When it comes to partying, Memorial Day and Miami have become synonymous. Young urban visitors from across the country pack South Beach for the three-day weekend.
A two-day concert bursting at the seams with some of the top R & B, hip-hop, reggae and rap artists in the country will contribute to – and capitalize on – the influx of party people with the Best of the Best concert at Miami’s Bicentennial Park on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.
In addition to headliner Chris Brown, the show also includes Keri Hilson, Trey Sonz, and Miami’s own Rick Ross, Trina and DJ Khaled, as well as nearly two dozen other performers.
Day one, dubbed Spring Fest, will feature the best of the best in contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop, including Ross, Songz, Brown, Hilson, Lloyd, Jeremih, Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius (formerly of the duo Floetry), Travis Porter and Big Sean. Nationally syndicated radio personality and comedian Rickey Smiley will host with Russ Parr and Jabba of Massive B.
Dancehall icon, Shabba Ranks, will perform on day two alongside some of the biggest acts in reggae, hip-hop, dancehall and soca, including Stephen and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, DJ Khaled, Vybz Kartel (who will appear with his band live via satellite from Jamaica), Tarrus Riley, Alison Hinds, Trina, Assassin, Etana, Sanchez, I-Octane, Ace Hood, Stephen McGregor, Chino, Richie Loop, Demarco, Gappy Ranks, Romain Virgo, Tifa, Big A.C., Qwote, Danielle D.I., ZJ Liquid.
Best of the Best organizers and tourism officials anticipate a prosperous weekend, with visitors packing hotels, frequenting South Beach and the historic Art Deco District, and the area’s numerousstreet cafes and restaurants, shopping on Lincoln Road, and an array of nightlife choices. In addition to the concert, Best of the Best Weekend events will occur at Cameo and Mansion nightclubs throughout the weekend.