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With last week's Grammy nomination adding luster to an already potent project, Snarky Puppy will be joined by Esperanza Spalding, David Crosby and a thoughtfully diverse list of other performers for the inaugural GroundUP Music Festival at the North Beach Bandshell on Miami Beach Feb. 10-12. Snarky Puppy's 2016 release, "Culcha Vulcha," was just nominated in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category, and they are scheduled to perform on all three days of GroundUP. Similarly, four-time Grammy winner Spalding is an "artist at large" who will sit in with several performers. Rock icon Crosby is the opening-night headliner. The rest of the lineup exudes the uncommon ambition that Snarky fans have come to expect from anything the band touches.

Also on the bill will be a performance by Chris Thile, the new host of "A Prairie Home Companion," aided by frequent bluegrass collaborator Michael Daves. John Medeski's Mad Skillet, Terence Blanchard, the Charlie Hunter Trio, the Pedrito Martinez Group, the Bill Laurance Group, the Lee Boys featuring Roosevelt Collier and Shelly Berg. Young singer Jacob Collier also is part of the lineup, along with House of Waters, Forq, Banda Magda, Lucy Woodward, Maz, Michelle Willis, Carlos Malta & Pife Muderno, Laura Mvula, and the Funky Knuckles.

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