DJ Begins to Play Music /MC-Michael Baiamonte Welcomes Crowd at 6:15pm
Face Painting/ Toddler Zone Open (6-9pm): Caricatures 6:30pm-9:30pm; Game Trucks: 6-9pm
Set#1: Fire Bridge Band (30-minute set)
DJ/MC- Music & Announcements
Set#:2 Fire Brigade Band-(30) minute set
Patriotic Stilt walkers making balloons (6:30pm-8:00pm)
DJ/MC- Music &Announcements
Welcome Remarks and introductions by Village of Palmetto Bay Council
** Special Thank you to all Vets present: Stand to be recognized; Special Recognitions/Guests: Red Level Sponsor Recognition- South Motors/BMW, and The Collection/ AUDI, Panter, Panter & Sampedro, and the Town of Cutler Bay.
Set #3 Fire Brigade Band- (FINAL SET: 20-minute set)
(2) LED Stilt Walker Robots/ (2) LED Dancers for Crowd Pictures (8:15-9:00pm)
(2) LED Robot/ (2) Dancers Performance (gets crowd hyped for fireworks)
FINAL THNAK YOU’s to all sponsors, vendors and partners
Presentation of Colors-Miami-Dade Fire Rescue & Cadet Honor Guard
National Anthem Singer- Samantha Zaitman-11th grader from Miami Arts Studio at Zelda Glazer 6-12.
Fireworks Countdown Begins 10..9..8..7..
Fireworks Show Begins
End of Fireworks
Breakdown begins/Crowd Clears Out; Remove Water Barriers
Palmetto Bay Park Permitter Road Closures Open Up
Roads Open – Police Department
*This schedule is subject to change
Michael Baiamonte, the "Voice of the Heat", to Emcee Event
Known as the Voice of the Miami Heat and particularly his "dos minutos" call out, the one and only Mr. Michael Baiamonte will once again emcee the Independence Day Celebration. This year, we have a great line-up of entertainers, including The Fire Brigade and an LED Robot Performance for all to enjoy!
Michael Baiamonte has made his mark as one of the Premier Voices in both the South Florida Sports, as well as Event Hosting markets. Since 1990 Michael has entertained crowds as the Public Address Voice of the NBA’s 3-time World Champion, Miami HEAT. His creativity and style has local Media referring to him as “One of the Most Recognizable Voices in the South Florida Sports Market”.
As an Emcee, Michael has hosted a variety of events for Corporations and Organizations such as Top Rank Boxing, Ritz-Carlton, Hilton Hotels, NIKE, Assurant Solutions, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and has emceed the Village's July 4th Celebration for the past 6 years.
About the National Anthem Singer - Samantha Zaitman
Samantha Zaitman will be singing the National Anthem at the Village's Fourth of July Celebration. She is very excited to have been invited once again to sing at this year’s event. Samantha is a fifteen-year-old who has been singing all of her life. She has been an active participant at her High school -Miami Arts Studio in various drama musicals. Samantha has had the privilege to be invited to the Junior Thespian competition and won Critics Choice. She has performed at the Doral Opera and various other events. Relay for Life is an event that she has sang the National Anthem at and will always be very special for her.
Another unforgettable experience for her was when she was invited to sing the National
Anthem at the Homestead Air Force Base in 2018. Hopefully she’ll be signing for them again when the Homestead Air Force Base has another event. That year she sang the National Anthem both
days Saturday and Sunday and was overwhelmed by such an incredible experience. Her favorite part of singing at this event was seeing our amazing and dedicated airmen showcasing their talents. She couldn’t believe that she sang the National Anthem as a parachute team member (Golden Knight) was coming down from the sky where he had jumped from an airplane carrying our American flag and landed at the same time she finished the last verse of our song! That was just incredible! And she did it both days with equal precision. She was congratulated by all of the Golden Knights that were there and the team captain thanked her and took off one of his Thunderbird pins and gave it to her which was an unbelievable honor. Once again she is honored and humbled to be invited to this important event, our Fourth of July celebration to honor our soldiers and country.
LED Robot Show
Thousands of residents, friends and neighbors are expected to join us stating at 6 pm for great food, drinks, and family fun--- but, we're really excited to bring you an amazing line-up of live music and performances by The Fire Brigade party band AND LED Robot Show!
The Fire Brigade Party Band
FIRE BRIGADE is a high energy premium party band that is comprised entirely of Miami –Dade County Firefighters. They have been setting stages ablaze since 2004. They are crowd favorites, electrifying fans locally as well as performing at venues throughout the United Sates. FIRE BRIGADE has been supporting act for multiple international recording artist, such as Lita Ford, Blue Oyster Cult, Joan Jett, Molly Hatchet, and most recently were selected to perform with Pit Bull on the 2021 Latin Grammys. They have a vast catalog of music that covers most genres from top 40 to rock and country. In 2011 FIRE BRIGADE recorded an all original album that led to winning the 2011 Indianapolis FDIC Battle of the bands. The same year they were second place finalist for Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands for Miami and Hollywood.