Art Basel Miami Beach

Casa Bacardi Brings Alicia Keys, DMX, Swizz Beatz, Wiz Khalifa, and More to Art Basel 2015

Some of the most exciting announcements of Art Basel tend to be last minute. And, sure enough, last Friday brought news of one of the most stacked musical events coming to Basel this year.

Art Basel veteran and board member of the Brooklyn Museum, Swizz Beatz, and Bacardi have teamed up for a three-day celebration of all things artistic called Casa Bacardi.
Taking place in Wynwood at 35 NE 29th St., Casa Bacardi will serve as a no-commission art fair during the day, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., allowing artists to take home 100 percent of the profits from their work. But when the clock strikes 10 p.m., the fair will transform into the Bacardi Untameable House Party, a three-day series of concerts featuring both legendary names and hot new artists.

Check out the lineup below:

Thursday, December 3
Alicia Keys
Hannah Bronfman
Nan Kwabena

Friday, December 4
Pusha T
DJ Esco

Saturday, December 5
Swizz Beatz & DMX
DJ Runna
Araab Muzik
Wiz Khalifa (DJ Set)

The no-commission art fair will be free and open to the public, while the concert series will be free with an RSVP (how, exactly, to RSVP has not been announced yet).

Though, be warned, RSVP or not, this is going to be a tough one to get into.

"It's by the artist, for the artist, with the people," Swizz told Billboard in an interview. "And I think a lot of people forgot the message of why they're even going down to Basel. You're going down to Basel because there are amazing, creative artists who took a lot of time out of their lives to put together some masterpieces and hope for entry in a great collection or for somebody to be inspired."

Well, congrats, Swizz. Consider us inspired. 

Casa Bacardi. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 3, through Saturday, December 5, at 35 NE 29th St., Miami. Admission is free.

Bacardi Untameable House Party with Alicia Keys, DMX, and more. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, December 3, through Saturday, December 5, at 35 NE 29th St., Miami. 

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Ryan Pfeffer is a contributor and former Miami New Times music editor. After earning a BS from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor.
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