Music Festival Celebrates Little Havana's History

September 1, 2016 by Sarah Heffern

The Ball and Chain in Miami's Little Havana

The Ball and Chain in Miami's Little Havana

This weekend, the Ball and Chain in Little Havana will be toasting its 81st year with a festival celebrating its history as one of Miami's most famous music venues.

"At Calle Ocho's famed bar and venue Ball & Chain, the sounds of today's Miami music echo through walls that once heard the greats of jazz's golden age. If these walls could talk, they'd tell stories of the time stars such as Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Orchestra stopped to play at the world-famous lounge."

The fun gets underway the afternoon of Friday, September 2 and continues through the weekend until 3 a.m. Sunday and features two dozen jazz, Latin, and Afro-pop bands.

Read the full story from the Miami New Times.

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