As the sweltering heat of summer and fall subsides, winter emerges once again, and with it, the inaugural Miami Music Festival. From December 10-12, the young and active will be able to venture out of their air-conditioned dwellings and take to the scenic, tree-lined streets of Brickell Avenue. No directions to the event will be needed; the blast of melodies pouring from amplifiers and echoes of enthusiastic crowds will guide you to Miami’s greatest offering of live entertainment this year.
The three-day extravaganza will host 600 performances on 25 stages. Four large tents will be assembled as the centerpiece and various clubs and restaurants will be rockin’ out for the duration of the festival. Participating watering holes include Transit Lounge, Tobacco Road, Waxy O’Connors and Hard Rock Café, each with multiple stages, and many other hot spots in the area will host performers. You may hear some familiar jams throughout the neighborhood, but it’s just as likely that you’ll come across original bands, exotic and underground, laying down progressions as crispy as a new pair of loafers. The festival represents our fusion of culture here in Miami and boasts world-touring rock, latin, jazz, hip-hop, indie and caribbean artists. The list of featured bands will be available soon at MiamiMusicFestival.org.
For aspiring artists searching for greater exposure, there will be multiple conferences at the Miami Convention Center hosted by the best in the music biz. Would you like to network? Are you interested in setting up the perfect demo? Don’t miss the panel discussions organized by Billboard, BMI, The Recording Academy and many others. A full list of sessions and the impressive line-up of speakers can also be found on the website.
Musicians, fans, connoisseurs, and people just looking for a good time, come out and meet us at the Miami Music Festival. Whether you like to get down to Motown, salsa dance the night away, or just relax and see a show, there are sights and sounds for everyone. Come enjoy today’s wealth of talent and a sampling of what our city has to offer at the Miami Music Festival this December.