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Feb 2nd - Feb 4thMiami Beach, FL

Unfortunately, the members of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas and Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas who were originally set to perform at GroundUP have faced ongoing challenges regarding entry into the country. Despite the extraordinary efforts of individuals on both sides of the border, we have been unsuccessful in securing their arrival. As a result, we have assembled an incredible group of former members of not only Los Muñequitos and Afrocuba, but also Osain del Monte, to perform on Friday and Sunday nights. On Saturday, the final slot of the night will be filled by one of the best live bands in the world, Venezuelan virtuosos C4 Trio. Festivals always face unexpected challenges at the last minute, and this year has been full of them! But through it all, we appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you as we embark upon our 8th year celebrating music from around the world.

Yes please! We do an energy exchange every year and if you would like to take part in it please find the details and application form by clicking HERE

Below is the letter from Michael and Paul,

Dear GroundUP Music Festival Family and Friends,

We’re excited for you to join us for our 8th annual GroundUP Music Festival at the Miami Beach Bandshell from February 2-4, 2024.  Due to construction that will be taking place adjacent to the Bandshell on Friday until 6:00pm, there will be a few changes to the schedule and physical layout this year: 

  • Friday, February 2 – the music program will be from 7:00-11:00pm in the Festival Bandshell only (not in the adjacent park).  This will be a not-to-be-missed evening featuring a SNARKY PUPPY FAMILY DINNER set as well as a one-time-only performance from a very special artist to be announced soon.  Before the music starts, we will host an actual family dinner, with Snarky Puppy members and other festival artists dining with you.  
    • Attendance for the Friday shows is open exclusively to 3-Day Ticketholders;
    • Attendance for the Friday shows + Family Dinner Experience is included for All-In Ticketholders, 3-Day Ticketholders who also purchase Family Dinner Experience tickets, or ticketholders who purchase Friday Family Dinner Experience/Show Combo tickets (only 150 available).          
  • Saturday/Sunday, February 3-4 – There will be a different physical footprint this year with festival entry through the park, the replacement of the VIP SkyLounge with a new VIP area, and a reduced capacity of 1,200 ticketed attendees per day instead of 2,000, keeping things even more intimate. We anticipate tickets to sell out well in advance of festival weekend.


There are a lot of changes this year, but we both feel that they will result in a more enjoyable festival experience all around. We hope to see you on the beach in February!

Michael League               Paul Lehr
Artistic Director               CEO      

If you are a vendor interested in vending at GroundUP Music Festival please email [email protected]

All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

Yes! The festival is for all ages.

Sorry, we tried, but the venue rules are no pets allowed at the festival.

Yes. Kids 10 and under are admitted free. (Not for 13½ year-olds pretending to be 10, though…)

Unrestricted re-entry is available to all Premium Pass ticketholders. GA ticketholders will be permitted re-entry up until 6PM daily.

The GroundUP Music Festival is at the Miami Beach Bandshell: 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Fl 33141 and the Late Night Shows will be held at ZeyZey: 353 NE 61st St., Miami, Fl 33137

YES. Good thing it doesn’t rain much at this time of year in Miami. 

The Festival takes place Friday (Approx. 6-11pm), Saturday (Approx. 2-11pm) & Sunday (Approx. 1-10pm) with Late Night Shows Friday and Saturday (Approx. 12am to 4am) and Sunday (Approx. 11am-3am)

Professional recording devices are not permitted, but you’re welcome to use your cell phone! (and get social! #GUMFEST2024)

The Concert Bandshell is accessible through the Miami Beach Trail and concert goers can easily walk, jog or ride along the path.

There is parking in the lot across the street from the North Beach Concert Bandshell and in several nearby public lots. A parking map will be available here closer to the time of the festival.

Absolutely not. The festival was designed so that you won’t have to choose between any of the artists’ performances.

We would like to provide you with all the information you need about the GroundUP Music Festival. Send an email to [email protected] with your question and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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