Many festival-goers attending Miami Music Week and Ultra later this week were shocked to hear of a proposed curfew that could affect the dozens of late-night events that happen throughout the week. But luckily, the curfew was rejected by the Commissioners of Miami Beach City.
The curfew was considered for spring break after two shootings occurred last weekend in South Beach, both of which unfortunately resulted in one death. An emergency meeting was held and a state of emergency was issued, setting a daily curfew of midnight to 6AM.
But a curfew extension was rejected offering relief for many small businesses, MMW events that go into the late hours, and Ultra Music Festival, whose last sets would end at midnight both Friday and Saturday.
Among the venues that would have been largely affected is M2, the home of Ultra’s debut RESISTANCE residency, which would have been forced to delay their grand opening had the curfew gone into effect..
M2 Miami’s Charlotte Underwood has released a statement on the curfew stating, “We’re extremely pleased that we’ll be able to open this week, we’ve been working around the clock to deliver a next level nightclub experience to South Beach and we are looking forward to opening our doors on Wednesday!”
From Thursday through Sunday, the RESISTANCE at M2 residency kicks off with several legends in underground house and techno including a Drumcode label takeover, Charlotte De Witte, Indira Paganotto, Hiroko Yamamura, Franky Wah, and an official closing ceremony for Miami Music Week headlined by techno pioneer Carl Cox.
There are tons of music events now free to take place this week and weekend for Miami Music Week with no curfew or unusual time limitations.
To learn more about what caused the City of Miami to consider implementing a curfew, check out the video below:
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