One of the most popular stops in Florida is the grand city of Miami, located on the southeast coast of the state. With vast beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich culture, Miami has something to offer everyone.
The music scene in Miami is reflective of the diverse cultural makeup in the city. Miami is home to many Hispanic cultures, including Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans. As a result, you can expect a rich mixture of Latin sounds, including salsa, bachata, reggaeton, etc. Additionally, due to the significant West Indian population, Miami is also home to soca, calypso, reggae and dancehall. Here are a few music events held in Miami each year:
Ground Up Festival
Held at the North Beach Bandshell, the event is intimate and immersive, with only about 1800 tickets available per day. The festival has been designed as an optimal experience for both artist and audience. There are two performance stages with no overlapping sets in addition to masterclasses/artist talks in the Grove and on the beach.
Jazz In the Gardens
Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season.
Miami Carnival has been held in South Florida for nearly 35 years the week before Columbus Day primarily held in two locations: Broward Regional Park and the Miami Dade County Fair & Expo Center. A true family event with many different
types of entertainment; arts and crafts, steel bands, food and drinks. The concert segment showcases international Caribbean talent.
Rolling Loud will be held at the Hard Rock Stadium in 2021. Rolling Loud Festival is a 3-day music event that started in Miami, FL and is now the largest Hip-Hop festival in the world. Organizers also hosts festivals in New York, California, with plans to expand internationally to Japan, China and Europe in the near future.
Bayfront Park has been the longtime home for the Ultra Music Festival. Each year there is a stacked roster of talent from across the electronic music spectrum.
Miami International Airport (MIA)
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
Year-round temperatures average 77° F. A tropical monsoon climate. The wet season begins sometime in June, ending in mid-October. Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30.
Eastern Time Zone (ET)
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