Regulars to Jupiter’s Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar will no longer need to wait a month between “Noche Latina” events.
This summer, the restaurant will host the special night every week, featuring bands with music styles ranging from funk, to reggae, to fusion and more—all with Latin flair.
“Reaction to our Latin music night continues to get stronger each time we host it,” Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur said in a press release. “We’re excited about our current lineup, which promises something for every type of Latin music fan: funk, reggae, roots, fusion.”
South Florida’s diverse community and interest in Latin American culture has aided in the success and growth of the event, according to restaurant publicist Michael Mut, who is also a member of featured band Electric Piquete.
“I’ve played Guanabanas four or five times already, and the audience is very receptive to my band and our sound, which is heavily Latin influenced,” he said. “I can see for myself that people who attend are very interested in what we have to offer, so it makes sense for them to embrace that and give more of it.”
Mut said patrons will see more of an international flavor this year, especially from Gondwana, a Chilean band that embraces Caribbean and reggae influences.
The summer series kicks off June 3 with Moska Project, a Jupiter based, six-member Latin roots rock band that blends reggae and Afro-Cuban music. The band will be celebrating the release of its latest album, “Cuatro.”
The full summer concert lineup includes Moska Project, Lanzallamas, Gondwana, Spam Allstars, Nag Champayons and Electric Piquete, which was voted “Best Latin Band” by The Miami New Times in 2009 and 2015.
The event kicks off at 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Entry is free and open to patrons 21 and older.
See the schedule of events, below:
Friday, June 3 – Moska Project
Saturday, June 11 – Lanzallamas
Friday, June 24 – Gondwana
Sunday, July 3 – Electric Piquete (4 p.m.)
Saturday, July 23 – Spam Allstars
Friday, August 19 – Nag Champayons
Moska Project (Image via Facebook/ Moska Project)
Electric Piquette (Image via Facebook/Electric Piquette)
(Lead image via Facebook/Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar)