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The best Miami Music Week 2023 events to party from day to night

From sunny pool parties on the beach to downtown after-hours ragers, these are the best Miami Music Week 2023 events.

Falyn Wood
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Put on your party pants: Miami Music Week is nearly here, and the influx of events can be overwhelming. All these lit electronic showcases and concerts happening over the course of five short days (give or take) is enough to induce a minor panic attack. But we're that friend who's here to remind you, just take a breath and drink some more water, bro. If you remain calm and realistic, you can hit the best clubs in Miami, see some amazing late-night sets and still make it back to your Airbnb Miami home in time to get at least some sleep and—dare we say—perhaps a quick bite at one of the best breakfast spots in Miami. So pick and choose wisely. You can’t do it all, but you can do it right. 

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Space hosts this coveted Tuesday night showcase of Rose Avenue Records talent, curated by global superstars RÜFÜS DU SOL. One of the biggest live acts in the world, RÜFÜS have sold out the likes of Red Rocks, The Gorge and LA's Hollywood Bowl—not to mention packed in the crowds during recent Miami visits, including III Points. Aside from parties, the group are keen on art, wellness and intimate moments as evidenced by Sundream Baja, their upcoming immersive destination event in Mexico. For their Music Week showcase at Club Space, expect appearances from Cassian, Colyn, Yulia Niko, Jonas Rathsman, Joplyn and Arodes, plus a DJ set from RÜFÜS themselves.

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Bringing together all walks of raver life for nearly two decades, Get Lost has established itself as one of the craziest parties of Miami Music Week, a staggering 24-hour mad circus sprawled across the labyrinthine Hialeah venue Factory Town. It’s truly a marathon of a party—more like a mini festival, really—and this year’s lineup sees even more superstars of the dance music underground. Major Lazer Sound System, Carl Craig, DJ Tennis, Pete Tong and dozens more will make the rounds on seven stages from day to night. Factory Town, 4800 NW 37th Ave

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This highly anticipated Miami Music Week debut comes courtesy of DiskoLab, Third Eye Hospitality and Diskonect, an all-star collab destined for legend status. Equal parts record label, fashion brand and inclusive house and techno party, the HE.SHE.THEY. collective ushers in a new era of old-school dance music values, promoting inclusivity and diversity while making everyone at the party feel welcome. With major events already under their belt including at Glastonbury Festival, Amnesia Ibiza and Rakastella, the international party crew returns to Miami for a Sunday night rager spanning two rooms at Wynwood's Toe Jam Backlot. Maya Jane Coles, Ellen Allien, DJ Tennis, Chloé Caillet, Danny Daze, Cassy, HoneyLuv, Uniiqu3 and more will all take their turns on deck, paying proper homage to the legacy of the underground scene. 150 NW 21st St

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DJ Lee Burridge and his All Day I Dream camp are ready to gift Miami with yet another magical day of melodic deep house—a refreshing break from the hard beats and deafening drops of Ultra. This time around, they’re taking over Jungle Island, layering on their own colorful, boho décor to the already lush bayfront lounge. Rising Brazilian star Apache, Maz, and NYC Gospël's headmaster Deroos round out the lineup. Kicking off at sunset, it’s going to be dreamy, with plenty of space for chatting and swaying to the ethereal soundtrack.

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  • Park West
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The renowned downtown mega-club hosts its own wild week of Miami Week programming, featuring heavy hitters from Wednesday through Sunday. On Thursday, Diplo and Idris Elba take the decks. Friday, it's Deadmau5, Cedric Gervais, Eli and Fur and Volaris. Things really heat up come Friday as the club welcomes Marshmello and a secret surprise guest. Finally, Fisher, Nic Fanciulli and Amémé close out the festivities on Sunday.

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Together, Seth Troxler and Honeyluv are fighting for the soul of house music. At least, they're out to prove as much at this special back-to-back Wednesday night set going down at Floyd. Troxler is heir to the throne of Detroit and Chicago-style house sounds, while HoneyLuv came up in Cleveland but holds it down in L.A. as a basketball player turned Navy sailor turned groovy underground producer taking the dance music scene by storm.

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Though it was born in Miami and holds down a legendary Resistance Ibiza residency each summer, this season marks the brand's first-ever U.S. club residency. With a massive, bleeding-edge centerpiece lighting system designed by the same folks behind Ultra’s mainstage and Megastructure, Resistance Miami at M2 will recreate its award-winning immersive Ibiza clubbing experience in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District.

The action kicks off on Thursday, March 23 with Adam Beyer’s highly-regarded imprint Drumcode for their official label takeover. On Friday, March 24, Resistance will host British underground legends Sasha & John Digweed for the duo’s exclusive Miami Music Week performance. The Music Week parties continue through Sunday.

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Acraze, Cassy, Idris Elba, Eats Everything, Seth Troxler and Danny Tenaglia are among the talent announced so far at this year's five-day series of Epic Pool Parties. Expect a mix of hard-hitting house and techno DJs performing from a festival-style mainstage complete with cutting-edge visuals, bottle service and VIP options like private cabanas and beds. Dance, drink, party and lounge poolside at the Sagamore Hotel, an Art Deco gem in the heart of South Beach. The legendary Sunday closing party, Glitterbox, promises a super lineup of house, disco and good vibes to end the week.

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West Coast-based party curators HARD have teamed up with homegrown indie electronic fest III Points for a night of mashups headlined by U.K. dubstep legend SKREAM playing back-to-back with Miami's own rising bass heads, INVT. A mix of locally sourced and internationally supporting talent comes from the likes of Mall Grab, Sel. 6, BB Lux and Jonny from Space, all taking their turn on the decks at Floyd.

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When electronic music legend Pete Tong throws a party, it’s wise to attend—especially if that party is All Gone Pete Tong, the annual poolside Miami Music Week bash that always packs a punch. This year, Pete Tong B2B Idris Elba, Damian Lazarus B2B Seth Troxler, Golfos (Dennis Cruz B2B Pawsa) and Chloe Caillet B2B Layla Benitez are only some of the crazy mashups on the menu. You should have bought your ticket two sentences ago.

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As Miami's most steadfast rave festival, Ultra can be relied upon to deliver a massive lineup of hard-hitting EDM, techno, house and underground dance music in the heart of Downtown Miami year after year. It's a beast of a fest, one which beckons thousands of fans (dubbed "Ultranauts") from around the world for three days of chest-rattling bass, cutting-edge production and truly over-the-top party vibes. 

So far, this year's headliners include Swedish House Mafia, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Timmy Trumpet, Vintage Culture, Claude VonStroke, Gigantic NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Kayzo and REZZ, among others. The Resistance Megastructure headliners so far include Carl Cox and Tale Of Us.

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As one of the most prominent voices in dance music, DJ Mag should know how to put together a hell of a lineup. And, as luck would have it, they sure do! DJ Mag’s Miami Pool Party brings massive headliner Purple Disco Machine, along with veterans Cassy, Dombresky and more to the gin-clear Sagamore pool for Miami Music Week. 

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King of tribal and tech house—and longtime "King of Space" Ibiza—British producer Steve Lawler caps off Miami Music Week programming at Do Not Sit On The Furniture, an intimate enclave for underground electronic sounds in South Beach. Resident DJ Octa Digio opens the night.

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It’s usually safe to assume Dim Mak’s Miami Music Week bash is going to be a doozy. The Steve Aoki-run label—which will take over the backlot at MAPS Wynwood—is never short on debauchery or high jinks. This year's full lineup is still TBA, but previous showcases have seen the likes of Benny Benassi, Cheat Codes, Henry Fong and more.

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Guy Gerber’s Rumors party is well known among dance music fanatics. For another year, the Israeli tech-house giant Gerber will assemble a stellar bunch for his Ultra weekend kick-off party taking over the lit poolside at Hyde Beach. Aside from Gerber himself, the lineup is including Apache b2b Shahar, Art Department, DJ Holographic, Kimonos, Nic Fanciuli b2b, Ameme and Yulia Niko. Look forward to 12 hours of day-to-night dancing beachside at the SLS. 

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Wynwood's iconic bar posing as a hotel lobby complete with its own "pool," the Freehold hosts a five-day line-up of parties for Miami Music Week 2023. On Wednesday, festivities kick off with Club Bitbird, featuring San Holo, Tisoki, Pauline Herr, Oddkidout and Hello World. Nyjah & Friends are set to take the stage on Thursday, along with Mau P on Friday. Saturday, it's Nitti & Friends and, finally, the madness peaks with Audien on Sunday, March 26.

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Ibiza's legendary Cafe Mambo—self-professed home to the most famous sunset in the world—brings its infectious, sun-soaked party energy to the Surfcomber poolside this Miami Music Week. The lineup features Abel, Art Department, Catz N Dogz, Chus, Classmatic, Danny Tenaglia, Eelke Kleijn, Lovra, Pablo Fierro, Serge Devant, The Son of Ash and secret special guests yet to be announced.

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The SLS Brickell is tough to miss. With its massive and colorful drip mural along its side, the hotel stands out even among the skyscrapers of Brickell. Upstairs is the Altitude Pool, which will host four days of dirty beats for Miami Music Week. On Thursday, it's the Heartfeldt Pool Party featuring Sam Feldt, Dubdogz, Jeffrey Sutorius, Bonnie X Clyde, Forester, Icona Pop, Regard, Thomas Jack and VIZE; Friday, the 15th-anniversary edition of Boris Presents Get Wet will include sets from Boris, Bryan Softwell, Carlo Lio, Cortes, Joeski, Jose Estrada, Sotelo B2B Styga, Steve Lawler and Technasia; locals' favorite Oscar G’s Made in Miami returns on Saturday with performances from Oscar G, Chus, Cocodrills, Gettoblaster, Lazaro Casanova and Saliva Commandos; the Bassrush Miami party (lineup TBA) shuts it down on Sunday.

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Aside from the parties already mentioned above, Hyde Beach is pulling out the stops with a packed schedule from Tuesday to Sunday. Highlights include Born of Music Addiction by Vintage Culture, featuring Joseph Capriati, DJ Tennis, Solardo, Korolova, Halfcab, Luke Alexander and Damelo on Thursday; MEDUZA & Friends with Idris Elba, Solardo B2B Alec Monopoly, Eli & Fur and Armand Van Helden on Saturday; and James Hype with surprise special guests closing out all day Sunday.

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