Miami Hottest Events in March 2019

Miami Hottest Events in March 2019

With Easter around the corner, spring break is a great time to check out Miami March events. And the best part is that there is something for everyone.

From music festivals to family-friendly entertainment, Miami March events are jam-packed with fun and excitement. For the sports fans, Miami has you covered, too. As the weather heats up, you may want to squeeze in a little TLC time at the beach, and we’ll be glad to show you where you can do that!

Music and Festivals in Miami in March

Ultra Music Festival

You won’t want to miss the premiere electronic music festival in Miami that takes place over the course of three days and brings together people from all over the world. With over 165,0000 music lovers in attendance, the Ultra Music Festival has been known to welcome popular artists like David Guetta, The Black Eyed Peas, Afro Jack, and Madonna.

This year, it will take place from March 29 – 31 in Virginia Key, and you can view the most recent phase 2 lineup of performers on the Ultra Music Festival website here. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.

Ultra Music Festival

Elton John Concert

Due to overwhelming demand, one of the best selling music artists in the world, and five-time Grammy award winner, Sir Elton John has added additional North American tour dates and is taking one last bow on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour on March 16, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

Come listen to your favorite hits live from The Lion King’s “Hakuna Matata” to his first hit, “Your Song”.

Willie Nelson & Family

Good music never gets old. As one of the most recognized country music artists, Willie Nelson is back and performing at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, on March 2nd.

He’s recorded over 200 albums as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and is known for some of the most memorable country songs of all time. This tour features his most recent album titled “Last Man Standing” and celebrates his 85th birthday.

Jazz in the Gardens

This music festival brings together all of the greatest musicians in jazz on March 9 – 10, at the Pro Player Park. With special guests like Stephanie Mills, Teddy Riley, Brandy, Lionel Richie, EnVogue, Jagged Edge, and many others, you’ll be taking a trip down memory lane with some of your favorite hits live. Get your two day passes here.

Sports and Comedy Events

Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers

Don’t miss the southernmost team in the National Hockey League, the Panthers battle the Bruins on March 23, at the BB&T Center. Click here to get your tickets.

Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic

Three-time NBA champs, The Heat, will bring the heat to Orlando Magic on March 26, at the AmericanAirlines Arena. With select home games priced as low as $15, you don’t want to miss getting your tickets and season passes here.

Trevor Noah: Load & Clear Tour

The South African political commentator and comedian, famous for his satirical perspective on Comedy Central and The Daily Show, will be performing at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Fort Lauderdale on March 15th. Make sure to get your tickets to see one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world here.

Cultural Festivals and Musicals

Miami International Film Festival

Hosted by the Miami Dade College, this film festival is celebrating its 36th year as a gateway for young and veteran talents in the film industry.

Over the course of 10 days, attendees will enjoy film screenings and events featuring films from over 60 countries and 300 World and U.S. premiers. Make sure to get your tickets to experience all that the Miami International Film Festival has to offer here.

Asian Culture Festival

Take a virtual trip to Asia, complete with exotic foods, Taiko drumming, Lion Dancing, Origami, and authentic Persian art. Enjoy a diverse cultural spectacle represented by numerous countries including Cambodia, China, Singapore, Pakistan, Japan, Laos, and Thailand, to name a few.

This family-friendly event will take place on March 2 – 3, at the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead. Get your tickets today here.

Fiddler on the Roof

This classic Broadway musical based in Russia in the 1900s has been successfully been adapted into film and continues to soar in popularity.

As the 17th longest running show in Broadway history, you’ll want to bring your family and friends to see this performance at Au Rene Theater, at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, on March 3.

As you can see, March is overflowing with great entertainment for everyone. Have questions about these events, or don’t see anything that interests you? Give us a call or reach out on our Facebook page, and we’ll be happy to be your guide for Miami March Events.

How to Plan Your Miami Bachelorette Party

How to Plan Your Miami Bachelorette Party

How to Plan Your Miami Bachelorette Party

He finally put a ring on it, and the date has been set! It’s time to grab your girl squad and celebrate! What better place to enjoy your last moments of singleness than in the party city — Miami?

There’s no party like a Miami bachelorette party, and we are going to help you do just that. What’s that, you say? Where to start planning for a Miami Beach Party? Not to worry, we have you covered. Grab your favorite adult beverage, and pull up a chair. We have a lot to discuss.

The key to planning the best Miami bachelorette party is, well, Miami, of course. Next, making sure to plan in advance and establishing her comfort levels, are both equally important when organizing for an unsuspecting bride to be. Remember, we want her to let loose and not embarrass herself. Finding subtle ways to uncover what she wants and what she’d like to avoid in a bachelorette celebration may take some sly detective work, but it’s worth it.

First things first

You want this Miami beach party to be seamless and without a hitch. The best way to ensure that this happens is to plan, plan, plan. Starting as early as at least three months in advance will give you a little wiggle room for any unexpected hiccups, and will guarantee everyone’s availability for the set date.

Once you’ve set a date, make sure that the timing works for everyone. If you know some invitees will be in the area a few weeks before the wedding day, having the bachelorette party around that time would be ideal.

Bachelorette party

Bachelorette party accommodations

Bachelorette parties are no longer a one-night affair. In fact, a long weekend away is one of the best ways to throw a bachelorette getaway. While you are conducting your detective work in finding out what the bride-to-be likes, you can plan accordingly.

You are going to need a place to rest in between events, but you also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg doing it. Whether she wants to pop bottles all night, or she’s looking for a low key, classy soiree, Miami Beach is full of possibilities.

Here are a few recommendations:

  • Oasis – This beautiful yet affordable home-style accommodations are a cross between a luxury hotel and a comfortable Airbnb. The three rental options offered are perfect for a group of celebrating ladies. The rental property is in close proximity to everything, from the ocean to the airport, with shopping and clubs in between. This is the spot to rejuvenate.
  • Miami Beach Edition –  If you’re looking for a “next level” hotel experience, Miami Beach Edition is the place to stay. Not only will you be surrounded by luxurious ocean views, but you can eat at the Michelin-starred Matador Room, with delicious Latin cuisine, inspired by Spain, the Caribbean, and South American flavors.

The fun stuff

Now that the home base is established, you’ll need a place to party. As you may or may not know already, Miami has no shortage of places to party. Depending on what the bride-to-be prefers, there are plenty of options available.

And we have a few suggestions:

  • The Confidante Hotel – This is a low key, warm up location, reminiscent of Art Deco architecture and old Hollywood glamor, nestled against an oceanic backdrop. Wind down here with ping pong and old school music.
  • The Anderson – When you are ready to heat things up, check out the vibes and drinks at this eclectic spot. And you might want to plan for Karaoke Sundays and the “Miami is an Island” party.
  • Sailo – Take the party to the water, with boats available to rent starting at only $250 for half a day, equipped with a captain. Check the Sailo website for location and pricing to get started.
  • Lapis Spa at FontaineBleau – Labeled as “the most beautiful spa in America” by Martha Stewart, this is a location you should definitely include in the festivities. Bring the girl squad to get pampered in between the fun and sun. With exclusive spa offers, day packages, and massage therapies, there is something for everyone.

This is a good start in getting the wheels turning about bachelorette party possibilities. Drop a note and let us know of your favorite locations. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about the locations listed. We are more than happy to help. In the meantime, cheers to party city Miami!

Events and Activities in Miami for February 2019

Events and Activities in Miami for February 2019

Miami in February is looking pretty good. Cool and dry weather is ideal for outdoor activities and lots of festivals. This picture perfect time of year is a favorite for those who enjoy birdwatching and photography. However, if you are music, art, and culture lover, there is no shortage of cultural beauty in Miami, and February is filled with many must-see activities.

There’s no better way to end the holidays than with good music and a cocktail as you stroll Miami Beach. We’ve taken the liberty of providing a few ways for you to do just that. Grab your calendar because here’s the ultimate Miami events in February list!

The Miami music scene in February

For the music lovers out there, we have some ageless performers you are not going to want to miss, coming to Miami in February. From classic rock to nostalgic 90s vibe, the heat has officially turned up in 2019. Grab your friends and family members who remember the good ole days of timeless music, and get your tickets to these performances ASAP!

The Brian McKnight 4

 Yes, you read that right. Brian McKnight will be bringing the smooth sounds of piano-infused R&B to the Miramar Cultural Center on February 1st. McKnight is a multi-instrumentalist, six-time Grammy nominated artist, best known for his album Back at One. Get your tickets at Ticketmaster for this date.

Duran Duran

Who can forget these new wave guys from the UK, who’ve sold over 100 million records? Come experience all your classic favorites from “Save a Prayer” to “Breath after Breath,” as old memories of rockstar androgyny and MTV domination are rekindled. They will be at Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, on February 12th. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

An Evening with Fleetwood Mac 

Looking for more classic rock nostalgia from the UK? You’re in luck with performances by Fleetwood Mac coming to the BB&T Center. The Grammy award-winning group, with famous hits like “Landslide,” “Go Your Own Way,” and “Don’t Stop,” are back to bless us with more on February 20th. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

The Beach Boys: Now & Then

This American rock band from the 60s is one of the best selling bands of all time. If you’re looking for “Good Vibrations,” you’ll find them at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, on February 27th. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Sza

This mainstream neo-soul singer/songwriter who is featured on the wildly successful “Black Panther” soundtrack, and nominated for numerous awards, will be performing at Mana Wynwood, on February 15th. Her recent collaborations with rap artists Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar have made her a household name. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

The entertainment scene in February

Nothing tops good food and wine on a beautiful sunny day, and Miami is the perfect place to indulge your palate while enjoying everything else the city has to offer. This list is full of culturally rich and diverse art festivals meant for foodies and poets alike.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival 

A 16-year tradition and staple in Miami, this festival features incredible food, famous chefs, and flowing champagne with beautiful ocean views.

It doesn’t get any better than this; the South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be held on February 20 – 24. There are several featured events within the festival that include dinners, wine tasting, seminars, and of course, cocktail parties. Oh, and special guests have a tendency to show up. Last year, Snoop Dogg and many others made special guest appearances.

For more information and to get your tickets, go to www.sobefest.com.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival 

35th Annual South Miami Rotary Art Festival 

This annual, two-day event is in its 35th year, and it’s still being held in downtown South Miami. With over 150 local and national artist, the art festival features live jazz performances and is family friendly.

You’ll want to bring everyone with you for this lovely event held on February 23 – 24. And great news — you can bring your dog, too! Visit southmiamiartfest.org for more details and ticket purchases.

Les Miserables 

A classic musical, Les Miserables has been adapted multiple times over but remains timeless. In one of the greatest novels published in the 19th century, the plot revolves around an ex-convict and examines the nature of law, politics, justice, philosophy, and romance. Les Miserables will be showing February 5 – 10th at the Ziff Opera House at The Adrienne Arsht Center. Tickets are available at ticketnetwork.com.

Dancing with the Stars Live! 

Watch TVs most popular dance show live in Miami at the Hard Rock Event Center, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. You won’t want to miss your favorite celebrities working the dance floor on February 13th.

As you can clearly see, February is a great time to jumpstart 2019. Take a much-deserved break from New Year’s resolutions, let your hair down, and treat yourself with good food, great entertainment, and memorable experiences.

For more information on these and other events, reach out to us on our Facebook page or give us a call. Until next time, cheers!

Family Friendly Events in Miami – January 2019

Family Friendly Events in Miami - January 2019

Florida’s playground stays hot year round, and winter is no exception with family-friendly activities in Miami that you won’t want to miss. Now is the perfect time to treat family and friends and visit Miami’s holiday hot spots. And don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of great events you’ll want to be sure to mark in your calendar, to attend during this winter season.

Enter the Marvel Universe

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see Ironman, Spiderman, Dr. Strange, and the Hulk all come to life right before your eyes in this action-packed live Marvel Universe LIVE show! This is your chance to see all of your favorite Marvel superheroes battle the Green Goblin, Electro, Black Cat, and many more infamous villains.

Kids of all ages and sizes are welcome on this epic quest to defend the earth against evil mutant forces. The fight to save the world begins at the BB&T Center in the city of Sunrise on January 12th, and at the American Airlines Arena on January 17th. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and Vivid Seats.

Nostalgic Musicals and Performances

Bringing back the nostalgia of the old school educational TV shows, School House Rock LIVE does not disappoint. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along to old favorites like “Just a Bill” and “A Noun is a Person Place or Thing”.

This Emmy award-winning show of the 70s will rekindle the childlike spirit in you and introduce a new generation to clever educational songs about grammar, math, science, and politics. The pop culture phenomenon comes to a stage near you on January 14th at the Amaturo Theater.

Want a change of pace? Try a magic show. But, not just any magic show. The Masters of Illusion are bringing the magic in a show filled with the “greatest illusions of our time” to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. You’ll want a front row seat for this performance filled with comedic tricks and dangerous escapes. Featured on CBS and The Today Show, The Masters of Illusion will be in Miami on January 16th.

magic show

Adding to the lineup of adorable children’s books adapted for the stage, comes Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends: Family Fun Series. This performance comes from the illustrated children’s book Rosie Revere, Engineer, and follows a young girl as she pursues her dreams of becoming an engineer. Rosie channels her ambitions and inspiration to develop unique inventions like hot dog dispensers, helium pants, and python-repelling cheese hats.

Displaying relatable and sincere personality traits, she hides her unique creations under her bed out of fear of failure. Yet, Rosie’s Aunt helps her realize that failure should be embraced and celebrated as a new opportunity to improve. This inspirational stage performance is appropriate for the whole family and will be featured at the Amaturo Theater on January 19th.

Based on a series of American children’s books, most popular amongst 2nd and 3rd graders, the Henry & Mudge play is a beloved live-action story of life, love, and loyalty between a young boy and his canine companion.

The story follows the young boy and his adored 182-pound mastiff as he adjusts to the new responsibility of owning a dog. When cousin Annie comes to visit, things take a turn and Henry runs away.  First published in the 80s, this popular children’s book has been adapted for the stage and will be performed at the Amaturo Theater on January 25th. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Bring the outdoors indoors

Take a thrilling ride to the depths of the ocean at the Parker Playhouse, featuring Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Rediscover ancient reptiles in an immersive and fun performance that combines science, actors, puppets, and technology to create an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Meet and greets are available with the show’s puppeteers and featured creatures. Get your tickets today for the January 18th show.

The Tropical Fish and Pet Expo is a great way to round out family-friendly activities in Miami. Presented by the Gold Coast Aquarium Society, it is the only plant and fish event in South Florida. If you are looking for a break from the excitement, come learn about a diverse variety of rare tropical fish, plants, and freshwater aquarium fish. The expo will be held at the Rodeway Inn & Suites on January 26th.

Call us for more details

These family-friendly activities in Miami during the winter season are just the tip of the iceberg of what this city has to offer. Other major events taking place include the Legacy Ball by the Granada Day School at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables and Your Alien: Family Fun Series at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Another children’s book performance, this musical explores an uncanny friendship between a young boy and an alien.

We invite you to inquire for more details about these events or others in the area that you may be interested.

Guide to Miami Winter Music Conference 2019

Miami Winter Music Conference 2019

The Miami Winter Music Conference is back, and it is better than ever. Originally founded in 1985 as an electronic festival, nestled in Miami Music Week, the WMC has been a long-running tradition bringing together artists, producers, record labels, industry professionals, and promoters for a three-day festival of parties, award ceremonies, and outdoor concerts. It is the ultimate party.

Miami Music Week

Miami Music Week is an annual gathering of hotel, pool, and club events attended by hundreds of thousands of people, that take place around Miami and South Beach during Ultra Music Festival, which is the crowning event. The best and   Miami clubs and pools are featured for this week-long party extravaganza. The dates for the UMF and WMC typically overlap. In 2019, UMF will now require non-removable, non-transferable wristbands for increased security.

The WMC was recently acquired by Ultra Worldwide, who also purchased International Dance Music Awards (IDMA). As the world’s most successful independent, international music festival brand, Ultra intends to restore the WMC to its former glory days of the most popular dance music industry and networking conference worldwide.

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WMC 2019 comeback

According to Billboard, the Ultra Co-Founder Chair and CEO, Russell Faibisch, was quoted saying, “For decades, the electronic music industry ran through WMC. It was where the mega deals were done and provided a launching point for countless legendary tracks as well as breakthrough DJs. In March 2019, WMC returns with a fully revamped program that gets the industry back to business. It’s the perfect start to an unforgettable Miami Music Week.”

In the upcoming year of 2019, WMC will remain in South Beach in the dynamic Faena District on the week leading up to UMF Miami in late March. In the new year, WMC will feature two tracks of attendance, including passes by invitation and application. This event offers the opportunity for electronic music industry professionals to network with peers in other sectors, such as marketing and social media.

Navigating the WMC scene

Those parties hosted by the WMC are considered “Official events” and are either free or exclusive to WMC badge holders. Non-official parties are typically hosted by independent promoters, artists, and venues. Tickets are available through these individual organizers and may be sold online as well. However, tickets for WMC will available through the events page on WMCinfo.com in late February and early March.

The WMC badge offers free or reduced price entry to seminars, workshops, networking events, exhibits, and Q&A sessions. For those popular or more difficult to enter events, The List will be available online, detailing badge acceptance policies and other relevant information. Still, if you’re interested in industry events, networking, and workshops, the badge is the best option. If you are only interested in specific events, it is best to purchase individual tickets.   

The place to be!

You don’t want to miss out on this dance music paradise in the hottest city on earth! Every major electronic dance music performer will be there to keep the party going. Party locations will vary from Miami Beach to Downtown Miami, and everywhere in between.

Over 1200 artists will be performing at more than 400 venues within and around Miami. Headliners like Afrojack and David Guetta have been known to join the party. Don’t be surprised to see special guests show up as well. Will Smith, prominent actor and musician, has been known to make a surprise appearance.

WMC continues to be the world’s greatest migration of dance music lovers. If you think you can hang, save the dates for March 25 – 28th and prepare yourself for the 34th year of the Miami Winter Music Conference.  

Curious to find out more? If you are a musician or industry professional, check out the Miami Winter Music Conference website to get access. For dance music lovers, give us a call or visit our website for more information on how to purchase tickets to the hottest party of the year.