The Nations First Responders
InBlue Police Band
Host City Band – Performing 4:00 pm – 4: 45pm
This multi-agency band represents Miami Police, Miami-Dade Police, Coral Gables Police, Doral Police and Miami Beach Police, Opa-Locka Police Department and Third District Court of Appeals Police Department. The band has a multi genre catalog of cover songs it performs at community events through-out South Florida.
Broward Sheriff’s Office – DOD Band
Performing 2:40pm to 3:10pm
This band represents all Detention Officers from the Broward Sheriff’s Office and performs throughout the community. The band represents a catalog of music in genres such as Jazz and R&B/Soul.
Miami-Dade County Fire Department – Fire Brigade
Performing 2:40pm to 2:40pm
This band is a high-energy Rock & Roll band consisting of Miami-Dade Firefighters. When they are not fighting fires, they are entertaining around the community.
New York Police Department – La Jara Band
Performing 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm
This NYPD band represents the Hispanic society and entertains New Yorkers with its multi-Latin genre of music such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Cumbia.
Banda De La Policia De Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Police Band – Performing 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
As the largest band performing in this year’s UFRM, this band brings the warm Salsa and Merengue sounds of the Caribbean Island. These first responders dedicate their talents to communities throughout Puerto Rico.
Hudson County Sheriff, NJ – Officer Daniel Rivera
Solo Performer – Performing 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm
This officer has made it his life’s work to connect, bridge, and mend the gaps between the community and law enforcement. As a solo Hip Hop Artist, he writes and produces powerful messages of unity.
Collier County Sheriffs Office – Deputy Sheriff Miguel Angel Nova
Solo Performer – Performing 1:00pm to 1:15pm
This officer has debuted his very own single in the Salsa genre. As a Deputy Sheriff, he gives back to his community by sharing his talent and love for music.
US Department of Homeland Security – Insites
Performing 1:15pm to 1:45pm
INSITES, a South Florida-based band comprised of Law Enforcement Officers. Found their perfect outlet through music.
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…