Music Festivals

Miami Music Festival Starts Thursday: Get Your Wristbands and Your Amphetamines Ready

Heads up, all you live music junkies. The second annual Miami Music Festival starts this Thursday and here's what you can expect: A 72-hour sprint of 200 bands blitzing through approximately 400 sets in 45 clubs, bars, cafes, hotel lounges, and skuzzy pubs.

For just $25, you'll have the chance to see big names like the Vivian Girls, Devon Allman's Honeytribe, and John Legend's little brother Vaughan Anthony. Not to mention, there'll be tons of locals: Locos Por Juana, ArtOfficial, Slip 'N' Slide Records, Juke, Arboles Libres and Forward Motion Records, Ghost of Gloria, and City of God.

So get ready. Screw sleep. Go.

All you need to do is score some wristbands and amphetamines, prep your festival spreadsheets, plot the path, and keep your browser locked to Crossfade for previews, interviews, live reviews, and other ongoing coverage of the Miami Music Festival.

The Miami Music Festival. Thursday, November 11, through Sunday, November 14. Four-day festival passes cost $25 online, and single day passes cost $10 to $15 at the door. Visit

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