During Miami Music Week each year, South Beach plays host to dozens of unique concerts at hotels and rooftops, garnering attention from local residents to international tourists to witness music artists from all kinds of genres performing shows. Miami is as diverse a city as you will find and the amount of music acts coming to perform during Miami Music Week is just as diverse.
As any Miami resident can tell you, Miami has everything you’re looking for. From breathtaking beaches to an unmatched late night party scene, Miami is a culture unlike any other. And the world has begun to also notice Miami as a unique music capital of the world. Boasting a rapidly growing music scene, the 305 is now a major player for hosting major music events and that continues in 2017.
Each spring, Miami hosts Miami Music Week and the Winter Music Conference, which boasts downtown’s Ultra Music Festival, home to thousands of electronic music fans and headline acts. However, in more recent years, one of the largest hip-hop events in the world, Rolling Loud, took over Bayfront Park. Over 40,000 fans of all ages witnessed the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Future and Lil Wayne during the sold out 3 day festival. Over 40 artists performed. Recently announced, the Rolling Loud festival will expand to multiple locations including the U.K., China and California. Miami will be the main headline location when the festival returns in 2018 with the biggest and best line-up of artists.
In the fall, Miami has developed yet another growing music and arts festival, Wynwood’s III Points Music Festival. Thousands of music lovers attended this year’s three-day event to witness local and international acts. From progressive-rock, to funk music and rap, III Points Music Festival provides exposure to Miami’s unique brand of tastes. With glorious stages surrounded by unique lighting and handcrafted artwork, this festival has grown each year in attendance and size. Acts like Miami’s Psychic Mirrors and Deaf Poet’s, memorized the crowds showcasing their fine musical talents.
iHeartRadio’s Fiesta Latina moved from Los Angeles to Miami. The American Airlines Arena will host the concert on August 24th. Earlier this year, iHeartRadio’s Summer 17′ event took over Miami Beach. Pop stars like Miley Cyrus and the Backstreet Boys performed at this year’s festival to great success.
Whatever your taste in music is, the amount of attention the Miami Music Scene receives keeps growing each year!
Brad Steele is a writer and a piano playing music aficionado who also dabbles on the electric guitar.