The sexy Wednesday night VIP crowd invaded another stellar party at Santo’s signature Miami Live. Hosted by top Miami promoters Michael Madd and Abebe Lewis, the evening brought another go-around of live music, positive vibes and never-ending bottle service to the packed venue. Plenty of familiar faces came out to celebrate including Miami’s own Pit Bull, Keyshia Cole and Larry Johnson who were in the house with friends and plenty of bottles poppin’. Reggae star Red Rat kicked off the show pumping up the crowd with choice hits including “Tight Up Skirt” followed by modish duo Nina Sky, who graced the stage performing a crowd-pleasing set including their version of Alicia Keys’ “No One,” which had everyone crooning. The boys from Grind Mode were dancing on the floor to chart-toppers like Ball Greezy’s “Shone” before hitting the stage to bust out with live hit “I’m So High,” which produced a room full of airborne hands swaying from side to side. The combination of tracks spun by DJ Obscene, special guest DJ Laz and the in-house band – who cranked out a diverse playlist of old and new school jams – kept the party bumping for hours. Unannounced celeb guests and artists frequent this unique, invite-only event that keeps growing stronger as the months progress. After conquering Miami, future plans for the staple event are in the works to introduce to markets across the country, including L.A., with much success attributed to the chemistry between Madd, Lewis and the company, who keeps coming back for another hit.
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