South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Presents BAT: The Music of Meat Loaf

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MIAMI (Nov. 22, 2019) – South Florida’s classic-rock enthusiasts Florida are invited to an authentic night of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits at a one-night-only performance from his original band, The Neverland Express, and American Idol winner Caleb Johnson. The show titled “BAT” is presented by Meat Loaf himself and will take place at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. on SMDCAC’s main stage.

Recognized as one of classic rock’s greatest artists, Meat Loaf has sold more than 80 million records worldwide and appeared in more than 50 movies and television shows.  Some of his biggest hits include “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “Bat Out of Hell,” and “I’d Do Anything for Love,” which received the Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.

Caleb Johnson, winner of American Idol season 13, will perform alongside The Neverland Express as the show’s lead singer. The artist has been praised for putting his unique stamp on Meat Loaf’s classics, while still staying true to the essence of the rock legend’s delivery.

In addition to being presented by Meat Loaf, the show is also produced by Paul Crook, the artist’s long-time musical director, guitarist and record producer.

Tickets are $37.50-55 for regular admission and $67.50 for VIP, which includes table seating and a complimentary beverage. Meet and Greets with Caleb Johnson are also available for an addition $50. All tickets can be purchased at or by calling 786-573-5300.

About 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).  

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