March 11th at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
The festival will be hosted by Lance’O of Kulcha Shok Muzic and will include performances by DMX, Julian Marley, Capleton, Mavado, Sizzla, Kreesha Turner, Charly Black, Matamba, DJ sets by Jahstream and Mighty Crown, and more. Further lineup announcements will be made soon.
Besides the music, there will be a holistic village with services such as acupuncture, massages, and yoga, as well as nutritionists and life coaches. We will also have body painting and a drum circle on the beach. Although this is an adult festival, children under 10 enter free as long as they are escorted by a guardian.
Expect a day full of music, many different cultures, foods and drinks: from Jamaican jerk chicken and other popular Jamaican dishes to Latin food, arepas, pizza, Chinese food, fresh salads and vegetarian food.
To keep up the tradition, a donation of 4 canned goods is still required for entry. This practice has been going on since the very first edition of 9 Mile Festival 24 years ago, and all goods are contributed to charity. This year the festival will support Kurlys House & Food for Life.