As the Downtown Doral area expands its offerings of family-friendly events, live entertainment and trendy restaurants, the mixed-used plaza also offers various holiday-themed shows in December to enhance guests’ cultural experiences. World-renowned artists will be featured during Downtown Doral’s Holiday Fest celebration for three weeks.
Upcoming shows include:
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party
When: Friday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.
Details: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been performing its unique take on American swing and jazz music for 28 years. Their unique and spirited “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” has become an annual family event.
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
Details: Arturo Sandoval is a Cuban Jazz legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. He has received 10 Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award for the original score he composed for the HBO movie about his life “For Love or Country.”
When: Sunday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
Details: The New York Times describes Elizabeth Caballero as a “plush-toned, expressive soprano” and The Wall Street Journal exclaims that “Ms. Caballero is a find: her opulent soprano rings freely and lyrically throughout her range.”
Nu Deco Ensemble
When: Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Details: The New York Times has hailed Nu Deco Ensemble as a “Chamber orchestra for the 21st century”, Billboard has announced them as “Sonically Spellbinding” and Saratoga Living exclaimed them as “fiery, captivating and refreshingly original.”
Siudy Flamenco: Flamenco Intimo
When: Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Details: Flamenco Intimo presents a journey through the diversity of colors, sensations and emotions of a pure-rooted Flamenco, while at the same time remaining open to the present, a proper reading of the different styles of Flamenco dancing.
When: Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
Details: Naturally 7 consists of a tightly orchestrated collection of great singers that transform their voices into actual human instruments to produce music of any genre. Famed musician Quincy Jones declares them “The best a cappella group in the world!”
Etienne Charles: Creole Christmas
When: Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.
Details: Hailed by the New York Times as “an auteur” and by JazzTimes as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism,” NPR’s All Things Considered calls Etienne, “a great young trumpeter…his records filter calypso, reggae and other Afro-Caribbean music into a modern jazz conception.”
Chris Thile and Aoife O’Donovan
When: Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Details: Called “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, Aoife O’Donovan is one of the most sought-after vocalists and songwriters of her generation. Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek member, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist.
Downtown Doral is centrally located in Miami-Dade County. The area offers parking garages and paved parking lots for visitors and the City of Doral’s street parking.
For more information, visit Downtowndoral.com/holiday-fest/