Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Announced for November 19, 2016

9th Annual Sunny Isles 
Beach Jazz Fest
Featuring Michael Lington, 
Doug Walker & Lourdes Valentin

The 2016 Sunny Isles Beach Annual Jazz Fest will run Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20. The City of Sunny Isles Beach hosts the main event on Saturday, November 19, featuring Michael Lington with guests Lourdes Valentin & Doug Walker, at Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160. MAP

Michael Lington is a charismatic and soulful saxophonist who has touched the emotions of audiences worldwide for more than 20 years. With countless hit singles on the radio and 8 albums to his credit, he has performed for royals, presidents and as a special guest with Michael Bolton, Bobby Caldwell and Randy Crawford. Michael’s current album, “Soul Appeal”, has been number one on the charts for 16 consecutive weeks. His sales are Top 5 on iTunes and Top 5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.

Guest performer Doug Walker is a Steel Drum Artist whose unique sound is influenced by jazz, salsa, reggae and rhythm and blues. His show never misses a beat. Doug makes his home in Miami Beach and his music “captures the flavor of his home.”

A performer well-known to locals, Lourdes Valentin, was born in the Bronx, New York to Puerto Rican parents. Her training in classical, jazz, pop and musical theater gives her a unique perspective which she brings to every performance. Her spirit shines through in her music.

This year the lawn seating is provided at no cost to event goers; however tickets are limited and required. Obtain them prior to the show date. Tickets will be offered at the gate only if space is still available. Pricing is as follows: General Admission is FREE (ticket required, bring own chair or blanket), Reserved Seating is $10, and the VIP Ticket is $50 (includes beverages, food, & seating within the VIP area).

Two Sunny Isles Beach hotels Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach and Trump International Beach Resort, will also be hosting Jazz Fest Events, including a Friday opening dinner and Sunday closing brunch. See below for more details on these events.


Opening Dinner 
Friday, November 18th
7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Acqualina Resort & Spa Hosts the 

Jazz Fest Opening Dinner
AQ by Acqualina
Address: 17875 Collins Avenue

Sunny Isles Beach, FL
On Friday, November 18, Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach will host Opening Night for the 9th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. Enjoy the sultry sounds of legendary jazz artist Brenda Alford while you savor a delicious, prix-fixe dinner from Il Mulino New York ($65 plus tax and gratuity). Guests interested in savoring the smooth sounds from the expansive bar area can reserve a spot for $25 (food and beverage not included).
For reservations, please call Elizabeth Giordano 305.918.6843 or 305.466.9191 or email at

Saturday, November 19th
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Main Event
Heritage Park
Address: 19200 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles FL
Join us for the main event, as we celebrate A Moment In Time 
with three soulful jazz artists, 

Michael Lington

Doug Walker

Lourdes Valentin

Tickets: General Admission - FREE*
*Tickets are still required for FREE General Admission attendees. These tickets are limited, & may be picked up at Pelican Community Park or the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, or, may be ordered online (online orders will assess a service charge).
Reserved S
eating  - $10
VIP Admission - $50 - includes reserved seating, food & beverage
**VIP Food & Beverage will be served in the VIP area. Vendors will also be on site with food for sale.
All ticket sales are final for this special event - RAIN or SHINE
Purchase Tickets Online
Stop by the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center or Pelican Community Park

 Closing Jazz Brunch Sunday
November 20th
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closing Jazz Brunch at Trump International Beach Resort 
Neomi's Grill
18001 Collins Avenue, 2nd Floor
To conclude the 9th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest on Sunday, November 20, enjoy a Jazz Brunch at Neomi’s Grill – 2nd Floor of the Trump International Beach Resort, located at 18001 Collins Avenue. Indulge in a gourmet brunch while listening to the inspired music of jazz artist Franchesca Collins.
$50 – “Jazz Fan” (+ Taxes & Gratuity)
$58 – “Jazz Fanatic” Unlimited Champagne Mimosas (+ Taxes & Gratuity)
Call 305.692.5600 

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