The Lumpy Sue Acoustic Musicfest is a free concert in North Miami's Greynolds Park the day after Thanksgiving. It provides a relaxed and mellow alternative to the frenzy of Holiday commercialism. However, if money is burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy raffle tickets to support Habitat for Humanity. Prizes are generally gift certificates from local merchants and have included: restaurants, spas, music and book stores, coffee houses, baskets and gifts, hotel and cruise vacations, etc. (they also make excellent gifts IMHO).
5 hours of FREE Music to Benefit a wonderful charity!
PARKING & SHUTTLES
Admission is free. Parking is $7 per car, and $15 for bus, truck or RV.
GET THE MAP
Address: 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL
Hours of Operation :Sunrise - Sunset
Office Hours :9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Sunday
Boathouse: By reservations only.
Phone Number: 305-945-3425
A single-rider golf cart is available for persons with disabilities (with 24 hours' advance notice). Please call the golf shop to arrange for use of the single-rider golf cart.
ABOUT THE PARK
Once the site of a rock quarry, is now a 249-acre park consisting of a variety of habitats; most notably a relatively intact hardwood hammock and mangrove forest. The hammock at Greynolds is one of the last well-protected natural areas of northern Miami-Dade County.
Tequesta Indians used the Oleta River, which runs along the east side of the park, as a source of transportation. In the years following, the Seminole Indians used the land along side the river as a trading post and a source of supplies for early Miami-Dade County settlers. The park is named after A.O. Greynolds, the head of Ojus Rock Company, who deeded the land over to Miami-Dade County Parks Department in 1936.
In 1933, when the Miami-Dade County Parks department was first coming into fruition, the want and need for a park in the North end of the county was apparent. The land that would become Greynolds Park was acquired through swaps and donations, with the majority of it came from Mr. A.O. Greynolds, owner of the Ojus Rock Company. He donated 110 acres of his property in exchange for naming the park after him.
The park became Miami-Dade County’s second oldest park. Greynolds Park was officially dedicated in 1936 and gained immediate popularity. The park was popular amongst hippies during the 1960’s, where they converged to join “Love-ins” that featured musical acts. Today, the park pays homage with the annual Love-in event held in May.
KEEP OUR PARK GREEN & CLEAN
The park is such a thing of beauty, please be sure to clean up after yourselves and leave it as pristine as you found it.