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Upcoming Music Events in Miami

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Enjoying a concert experience in Miami is one of the best ways to let loose and have fun with friends. Regardless of what type of music you enjoy or what your favorite venue is around town, there always seems to be something going on. With Miami Music Week coming up March 20 through the 25, there are even more events going on. Here are some of the upcoming events to consider adding to your itinerary when you want to enjoy live music!

Global Cuba Fest – March 17 – The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
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This one night celebration packs a punch! Each year, Cuban culture is celebrated at this event put on my Miami Light Project. The Cuban composer and musician Dafnis Prieto will kick off the festivities. He is known for a unique jazz sound with infectious energy. With 10 critically acclaimed albums under his belt, he has to be doing something right.

Miami Music Week Events – March 20-25 – Various Venues
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There are multiple events happening through out the week, but one of the biggest happens to be Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park which runs for the entire duration. Rapture is another electronic music festival taking place at Historic Virginia Key Beach on the 22. Other notable events include Luciano at SLS South Beach on March 21 and Diplo at the same venue on March 23. Check out the Miami Music Week website for all of the details on the full impressive line up.

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Reserving transportation for your Miami concert is the best way to ensure the night ends safely for everybody, especially if you happen to be drinking. With a limousine or party bus, it’s easy to get the group in one place to meet up. Plus, it’s just as affordable as a ride share when you split the overall cost with all of the concert goers. There’s a clear difference in the overall experience, though. Party buses specifically offer the room to stand up and socialize while you’re on the streets of Miami. Plus, they have hypnotic multi colored lighting like you find in the night clubs, and a sound systems with the ability to stream your favorite music. It’s clear how you’ll be able to benefit from a reservation the next time you want to enjoy nightlife in Miami. Head over to miamipartybus.com for more information!
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[TIPS] How To Enjoy You’re First Music Dance Festival

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download_48Want to enjoy your next dance music event – then follow these tips and make the most of it.

Make Sure To Wear Comfortable Shoes (non open toed ones)

One of the major determining factors of whether you will be able to enjoy yourself at one of these events is being dressed comfortably. Make sure to wear shoes that you will be able to dance in (it should also be a pair that you don’t care too much if they end up getting destroyed) – it could be one of the worst decisions you ever made to wear flip flops since people will be trampling all over your feet. Invest in cute flats or converse shoes. Heels are a definite no.

Have Enough Cash On Hand To Buy Water

If you are planning to go to a rave that is going to last a while, you will need to have plenty of water. A regular set will typically last 4 to 5 hours, and marathon sets may go as long as 10 to 11 hours. So make sure you and your friends stay hydrated to survive the night. There are going to be lots of sweaty people around.

What To Wear

Don’t overdress and make sure you are comfortable. You can wear shorts and a cute crop top that has a bandeau. Here is a good site.

Find out who the DJ is going to be and the songs that they will be playing.

Are you going to wear an Armin Only t-shirt to a Markus Schulz set? Do you know who is going to be performing and the kind of music they will be playing? Do you understand what the difference is between house, techno and trance? Before you go, make sure you have these things figured out, otherwise you could end up looking like a fool.

Take A Fanny Pack To Put Your Phone In

Fanny packs have made a comeback and they are very useful to have if you would like to carry things with you without needing to lug around a purse or backpack. The amount of phone thieves is increasing, and you don’t want to be forced to replace your new phone.

Accessorize

Dance music is a colourful genre and as such you should accessorise before you go to any event. Our advice is to ensure you have your sun glasses, glow stick and whatever else before you get there as it will be a lot cheaper than purchasing them there.

Go With Your Significant Other Or Good Friends

If you haven’t ever been to a rave, the most fun part of all is enjoying it with your significant other or good friends. It can be okay to go with people that you don’t really know very well, however better to stay with those you know unless you are really sure about them.

Plan For How You Will Be Getting Home

Make sure you are prepared. Know who will be driving and all the details about that. Plan on how you will be getting home, and have a place to crash (in case the designated driver isn’t okay to drive). The last thing you want is to end up in the headlines of the news tomorrow.

Take Earplugs With You

If you don’t want to develop tinnitus (ringing in the ears), then make sure to take high-quality earplugs with you. On Amazon they are just $15. If there isn’t time for you to order a set online, just go to Walmart and buy a cheap disposable pair for $3.

Take Sunglasses With You

The lights are extremely bright, and you might not like staring directly into the sun whenever you are in a crowded, dark place. So take some sunglasses with you.

Take Scrunchies Or A Hair Tie With You

If is going to get very hot, so by the time that the night is over you will most likely be dripping sweat (particularly if it is indoor). So take hair tie with you just in case you need it so that you don’t have to suffer from all of the humidity.

Be Ready To Be Pushed, Squished And Touched

Depending on which event you attend, most likely there will be lots of people who are jammed into one room. The action always occurs close to the stage, so be prepared for people trampling, squishing and pushing you.

Enjoy, Relax And Have Lots Of Fun

Despite all of the potential downfalls, most likely your rave will end up being the most memorable for you. So keep the above tips in mind, relax, enjoy it and have lots of fun!
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Upcoming Event: 7/25 – 2×2 Fest in Ohio

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2×2 Fest is the first day long festival in Ohio celebrating Hip-Hop culture since Scribble Jam. You can expect multiple stages with performers like; Illogic, J Rawls, Copywrite, Nes Wordz, Political Animals and more. DJ’s will be battling to win $250 in cash and other prizes. The BBoys and BGirls will be occupying the floor with a 1v1 battle to win $500 in cash and prizes. You can also look forward to an open mic cypher tent and open floors throughout the day. The grounds will be covered with live graffiti art from some of the most talented graffiti writers in the region. Bring the kids! We have a designated art area for them too. You’ll have the chance to check out sponsors and support vendors while visiting their booths. When you get hungry pick up some authentic grub from one of the Columbus food trucks serving their best dishes. Join us on July 25th at 1454 N. Grant, Columbus, Ohio 43201 from 3pm-10pm. It’s $5 at the gate and free for children under 12. WEBSITE | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | for updates and special announcements!

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Upcoming Event: 02.28 DOPE Ent Presents The First Annual Rolling Loud Music Festival

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FIRST ANNUAL ROLLING LOUD MUSIC FESTIVAL DEBUTS IN MIAMI

Amazing Talent Lineup includes ScHoolBoy Q, Juicy J, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Curren$y, Travi$ Scott, Denzel Curry, Domo Genesis, Casey Veggies, and more.

Rolling Loud will take place on Saturday February 28th at Soho Studios, located at 2136 NW 1st Avenue. Over 8,000 attendees are expected, and Rolling Loud is bound to ignite the community with an influx of music lovers and exciting performances. The festival strives to compliment Wynwood’s dedication to the art of music while delivering an amazing experience that cannot be matched. Rolling Loud will not only attract fans and college students from the South Florida area, but also from the entire State of Florida and beyond.

“South Florida hosts some of the best music festivals in the world, and South Florida is home to some of the hottest rappers in the game, but this city is still missing a quality hip-hop festival. Rolling Loud is here – bringing you your favorite artists, and introducing you to those you need to be on the look out for,” says Dope Entertainment and Rolling Loud co-founder Matt Zingler.

Amongst the lineup are some of the industry’s most sought after artists, as well as several rising stars. Festival-goers can expect a jam-packed Saturday, with live performances from ScHoolBoy Q, Juicy J, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Curren$y, Travi$ Scott, Denzel Curry, Domo Genesis, Casey Veggies, and many more to be announced.

“With such a star studded lineup, you never know who else will show up. And with the majority of the lineup being collaborators, you never know who will share the stage to perform songs together. This is a once in a lifetime experience that any modern hip-hop fan in or near Miami needs to experience,” explains Tariq Cherif, co-founder of Dope Entertainment and Rolling Loud.

Tickets are on sale now at CLICK HERE and are selling fast!

About Dope Entertainment:   

Dope Entertainment is Florida’s premier hip-hop concert booking and promotions company. Since 2010, the company has steadily booked show after show in Florida with some of the top rappers in the hip-hop industry, including Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Mac Miller, ScHoolBoy Q, Juicy J, Big Sean, Wale, Tyga, Curren$y, Waka Flocka, Childish Gambino, and many more.

Rolling Loud Location:
Soho Studios 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33127

For More Info: WEBSITE

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Upcoming Event: 04/09/11 Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival

This Saturday, April 9, join Miami’s hometown heroes Vagabonds as they hit the stage alongside DJ Ashy Knuckles (of The Trendformers) at The inaugural Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival, which celebrates the rich cultural and musical history of Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. The project is part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami Team 5 Class of 2011 program.

Special guests include Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell (who was appointed King of the Festival and will be inaugurating the event), Grammy Award winning artist Roy Hargrove, Teedra Moses (of Maybach Music Group), The Booker T. Washington Senior High Band, Alonzo Mourning, and Miami Heat player James Jones.

Admission is free, and the festival will have the best in BBQ, Southern cooking, and all kinds of Caribbean flavors. The Vagabonds will perform at 2:30pm, but the Festival, which takes place on NW 3rd Avenue between 9th and 11th Streets, in the heart of Overtown’s historic district, lasts from 11am-6pm. For more info, email info@overtownfestival.com or call 305-903-5463