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Bal Harbour to host Ten-In-One music fest April 22

By RODOLFO ROMAN
Special to The Miami Herald
Indie performers will be hitting the sand as Bal Harbour concludes its cultural series with the inaugural Ten-In-One music fest.

The performances will be at ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa’s Cabana Green area, 10295 Collins Ave., at 7 p.m. April 22.

Named after the circus sideshows of the past, the festival will showcase up-and-coming musicians, such as West Palm Beach indie rock band Surfer Blood, which will headline. Other bands — including ANR, Matthew Ian, and Turbo Fruits — will be jamming on stage. DJ Contra will be spinning the turntables between sets featuring live musicians from the University Of Miami Frost School of Music. The event is free.

Revelers will also be able to take a trip to the past by taking pictures in old-fashioned photo booths and enjoy popcorn and carnival stands out in the open air.

Earlier this year, Bal Harbour launched the cultural series in an effort to boost tourism and promote local arts. The program features free live musical performances and outdoor movies, which took place at Bal Harbour Shops and on the beach behind ONE Bal Harbour resort.

Acts like Spam Allstars, a joint performance by Nestor Torres alongside musicians with the Florida International University School of Music have all been part of the entertainment. The village council approved $108,000 in village resort tax funds to pay for the series.

Plans are in the works to start the series again in November. Organizers are only allowed to host events on the beach six months out of the year because of turtle season, which starts in April and ends in October, said Carolyn Travis, village director of tourism marketing.

For more information, go to www.balharbourflorida.com.

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