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Back Yard Bash

MIAMI (Sept. 11, 2019) – The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) will host its annual Backyard Bash on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. This free event will take place on the Center’s Concert Lawn and marks the official debut of SMDCAC’s 2019-2020 season, which includes highlights such as an award-winning Broadway tour, world-famous Rock band and stars from “America’s Got Talent.” Headlining the event is Classic Albums Live, a fan-favorite group who will present a pitch-perfect recreation of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ classic album “Damn the Torpedoes.”

Other featured artists include Miami-based DJ Le Spam and Albert Castiglia. DJ Le Spam is the founder of Spam Allstars and is known for his rare and hard-to-find vinyl collection, which includes Latin, Funk, Miami-bass, Haitian, Jazz, and more. Albert Castiglia is an artist with a 20-year career as a bluesman who rose to fame as the lead guitarist for Junior Wells.

In addition to live music performances, food and drinks will be available for purchase. Guests can indulge in a variety of food vendors, craft beers, and cocktails from bars located throughout the lawn. They will also have the opportunity to tour the Center and get first pick on tickets to this season’s lineup of performances.

Backyard Bash is for all ages and will include a kid’s zone with activities for the whole family. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No coolers are permitted. A ticket is required for entry and can be obtained by calling (786) 573-5300 or clicking here. Registration opens on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Beer packages are also available for purchase at $25 in advance or $30 the day of.

For a complete lineup of the SMDCAC’s 2019-20 season, visit

Florida Blue is a sponsor of Backyard Bash.

About the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at     

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314,, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 10:30am