Miramar’s Mayor Wayne M. Messam to be honored at first-ever Pepsi Funk Fest in South Florida for advancing tourism in the City
MIRAMAR – Miramar Mayor Wayne M. Messam will be honored, along with other community leaders and activists, at the first-ever Pepsi Funk Fest in South Florida on Friday, January 1st at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway by Variety Entertainment, the producer of the Pepsi Funk Fest Miami.
Mayor Messam, along with Mayor Oliver Gilbert of the City of Miami Gardens, will be recognized and honored for their commitment to the advancement of tourism and economic development through the creation of entertainment, sporting venues and other events that provide quality community-oriented programming.
This is the first time that a concert of this magnitude has been held at Miramar Regional Park and with the soon-to-be-built Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park, there will be many more tourism dollars flowing through the City while promoting Miramar as an entertainment destination.
Last year, Pepsi Funk Fest demonstrated its commitment to the local communities it tours in by awarding more than $50,000 in college scholarships to deserving students through a partnership with the non-profit organization, Lifting As We Climb. The commitment will continue this year on New Year’s Day as well.
The concert will feature performances by New Edition, Fantasia, Doug E. Fresh, Jagged Edge, Silk, Demetria McKinney, Uncle Luke and the 2 Live Crew and a reunion of several Florida Bass Artists for a special 45-minute mix-tape performance.
For ticket prices and more information about Funk Fest, please visit www.funkfestconcerts.com,or join the conversation online by visiting facebook.com/funkfestconcerts and @funkfestconcert on Twitter & Instagram (hashtags: #Pepsifunkfest).
Gates open at 2pm; show time at 4pm.