Beyond the Lineup: Miami Music Week

Miami Music Week unfolds as a 5-day (but who’s counting) detour of electronic dance music in Miami, Florida. It’s going down during the final week of March, from the 19th to the 24th, and the event draws in crowds of hundreds of thousands from around the world. In 2015 alone, over 1,000 artists blessed the stage at more than 260 events scattered across various venues throughout Miami. These venues encompass everything from nightclubs and pools to boats and temporary pop-up spaces, located in areas like Wynwood, Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, and Little Haiti. As a prelude to the Ultra Music Festival, which attracts 165,000 attendees over three days, Miami Music Week initially debuted in 2011 from March 24th to 27th, coinciding with the conclusion of Ultra Music Festival’s thirteenth edition. Since then, Miami Music Week has experienced exponential growth each year, evolving into one of the largest congregations of dance music enthusiasts worldwide. 

On March 21, 2018, Miami Music Week acquired both the Winter Music Conference and the International Dance Music Awards. Many hotels have also joined the festivities, hosting pool parties during previous editions of Miami Music Week. These establishments include the Gale Hotel, Dream Hotel, Raleigh Hotel, SLS Hotel, Surfcomber Hotel, Nautilus South Beach, Congress Hotel, Albion Hotel, and numerous others nestled around Miami Beach. 

Miami music week has garnered attention throughout noteworthy reunions, debuts, and established traditions. Notable occurrences include the reunion of Deep Dish (Sharam & Dubfire), the introduction of ENTER. In Miami, the extensive 24-hour Get Lost party hosted by Crosstown Rebels, and, of course, the perennially popular Ultra Music Festival, which consistently stands as one of the premier music festivals globally. 

During the recent edition of Miami Music Week, labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Music On, Armada, Spinnin’, Revealed, Monstercat, Ajunabeats, Mixmash, Dirtybird, Fool’s Gold, Mad Decent, Axtone, and mau5trap organized events across various venues throughout the city. 

The events have only recently started coming out, but the names are HOT. Between Charlotte de Witte’s label KNTXT having their event at Factory Town, to Ultra Music Festival, to the 24-hour Club Space closing party, that only touches the surface. Miami will be having the house, tech house, progressive house, techno, melodic, and dubstep parties that only one could dream of. 

Keep an eye out for more show announcements. But for now, find the masterlist here

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