Christmas Near the Beach 2014 Line Up

Hosts– Moody Radio’s Eric Johnson, Audrey Altman, and Brigitte and Gibson Sylvestre

DJ- DJ Mr. E from Soul Movement Crew Productions

4:00: Ashley Briggs

4:30: The American Poets

5:00: Grinchy Got Saved- Standing Ovation Theater

5:15: Josh Bramos

5:45: Florida Sunshine Band

6:00: St. Nick ARRIVES!

6:15: DJ-Mr. E and Jalisa Faye

6:45: Mime – Only One Roadway

7:00: Austin Adamec (…watch for the FLASH MOB!)

7:30: Expressions of Joy –Christmas Ballet

7:45: Ashley Briggs

8:00: Giveaways

8:10: Jesse Jones Jr. and Christmas Caroling with all of our artists!

8:30: Angel Tones Steel Drum Band


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Our Artists

Austin Adamec

austinAdamec2014 AustinAdamecImage2014From church-sponsored fall retreats to arena football game halftime performances, newly signed Sony / Provident recording artist, Austin Adamec, is exploding the sonic boundaries of church and pop music. With his debut album slotted for release in mid 2014 and many communities already electrified by his passion, 26-year-old Adamec continues to melodize the issues of today with the all-surpassing assurance of God’s love.

With a passion to reach people for Christ through music, Austin Adamec has found God’s calling on his life and is pursuing it!

“I’m very thankful for my awesome family, God’s amazing creation, surfing, snowboarding, music, singing, songwriting, worship, and the ability to point people to a loving, merciful God that I find in Jesus”-Austin Adamec

The American Poets

american poetsThe American Poets are “Modern Americana” singer/songwriter duo Jeff & Christine Maldonado. During their first several years together, Jeff & Christine performed extensively in South Florida, as well as various regions throughout the U.S. to promote their first album of acoustic/folk songs under their former name “The Providence”. They quickly developed a large following of dedicated fans and were widely respected and regarded as a vital force on South Florida’s music scene. It was during this time that they drew the attention of various local radio stations and t.v. programs, and were invited to perform on several live broadcasts. Soon after, they were chosen to perform on a nationally televised talent program, and subsequently had their songs featured in several independent films. Through all the buzz that was being generated, they landed a much sought after opportunity to perform at the prestigious “Bluebird Cafe” in Nashville, and also at “B.B. King’s Blues Club” in Memphis.
When the time came to record their second album, Jeff & Christine wanted to expand their sonic horizons, and create a more diverse, dynamic and powerful sound. Therefore, they decided to recruit the help of Orlando Machado, who is a well known and highly acclaimed drummer in South Florida, in order to achieve their new sound. Together, along with the help of various other talented local musicians, Jeff & Christine recorded their second CD of all original music under their new band name, “The American Poets”. The American Poets perform as an acoustic duo, showcasing some of their most loved original songs, as well as their unique versions of some of yesterday’s & today’s most popular hits, and also perform as a full band. The American Poets CD entitled “Light Of Life”, is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, &

Angel Tones Steel Drum Band

Back by popular demand…  The Angel Tones Steel Drum Band!  They’ll take you to the islands with their steel drums and their lively performance! The steel drum originated on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1946 and is the only acoustic musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Steel drums are made right from used oil drums.  The Angel Tones Steel Band is from Fourth Avenue International Worship Center directed by Pan Paradise artist, Dexter Brown. He wittingly directed teenagers with no prior experience to the enviable position of two-time State Champions, they went on to compete internationally for the Church of God Teen Talent competition in which they won the steel drum competition in San Antonio, Texas Alamo Dome and at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

Dexter is  a valued and prominent community leader, who has used his musical ingenuity to instruct young people in music at the Upper Room Christian Academy and Davie Elementary.  Additionally, he vigorously volunteers his time and resources in teaching the youth at the Fourth Avenue International Worship Center, the creative art of playing music on the steel pan instruments.

Dexter has several attractive credits to his name.  He has arranged and directed music for several elementary and high school students in the South Florida region.

Billy the Marlin

billyTheMarlinBilly the Marlin is the official mascot of the Miami Marlins baseball franchise. At 8 feet tall and 250 pounds, he is “a natural-born clown and good-natured prankster“.He appears at every Marlins home game at Sun Life Stadium and Marlins Park, and performs his own routine in the middle of the 5th inning.

LOOK for Billy at 6 pm to 7pm at Christmas Near the Beach.

The Marlin’s Street Team will have a table filled with giveaways, but brush up on Marlin trivia for prizes!

Josh Bramos

josh 2As a worship leader in South Florida and a husband with two children, Josh has a heart that longs to help the church learn how to worship our Lord through Scripture. Teaching scripture through song has become his way of leading the body of Christ into worship.

Josh’s newest release “The Well” is filled with God’s word throughout each song. By Grace is the invitation from an unbiased God welcoming everyone to his nearness. “You Hold The Victory” is from Psalms. It is the chant of a follower who Run’s after God with a banner of victory over him. “The Well” is the title track as well as the joyous song that proves God’s well overflows and welcomes all to drink and be satisfied.
After Releasing The Well in 2013, Local churches in South Florida took a liking to the Organic Folk sounding Record and have begun playing this worship songs in their churches.

Ashley Briggs

AshleyBriggs0102When Ashley Briggs starts singing it’s like listening to a blend of The Band Perry, Martina McBride and Shania Twain. In fact, if you were to judge by the clarity and control of her voice alone, you’d find it hard to believe this South Florida country singer is still a teenager. Taking the stage in skirts and heels—her boots were made for dancing not singing—and entertaining audiences from one to 21,000 is what this petite blonde with ice-blue eyes and sunny smile lives to do.

From Nashville open mics and packed sports stadiums, to her regular three-hour show at The Sands Harbor Resort and Marina in Pompano Beach, Florida and the Plaza stage at Cruzan Amphitheatre for Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, and Luke Bryan, Ashley has over 220 performances in the last 24 months to her credit.  Ashley also sings with her church worship team on Sundays!

As a songwriter in her own right, Ashley has co-written with well-known industry pros and producers from Florida to Tennessee, and her original inspirational song “FLY” was featured in the Hallmark Channel’s TV show Cedar Cove.

Ashley knows that her voice is a gift from God and believes in honoring him by singing to the people and the Heavens. When Ashley is not performing she likes to line dance, play tennis, mentor middle school girls at her church and relax at the beach.

You can find where and when Ashley is performing on her website under the events heading, or her facebook Ashley Briggs Music.

“She’s a natural entertainer with a pristine voice and a classy demeanor that all ages gravitate towards.”  Mike Carroll, President, South Florida Country Music

DJ Mr. E and the Soul Movement Crew

DJMrESoul Movement Crew is your full service Inspirational & Faith-Based Entertainment group based in Florida.

Our team of experts specialize in:

Expressions of Joy

A star 2Excellence and Integrity in the Arts
The vision of Expressions of Joy is to be the artistic bridge between the sacred and secular through the art of dance! The mission of Expressions of Joy is to nurture artists to their highest potential for outreach through original and innovative Christ-centered performances. The values upheld at Expressions of Joy are to be Christ-centered, Dedicated, Passionate, Excellent, Highest Artistic Potential, and Missionaries through the Arts

Come and see what the Lord is doing at Expressions of Joy. Experience our unique fellowship of artists/ministers and students. You are welcome to watch one of our classes or join right in with no obligation.

Jalisa Faye

JALISA FAYEJALISA FAYE, a young and upcoming South Florida artist, radical and on fire for Jesus is the younger of two sisters with a heart to reach people, especially young people. Even though J.Faye loves to sing, she started out dancing before ever touching the Mic. This 19 year old talent serves as one of many praise and worship leaders at Redeeming Word Christian Center Int’l of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Jalisa Faye’s main goal is to bring Jesus to people. She prays that you hear God through her music. 

“Put God FIRST, and everything else will be added.”  -Jalisa F. Graham-

The Florida Sunshine Band

Marching Band 02The Florida Sunshine Band was organized in May of 1968 and is made up of members from the Church of God of Prophecy of Dade and Broward counties. In addition to local performances, the band has traveled to several Caribbean countries and throughout the United States! Their current band director is Clyde Caley.

Grinchy Got Saved “The Musical”

grinchy rollerbladingGrinchy Got Saved is an original musical parody.  We all remember how the green guy stole Christmas, but what happened the night Grinchy Got Saved?
Join Only One Roadway and Standing Ovation Theatre, as the Gospel is presented through this parody play.  A green rollerblading furry creature entertains the audience, while the true meaning of Christmas is presented.

Standing Ovation Theatre: , click on Standing Ovation Theatre

Jesse Jones Jr.

jesse jones jr.Jazz is alive in South Florida and Jesse Jones Jr. is here to prove it. The Miami native is a saxophonist extraordinaire and continues to be on the forefront of a burgeoning jazz renaissance in South Florida.  Jesse Jones Jr. is one of those hidden treasures that you can’t help but to share with the world. A phenomenal reed player, Jesse is technically superior on the alto, soprano and baritone saxophone, as well as flute. He combines the hard-bop influence of Cannonball Adderley, the funk of Hank Crawford, and the sweetness of Paul Desmond. Their influences may be detected within Jesse’s riffs. Add to that some of the most unusual “scat” jazz singing when Jesse sings “straight” or through his horns, and the jazz audiences go wild. The humor is international in scope since these are not words but rather sounds that move and groove with the music. His ability to captivate the audience with the classics, and adapt them to his own swinging interpretations, is legendary. “I can only thank God for His blessings. And with the love and encouragement of my wife Thelma, family, friends and incredible fans, my heart will continue to pour out the music that we love so well.
Love, Peace and Jazz
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Moody Radio
Moody Radio Large

DSC_0264 croppedMoody Radio, 89.3 has been serving the South Florida community for over three decades, creatively addressing issues of the day with a Christian worldview. Hosting this year’s “Christmas Near the Beach”, Moody’s “On Air Team” will bring their signature personalities and enthusiasm to the event, Including Eric Johnson and Audrey Altman of Fresh Start with Eric & Audrey and Brigitte Sylvestre of Brigitte in the Afternoon along with her husband Gibson. You are invited to connect with all the resources the station has to offer, including internet radio channels, streaming Praise & Worship Music, Urban Praise and programming in Spanish at

 Only One Roadway

DennaOnlyOneRoadwayOnly One Roadway street ministry reaches out to the community in street ministry with a variety of artistic venues, such as mime, dance, and character acting.  From book store openings to outdoor christian music festivals, they’ve ministered the Gospel to large or intimate crowds. Wherever the Lord calls, that’s the road they take.  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO one comes to the Father except through me.- John 14:6.

Contact  Denna McDaniel for more booking information:

 If you would like a list of last year’s entertainment,

click here: Entertainment 2013