For years, Oski Gonzalez -- alternately known as DJ Oski or just Oski -- has been hosting all-local multiband festivals in Miami, usually at Tobacco Road. Now, with his partner in Qool Productions, a promoter friend who prefers to go by "Queen of the Scene," he's expanding.
Recent months have seen forays into the Keys, with shows aboard pontoon boats in Key Largo. But Saturday, February 25, marks the duo's most extensive undertaking in Broward to date. The first edition of the Fort Lauderdale Beach Music Festival features three stages in and around Da Big Kahuna, with performances by some 21 artists.
The genres represented pretty much run the gamut of the various genres represented on the tricounty scene, from Cuban party music -- courtesy of Timba Swing -- to radio-styled hard rock -- 1000 Pounds of Thrust -- and beyond.
Probably the best-known to County Grind readers from among these is Rich Kid Sound System, a fresh act whose members' hometowns span South Florida and whose tastes span danceable genres. The group manages to combine indie rock, a little bit of hip-hop, and electro for a catchy pop sound that's poised for mass appeal. Download its song "Hey! Young Girl!" below.
The festival runs from about 9 p.m. to the wee hours -- last call's at 4 a.m. -- which means under a dollar an hour for entertainment, as admission is $10. If you really want to get into the beach theme, though, come in a bikini for free entry. Yep, we're pretty sure that counts for men too. Why not?
Under the Rich Kid Sound System track, check out the festival's full lineup and schedule below.
Fort Lauderdale Beach Music Festival. 9 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Da Big Kahuna, 17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ste. 308, Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $10; age 21 and up. Click here.
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Komohana Stage (West)
9-9:30 p.m. Barefoot Jax
10-10:30 p.m. Lazy Daze
11-11:30 p.m. Timba Swing
12-12:30 a.m. 1000 Pounds of Thrust
1-1:30 a.m. Urban Rebel
2-2:30 a.m. Falseta
3-3:30 a.m. Session Zero
Hema Stage (south)
9:30-10 p.m. We already had breakfast
10:30-11 p.m. King E
11:30-12 a.m. Murjur / This is the black machine
12:30-1 a.m. Rich Kid Sound System
1:30-2 a.m. Crimson Juliet
2:30-3a m. Heroes On Drugs
Waho Stage (outside)
9-9:30 p.m. F.O.T.U.S.
10-10:30 p.m. Eleven Lives
11-11:30 p.m. Behind the Houses
12-12:30 a.m. Jacob I & The lost tribe of Buddha
1-1:30 a.m. The Deadly Blank
1:45-2 a.m. Squint
2:05-2:20 a.m. Fabion
2:20-3 a.m. DJ Oski