Music Pioneers Arthur Baker and Jellybean Benitez Headline First Two Installments of the Monthly Series
MIAMI – Monday, March 12, 2015 – Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) partners with Poplife, masterminds behind Miami’s famously sought-after and sold-out independent acts, to host PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social, every third Thursday of the month through September, 6-9pm. Visitors will enjoy an eclectic variety of musical acts, while creating their very own masterpiece, and enjoying happy hour drink and food specials by Verde restaurant and bar. The interactive experience extends into the galleries with a social media-based scavenger hunt that awards winning participants with food and drink tickets and other prizes. PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social runs the third Thursday of the month from March through September, from 6-9pm. Entertainment is free with museum admission ($16 adults, members free), and drink and food specials are available for purchase. PAMM Contemporaries members will have access to a dedicated lounge area serving complimentary cocktails. For more information, visit pamm.org/calendar.
“PAMM Third Thursdays is an opportunity for people to unwind with friends while listening to music, enjoying the waterfront, and exploring the galleries,” said Leann Standish, interim director and deputy director for external affairs. “Poplife has programmed a really diverse and exciting roster of bands, DJs and musicians, and we look forward to kicking off the series this month!”
Record producer and club DJ Arthur Baker kicks-off the PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social series in a rare live session on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Baker is best known for his work with hip-hop artists such as the Beastie Boys, cross pollinating music genres, and producing the pivotal prototype for the house music movement, his 1984 reworking of Rolling Stones ‘Too Much Blood.’ Baker has created music with epic talents including Mick Jagger, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan since beginning his career in Boston in in the early 1970s.
His fellow visionary and one-time collaborator Jellybean Benitez will ignite PAMM’s East Portico on Thursday, April 16, 2015, with his signature trend-making remix style that earned him DJ residency at New York’s Studio 54 in the 1970s. The American musician and music producer of Puerto Rican descent began his love for music in the South Bronx of Manhattan. Touting a 40-year career in the music industry, Jellybean is the remix genius behind Madonna’s first-album hits ‘Everyday,’ ‘Lucky Star,’ and ‘Borderline,’ and tracks by artists the likes of Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mach, Billy Joel and The Pointer Sisters.
Additional musical acts will be announced separately. The event is free to visitors with museum admission. Food and beverage offerings are available for purchase.
About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. A 29-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility and is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit www.pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Twitter (@pamm).
Established in 1999, Poplife is a dream come true for Miami’s music culture. Poplife specializes in producing and promoting events where everyone has one common interest, music! For the past fifteen years they've been the masterminds behind Miami’s most sought out independent acts, continuously booking sold-out performances and parties because they firmly believe that… Music does the body good. For more information and upcoming events please visit www.epoplife.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@poplifemiami).
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Additional support is provided by the City of Miami and the Miami OMNI Community Redevelopment Agency (OMNI CRA). Pérez Art Museum Miami is an accessible facility. All contents ©Pérez Art Museum Miami. All rights reserved.