The Langerado Music Festival Preview

With spring break upon us, Brown Coffee Productions and South Florida jams have become the dynamic duo of music and will be presenting a superb way to spend our weekend. The Langerado Music Festival, which takes place this weekend (March 12-13) in Sunrise, Florida is in its third year and is sure to bust out with a few magical surprises.

The current line up of the festival includes Jam sensations The String Cheese Incident (two nights), Toots and Maytals, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Keller Williams, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Michael Franti and Spearhead, De La Soul, Particle, Soulive, The New Deal, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Kaki King, The Spam All Stars, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Umphrey's Mcgee and much, much more.

The previous Langerado festivals have attracted around 3000 people while this year's fest is sure to bring 9000 eager patrons (30% of which are out of state residents). Also, following in the footsteps of last year, Langerado and the not-for-profit organization Conscious Alliance will be teaming up to collect food for Florida's Daily Bread Bank. All Langerado attendees are encouraged to bring ten non-perishable food items to the collection bins located just outside the festival's main entrance. The goal this year is to beat last year's collection numbers that were approximately 630 lbs. of food.

Two months after the New Year's festivities and just enough time before the summer festivals, Langerado falls at the ideal time and at the perfect place. Organizers have been working tremendously hard to keep ticket prices low. The advance two day passes are currently on sale for $75 and are practically a steal when you consider the cluster of talent that will be on hand. Numerous late night shows will be announced and this year the "1st annual Langerado Music Festival Disc Golf Open" will be taking place for all the athletes in the vicinity. Watch out for the emerging Reggae group Michael Franti and Spearhead and the always-exhilarating String Cheese Incident, as they are sure to blow your socks off.

An event for the whole family, Langerado will be providing a special kids tent that will feature arts and craft activities, numerous visits from Florida's most entertaining clowns will put smiles on the faces of kids young and old.

Stationed on Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida (30 miles from Ft. Lauderdale), The Langerado Music Festival is my pick for the all around festival of the year.

Saturday and Sunday March 12th and 13th, 2005

Markham Park

16001 West State Road 84

Sunrise, Florida

For more information contact 954.424.8728 or visit

Advance purchase 2-day passes cost $75.
Day of show 2-day passes cost $95
If available, single day tickets will be sold for $50 at the gate.

Tickets on sale at: or charge-by-phone at 1-800-594-TIXX.

Check back for a post trip review, band interviews and many pictures in the coming days.

Enjoy the sun, good vibes, music and abundant fun!

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