TransAtlantic Festival

The Sound of the World Right Now

TransAtlantic Festival Day 1

Doors at 6pm, showtime 7:30pm
A.C.H.E. Afro Cuban House Experiment: 
Oscar G, Oba Frank Lords, Katiahshé, Los Herederos, Lazaro Casanova

Fri. April 21 // North Beach Bandshell

TransAtlantic Festival 2017

TransAtlantic Festival Day 2

Afro Roots World Music Festival
Doors 6pm / Showtime 7pm
Vieux Farka Touré
Symbi Roots
Sat. April 22 // North Beach Bandshell

Eventbrite - TransAtlantic Festival 2017

Come hungry to the TransAtlantic Festival – we will have several delicious food vendors ready for you.

The Avenue serves ‘refined British pub food’ – fish & chips, Scotch eggs and all kinds of savory delights

Watt Collective features creative vegetarian fare, starring loads of fresh veggies.

Peace-a-Pie has delightful desserts.

The venue bars are run by the mixologists at Blackbird Ordinary, and the Rhythm Foundation table has an assortment of herbal teas.

drivebyshootingThe World in a Shell: Bandshell architectural photos by Juan Carlos Besares aka Drive By Shooting.  See with new eyes our beautiful Bandshell!  Photos on exhibit during the festival.

Live concert sketching by Brian Butler aka Upper Hand Art.


ABA Jewels, sparkly goodies for modern day goddesses. Be prepared to want everything they make!

The Dutch Hippies, featuring hippie robot charms infused with crystals

Pan African Arts, handcrafted musical instruments

The Rhythm Foundation will be selling venue merch including specially designed scarves from our Axis of Love series.

North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33141
An iconic MiMo open-air amphitheater next to the beach, the North Beach Bandshell is home to the TransAtlantic Festival since 2003.  Some F.A.Q.’s:

  • All ages are welcome at the Bandshell – children under 12 are admitted free to the Festival
  • Please leave your pets home. Service animals are welcome at the Festival
  • We have concessions for sale inside the Bandshell – no outside food or drinks, no coolers
  • The Bandshell has open-style bench seating – no need to bring your own chairs
  • Parking is available in the municipal lot at 73rd Street & Collins Avenue, across the Street (Free after 6pm!). When the lot is full, find street parking near the venue.  The lot does fill up – we suggest bicycles, bus or Miami Beach trolley, Uber or Lyft…
  • Shows are rain or shine. If it looks like it may rain, please come prepared with an umbrella or poncho!

Friday night April 21:  On The Rocks (217 – 71st Street, Miami Beach, Miami Beach 33141) with live sets by Ex-Norwegian, and Pocket of Lollipops, plus DJ Kumi. Presented in partnership with Gummdrops and Mishu.  21+ only. Free admission with wristband.  Voted Best Dive Bar by Miami New Times in 2006.

Saturday night April 22:  Sandbar Lounge (6752 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33141), with a DJ set by Erick Paredes, with a special cameo by DJ NHM aka Nadia Harris.  21+ only. Free admission. Probably also voted Best Bar!




Detail from Beatles Mandala by Kevin Arrow, City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, Bandshell Park, Miami Beach




The TransAtlantic Festival, now in its 15th season, is produced by The Rhythm Foundation.

Support is received from the John S and James L Knight Foundation’s Knight Art Challenge, Concrete Beach Brewery, Jack Daniel’s, Alfa Romeo FIAT North MiamiWaterside Hotel, Atlantic Broadband, FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center, City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, and Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs.  The Saturday program is presented in partnership with Community Arts and Culture Afro Roots World Music Festival.