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"Starship featuring Mickey Thomas" and "War" to rock the 14th Annual Love-In Party in the Park

MIAMI (March 15, 2017)

Legendary rock returns to Greynolds Park for the 14th Annual Love-In Party In The Park with American music legends “Starship featuring Mickey Thomas” and “War,” with other performances by local bands “Havoc 305,” “Bootleg Rock Band” and “Big Rock Band,” on Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This signature event of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in partnership with the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, Big 105.9FM and 610 WIOD News radio, celebrates the era of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. In addition to concerts, there will be classic cars, a children’s zone, ′60s, ′70s, and ′80s costume contest, Miami EcoAdventures™, arts & crafts vendors and a variety of food trucks. Patrons are also encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, hula-hoops and Frisbees to enjoy this affordable, family friendly outdoor festival. 

General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and children 12 and under are free.  Parking is also free.  Special offer:  For a limited time only, buy a $15 advance ticket and get one at half off. 

Greynolds Park is located at 18501 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach. Enter through the park’s entrance at 22nd Ave. For more information call 305-945-3425 or visit www.miamipartyinthepark.com

An average of 5,000+ music lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and families turn out for this day of fun, benefitting the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.

About the artists:

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Mickey Thomas is one of rock’s most recognizable stars and the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the ′80s and ′90s. He first made his mark with the Elvin Bishop Band. Starship (originally called  Jefferson Airplane, then Jefferson Starship) recruited him for lead vocals in 1976 after the departure of band members Grace Slick and Marty Balin, a move which subsequently scored the band their #1 hits “Jane,” “No Way Out,” “We Built This City,” and “Sara.”  Every Starship album on which he appeared, since 1979, has gone Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum. The band’s music has been featured in the movies “Mannequin,” “Rock of Ages,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Skeleton Twins,” and most recently on the popular TV series “Glee.”


WAR
WAR was created in the late 1960’s, by producer-songwriter Jerry Goldstein and British singer Eric Burdon. The band’s long-hailed, musical virtuosity and influences that include jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin, have fans as well as other musicians, regardless of race, generation or genre. Among their most memorable hits are “Low Rider,” “Cisco Kid” (Billboard’s Album of the Year, 1973), “The World is a Ghetto,” “Slippin’ into Darkness, ” “Spill the Wine,” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends.”

WAR’s music career skyrocketed in the early 1970’s as their songs “Slippin into Darkness” and “Me and Baby Brother” represented their exhilarating sound and spoke to millions of Americans about the troubled times of Vietnam, Watergate and inner cities, among others. Always in the mix of times, WAR’s gold anthem “Why Can't We Be Friends?” was played by NASA when Americans and Russians hooked up together in space in 1975. That same song took on a different twist in 2010, when the band was invited to play “Why Can’t We Unfriend” on the Jimmy Kimmel show for “National Unfriend Day,” a campaign begging viewers to shed fake friends on Facebook. 

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.