It’s the last week of March and if you’re anyone who knows EDM, you’re probably in Miami. Some refer to it as the most magical time of the year, other refer to it as Miami Music Week. Sunday to Sunday, thousands of artists, producers, record labels, and promoters come together for the musical paradise that takes over Miami.
It’s conferences, networking events, top notch productions and full out parties. Last year there were about 1200 artists, in 85 venues, with over 300 events. It is pool parties, yacht parties, warehouse raves, rooftop sessions, marathon sets, and many other surprises that culminate with none other than Ultra Music Fest. It’s the SXSW of the tropics.
Curating your MMW can be overwhelming. There are countless parties all throughout Miami each day that pretty much guarantee top notch music and a good time. Its choose your own adventure, festival edition. Wishing it were possible to be in two places at once, we’ve put together some of our favorite events this year highlighting the ones we’ll be covering* so you can keep up with us this MMW.
B-Sides MMW Event Guide:
Fisher Presents Catch & Release DAY PARTY
- Who to expect: Fisher, Eli Brown
- Price: $80+
Dim Mak Miami 2019 NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: Steve Aoki, Don Diablo, Slushii, 4B
- Price: $20+
Buygore Miami Pool Party POOL PARTY
- Who to expect: Borgore, Say My Name, Nitti Gritti
- Price: $40 – $1000
Brownies & Lemonade Miami: Dog Blood NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: Dog Blood, What So Not, A-Trak, Anna Lunoe
- Price: $35+
Above & Beyond: Miami 2019 NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: Above & Beyond, Seven Lions
- Price: $45+
Laser Face By Gareth Emery NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: Gereth Emery, Tritonal
- Price: $4-$75
Heldeep Records Presents Heldeep POOL PARTY
- Who to expect: CID, Black Caviar, Dillon Nathaniel
- Price: $60-$85
elrow: El Bowsque Encantado WAREHOUSE PARTY
- Who to expect: Claptone, Nathan Barato, Detlef
- Price: $60-$85
Night Bass: Miami NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: AC Slater, Habstrakt, Holy Good
- Price: $35+
- Who to expect: Dada Life, Black Caviar, Jack Beats
- Price: $40+
Porter Robinson’s Virtual Self NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: Porter Robinson, Boys Noize
- Price: $35+
Get Lost Miami 2019 – 14th Session 2 DAY PARTY
- Who to expect: Audiofly, Claude Vonstroke, Damian Lazarus
- Price: $60+
Music On Miami Closing POOL PARTY
- Who to expect: Marco Corola, Paco Osuna
- Price: $75+
Confessions Closing Party NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: Tchami, Malaa, Wax Motif
- Price: $70+
Space Jesus NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: Space Jesus, Shlump
- Price: $30+
Carl Cox Presents His Disco, Funk & Soul Event NIGHT PARTY
- Who to expect: Eric Powell, Carl Cox
- Price: $150+
Ultra Music Festival Friday to Sunday
- Who to expect: Test Pilot, The Chainsmokers, Rezz, Marshmello, Eric Prydz, Odesza, Galantis, Zedd
- Price: $500-2000
We save the best for last. Ultra Music Festival is back for its 20th year March 29-31st. UMF has revolutionized the EDM scene and continues to grow as one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world. Aside from delivering the best techno, house and dance; Ultra is also known for its elaborate and creative production stages. The different aspects of lighting and stage design hovering over the crowd presents visuals and lights that interact with the rhythm of the beats. It is an experience that gives the audience top audio and visual production to enjoy the best of both worlds.
The lineup Ultra delivers is a variety of prestigious EDM names such as Afrojack, David Guetta, Carl Cox and Tiesto to name a few. Riveting back-to-backs will be performed throughout the three day event. Jamie Jones and Joseph Capriati will be offering a special b2b, while Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, and Paco Osuna will come together to present an exclusive b3b. Of the most anticipated performance, is that by Deadmau5 who will be debuting his new Cube 3.0 live show, a live visual experience that fans don’t want to miss out on. The rest of the lineup is filled with supporting acts to listen to such as Noir, Christian Smith, Marco Bailey, Pleasurekraft and many more.
Originally set in Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park, downtown residents and locals reporting of noise complaints, traffic congestion, and chaos caused the City Commission to request Ultra move to a new location late last year. Quick decisions were set and Ultra was chosen to be relocated in the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park. Ultra’s new location on the island will have three stages, including the largest Carl Cox Megastructure yet.
Attendees planning to go to Ultra make careful travel plans since there will be no general parking on Virginia Key and rideshare options will be blocked on site. Shuttles and ferries are being provided for festival goers to and from the island at three different locations.