It's not every day that we see so much hullabaloo over a soccer match in this country. But, then again, this isn't just any old soccer game. It's El Clásico, the great rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid, two teams stacked with the world's greatest players—names we've actually heard of, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. See! Even you know those people.
Naturally, Miami will be buzzing during what would normally be a lethargic summer weekend and your event calendar is filling up fast. One event you should definitely keep in mind is Casa Clásico, a two-day free celebration happening in Bayfront Park this Friday and Saturday, July 28–29.
Friday's festivities start at 2:15pm with live flamenco. Things will stretch into the night with plenty of food, beer and music—including a 6:45pm DJ set by Roots drummer and all-around funky dude Questlove.
On Saturday, Casa Clásico kicks off at 12:45pm with music from Renoir Rodriguez. There will be more food, beer and a performance by Puerto Rican reggaeton stars Alexis y Fido at 5:45pm—just before a watch party for the big game starts at 7:30pm sharp.
Soccer fan or not, we can all agree that free music in Miami is, um, what's the soccer equivalent of a home run? A foot score? Oh, a goal! That's it. (Sorry, soccer fans. We're trying).
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