For Immediate Release
April 12, 2008
Judy Belushi & The Blues Brothers To Perform Special Miami Beach Concert
Celebration Of The Sea Music & Film Festival Teams Up With
The Miami Beach Polo World Cup To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis
Miami Beach, FL - The Celebration Of The Sea Music & Film Festival announced today that it will be teaming up with The Miami Beach World Polo Cup and The Setai Hotel on Saturday, April 26, 2008 to hold a VIP dinner and ocean side concert featuring the Blues Brothers and other surprise celebrity guests to benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis. The VIP dinner is being hosted by the world renowned Setai Hotel and followed just yards away with an oceanside concert on Miami Beach in the Polo World Cup arena erected between 20th and 22nd streets.
Both events will include special presentations by honorary guest Judy Belushi Pisano, the widow of acclaimed Saturday Night Live Star and Blues Brothers co-creator John Belushi. Mrs. Belushi Pisano will be joined by both Blues Brothers, Jake and Elwood Blues who's recent live concert performances have been featured at NASCAR's Daytona 500, The House of Blues, The Capital One Half Time Show, The New York Stock Exchange and Universal Studios. They will be arriving in the Blues Mobile that was featured in their Universal Pictures movie blockbuster "The Blues Brothers" to perform an exclusive live oceanside concert on Miami Beach. The special performance will feature the Blues Brothers greatest hits from the Atlantic Records multi-platinum album "Briefcase Full Of Blues."
"We are thrilled to be partnering up with Celebration of the Sea and being able to host one of their amazing concerts in our venue on the beach after a day of our world class polo competitions." said Miami Beach Polo World Cup Co-Founder and President Bruce Orosz. "This brings even more excitement and celebrity star power to Miami Beach and we're looking forward to this as a kick-off to help host one of their concerts every year during our Polo event. "
"We're so grateful to Judy Belushi for helping us bring the magic of the Blues Brothers to Miami Beach to benefit such an important cause as The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis" said President and Founder of Celebration Of The Sea, Patxi Pastor. "We know producing the concert as an annual event with The Miami Beach Polo World Cup will create an amazing world class signature event for our city. This kick-off concert and dinner on the 26 th is going to set the stage for a mega event we are already planning for 2009 with The Buoniconti Fund and World Polo."
The last Celebration Of The Sea Music And Film Festival was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine and held in Key Largo, FL. The concert was attended by over 5,000 music fans and included special performances by the "Father of Rock And Roll" Chuck Berry, Aerosmith Front Man Steven Tyler, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, Barry Goudreau and Fran Sheehan, original members of Boston, rap pioneer DMC, Supermodels Sabrina Pastor, Frederique van der Wal and Carol Alt.
Press Conference - The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis
Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - 10:30 A.M.
Scott Roy, (305) 243-8939 • firstname.lastname@example.org
A press conference for the event will be held on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. located in front of The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis Building at the Lois Pope Life Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to announce details for the event. The press conference will be hosted by Nick and Marc Buoniconti (The Co-Founder and President of The Miami Project respectively and Founders of The Buoniconti Fund) along with Jim Ferraro, President and Founder of The Ferraro Foundation who was recently honored for giving a $1 Million donation to The Buoniconti Fund. Presentations and photo opportunities will also include Judy Belushi Pisano with Jake and Elwood Blues and the Blues Mobile in tow. Additionally, Executives from The Celebration Of The Sea Music And Film Festival, Miami Beach World Polo Cup Officials and The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis research participants will also be part of the announcement.
"Belushi", Exclusive Book Signing Event With Author & Widow, Judy Belushi
Friday, April 25 th , 2008 - 7:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Starbucks Hear Music Coffeehouse - 601 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2601
Natalia Woodworth - Manager, Store (305) 534-4613 · Cell (3050 588-7590 email@example.com
A book signing by widow Judy Belushi Pisano of her book "Belushi" will be held at Starbucks Hear Now Music Coffeehouse located at 601 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. She wrote the book as a telling publication about the life of her legendary husband, John Belushi that includes rare photos and interviews with friends, family and associates portraying the life of this beloved comedian and superstar from the hit TV show Saturday Night Live. Citywide appearances of the Blues Brothers, Jake and Elwood Blues driving the Blues Mobile will be held at surprise locations throughout Miami Beach all day Friday and will culminate on Lincoln Road at Starbucks for this exclusive event. Photo opportunities with Judy and the Blues Brothers will also be provided with proceeds from the sales of the books and photos to benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis.
VIP Setai Dinner & Blues Brothers Oceanside Concert With Judy Belushi To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis
Saturday, April 26 th , 2008 - 7:30 P.M.
A "VIP Cocktail Reception" will be held In The World Polo VIP Tent On The Beach beginning at 7:30 P.M. followed by a beachside Fashion Show at 8:30 featuring Ferragamo, Nicole de Carle, La Martin Polo Wear and Celebration of the Sea Clothing Lines. At 9:00 PM a presentation will be made by Judy Belushi Pisano to kick off The Blues Brothers public ocean side concert which will feature a special guest performance by Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Co-founder sax man Alto Reed. The concert will be followed by a VIP dinner at The Setai. Additionally a mini-auction will be held to benefit the Buoniconti Fund during the VIP dinner at the Setai featuring official Blues Brother's and Belushi Estate memorabilia donated by Judy Belushi Pisano as well as items from Tiffany's and others. A "Celebration Of The Sea Beach Party" will simultaneously be held on the beach following the concert with a DJ in the World Polo VIP Tent until Midnight. For ticket information for the Blues Brothers concert, VIP Cocktail Reception or "Celebration Of The Sea Beach Party" please call TicketWeb Toll Free at (866) 468-3399 or go www.celebrationofthesea.com.
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