The long awaited tenth anniversary of the South Florida Brazilian Festival on Fort Lauderdale beach is finally happening this Saturday and Sunday September 18th and 19th featuring headliner pop-rock icon Smash Mouth on the opening night and global DJ/music producer Bruno Martini closing out the festival on Sunday night. An impressive weekend lineup also includes Onze: 20, James McWhinney of Big Mountain and Vibes Up Strong, Vitor Kley, Paula Lima, Izra, among others. The two-day festival will take place on the sands just south of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park at 1005 Seabreeze Blvd. Gates open daily at Noon and remain open until 10pm.
For ten years, the South Florida Brazilian Festival has aimed to promote a message of global unity. This multicultural festival typically gathers a diverse crowd of thousands, features global cuisine from a wide range of local restaurants, dozens of exhibitors, a kids zone, Footvolley tournament, skate ramp exhibition with a ramp raffle with live performances by well known artists, musicians and dancers. The festival is the Southeast region’s largest multicultural festival.
Headline band, Smash Mouth, will also be celebrating a major anniversary this year as 2021 marks 20 years since the blockbuster release of “Shrek” and Smash Mouth’s eponymous third (GOLD) album in 2001. For the festival, the band plans to play all their fan favorites in addition to their brand new single “Camelot” released in May of this year. The song is a creative collaboration between Smash Mouth and Timmy Trumpet, one of Australia’s beloved DJs known for mixing jazzy trumpet and bright piano with electronic dance music.
While Smash Mouth will be the star Saturday night, Brazilian dance-house DJ Bruno Martini will close out the concert Sunday. Martini has seen a meteoric rise with roughly 1 billion streams on Spotify. He has produced music with Timbaland, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Two Latin Grammy-nominated musicians, Paula Lima and Vitor Kley, will also perform. Popular Radio Host, Paula Lima, a judge on Brazilian Idol and a Samba superstar, will grace the stage for an energetic, funk concert Saturday. Brazil’s trailblazer and pop-prodigy in Portugal, Vitor Kley will also perform on Sunday. Tickets to this year’s festival can be purchased online for only $10. Kids under the age of 12 are free.