Imagine a weeklong party that rages through sunrises and sunsets, is set to the tenacious beats of house, techno and trance and culminates in one epic outdoor concert in downtown Miami. Such a marathon of music and fun exists—but it’s not for amateurs. To help you find your way around the best Miami Music Week events, Winter Music Conference pool parties and other concerts—including the 18-year-old Ultra Music Festival—follow our guide to the hottest happenings, from South Beach and beyond.
The best Miami Music Week events
The week’s big event is the longest-running dance-music festival in the U.S. and has been a legend around the world since launching in 1999. Expect three days of DJ sets, performances and all sorts of beats.
Who’s playing? (Who isn’t?) Major Lazer, The Prodigy, Justice, Ice Cube, Carl Cox, Steve Aoki and others.
Presented in part by D.C. techno guru Dubfire, this after-hours bash promises deep bass and synthetic textures that will lure you to the dance floor in a hypnotic daze.
Who’s playing? Carlo Lio, Fabio Florido and Kenny Glasgow—plus, Gaiser, Johnny Trika and SHADED performing live.