It’s Memorial Weekend 2012! Time for the locals to move on out and make way for all the tourists. It’s going to be a busy weekend in South Florida as some of hip-hop's finest come down to our sunny beaches and take over our clubs. This week catch performances by Gucci Mane, YMCMB, Trey Songz, Fabolous, and many more. If you’re in the mood for some house music, no need to worry, I’ve got you covered there too.
TUESDAY, MAY 22
Favela Beach with Mr. Mauricio
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Start off the Memorial Day festivities with Mr. Mauricio as he takes over the turntables at WALL lounge for a special edition of Favela Beach. Party it up with Miami’s hottest socialites and tear up the dance floor at this exclusive and posh club located at the W Hotel on South Beach. Doors open at 11 p.m., dress code is strictly enforced, and you must be 21+ to get in. Table reservations are highly suggested.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
Mokai presents Serge Devant
235 23rd Street., Miami Beach
Before hip-hop takes over, get your house and electro fix over at Mokai lounge with special guest Serge Devante for Relapse Wednesdays. Dance to the chart topping hit “Addicted” along with new tracks like “True Faith” and “Dice”. It all starts at 11pm to get on the guest list click here.
THURSDAY, MAY 24
Nicky Romero at LIV
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
He’s back and ready to rock! Nicky Romero makes his way back to LIV nightclub to throw it down alongside resident Mednas for a night filled with electro and high-energy house music that will kick off your weekend just right. If you missed him last time, I suggest you don’t make that mistake again. Tickets are only $40 in advance at Wantickets.com.
Other great events at LIV this week include Alesso on Wednesday, and DJs Mednas and Patrick M on Saturday. Doors open at 11pm, dress code is strictly enforced.
Memorial Weekend Kick-Off with Fabolous at Arkadia
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Just downstairs, get in the mix with special guest, hip-hop star Fabolous for a special Memorial Weekend kick-off at Arkadia lounge. Resident DJs Stevie J and Ideal will have the club bumpin’ hard with some of the best in R&B and hip-hop all night long. Doors open at 11 p.m., dress to impress, and you must be 21+ to get in.
YMCMB Take-over at Club Play
1045 5th Street Miami Beach
Another great way to kick off your weekend is over at Club Play for the YMCMB Memorial Weekend Kick-off hosted by Cash Money’s own Birdman along with DJs Top Feelin and Skip. It’s going to be a long night with some of the best hip-hop, dancehall, and reggae to keep you moving until the sun comes up. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance at Wantickets.com.
CAMEO “Welcome to Miami” Party
1445 Washington Ave., Miami
CAMEO kicks off Memorial Weekend festivities with a Welcome to Miami event featuring Bad Boy Recording artist French Montana along with music by DJs Massive B, Young Chow, Bullet Proof, Starks, and Maxx. Doors open at 11pm.
FRIDAY, MAY 25
Twista and Don Cannon at Bamboo
550 Washington Ave., Miami
The newest hotspot on South Beach is also getting in on the Memorial Weekend action with big names such as international hip-hop star Twista taking over for the “Gucci, Louis, Prada” brought to you by Prestige Marketing Group. On the turntables keeping you dancing all night will be DJs Don Cannon, Rob Dinero and Epps.
Doors open at 11pm, dress code is strictly enforced. For more information or VIP bottle reservations call 305-904-5909 or email email@example.com
*It’s an all-star line-up at Bamboo this weekend featuring special guests Rick Ross with DJ Sam Sneak on Saturday, Flo Rida and DJ Entice on Saturday, and Jadakiss with DJ S&S for the Annual Jadakiss birthday bash.
Gucci Mane LIVE at Dream
1532 Washington Ave., Miami
Memorial Weekend goes on with more special performances all over South Beach. Friday night head to DREAM nightclub and party it up with hip-hop star Gucci Mane. It’s going to be a great night as you dance the night away with hits like the crowd favorite “Spotlight” and many more. Doors open at 11 p.m., admission is $50+ for the special event.
For more information or VIP bottle reservations call 786-566-0393
SATURDAY, MAY 26
Trey Songz and Mavado at Karu & Y
71 NW 14th St., Miami
Headliner Marketing group presents a special one-night event with international super-star Trey Songz and reggae star Mavado along with music by YMCMB DJs Top Feelin’ and Stevie J. VIP Tables and Bottle Service available starting at $1500. For more information call 305-978-0954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to dress to impress, doors open at 10pm. Tickets are currently $40 in advance.
SUNDAY, MAY 27
Mansion presents Ciroc Boyz
1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
The Party continues on Sunday at Mansion360 for the Best of the Best weekend event featuring the Ciroc Boyz, Meek Mill and French Montana, presented by Ciroc Vodka. First 200 ladies will receive a free bottle of Ciroc Vodka and all ladies will be in free until 11:45 p.m. Doors open at 11 p.m., dress to impress, and you must be 21+ to get in.
Mansion nightclub (1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Photo: Tomas Loewy