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LUMPY SUE ACOUSTIC MUSICFEST (LSAM)

IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH LUMPY SUE--YOU SHOULD BE ! THIS EVENT IS BOTH JOYOUS AND CHARITABLE.  THAT'S WHY IT'S SUCH A CROWD PLEASER .

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 Above, The Original Lumpy Sue Crew.  

 

THE LSAM HAD ITS ORIGIN IN 1992 WHEN A SMALL GROUP OF LOCALS DECIDED THAT THE MIAMI AREA WAS IN NEED OF A FAMILY ORIENTED ACOUSTIC /FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL. RECALLING THAT GREYNOLDS PARK IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH IN THE 1960'S WAS A HAVEN FOR FOLK MUSIC GROUPIES THE LOCALS DECIDED THAT WOULD BE THEIR VENUE. THE DATE FOR THE EVENT WOULD BE A TRADITION . . . FRIDAY, THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING, IN HONOR OF ALICE'S RESTAURANT. THAT GROUP OF LOCALS WAS LED BY BRUCE GRAYSON AS DIRECTOR OF THE FESTIVAL ALONG WITH MICHELLE SAS , SHARI LIPNER, CAROL GRAYSON AND ROBERT "ROMO" MILLER. THIS FOUNDING GROUP REMAINS TODAY AS THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF LSAM.

IN 1994 LSAM HAD TWO SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONS. FIRST MAGDA HILLER, A LOCAL FOLK SINGER AND A RECIPIENT OF BEST FEMALE VOCALIST IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, JOINED THE GROUP AS TALENT DIRECTOR, BOOKING ALL THE ACTS FOR LSAM. THIS FOREVER CHANGED THE FEST GIVING IT ACCESS TO THE BEST TALENT STATEWIDE UTILIZING MAGDA'S NETWORK OF FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES. ALL THE TALENT APPEARS GRATIS IN RESPECT FOR OUR SECOND ADDITION . . . HABITAT FOR HUMANITY . THERE IS A RAFFLE TO BENEFIT HABITAT. PRIZES ARE SUPPLIED MOSTLY BY RESTAURANTS AND 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO HABITAT. IN OUR NINE YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH HABITAT WE HAVE HELPED OVER 400 FAMILIES WITH THEIR HOUSING NEEDS.

THE FESTIVAL HAS DEVELOPED INTO EVERYTHING THE FOUNDERS HOPED FOR; GREAT MUSIC PREFORMED BY RESPECTED ARTISTS, A FAMILY GATHERING, IN A BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT, CREATING A TRADITIONAL EVENT TO ATTRACT A SUBSTANTIAL AUDIENCE, ABOUT 2000 OF THE MELLOWEST PEOPLE YOU WANT TO MEET AND SPEND A DAY WITH.

I HOPE YOU WILL ATTEND THE NEXT LSAM HELD ON THE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING.  PLEASE COME BY AND SAY HELLO TO THE FOUNDERS.  


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