"Moonlight & Music" Valentine's Day Concert
Celebrate Valentine's Day in Miami at the 14th annual “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (the main gate opens at 7:00 pm). This year's concert will feature world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter Allan Harris who is best known for his smooth jazz standards. There will be an opening performance by jazz pianist and singer Ariel Pocock, a University of Miami Sophomore.
Tickets are $20 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online for an additional $2.50 fee or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
Please note: Tickets are non-refundable, rain or shine. For support with purchasing tickets online, please contact the Customer Help Desk at 1-888-695-0888 (USA), 877-251-2364 (Canada).
The Valentine's Day Concert at the Deering Estate offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their love at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars, on the edge of Biscayne Bay. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets (no coolers permitted). Limited refreshments and food will be available for an additional fee. Food available for purchase from: Ms. Cheezious, Gastropod and Crepemaker.
Chef David Schwadron Catering and Joanna’s Marketplace are the official picnic providers for the Deering Estate at Cutler and can be contacted directly for preordered meals. Please call 305-238-5881 for Chef David Schwadron Catering and 305-661-5777 for Joanna’s Marketplace. Joanna's Marketplace Valentine's Day menu. Chef David Schwadron Catering Valentine's Day menu.
Parking is free. Additional parking is available at the following two locations with complimentary shuttle service to and from the concert:
Deering Point – Located on Old Cutler Road just south of Deering Estate at Cutler at 17350 Old Cutler Road
Palmetto Bay Village Center South Entrance at 17641 Old Cutler Road
ADA Parking is available at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Parking Lot located on the corner of 168 Street and 72 Avenue.
The 2013 Deering Estate Festival of the Arts (formerly known as the SoBay Festival of the Arts) will kick-off its two week long series of events with the Valentine's Day Concert.
About the artist: Allan Harris
Allan Harris is a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan’s smooth vocals and guitar styling easily cross genres, from jazz to rock to blues. Tony Bennett calls Allan "my favorite singer" and The New York Times' Stephen Holden raves about "the protean talent that is Allan Harris." Allan has cultivated a global following, playing for packed audiences and receiving outstanding reviews throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and the Far East. A three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist,” Allan is regularly featured at the world’s great music festivals, e.g. Jazz Aspen, Wien Jazz Festival in Austria and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.
Allan’s artistry transcends his diverse vocal performances. He has composed “Cross That River,” a full-scale musical celebrating the Old West as told through the words and music of a black cowboy, and has received a prestigious Chamber Music America Grant for that work. The theatrical production of “Cross That River” played to rave reviews during the 2009 New York Musical Theater Festival and is currently in pre-production for a long-term run in early 2011. Several original songs from “Cross That River” are also frequently featured in The Allan Harris Band’s concert performances.
“Harris is a velvet-voiced singer, with a savvy manner and music in his veins.” (Variety) Born in Brooklyn, Harris was surrounded by music. His mother was a classical pianist and his aunt was an opera singer who later turned to the blues. Because Aunt Theodosia attracted the attention of famed music producer Clarence Williams, he became a regular dinner guest and often brought along other performers such as Louis Armstrong. Once Armstrong even baby-sat and terrified young Allan with his "frog like voice."' In addition to music, Allan is passionate about giving back. He is a long-time supporter of the St. Mary’s Childrens Hospital, and has performed many times alongside Vince Gill and Amy Grant at the Challenge Aspen Gala, an annual charity concert/golf tournament to benefit military service people who have sustained disabilities.