Perpetually clad in flip-flops and baggy shorts, flaunting the kind of deep skin tone and shaggy golden hair only a lifetime on the beach can achieve, Sammy Zuniga doesn't look like your typical music impresario. But local music fans know the international vagabond sophisticate as the founder of Lake Worth's monthly Open Grass jam session and the affable host of the annual Earth Day Peace Jam, held the past few years at Bryant Park. That sunny, waterside locale is the site of Zuniga's latest production, the Open Grass Music and Art Festival, a daylong celebration that looks to be a sort of micro-Langerado. Tons of jamtastic bands from all over South Florida will take the stage, including local faves the Heavy Pets, Crazy Fingers, and the Downhome Southernaires. Expect plenty of funky vendors and tasty festie food too. Here's hoping for good weather and better grass.
The Open Grass Music and Art Festival takes place from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at Bryant Park, Lake Avenue at the Intracoastal, downtown Lake Worth. Tickets cost $15. Visit www.opengrass.com.