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Garden After Dark Launches New Season Friday, September 24




The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the first of four dates for the Garden After Dark live music series. The Garden’s lush grounds provide the perfect setting for these intimate, outdoor shows featuring a slate of music performances designed to provide rousing entertainment while still offering safety protocols in a Covid-conscious environment. This first concert kicks off the Garden After Dark lineup:


The French Horn Collective

Friday, September 24 • 6pm doors


The roaring 20’s are here again with the razzle-dazzle of the French Horn Collective. Led by Paris native Vincent Raffard, the group delivers a spectacular concoction of old school Paris jazz mixed with influences from New Orleans, gypsy jazz, and a dash of Miami, of course. Founded in 2011 when Vincent moved to the magic city, he decided to name the group after his nationality and his instrument, hence French horn. With a rotating cast of talented and joyous musicians, it made sense to complete the name to reflect this open door policy, becoming The French Horn Collective. For this special concert at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the lovely vocalist Shira Lee will join Vincent Raffard and lead the swinging band in what promises to be an unforgettable night. Location: Great Lawn. Cost: $35 non-members, $25 members.


All concerts are held on the grounds of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, located at 2000 Convention Center Drive on Miami Beach and tickets may be purchased by visiting: mbgarden.org. Series sponsors include: City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, and State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Garden After Dark series is curated by producer Gene De Souza.


About the Garden


The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a 3-acre subtropical garden and event space, featuring a wetland with red mangrove and pond apple trees, an expansive water garden with a cascading oolite fountain, and diverse collections of flowering trees, palms, cycads, orchids, and Florida native species. The mission of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is to promote environmental enjoyment, stewardship and sustainability through education, the arts, and interaction with the natural world. The Garden is a unique oasis of beauty and tranquility within an urban setting – a community resource that refreshes, inspires and engages our visitors.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of The Miami Beach Botanical Garden



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