Miami's Five Best Dance Promoters

Just look at how much fun these darn kids are having.
Just look at how much fun these darn kids are having.
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You may take for granted that Miami is a great dance music mecca, but there's a lot of work that goes into it. Big-name DJs don't just decide to come to town. They've got to be invited, and then provided for and paid and all that backstage business shit. Same with the underground acts, and in that case, you've really got to know your shit, and know your audience.

It's hard to make it in the Magic City, and it's often a thankless game. It's about time we took a moment to celebrate those promotional groups keeping the 305 in the list of must-see dance hubs. Thanks for all the good times, bruhs.

See also: South Beach's Ten Best Dance Clubs

Miami's Five Best Dance Promoters
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5. 3P

Most promotion companies are satisfied sticking to the club scene, but not this new kid on the block. 3P is what happens when the booking minds of Bardot step outside the box. If you think they sound familiar, it's because it's essentially a shortened version of III Points, the Wynwood music, art, and technology fest that made their name. They're also behind big Art Basel performances, like last year's Darkside set at Mana, as well as Boy George and Kendrick Lamar. Maybe we're a little biased, we are partnering with them for this year's III Points, but we'd bet 3P will set up big-time bi-annual events, and maybe more, for years to come.

Miami's Five Best Dance Promoters
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4. SAFE

This underground house mainstay has been a big part of the Miami music scene for seven years. That's like, basically forever in club terms. To stick around so long, you have to be doing more than something right. Maybe it's that they bring the unexpected, and their legion of dedicated fans has come to recognize that whatever they bring, it will be well worth the ticket price. When you're ready to move deeper than the EDM scene and get to discovering real house vibes, let SAFE be your professor.

See also: Downtown Miami's Five Best Dance Clubs


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