In support and celebration of this year’s project, PUPM will host a fundraising concert at the PERRY South Beach Hotel (recently known as the Gansevoort), one of Miami’s premier and chic hotspot hotels. The event will feature a performance by Yuna who is presented by Metro 1 with some surprise special performances. The concert line-up will be announced soon. There will be passed hors d'oeuvres courtesy of The One Group and cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka. Surrounding the highlighted performances will be one of Miami’s famed nightlife DJs, Yissel Cabrera A.K.A. DJ YSL. All of the finished pianos will be on view at the event before they are dispersed to the streets the following morning. The event will also host a silent auction of unique treats and donated gifts from partners. Funds that are raised from the auction and tickets sales will be donated to Friends of the New World Symphony and Central Africa's only symphony orchestra, Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra, which was recently featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes.
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Pop-Up Piano Miami
Pop-Up Piano Miami is a public arts project created by a special host committee of young, savvy professionals throughout South Florida to assist in creating, executing, and facilitating Pop-Up Piano Miami. From curating artists to securing locations for the pianos, the following list of people volunteered on the committee: Whitney Lykins (Co-Founder of The Black Key Group); Isabella Acker (Co-Founder of The Black Key Group); Patricia Baro (Mixed Media Collective); Gaudi Castro (HEARD.); Meris Thomas (Freelancer – Event Production); Arnaud Pages (Macias Advertising); Daniel Rivero (WLRN); and Jessica Wade Pfeffer (Jessica Wade Inc.). The project’s mission is to create unique, cultural experiences via national and international artists, musicians, and sponsors in order to enhance, revive and support communities around the world who are passionate about the arts. Pop-Up Piano Miami…Making Music & Art Matter for Humanity