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Amara La Negra, Ronnie V.O.P & More To Perform At IMFest 2018

Miami’s newest stars are set to hit the stage for the International Music & Food Festival in Miami Gardens.

The International Music and Food Festival (IMFest) is making a grand return back to Miami Gardens, and its expected to be bigger and bolder than ever before. On June 26th, City of Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro ​hosted a press conference at The Licking​, on 17647 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL to welcome the festival’s headliner and host Amara La Negra and officially kick-off the 3rd annual event. The press conference

IMFest highlights the diversity of South Florida and the City of Miami Gardens by offering
residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a multifaceted, culturally diverse festival.
Vice Mayor Ighodaro, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, ​Abebe Lewis Marketing, and the City of Miami Gardens have joined forces to produce this annual event as a way to “promote culture and inclusion, a driver of local economic activity.” IMFest 2018 will be headlined by international Dominican-American recording artist and the breakout star of VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ Amara La Negra.

“I am honored to represent the city that raised me as the official headliner of IMFest 2018,” says Amara La Negra. “Miami Gardens is a city that celebrates the people who make the city rich with diversity in music and culture. For me to be celebrated in this position is beyond amazing! As a Miami resident, Afro-Latina philanthropist, international singer and reality TV personality, I truly look forward to giving my supporters a performance that they will not forget.”

Along with Amara, other performers like “The Four” contestant Ronnie V.O.P and Yohan Marley, grandson of Bob Marley, will also hit the stage. The festival aims to put ethnic food and cultural music from around the world on display. According to Ighodaro, people will get to experience a handful of cultures throughout the Diaspora with the sounds of music from the islands and beyond.

“We are one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation,” explains Vice Mayor Ighodaro. “Miami Gardens is an eclectic mix of peoples from the Diaspora. We are proud that IMFest celebrates our rich mosaic of demographics by showcasing a variety of ethnic foods, vendors, and genres of music like Kompa, Reggae, Calypso, Merengue, Gospel, Jazz, Rap and Afro Jùjú.”

IMFest 2018 is set to pop off on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 6pm – 12am. $10 Early Bird tickets are on-sale now. Cop yours now at Eventbrite before the price goes up!

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