Its time to celebrate! NikkiSiixx is a year older and is getting ready to party with everyone on September 21st at THE BAR 1306 in Miami, Florida. Shoutout to PropsAndBonds for putting this together for me!
DOORS OPEN 10PM – 3AM
QUEENS DRINK FREE 10PM-12AM
VLVTJONES || MR.ALEXIS || EZMONEYGAUPO
Something brand new from the minds behind @propsandbonds.
Self Made Miami is a celebration of the creative minds who choose to carve their own path when no opportunities are given to them. So if you are a musician, artist, vendor, entrepreneur, or just on your daily hustle and know the meaning of sacrificing to achieve your dreams, then this one is for you!
“Those who aren’t given an opportunity make one themselves.”
-Props and Bonds
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? – All ages. Alcoholic drinks for 21+ only, strictly enforced. Anyone 21+ with no ID = no liquor.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? – Parking available on the street. Sign up with Uber and use code gabriel1077ue and get your first ride absolutely FREE.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? – INFO@PROPSANDBONDS.COM
When – Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Where – The Showroom by 8AND9 Clothing – 7814 Northeast 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138
For the last two years Miami’s Indie Scene has taken a toll on where or when a local hip-hop showcase will happen. One of the biggest concert venues GRAND CENTRAL in downtown Miami has announced they’ll be closing their doors on September 26. And before a mass amount of supportive venues have shut down as well: The Stage Miami, LMNT, Club Eve, The Nest, The Goose Lounge, and the list goes on and on. We may call this a local entertainment recession right now.
Here’s a bit more information on me and my experience with Miami’s Indie Scene. I’ve coordinated events in Miami and West Palm Beach areas since 2011-2014. With my accounted history I’ve coordinated about 50+ shows that were artist showcases, networking events, artist listening events, beat competitions, open mics, anniversary parties, The Walking Dead Viewing Party called iScream Sundays, and even a yearly event called Blogfest. I would say I was a lucky promoter guaranteeing venues at no cost because of the quality of the show I was providing. The bar will make their money off drinks and I’ll cover the events expenses with what I made off the door. As the years passed the harder it was to get a show booked, venues I previously worked with wanted to start charging me $1,500 to book a show on a Wednesday night, they would never give me weekends considering my crowds supported me more on the weekends. Also my budget wouldn’t allow me to cover these expenses which made it even harder to book shows.
For the last two months I’ve partnered up with PropsAndBonds who’ve coordinate monthly events within the Miami Scene and also coordinating Vice City Cypher’s Saturday Mic Live at Catalyst. From January-August I was living in California, I came to visit and was hoping to coordinate my sites 5 Year Anniversary show. I asked for their help and we’ve came up short. Every venue PropsAndBonds met with said they would love too but can’t since they’re going to be closing down due to higher rent costs within the Wynwood community. Which startles me because this is where the new Miami reached out to and helped grow from what it was. No one would have set foot in this area 10 years ago but now it’s the talk of the town. But will it still be considering now venues are no longer interested in working with the hip-hop community. Even though it’s been difficult we’re still working hard to make this event happen and give an amazing show with the best hip-hop artist we know.
The harder it is for a promoter to book shows will make it even harder for an upcoming artist to get some time on stage or be able to present a live show in-front of a real audience. As you see as artist you need to come up with creative ways to get your performance out there. There’s an artist who I know that goes out of his way and performs live on the street with a mic connected to a speaker. He’s name is Stide Prince and he calls these pop-up performances The FUCK YOUR VENUE TOUR. But there are issues with doing these type of shows you need a permit from the City of Miami. Or they will shut you down.
I feel that we all need to come together in working to getting more shows coordinated and get more possibilities for the independent artists to perfect their craft. If you have any ideas or know any venues that will be interested in working with me contact me via Twitter at NikkiSiixx.
Props and Bonds x VCC Present: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
Saturday August 22nd at @catalyst_hh
301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
Doors Open @ 9PM | Everyone Invited
Silenthand Fismits (@luni_lovin & @ksvctr)
The Benchwarmers Clique
DJ SETS BY:
Syberian Space Bar (@mralexisbeats & @meydayworld)
@nikkisiixx << I'll be there! Let's Network
VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
SATURDAY MIC LIVE
Saturday July 18th | Doors Open 9PM
301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs FL 33166
This month we have a special edition Saturday Mic Live featuring touring Texas based artist Playdough . As always SML is a FREE event, hosted by Luni Lovin and Kosi Victor of SilenthandENT alongside veteran Vice City Cypher member Deejay Twin!
Hitting the stage this month we have some newcomers and returning performers:
And a brand new cast of producers for our 4-Way Producer Battle:
Closing out the show will be SML hosts Luni Lovin and Kosi Victor aka the Silenthand Fismits.
This July make sure that you’re rocking with the one team that does it for the people, Props and Bonds: The Currency of the Culture!
Saturday Mic Live
June 20th 2015 | Doors Open 9PM
301 Westward Drive, Miami Spings Fl 33166
Once again the 3rd Saturday of the month is upon us and Saturday Mic Live, Props and Bonds’ monthly FREE event, hosted by Luni Lovin and Kosi Victor of SilenthandENT alongside Syberian Space Bar (Mr.Alexis & Meyday Hansen), is right around the corner!
Returning to our stage along side SML newcomers we have:
Roc Sol Band
Wil. E Haze & 2Bongz.
This month we have a ravenous 4-way Producer Battle featuring:
The Wally West
DJ Silver Foxx
Closing out the show will be SML hosts Luni Lovin and Kosi Victor aka the Silenthand Fismits. So on Saturday June 20th, come rock with Props and Bonds: The Currency of the Culture!