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For Immediate Release:
May 06, 2011

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
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Legendary Rock Band Jefferson Starship to Headline Miami-Dade Park and Recreation's 8th Annual Greynolds Park Love-In Festival


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
It's that time of year again when fans of the 1960s, including its "flower children" and "hippies," flock to Miami's storied Greynolds Park to reminisce, re-live and celebrate the era's music, artistry, fashion styles, and vintage cars.  The public is invited to put on its love beads and groovy classics for Miami-Dade Park & Recreation's 8th Annual Greynolds Park Love-In festival and day-long concert on Sunday, May 15, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., presented in partnership with Majic 102.7FM/WMXJ radio.  The event will feature rock legend Jefferson Starship as its headlining band, whose famous hits include "Somebody to Love," "Jane," "White Rabbit," and "Miracles."

Drawing more than 5,000 people each year, The Love-In throw-back event will feature arts, crafts, food and beverages, and '60s memorabilia for sale, along with fun activities for the whole family including: a hippie costume contest; T-shirt tie-dyeing; a vintage car display including muscle cars; a kids fun zone; Frisbee-throwing and Hula-Hooping; sidewalk chalk-drawing; and some of the most memorable "people watching" imaginable, as a bevy of eclectic event-goers show off their own unique hippie flare.  Live concerts to rock the crowds throughout the day will feature popular local bands, Been There Done That, Blackstar, Rewind, and Swinging Richards, leading up to the Jefferson Starship main event.  Admission is free and parking is $10.  Coolers are not permitted. Greynolds Park is located at 17530 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach.  For more information, visit online or call 305-945-3425.

One of Miami-Dade County's cherished heritage parks developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Greynolds Park has been the site of The Love-In since the event's inception in 2004.  The park is famous for being the primary site of Miami's 1960's "love-ins," peaceful demonstrations and protests advocating peace and love instead of war.  Previous national artists at The Love-In have included The Spencer Davis Group, Joey Molland's Badfinger, The Classic Rock All Stars, The Guess Who, Chuck Negron, and Ritchie Havens. 

About Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures
EcoAdventures, operated by the Miami-Dade County Park & Recreation Department, offers a wide-variety of naturalist-guided excursions that combine adventure, recreation, and natural history. Discover South Florida's natural treasures as you kayak, snorkel, bike or hike in this remarkable sub-tropical environment. Journey through magnificent mangroves teeming with the sights and sounds of native wildlife. Explore the flora and fauna of the Everglades Pineland or trek through the Big Cypress Natural Preserve and marvel at 700 year old Cypress trees. Excursions are conducted under the guidelines of "Leave No Trace," a wilderness conservation ethic dedicated to teach ways of reducing the visitor's impact on natural areas and enhancing the visitor's experience. For more information please visit online.


 

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