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BACARDĺ Carnival hosted by Andrew Zimmern with special performance by Rev Run
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BACARDĺ presents The Block Party hosted by Melba Wilson and Andrew Zimmern with a special performance by Rev Run

Sunday, February 25
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

American Airlines® North Venue
Entrance located on the sand at 1 Lincoln Road
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What's Included

All food and drink is included at this event.

Dress Code: Casual

Casual attire is recommended.






21 years of age and older


Think back to those epic block party days, where the celebration was all about high energy vibes and music that made you move. Get ready to groove to the sounds of rum with the iconic Rev Run and immerse yourself in nostalgia, as we once again team up with our friends at BACARDĺ to bring you the grand finale on the golden sand.

Emmy award-winner and four-time James Beard honoree, the charismatic TV personality Andrew Zimmern, returns to host this epic block party. Joining him will be Melba Wilson, the visionary behind Melba's, draws on her Harlem upbringing and experiences at Sylvia's and Windows on the World to create a dining haven where exceptional service and great food make patrons feel warmly embraced, turning every visit into a cherished homecoming. And you’re in for a thrilling experience because we have a special treat for you – none other than Grammy-winning 90s icon, Rev Run, is set to light up the stage for us. The dynamic DJ and frontman of the legendary RUN DMC will join us for an unforgettable performance under the starry night, setting the vibe on fire and ensuring this party's energy is the ultimate post-SOBEWFF® weekend high we all crave.

Attendees will be treated to an exceptional showcase of delectable bites from over 20 of South Florida’s most iconic chefs. And, of course, what’s a BACARDÍ party without expertly crafted cocktails using spirits from BACARDÍ’S extensive portfolio including Bacardī, Grey Goose, Patrón, D’Usse, Dewars, & Martini & Rossi! Join us as we close out another unforgettable Festival with a perfect blend of timeless music, mind-blowing entertainment, and delicious food. It’s the ultimate closing party, and you won’t want to miss it!

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Additional Event Information

You must use an eligible Capital One Visa or Capital One Mastercard credit or debit card to purchase the Capital One Cardholder Early Access, which provides access 30 minutes prior to General Admission. Excludes Capital One issued private label cards. While supplies last.

100% of net proceeds from the Festival benefit students of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.

All guests must adhere to the Festival bag policy.

To request materials in accessible format, register a service animal and or secure an accommodation, please contact FIU’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (OCRCA) at 305.348.2785 or [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of the event or at the earliest possible opportunity.

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