Snarky Puppy hosted the first annual GroundUP Music Festival last weekend, spending three glorious nights under the Miami, FL sky from February 10th through the 12th. While the band’s achievements were being celebrated at the Grammy Awards, the musicians were doing what they do best, performing! For three beautiful days, Snarky Puppy and members of the GroundUP Music label set up shop across two stages – The Bandshell Stage & The Park Stage. Between exciting headliners like David Crosby and Chris Thile, exciting collaborations (including Mono Neon, Esperanza Spalding, and Jeff Coffin performing as artists-at-large), and just great jam sessions (John Medeski’s Mad Skillet comes to mind), it was a weekend filled with great music!

What follows is a series of video and photo highlights captured over the three days, as provided by CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS. Enjoy!

Friday, February 10

Snarky Puppy: “What About Me?”

David Crosby: “Déjà Vu – Woodstock” ft. Michael League (bass & guitar), Becca Stevens (guitar), Michelle Willis (keys)

Late Night at Le Jardin Club at The Deauville Hotel

Ghost-Note with special guest Jeff Coffin: “Ja-Make-Ya-Dance”

Ghost-Note with special guest Mono Neon: “Shrill Tones – Can’t Get Right”

Saturday, February 11

Charlie Hunter Trio feat. Carter McLean (drums), Rob Dixon (sax) with special guest Jeff Coffin: “I Can’t Go For That” (Hall & Oates)

Terence Blanchard featuring Michael League (bass), Bill Laurance (piano), Jamison Ross (drums) and Bob Lanzetti (guitar) of Snarky Puppy, with special guest Esperanza Spalding

Sunday, February 12

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet with Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph, Terence Higgins

The stage debut of Bokanté featuring Malika (vocals), Roosevelt Collier, Michael League and Snarky Puppy members

Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: “Grown Folks”

Snarky Puppy with special guests Chris Thile, Jeff Coffin, Esperanza Spalding and other artists-at-large

All photos and videos courtesy of CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS.