- This event has passed.
Insites to perform at the 2021 United First Responders Music Fest this weekend!
November 19, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY – INSITES
Performing 1:15pm to 1:45pm
INSITES, a South Florida based band comprised of Law Enforcement Officers. We found our perfect outlet through music. The band began as a group of officers from Miami International Airport who decided to get together after work, unwind and “make some noise” with their instruments. Some were very talented and some were just beginning to work on their craft, but the purpose was to relax and have some fun. Sometimes the practice studio would be standing room only with officers, and some weeks there were just two or three attempts to play something recognizable. It was a chance to get together, talk shop and unwind. It wasn’t until a few officers kept coming around and bringing original musical ideas to the table, that we started calling it music.
James Gamboa: Lead Vocals & Guitar
Joseph Kuchta: Bass & Vocals
Jose Rodriguez-Schmidt: Lead guitar & Vocals
John Wagner: Drums
Last Thought EP (2018)
Tattoo – Single (2016)
Wait – Single (2015)
Etched In Stone – Single (2014)
ABOUT UNITED FIRST RESPONDERS MUSICFEST, INC. OFFICIAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
United First Responders Musicfest was the idea of Miami Police Sergeant Lizlinda Bremer of the InBlue Police Band. In a collaborative effort, Sergeant Bremer presented the idea to InBlue Director and Miami Police Major Frank Fernandez, who then sat down with now-retired Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina, and the Musicfest was created. This Musicfest now blessed by current City of Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo will be a one-of-a-kind festival held in the great City of Miami. It will take place in the heart of Coconut Grove at the beautiful Regatta Park located next to the historic City Hall. The event will be showcasing musicians, who are presently active or retired uniformed personnel, from different police and fire departments across the United States and Puerto Rico. These first responders not only take pride in protecting the communities they serve, but they also have a passion for music and the diverse culture we are so blessed to have.
In addition to the festival, United First Responder Musicfest will have a multi-agency first responder exposition incorporated into this unique event. The exposition will consist of a collaboration by local first responding agencies which will be displaying a variety of equipment and apparatus. These agencies will be showcasing a diverse representation of their capabilities and services in which they all so proudly provide while serving and protecting their communities.
Our goal is to create a family-friendly event, giving attendees the opportunity to meet the men and women in uniform who serve and protect our communities while enjoying great food, beverages, exhibitions, vendors, and MUSIC from genres such as Latin Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, and POP. We invite the entire South Florida community to join us for this prestigious and honorable event free of charge.
Proceeds will benefit POAT a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the law enforcement community of Miami-Dade County, by providing assistance to the officers and their families in times of hardship and personal crisis. Additionally, the event will help to support the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Donations are 100% tax-exempt and will be gratefully appreciated and accepted.
The vision for future events is that it may be hosted in cities throughout the nation, stay tuned…