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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Miami Marine Stadium's "Clambake" night

Miami Marine Stadium turns 50 this month. To celebrate, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium are hosting a screening of the Elvis Presley film “Clambake." Some scenes from the 1967 film were filmed at the stadium. A “Latin clambake” is part of the celebration which features paella, a cash bar, and a reserved seat to watch the film all for $25.00. The film will be shown on the patio at the Coral Gables Museum which has been featuring the exhibit “Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium.”

"Clambake" co-stars Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, and Bill Bixby, it's a rock 'n roll twist on Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper.


The event is Sunday, December 22 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are limited. You may purchase them here or call 800-838-3006.


The Stadium built in 1963, hosted boat races, Easter Sunrise Services, spectacles of all kinds, and performers including Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles, and The Who during its years of operation from 1963 to 1992. Even Phil Donahue did a show from there one time. The place was shuttered in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew. But, in 2008, a new non-profit group–Friends of Miami Marine Stadium–was formed to develop a plan to restore and operate the Marine Stadium. In July of 2013, the City of Miami approved the site plan as proposed by Friends of Miami Marine Stadium and fundraising has commenced.

The Clambake evening is sponsored by the Miami Parrot Heat Club. The Parrot Head Club is comprised of devout fans of Jimmy Buffett, perhaps the most beloved of all Marine Stadium performers. “There has not been a single event that has united fans of Jimmy Buffett more than that August, 1985 Live By The Bay Concert at the Marine Stadium”, said Brenda Braley, President of the Miami Parrot Head Club. “The people who were there still talk about it 28 years later while the rest of us dream that it will happen again.”

Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon Avenue.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Lois said...

I remember seeing Richie Havens there, too. Gotta love Google. Found a newspaper archive of that event. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2206&dat=19710518&id=49glAAAAIBAJ&sjid=y_MFAAAAIBAJ&pg=758,3646748

December 19, 2013 5:36 PM  

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