Sure, Ultra Music Festival is happening this weekend. But why party with everyone else, when you can party with the electronic dance music VIPs?
The Motorola Music Lounge, presented by Sol Republic and hosted by Sirius XM, will return to an undisclosed location for the fourth consecutive year to serve as a retreat for Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week VIPs. (Previously, the event was called the Belvedere Music Lounge.)
The three-day event runs March 20 to 22, from noon to 7 p.m. every day. In the past, attendees have enjoyed sets by Lady Gaga, Skrillex, Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and Avicii.
But this year, the lounge plans to outdo itself with cocktails by Corzo, live broadcasts by Sirius XM, and the opportunity to create custom Sol Republic headphones. The event also promises curated performances and DJ sets by some very big names.
So why are we taunting you with all this information about an invite-only event?
Because Armani Exchange has graciously offered two pairs of one-day passes to give away to our readers. The first two people to snap a photo in front of the Armani Exchange store at 760 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, and tag Miami New Times on Twitter or Instagram will win the tickets. Simple as that.
Update: Contest is over, folks. Congrats to our winners Crystal P. and Micah K!
There is also another way to win, courtesy of Armani Exchange. Every day, for the duration of the Motorola Music Lounge, the store will be giving tickets to the first 20 people to spend $250 or more at the store. Winners will also win a custom pair of Sol Republic headphones.
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