Miami Native Leo Brooks Returns to South Florida for Country Music Festival


Summary: Miami native Leo Brooks, who had a secret love for country music, is returning to perform in Miami as part of the country duo Neon Union at the upcoming Country Bay Music Festival. The festival includes headliners like Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, and Chris Young.

A Secret Love for Country Music

Leo Brooks, a Miami native, grew up in the ’80s and ’90s with a secret love for country music, which he inherited from his father and grandfather. While he listened to popular music while hanging out with his friends, he kept his love for country to himself.

Returning to Miami for a Country Music Festival

Leo Brooks, now part of the country duo Neon Union, is returning to Miami for the Country Bay Music Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place at the historic Miami Marine Stadium, featuring headliners such as Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Lee Brice, and Lainey Wilson, along with other performers.

A Dream Come True

Performing at a country festival in his hometown of Miami is a dream come true for Leo Brooks. He never thought he would have the opportunity to perform as an artist at a country festival in Miami. He expressed his excitement and anticipation for the event.

From Musician to Country Singer

Leo Brooks always had a passion for music and knew he wanted to be a musician. After working with artists like Lauryn Hill and Pitbull, he started sharing his own country songs with Pitbull. Encouraged by Pitbull, Brooks decided to pursue his country music career as a performer.

Latin Influence on Country Music

Leo Brooks, growing up in Miami with its Latin influence, brings a unique flavor to his country music. He acknowledges the Latin influence in his sound, combining his love for country with his Miami upbringing.

Bringing Country Music to South Florida

Miami is known for its Latin, hip hop, and electronic music scene, but there is also a strong country music fanbase in South Florida. The organizers of Country Bay Music Festival recognized the potential for a country music event in Miami and aim to make it a destination festival, attracting fans from both within and outside of South Florida.

A Long-Term Commitment to Country Bay

Loud and Live, the company behind Country Bay Music Festival, has a long-term commitment to the festival and to Miami. They see the festival as an opportunity to support the restoration efforts of the Miami Marine Stadium and plan to make it an annual event.

A Festive Experience

In addition to the live performances, the Country Bay Music Festival will offer various festivities including a country-themed bar, games, food, line dancing, a mechanical bull, a giant Ferris wheel, and anchorage access passes for attendees to arrive by boat or yacht.

The Location and Transportation Challenges

The Miami Marine Stadium, where the festival will be held, offers a scenic view of Biscayne Bay and the city skyline. However, the limited access to Virginia Key, where the stadium is located, has posed transportation challenges in the past for events like the Ultra Music Festival.

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