Miami Music Week: The Magic City Opens Its’ Doors

by Jason Adamchak 7 months ago

Many people will argue that the artists make up Miami Music Week but others will say that the venues define Miami Music Week. Over the years, Miami has seen the creation of many new nightclubs that have played a vital role in Miami Music Week’s timeline. 

There is not a moment in time where Miami is not trying to become more innovative than years past. The taste and hunger for a better experience are what club owners have in common which keeps fans coming back for more every year. This Miami Music Week will already be going down in history because it is the first time that the nightclub LIV will get to show off its 10-million-dollar renovation that just took place late 2017. Buckle up because this rollercoaster ride from venue to venue is about to commence and there is no stopping.

LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach received $10 million in upgrades, according to the South Florida Business Journal, which took over nine-weeks to construct and now has fully moving visuals that “descend from the ceiling.” These new advancements to the nightclub have been said to create an even more realistic and interactive setting than Omnia’s moving ceiling in Las Vegas. LIV has been known to host some iconic Miami Music Week parties in the past such as Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and even more headliners accompanied with stellar production. Now that this renovation is all done and over with, this means all who attend events at LIV will be the first to experience this new set up during Miami Music Week.

Mansion Nightclub was a venue that wasted no time in transporting Miami’s guests into a portal to another dimension during their Miami Music Week events. The club was open for 11 years and helped create memories that seemed impossible for other clubs to create. Anjunabeats kicked off their Miami Music Week back in 2014 with Above & Beyond at Mansion. As well as Skrillex, Afrojack, even Hardwell hosted a huge Revealed showcase event at this venue. Many shows, sleepless nights, and countless hours of dancing on the dance floors at Mansion took place and will never be forgotten. The venue finally decided to call it quits and on September 4, 2015 had Nicky Romero play the “Mansion Closing Weekend.”

The Wynwood Walls is iconic to Miami, Fla. and is used to only just be a huge attraction to tourists but now it has evolved and really has almost become the face of Miami Music Week. Millennials’ have now become a huge target audience for electronic dance music so that means expanding into new areas of Miami to create a multitude of different experiences and experimenting with new venues. There has been some epic back to back sets at SHOTS in Wynwood such as the Ookay b2b Kayzo b2b Bonnie X Clyde set that took place in 2017. This art district really adds a sweet, modern, hippie twist to Miami Music Week and helps enhance the experience.

These venues in Miami are irreplaceable and cannot be replicated anywhere else. Taking a look down memory lane raises the excitement level for Miami Music Week 2018 because if there is one thing that Miami knows how to do, it’s throwing a good party and supply top-notch hospitality and clubbing experiences. The venues over the years have gotten better and better and each one holds a unique experience that all need to be attended. Space out the parties, don’t be afraid to try new clubs and enjoy the ride down Ocean drive.

Jason Adamchak

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