Sponsors & Partners

The GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, and The Virginia Key Beach Park Trust have joined as partners!

We are uniting to promote the natural and historic value of Virginia Key’s Beach Park while they help us to further our vision of music, arts and sustainability for Miami. This natural partnership evolved from the first annual Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival and the park’s amazing level of support for our organization.GrassRoots echoes this commitment by promoting the venue, bringing Miami to Virginia Key and building networks of support toward museum projects on-site. The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park holds a venerable place in the social and civil rights movements of our country: The perfect site to host a creative, and culturally diverse gathering.

The GrassRoots Festival will continue to develop our relationship with the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust as both of our organizations evolve. Together we work to benefit the cultural offerings of Miami, the interaction between music and art, and the environment of one of Miami’s natural treasures: Virginia Key!

Virginia Key GrassRoots aims to engage Miami. We provide a venue for community building, and in that spirit have joined with the following Miami organizations, creating this festival together!


The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival a Knight Arts Challenge Matching Grant of $75,000.

We need your help to raise funds to match this grant, as is required to receive this generous award! This grant, ticket sales and community donations will allow our non-profit festival to return in 2017 for the 6th annual Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival!

You can donate online or on-site at the festival in our fundraising tent!

Over the past four years we have helped strengthen the music community in Miami, supporting artists, providing a platform for collaboration and engaging South Florida in a community building celebration of the arts and sustainable living. Help us thrive!

Knight Arts funds projects that bring South Florida together through the arts. To read about our project and connect to the Knight Foundation, click here!

Zen Village

We are honored to announce our partnership with the Zen Village of Coconut Grove! At the Zen Village at Virginia Key you can experience four full days of Zen Tea Service, workshops in various lineages of Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, Traditional Dance and Drumming, a Healer for your every need, Tensegrity Practice and a Dance for Universal Peace– All set to the rhythm of the ocean. Come, allow yourself to set adrift in this healing current. There will be Zen Village happenings in the Zen Village Pavilion, the Zen Village Tent and the Healing Arts Tent.

Moksha Family Arts Collective

The Moksha Family creates multi-media art performances and installations. They provide a space and resources for collaboration, hosting a weekly Roots Live music night and bringing together artists of all mediums. Their vision is one of spiritual seeking through collaborative creation. Moksha is bringing music & art to the festival- see the schedule here.

Community Arts and Culture

This Miami non-profit hosts cultural events in communities all over the Miami-Dade area, creating connections between artists and opportunities for local exposure. They aim to support multi-cultural creativity and to bring events of this nature to the people of Miami.


What began as a passion for art, music and Miami culture, has evolved into a serious collaborative force among diverse artistic communities. Yo Miami partners with GrassRoots to bring you live art throughout the weekend, with finished pieces for purchase to benefit Life is Art.

Scratch DJ Academy

The Scratch DJ Academy’s mission is to provide education & access to the dynamic art from of the DJ & producer, lowering the barrier of entry by providing access to state-of-the-art equipment, world-class instructors, & a wide curriculum of courses, private lessons, workshops, & instruction for all levels. Scratch offers an inspirational & informed environment that promotes individual growth & collaboration. Equipment & instructors will be on-site throughout the weekend to festival-goers can try their hand at DJing! Stop by & try it out!

Thanks to Audio Playground Entertainment
for hosting the Silent Disco!

We love community partnerships!

From working with local & small businesses, environmentally sustainable allies, and community not-for-profits, GrassRoots is about creating connections and positively benefiting the world!

Get in touch about partnering with us, or if you have great ideas about businesses, organizations, and people we should know about!







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