minded individuals.

Sanaa is dedicated to ensuring that artists have access and exposure to the work and efforts of other artists within their communities. The Sanaa community strives to uphold a non-elitist standard where artists of all backgrounds may feel welcomed and celebrated. They believe in the power of networking, and encouraging artists to build and share—creating a self-reliant artist community. 

Check out our feature to get a more in depth look at this DC Based underground collective.

Sanaa has expanded into an annual festival and oAugust 2nd from 12-8pm a variety of musicians, artist, painters, poets and bands will come together to host the first ever SANAA FEST 2014.

New York based poet Falu will be this years special event host.The festival’s theme this is “Identity”, specifically touching on the under representation and misrepresentation of “The Artist”.

Hosed in and around the Mt Rainier artist loft of3311 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier Maryland the Sanaa tribe will be use the outdoor space to create an electrifying atmosphere of great music and elevation.

The festival will include live musical performances and DJ sets, 3 indoor curated art exhibits, Poetry, live painting, vendors, food trucks as well as information booths for several local non-profit organizations who do good work in the community.

Because Sanaa firmly believes in economically accessible art therefore this festival will be free 100% free however they will be accepting donations that will go directly towards advancing the aims of the Mousai House  (an organization created as an underground haven for artist; they provide free art programs, discounted music lesson and other educational resources for the community). For more information visit Mousai.org

We’ll meet you at the 2014 Sanaa Festival!



Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) 2014


Outkast and Calvin Harris will join Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Skrillex as headliners Aug. 1-3 at Lollapalooza. Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. Three-day passes (regular and VIP) for the festival sold out in an hour Tuesday. Single-day passes went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at those have sold out as well. Platinum tickets ($$$) however, are still available over at lollapalooza.com. For those still looking for tickets like myself, you might want to check out other ticketing sites like stubhub.com.

Lollapalooza is expected to once again reach capacity of 100,000 for each day to see 130 bands and artists perform on eight stages. Here’s each day’s lineup:

Aug. 1: Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Zedd, Above & Beyond, Broken Bells, Interpol, Lykke Li, Phantogram, Chvrches, The Glitch Mob, Portugal the Man, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, AFI, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, the Kooks, Rudimental, Iggy Azalea, Bombay Bicycle Club, Warpaint, Kodaline, Sander Kleinenberg, Lucius, Blood Orange, Perry/Etty vs Joachim Garraud, Jagwar Ma, Temples, Vic Mensa, Francisca Valenzuela, Into It. Over It, Courtney Barnett, San Fermin, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Brillz, Jacob Plant, the So So Glos, Cash Cash, Bebe Rexha, Wallpaper, Dugas, Bagheera, Of Verona, Highly Suspect.

Aug. 2: Outkast, Calvin Harris, Foster the People, Krewella, Nas, Spoon, the Head and the Heart, Chase & Status, Cut Copy, Fitz & the Tantrums, Grouplove, Gramatik, Jenny Lewis, Manchester Orchestra, John Butler Trio, Martin Garrix, Phosphorescent, Duke Dumont, the Temper Trap, Joachim Garraud, Typhoon, Z-Trip, Kate Nash, Vance Joy, Rich Homie Quan, Parquet Courts, Smallpools, Jungle, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Papa, the Districts, heRobust, Royal Blood, Ratking, Meg Myers, Joywave, Desert Noises, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Benjamin Booker, The Last Internationale, Johnnyswim, Charlie Hirsch, Anna Lunoe, Rocky Business.

Aug. 3: Kings of Leon, Skrillex, the Avett Brothers, Sebastian Ingrosso, Childish Gambino, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Chance the Rapper, Flosstradamus, Chromeo, Darkside, The 1975, Rebelution, Glen Hansard, Gesaffelstein, Flume, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Run the Jewels, The Airborne Toxic Event, London Grammar, White Denim, Delta Rae, RAC, GTA, jhene aiko, Kongos, Nonono, Gemini Club, Crizzly, Bomba Estereo, Bleachers, Bear Hands, Kausea, Bronze Radio Return, Lindsay Lowend, Betty Who, Fly Golden Eagle, Crass Mammoth, Cardiknox, Space Capone, Plastic Visions, Oyinda.

03.14- 03.16 | 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Festival Celebration**Miami Events**

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MIAMI LAKES, FL – March 14, 2014 – In honor of Women’s History Month and as the official opening of the 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Festival, the City of Miami Gardens will host the 5th Annual Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon at Shula’s Hotel in Miami Lakes, Fla. The theme of this year’s event is, “A Man with  Dreams Needs a Woman with Vision.” The event is on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and the day’s activities, seminar sessions and massage therapy are included with admission.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – March 14, 2014 – Opening night party with Dazz Band and SOS Band at the Calder Casino & Race Course, at 21001 NW 27th Ave. in Miami Gardens, at 9 p.m.  This year marks the first annual Friday night opening party at Calder Casino – the party gets started at 9:00 p.m. Funk legends Dazz Band and SOS Band encourage fans to get funky to hits  such as “Let It Whip”, “Joystick” and “Take Your Time.”

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – March 15th-16th, 2014 –The City 9th annual Jazz in the Gardens Music festival will be held at the Sun Life Stadium featuring  10 legendary acts:

  •  LL Cool J
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Stanley Clarke
  • Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
  • Trey Songz
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Mint Condition
  • Rachelle Farrell
  • Boney James.

For more ticket information visit Jazzinthegardens.com