Calendar: Memorial Day BBQ

Event Description

As part of our Blue Star Museums program kick-off, join us for a special Memorial Day BBQ open to the public on our waterfront terrace. Catch a live performance by garage rock band SunGhosts, barbecue food and refreshments for sale on the terrace, art-making with PAMM teaching artists, and a special appearance by Coast Guard Air Station Miami. Inside the museum, be sure to check out our latest exhibitions, Meiro Koizumi: Battlelands, The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, william cordova now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy, and more.

Free entry to the terrace | BBQ and refreshments available for purchase.  Complimentary popcorn with museum admission and for active duty military personnel and veterans.​​ Museum gallery admission: $16 for adults | Free for PAMM members, active duty military personnel, veterans, and active duty military personnel and veterans’ family members. 

Admission does not include food/drink. Coolers and chairs are prohibited. 

About Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a national initiative that honors service men and women with complimentary museum admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The national summer initiative compliments PAMM’s year-round policy of extending free admission to U.S. military with identification. With this program, PAMM is able to give complimentary admission to active duty military personnel, veterans and family members.

About SunGhosts
SunGhosts was formed by chance encounters, the fabled "right place right time" phenomenon. A songwriter searching for good musicians led to conversations sparked around surf garage rock bands and a Red Hot Chili Peppers tattoo within Miami-Dade college's music business program. It all came together when their future drummer quit his job so he could dedicate himself to the band. Their first self-recorded, self-released Phosphenes EP was a local hit with their single "Til the City Goes Under" and garnered them the Miami New Times' Best Band of 2015 award. They signed to indie label Orchard House Music to release their 14-song debut self-titled LP in 2016. Throughout the years, SunGhosts have toured up the east coast, over to Austin for SXSW, to Milwaukee to play Summerfest, to Nashville, to play the first annual Okeechobee Fest after winning their Battle of the Bands, bringing it home to iii Points Fest in Miami. SunGhosts, at its core, is as raw a group as they come. Honesty and emotion drip from every note. They weave together influences ranging all the way from indie rock to death metal in a maelstrom of genre-defying jams. Sonically, they salute the groove with ferocity and fluidity. Thematically, "SunGhosts" seeks to embody life's ever-present dualities: life and death, light and dark, yin and yang. With their music, the band seeks to inspire individual growth, to believe in the goodness of humanity, and to stand strong in the balance between peace and turmoil. ​


  • Parking subject to availability ($8 the first hour/$4 each additional hour).
  • Active PAMM members receive $4 discount on on-site parking. Validation at Visitors Services Desk.
  • Lyft (new users only) | Use code PAMM for $5 off your first four rides
  • Metromover (free) | Museum Park station
  • Omni garage (rates apply) | One stop to Museum Park