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Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee Inc. Launching 2015 Miami Broward Carnival Bands

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Miami Broward Carnival – Top 100 Events in South Florida by Bizbash.com

MIAMI, FL — The colorful and musical backdrop of #Caribbean Heritage Month and #Black Music Month offers the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee Inc. the perfect narrative to kick their plans for the official 2015 #MiamiBrowardCarnival band launch into high gear. The highly anticipated launch is a time to set the tone and give a snapshot of the Miami Broward Carnival season. The event takes place on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 3pm-4am at the Miami-Dade County Fair Grounds(10901 Southwest 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165). Advance discount tickets can be purchased at www.miamibrowardcarnival.com. Named one of the Top 100 Events in South Florida by Bizbash.com, Miami Broward Carnival is a rich cultural heritage staple within the multicultural footprint of the South Florida landscape.

This year’s launch marks the first time that the Miami Broward Jr. Carnival Mas bands will participate at the launch with the adults. There will be an arts and crafts fashion workshop powered by the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Complex as well as other activities for the kids. Kids with parents are free from 3pm – 7:00pm and free refreshments will be provided.

The cultural show lineup that begins at 8pm includes; performance by soca artist Iwer George, Explosion Band, and a runway model show with the masquerade bands showcasing this year’s costumes. The Miami Broward Carnival Steel bands Pantastic Steel Band and Silver Stars USA will also perform. Music powered by 99 Jamz Waggy Tee and local artists and DJs. The event is hosted by Giselle D’Wassi One.

This year #MiamiCarnival parade of bands will be held on Sunday, October 11th at the Miami- Dade Fair Grounds from 11am -11pm. This year’s pageantry from the over 20 masquerade bands, promises to be brightly colored and bold. The masquerade bands compete for bragging rights and over $40,000 cash prizes.

Jone ‘Whiteman Larode’of Mas Brothers Prod.(2014Miami Broward Carnival Band of the Year ) says, “in order to maintain the spirit of Carnival, the dignity of our culture, Mas Brothers will continue to design and produce costumes, which will be respectfully spectacular, colorful, influential and with stories to be told.”

Pantastik Steel Orchestra is delighted to be a part of this gala event, “2015 Miami Broward Carnival Inc. band launching. We are looking forward to entertaining the loyal patrons of this event and to a very successful Carnival season. The 2014 Panorama Champions are here to represent”, states Patrick Campbell, Pantastik Steel Orchestra Bandleader.

Ruby Allison Limere Alexander, Bandleader of Major Players since 1993, says,” I’m looking forward to a fantastic Carnival this year. I encourage the community to support this event as the youths are the future of our culture.”

Purchase tickets: www.miamibrowardcarnival.com. Tickets are available for an online special of $15.

Miami Broward Carnival Signature Events
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Event: Miami Broward Jr. Carnival – See Photos from 2014
Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Friday, October 9, 2015
Event: Miami Broward Carnival King/Queen/Individual and Panorama
Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Saturday-October 10, 2015
Event: Miami Broward Carnival Official J’Ouvert
Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Event: Miami Broward Carnival Parade of Bands and Concert – See Photo from 2014
Location: Miami-Dade Fairgrounds-10901 Southwest 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165

Sponsors for this year’s Carnival include; Yellow Cab Broward 411 Pain, Greater Miami Conventional and Visitor’s Bureau and “With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.” –

For updated information, please visit: www.miamibrowardcarnival.com, call 305.653.1877, or follow us @miabrocarnival on twitter and Instagram.

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