No more playing 'round with your heart, Basel lovers.
The artsiest week of the year is almost upon us. And the latest #ABMB tidbit...
Solange Knowles, Saint Records founder and Beyoncé's sis, will be headlining and curating six nights of Basel week music for Select Art Fair 2014.
Oh, and the best part... It's totally free.
See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide
Though already a very busy lady -- doin' it like "Lovers in a Parking Lot," designing limited-edition sneakers, prepping her next full-length studio album -- Solange decided to launch her own label, distributed by Sony, in 2013.
Her Saint Records roster includes Ms. Knowles herself, along with rising neo-R&B star Jhené Aiko and hip-pop singer Cassie, as well as Kelela, India Shawn, B.C. Kingdom, Sampha, Iman Omari, Petite Noir, Starchild, and Jade De LaFleur.
And it's from that crew that she'll be booking Select's main-stage concert series.
Now in its third year, the art fair isn't just stepping up its game by tapping celebs for music advice. This Basel satellite affair has also moved into a 40,000-square-foot tent on Collins Avenue.
However, Select organizers wanna let the public know that space for the concert series will still be limited, even with the newer and bigger digs. "Capacity is 1,400," they note.
Also, though the concerts are "free and open to the public," it's all a matter of getting to the gates before everyone else. No RSVP, no guaranteed entry.
And finally... For all y'all Basel lovers without a watch, Solange and Saint Records will not be running on Miami time. The concerts start at 7 p.m. sharp! And they end by 10 on weekdays, 11 on weekends.
"So please arrive early if you plan on getting inside to see the shows."
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Solange Knowles and Saint Records. Tuesday to Sunday, December 2 to 7. Select Art Fair, Collins Avenue between 72nd and 73rd Streets, Miami Beach. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free on a first-come basis. Visit select-fair.com.
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