Letter from Michael League & Paul Lehr

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