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The best Miami Music Week events

Navigate Miami Music Week events like a glow-stick–wielding pro with our day-by-day guide to the revelry

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Erik Lindwall

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

Ultra Music Festival 2017

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.

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Until Sun Mar 26

Never Get Out of the Boat

Set sail with beats, drinks and giveaways courtesy of Magnetic Grooves, which is run by Melanie Daniel, a Miami Music Week vet who knows how to throw a party. 

Who’s playing? DJs Hernán Cattáneo and Nick Warren.

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21 Mar 2017


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.

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23 Mar 2017

tINI and the Gang ON A BOAT

Drink your fill from a premium open bar while tINI, Berlin’s first lady of house, builds a groove from thin air. 

Who’s playing? tINI, Molly, Deaf Pillow, plus more to be announced.

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24 Mar 2017

Knee Deep in Miami

British DJ Hot Since 82 (Daley Padley) presents a special MMW edition of his Knee Deep in Sound event series, which has traveled to Ibiza and other cities. 

Who’s playing? Knee Deep collaborators include Eats Everything, Nick Curly and La Fleur.

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24 Mar 2017

Eric Prydz Presents Pryda

The man responsible for electronic dance music’s most recognizable drum pattern (that persistent bubbling up before the drop is called “the Pryda snare”) showcases his stuff in an intimate setting—by his standards. 

Who’s playing? The one and only Eric Prydz.

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Until Sat Mar 25

Hard 2 Leave

One of the most talked-about events of the week features pole dancers and some of the biggest names in bass rock—a winning combination.  

Who’s playing? Guatemalan-born DJ Carnage will headline again this year.

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26 Mar 2017