The Lumpy Sue Acoustic MusicFest



LUMPY SUE is taking a break.

It's been 25 years, and the annual festival has grown to be a favorite local tradition.
This year, those of us who have labored to make this event a success each year faced some challenges, and time was the biggest challenge. 
Long story short: There will be no Lumpy Sue Acoustic Music Festival in Greynolds Park this year. 
But we are not going away. We're correcting course and working on making the 2016 festival the biggest and best ever!

To our longtime friends and supporters: Thank you for standing by us all these years. And please, keep our mission alive by making a donation this holiday season to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami in Lumpy Sue's name!

To our dedicated musicians: You are the core of what we do, and we look forward to 2016. Call us, reserve your spot on our lineup. We have been in the enviable position of having to turn down performers each year. So get in touch with us by March and we will provide an audience the day after Thanksgiving, 2016.

To the gang at Habitat: We love you, and we will continue to post information on our Facebook Page and our web page in support of the great work you do.

So, as we bask in glow of our Silver Anniversary, we are reminded not to take time for granted. We have a whole year+ to gather great prizes and more donations, and plan an event that will continue to be cherished by the community for many years to come.

Bless you all.

For Additional Information, Sponsorship Info, talent inquiries or  to Donate Prizes
Call: 786 999 5777 Or email:

The Lumpy Sue Acoustic Musicfest is a free concert in North Miami's Greynolds Park the day after Thanksgiving. It provides a relaxed and mellow alternative to the frenzy of Holiday commercialism. However, if money is burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy raffle tickets to support Habitat for Humanity. Prizes are generally gift certificates from local merchants and have included: restaurants, spas, music and book stores, coffee houses, baskets and gifts, hotel and cruise vacations, etc. (they also make excellent gifts IMHO). 

Tentative Schedule:
Get a good spot, unpack your blankets or chairs, meet your neighbors, buy some raffle tickets and get comfortable. On a (typically) crisp fall day in our beautiful park, we will be privileged to enjoy the sounds of many of the best local artists.

On hiatus for 2015

LSAM 2009 Event
Event photo courtesy of Robert Stolpe

Photo Albums of the event are available from 2003-2013

Please be on the lookout for some of the many after-parties that are sponsored by local vendors.

Facebook Link Friend me now to get access to the hottest cool acts and tune in, turn on, and drop out (at least for the day). Facebook Friends of Lumpy Sue get a special raffle ticket with regular ticket purchase at the event.
Lumpy History:

The LSAM had its origin in 1992 when a small group of locals decided that the Miami area was in need of a family oriented acoustic folk music festival. Recalling that Greynolds park in North Miami Beach in the 1960's was a haven for folk music groupies the locals decided that that would be their venue. The date for the event would be a tradition… Friday, the day after thanksgiving, in honor of Alice's restaurant. That group of locals was led by Bruce Grayson as director of the festival along with Michelle Sas , Shari Holbert Lipner, Carol Grayson and  Robert "Romo" Miller. This founding group remains today as the executive committee of LSAM. The planning committee has expanded over the years to include Becky Lipner, Neal Lipner, Robert Stolpe, Diane Dolley, Frank "Ratt" Falestra, Daphna Rose, David Chaskes, Sean Edelson and many more generous and dedicated characters.

In its second year, 1992, LSAM began generating proceeds through raffles and donating them to Habitat for Humanity. Prizes are supplied by local restaurants and many other local merchants and 100% of the proceeds go to habitat. In our 21 year relationship with habitat we have helped over 700 families obtain affordable housing .

The festival has developed into everything the founders hoped for: great music performed by respected artists, a family gathering, in a beautiful environment, it has become a traditional event to a substantial audience, and draws a few thousand of the kindest and mellowest people you want to meet and spend a day with.

We hope you will attend the next LSAM held on the Friday after thanksgiving and make it a family tradition. Please come by and say hello to the founders.

(Click to read the legend of Lumpy Sue)

The Original Lumpy Sue Organizers at Greynolds Park (circa late 20th century).
Additional Resources:
Notes and FAQ for Performers
Staff Resources
Concert History

Cant wait for Lumpy Sue? Here are two things to keep you busy while you wait!
Lumpy Sue Acoustic MusicFest Anagrams
(My favorites are  
"Voices pacify, cumulus stimulates" and  "Act-up! Suavely fuse cosmic stimuli")

A Nifty Maze Game 


Copyright 2015

(if you have a problem with comic sans, take it up with Bruce)