Experience The South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2020

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Experience South Beach

Miami’s annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival occurs each year, bringing together culinary talents from around the world to learn and teach in South Beach. Sponsored by The Food Network and The Cooking Channel, the exciting event boasts more than 100 events, including hosted dinners, panel discussions and tastings. The Sobe Wine and Food Festival 2020 five-day event is now in its 19th year and is expected to draw in thousands of foodies ready to experience the lively hospitality event.




South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Miami’s beautiful weather and bustling dining scene makes it the perfect city to be the site of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, dedicated to educating attendees about wine and food. The five days of festivities, occurring on February 19th-23rd, 2020, are spread across South Florida at venues in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits joins with Florida International University (FIU) to host the festival as a fundraiser for the school’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, with an aim to support the future of the hospitality industry. The yearly turnout of over 65,000 attendees has helped raise over $30 million to date, with 1,200 students volunteering annually to gain experience in the field.




Festival Events

The international selection of talent at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival ranges from world-renowned Chefs, TV personalities and hospitality brand owners, each providing their beverage and culinary expertise for audiences. Attendees can purchase tickets for a spectrum of unique events hosted by special guests throughout the region. Over 450 hospitality power players will be in attendance to share their knowledge with the South Beach crowd.

On Thursday, private dinners with Martha Stewart, Michael Mina and Dwayne Wade are sure to give attendees a memorable treat. Nobel Peace Prize nominee Chef José Andrés will host a “Feeding the World” tasting at the SLS South Beach. Restaurateur Bobby Flay will host a dinner “Shark Las Vegas Comes to Miami,” giving South Beach a taste of his Palms Casino Resort eatery. You can also attend Martha Stewart’s reception on Friday, or be entertained by the “Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown” sponsored by Bacardi and Patrón. Saturday’s events include a “Wine & Cheese Happy Hour” with Dwayne Wade, along with a hosted dinner featuring Michael Voltaggio. Sunday closes out the week of wine-ing and dining with events like a “Sushi-Making Master Class & Lunch” at famed restaurant Nobu Miami.




Auction

In addition to proceeds of ticket sales being donated to the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, onsite and online auctions will also be held for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Getaway vacations, unique experiences, gourmet dinners, vintage wines and luxury items are just a few items guests can win at the exciting auctions. Past years have seen more than $250,000 in proceeds raised to support a valued cause.

Where to Stay

Miami has an expansive selection of beachfront hotels near the center of the festival, with the Loews Miami Beach acting as the official headquarters. The recently redesigned destination is just a short walk or ride to many of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival events. Escape to their pool deck or jacuzzi in between panels, or take a moment to experience their serene spa or revitalizing yoga classes. 1Hotel South Beach is also a property near the action, with a style inspired by natural elements to complement the city’s sand and sun. Have a bite and watch the sunset at Watr at the Rooftop, or sip a cocktail poolside at their Sandbox bar. You also can’t go wrong at Fontainebleau Miami, a dream destination for foodies. The Michelin-starred Hakkasan restaurant, StripSteak by Michael Mina, and the delicious Scarpetta are all located onsite for a range of impressive dining experiences.

 

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    From Imagination to Reality at Goya Studios

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    Goya Studios

    With a prime Hollywood location, Goya Studios has established itself as an expansive space to accommodate a range of Los Angeles events and productions. Their quality sound stages attract world-renowned clientele who have embraced the venue for red carpet events, corporate celebrations and unique, promotional productions. Goya Studios has positioned itself for success in becoming an essential in the event and entertainment production industries.




    The Team Behind Goya Studios

    It takes much more than an idea to see a fully-immersive event experience come to life. The team behind Goya Studios, Nina Moayer and Joey Jenson, have embraced what it means to imagine by executing stunning productions in their Hollywood space. The word Goya, an Urdu word for “the act of disbelief through storytelling,” becomes an integral part of the team’s mission in orchestrating spectacular productions through creativity and technology.




    A Stage For All Events

    Concepts are transformed into dreamlike realities during the process of putting together an event at Goya Studios. With three genuine, Hollywood sound stages that each boasts its own offerings, clients have no problem finding the right fit to house their production, performance or attraction.

    Sound Stage A

    The industrial brick walls and concrete floors serve up stylized, textured options in Stage A. With 4,600 square feet of space, plenty of support space, brick walls, bow truss and polished concrete floors, you are able to achieve multiple styles and take advantage of the warm industrial textures of the space.

    4600 sq ft shooting space and 3,535 sq ft supporting space (70′ x 65’)
    12’ to pipe grid
    1200 amps
    Polished concrete floors, brick walls and bow truss
    Production office
    Green room with private restroom
    Hair and makeup room
    Wardrobe room
    Internet (wireless network)
    (3) additional restrooms —(1) with shower
    Parking is available on site




    Photo: Stage A

    Sound Stage B

    The intimate Stage B is fit to snap a winning photo with its industry-standard cyc wall for a pure, white backdrop. Stage B comes equipped with a 2 wall cyc, 20ft to the grid and support space including dressing rooms, green room, private restroom, as well a full kitchen in the stage.

    2,200 sq ft shooting space and 1,550 sq ft supporting space (40’ x 68’)
    Two wall cyc and 20’ to pipe grid over cyc
    1200 amps
    Production office/conference room
    Celebrity green room
    Hair and makeup room, wardrobe room
    (2) Restrooms
    Kitchen with movable island
    Internet (wireless network)
    Elephant doors
    Parking is available onsite

     

    Photo: Stage B

    Sound Stage C

    Stage C offers the largest square footage where music video, television and film productions have plenty of space to create a masterpiece. Stage C is the largest sound stage at 5,600 square feet with a 2 wall cyc, 21 foot to the grid and silent HVAC. 

    Qualified sound stage with 70’ x 80’ Shoot space and 21’ to the grid
    2 wall cyc, 52’L x 52’W x 20’H
    Lighting grid covers entire ceiling surface area of the room allowing for multiple set build outs
    Internet (wireless network)
    Silent HVAC
    1800 amps, 3 phase
    Production Office
    Celebrity green room
    Hair and makeup room
    Wardrobe room
    Restrooms
    Elephant doors, 12′ W x 14’4 H
    Parking is available onsite




    Photo: Goya Studios Stage C

    Amenities

    Putting together an event or production always involves a spectrum of moving parts, and Goya Studios has thought of everything. A private parking lot makes for easy access to each of the three stages. Technologies around the facility allow brands limitless innovation in lighting, sound and even special effects to be integrated into their event’s design. Any and all equipment needed is also offered to provide a full-service and convenient experience. The in-house catering, provided by The Copper Key and led by Michelin-starred Chef Guus Wickenhagen, is also a one-of-a-kind service that will keep both guests and crew satisfied with delicious eats.

     

    Photo: Stage C Makeup Room

    Events

    With a space that can house up to 1,200 people, the massive campus has been used for state-of-the-art events that could only be conceived in the creative capital of Los Angeles. Puma partnered with rapper Big Sean to launch their joint collection at Goya Studios where a pop up shop, food truck, and barbershop were featured for guests to enjoy. Netflix’s Stranger Things celebrated its season two debut by hosting a binge-watching party with ‘80s arcade games, couches and a theatrically designed setting reflecting the beloved show. Freeform and POPSUGAR used the studio for their pop-up Mermaid Museum in promoting the premiere of Freeform’s Siren. The photographable scenery, 3D underwater room and eerie mermaid tank made for an interactive event that utilized the versatility of the expansive Goya Studios space.

     

    Photo: Stage A Conference Room

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      Celebrate Mardi Gras 2020 in New Orleans

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      Celebrate Mardi Gras

      Each year a vibrant celebration of music and culture arrives in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. People from around the world flock to the city to experience the festivities and traditions. While visiting The Big Easy, there are a number of restaurants, hotels and nightlife destinations to experience in between Mardi Gras merrymaking. Make the most of your New Orleans vacation by checking out these impressive venues during Mardi Gras 2020.




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      Where to Stay

      Your stay in New Orleans for Mardis Gras 2020 can embrace the old world luxury of the charming Louisiana city. For a destination outside of the bustling French Quarter, the Pontchartrain brings an opulent design with gold accents and modern Parisian furnishings. The trendy Ace Hotel New Orleans is often filled with fashion-forward guests who enjoy the brand’s Southern location in the Central Business District. Between the art deco styling, rooftop pool and music venue 3 Keys, it’s a go-to hotel with plenty to keep you busy. The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is known for its high-profile guests who come to experience the extravagance of the brand’s sophisticated elegance. You’ll also get a lavish stay when you book at The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The historic building houses prestigious rooms, a rooftop pool and amenities to whisk you away into relaxation in between your Mardi Gras celebrating.




      Where to Dine

      When you’re in town for Mardi Gras 2020, indulge in a New Orleans institution with a visit to Galatoire’s, known for its revelrous Friday brunches and diners made up of the city’s elite. It’s the place to be on Bourbon Street for a traditional and elegant dining experience. Flavor is king at Maypop, with a fusion of Cajun, Vietnamese and Sicilian cuisine in a thoughtful way, creating a one-of-a-kind adventure for your tastebuds. You can also take in the nostalgic, 19th Century feel at Cavan, with chandeliers and old-world charm decorating the rustic mansion. The menu of locally-sourced ingredients combines modern and traditional to serve guests a creative dinner party experience.




      Where to Party

      While you’re celebrating the festivities of Mardi Gras, discover the local fun of New Orleans through exploring some of its best nightlife destinations. Take in the history of the city by sipping a drink at the classic bar Napoleon House. A popular destination for French Quarter visitors, the experience is worth the buzz as the beautiful cocktail haven has been a staple since 1914. You’ll also want to toast glasses at Bar Tonique, a cocktail bar with a focus on quality, offering up drinks made with their original recipes to create timeless tastes. Take in a show at the Fillmore–a music venue with live entertainment in a uniquely-designed space inspired by the culture and architecture of New Orleans. If you’re in the mood for a nightclub to keep up the Mardi Gras vibe, Masquerade brings a Vegas-style energy in the expansive space that fills with partygoers dancing until dawn. DJs and special guests come in to keep the crowd going, maximizing your merrymaking during your Mardi Gras adventure.

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        Have Fun in the Sun at the Best Music Festivals in California

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        Best Music Festivals in California

        California boasts some of the best weather in the country which makes it the perfect host for lively music festivals each year. People from all over the world gather in the thousands to enjoy their favorite artists underneath the California sunshine. From artsy independent groups to well known pop stars, you can see your favorite hits performed live along with crowds of cheering fans. These are the best music festivals in California sure to bring you fun in the sun during your next trip.




        Coachella 2020 – Mid-October

        Note: This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been postponed to the weekends of October 9th-11th and October 16th-18th due to safety measures taken regarding the COVID-19 virus. Check back here for updates on confirmed Coachella parties occurring during the rescheduled festival dates.

        Officially titled the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, this world-renowned event is known for its stylish crowd and unparalleled lineup of artists. Thousands flock to the Coachella Valley desert to not only dance under the sun to their favorite music, but also to take in the art and cultural aspects of the exciting event. Camping out in tents on the campground or renting a luxury villa with a group of friends is also known to enhance the experience along with attending the numerous sponsored events and parties throughout the area.




        Outside Lands – Mid-August

        One of Northern California’s most iconic festivals, Outside Lands is an exciting event held annually in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The quirky and mystical theme makes for an artistic escape with plenty of musical performances along with food, drinks, art and comedy. The diverse lineup includes favorites across the music landscape in rock, hip hop, pop and more.




        FYF Fest – Late Summer

        This two-day festival has boomed in popularity through the years with top notch lineups attracting Los Angeles locals for an end-of-the-summer celebration. The variety of acts including big name music veterans and indie favorites makes for an eclectic mix that everyone can enjoy. With plenty of food vendors, art installations and a beer garden, FYF attendees get an exciting taste of summer at LA’s historic Coliseum in Exposition Park.

        Lightning in a Bottle – Mid-May

        While music is the main focus for this event, attendees get a well-rounded experience through talks led by worldly experts, hands-on workshops, healing sessions and more. You’re sure to be entertained through the various activities occurring throughout the grounds ranging from dining experiences to live painting to performance art. The Location in the hills of Monterey County also provides a coastline for you to take a dip in the lake while enjoying the melodies.

        Kaaboo Del Mar – Mid-September

        This three-day event based in San Diego prides itself in bringing new experiences to the table through entertainment, art and hospitality. Watch some of the world’s best rock and roll artists on stage while getting a taste of their artisanal fare with wine, craft beer and signature cocktails to match. Contemporary art installations will stimulate your senses with original pieces on display including some created live on-site.

        Treasure Island Festival – Mid-October

        Head to the Bay Area to experience Oakland’s two-day Treasure Island Festival, fully stocked with buzzworthy indie music acts and appealing headliners. You’ll never have to choose between two performances as set times never overlap, letting you jam out to each and every artist while overlooking the water of the San Francisco Bay.

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          NBA All-Star Weekend Chicago Party Guide 2020

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          NBA All-Star Weekend

          One of the biggest events in basketball each year is All-Star Weekend, where the NBA hosts special games, exhibits and performances to celebrate one of America’s favorite sports. The weekend includes a Celebrity All-Star Game, Slam Dunk Contest and NBA All-Star Game where some of the biggest stars in basketball come together for friendly competition. This year’s weekend takes place in Chicago, where fans will be joining from around the country to witness the variety of entertaining events by day, and partying throughout the city by night. Celebrate one of basketball’s biggest weekends at these go-to Chicago properties for NBA All-Star Weekend Chicago.




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          NBA All-Star Weekend Chicago

          Where to Stay

          If you’re looking for a place to stay during your All-Star Weekend festivities, The Godfrey Hotel is a boutique hotel with a welcoming, luxe design. Their rooftop bar and spa are just a few amenities to take advantage of during the busy weekend. The Kimpton Hotel Allegro will also exceed expectations, with a chic and sophisticated style to let guests relax in the lap of luxury. Spiaggia is the place to go for Italian, with a tasting menu to try in a beautiful setting on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The Waldorf Astoria is also a lavish option with trendy furnishings and elegance for a relaxing stay in the Windy City.




          Where to Dine

          Chicago is a city for foodies, making it a great place to wine and dine at a variety of appetizing outposts. For a trendy destination to see and be seen, Asian-fusion restaurant TAO delivers ambiance and sophistication for a memorable dining experience. Alinea is a restaurant that pioneers creativity, with experimental gastronomy that creates a one-of-a-kind taste for guests to discover.




          Where to Drink

          While you’re in the city, toast glasses at some of Chicago’s best cocktail bars. Head to Estereo for an open air experience in Logan Square perfect for an afternoon drink. Cocktail connoisseurs will enjoy imbibing at The Aviary, known for its innovative concoctions to take your tastebuds on a journey. Blind Barber is an option for those looking for a dance-worthy vibe, with a space that’s part lounge and part dancefloor.

          Where to Party

          NBA All-Star Weekend Chicago Party Guide

          Trendy nightlife hotspot TAO Chicago will be hosting a Tip-Off Party on Wednesday hosted by NBA alumni with an open bar, food and music to get the week started right. Play Chicago Kitchen & Cocktails will be celebrating on Thursday with an event hosted by TV personality Terrence J. Friday night will be one to remember at Bounce, who will be teaming up with 1OAK to host a performance by DaBaby. On Saturday, Offset and NBA player Bobby Portis will host for an energetic crowd. Sunday at Bounce will end with Rick Ross taking the stage to close out the lively NBA All-Star Weekend festivities.

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            Super Bowl Miami Party Guide 2020

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            Super Bowl Miami

            Each year football fans prepare for the sport’s greatest day by finding a place to watch to eat, drink and enjoy the big game. Super Bowl LIV will take place in Miami for the 11th time, a city known to be one of the country’s best destinations for nightlife. For those lucky enough to snag a ticket for the game, they’ll also be surrounded by parties and events happening throughout the weekend in celebration for the occasion. Miami locals and visitors will be able to dance the night away at any of these exciting nightlife events with our Super Bowl Miami party guide 2020.




            Super Bowl LIV Miami 2020 Party Guide

            E11EVEN

            Kick off the big game week by going to E11EVEN, one of Miami’s favored nightclubs. Located within walking distance of Bayfront Park, the club will be hosting a number of events with artist performances and special guests. On Wednesday night Carnage will take the stage with DaBaby performing his hits during Thursday’s event. Legendary hip hop artists Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent will takeover the venue on Friday for an evening to remember. Guests can also head to the venue on Saturday for an unforgettable performance by Cardi B. Sunday’s events will feature a watch party with an open bar and complimentary BBQ, with a post-game performance from Ludacris. Later in the night attendees will witness Marshmello and Roddy Ricch taking the stage, giving EDM and hip hop fans a night to remember. Keep the party going into Monday by witnessing Tyga take the stage to close out the weekend of excitement.




            LIV Nightclub: January 29th – February 2nd, 2020

            This world-renowned club will be partying all weekend long with some of music’s hottest artists taking the stage to celebrate the big game. The fun kicks off at LIV on Wednesday, with Snoop Dogg performing his classics for the Miami crowd. On Thursday, rapper Cardi B will take the stage drawing in partygoers for a dance-worthy night. Friday’s event will include a set by Tiesto, with Marshmello DJing for attendees on Saturday. The weekend of entertainment will end with Sunday’s performance from Lil Wayne closing out the series of impressive nights.

            Maxim Havana Nights Miami – February 1st, 2020

            This annual event is known to be one of the most highly-coveted tickets with a star-studded guest list and a luxurious shoreside setting. Attendees will celebrate the sultry brand through partying on the water with special guests Rick Ross and The Chainsmokers entertaining audiences. Luxury ferries and private yachts will be able to dock right along the venue to arrive in style at this exclusive party.

            Bootsy on the Water Miami Takeover – January 31st, 2020

            One of Los Angeles’ most exclusive nightclubs, Bootsy Bellows is known for their lively pop-up events and will be arriving in Miami to join the week’s festivities. Their lavish blowout will be held at an extravagant outdoor location with a view of the ocean, and feature a performance from Post Malone. Guests have the option to party on their own private yacht before arriving by boat or car at the buzzworthy affair.

            Story Nightclub – February 1st – 2nd, 2020

            Spend the big game weekend at Story Nightclub for an exciting destination as they partner with world-renowned nightlife brand TAO to throw a buzzworthy party. Meek Mill will entertain crowds during Thursday night’s event. Rapper Da Baby will be showing his talents on Saturday night along with DJ Irie, and Sunday will see Alesso taking the stage for a thrilling soundtrack to end the week.

            Rockwell Miami: January 31st – February 2nd, 2020

            Rockwell Miami is a bustling nightclub that combines a feel of Los Angeles and New York City with a signature Miami energy in a unique space. The glamorous hot spot will be hosting multiple parties through the weekend, including an appearance from rapper Bia on Thursday, 2 Chainz on Friday and 50 Cent after Sunday’s big game.

            Rolling Stone Live Miami at SLS South Beach: February 1st, 2020

            Sure to be one of the biggest parties of the weekend, Rolling Stone will be hosting an event featuring some of music’s hottest acts. Experience the big game celebration at Hyde Beach in the SLS Hotel to take in sounds from Ciara, DJ Khaled & Friends, and DJ sets by Paris Hilton and DJ Vice. The party is in its 10th year and will be offering up a one-of-a-kind experience during the big game weekend.

            Sports Illustrated: The Party

            Head to Hotel Fontainebleau Miami Beach to join “The Party” with Sports Illustrated at this A-list, Saturday night event. Past attendees have included guests like Snoop Dogg and Lil’ Jon with this year’s lineup featuring an all-star list of performers. Marshmello, Dababy and The Black Eyed Peas will all be present to entertain the beautiful crowd with partners like Casamigos keeping the drinks flowing all night long.

            Bloomberg Power Players Summit: January 31st

            Gather with tastemakers and industry professionals to learn more about the ins and outs of the global sports industry at this enlightening event. Attend panels discussing new technologies, insights on athletes and conversations about innovations in the field. This exciting day of conversations will bring together a variety of attendees on Friday for networking and learning more about Bloomberg’s exclusive analytics.

            David Ortiz Private Super Bowl Party

            On Friday night a bevy of football stars and celebrities will be gathering at the E11EVEN Rooftop for MLB favorite David Ortiz’ private cocktail party. The intimate soiree will include brand sponsorships and plenty of wine-ing and dining to kickoff the big weekend surrounded by sports legends.

            Leather and Laces Miami Party 2020

            Join football fans and partygoers at Soho Studios for the annual Leather and Laces Party to celebrate the big game. The Friday night bash, sponsored by brands like Bacardi, Grey Goose and Patron, is expected to draw a lively crowd of attendees ready to dance the night away. Past years have seen guests like Emily Ratajkowski, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima with performances by Flo Rida and Naught by Nature. This year’s crowd will witness an exclusive performance from Snoop Dogg’s alter ego “DJ Snoopadelic” along with Lil’ Jon.

            33rd Annual Leigh Steinberg Party: February 1st, 2020

            This annual event continues to draw some of sports’ biggest key players including star athletes, NFL owners and head coaches during the bustling big game weekend. This staple, invite only party gathers 2,000 guests each year to mix and mingle with other industry professionals on Saturday afternoon. Attendees at the Soho Studios venue will see exhibitions and football technology displays along with a presentation of the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Awards.

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              Sundance 2020 Film Festival: Highlights & Party Guide

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              Experience the Sundance Film Festival

              One of the film industry’s biggest occasions each year is the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Industry professionals, celebrities, and film buffs flock to the wintery event for 10 full days of appreciating the best independent film releases. With glamorous industry parties and A-list guest lists, the small town is transformed into a playground for Hollywood. The focus of the festival may be the films, but the party culture is a huge draw as dozens of celebrations go on throughout the week sponsored by big brands and industry players. Get the low down on some of the city’s biggest events where attendees will gather to mix and mingle in the snow.




              Sundance Film Festival 2020 Party Guide

              Whether you have a Festival Pass to attend screenings as you please, or individual tickets for anticipated favorites, there are plenty of ways to make the most of the entertaining week. After receiving over 15,000 entries, 118 independent films were chosen to be a part of the legendary festival. In addition to attending premieres, festival goers will enjoy their time through visiting industry panels and mingling with the cinema-loving crowd. With categories like Midnight, late night screenings of burgeoning cult favorites, or New Frontier, films that challenge the boundaries of modern cinema, you’re sure to get a sneak peek of what’s hot in the industry with the variety of films being shown throughout the week.




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              TAO Park City

              Anyone who has attended TAO nightclubs in Las Vegas or New York City will know what to expect at this exclusive pop-up going on for its 12th year. Friday night will open with DJs Brody Jenner and Devin Lucien and continue with DJ Vice on Saturday and NVM on Sunday. The invite only party will be sponsored by Casamigos, Stella Artois and Chateau d’Esclans and is expected to draw a bevy of star-studded attendees. Partygoers in past years have been treated to special guest performances throughout the weekend from artists like Pharrell, Nas and Kaskade.




              MACRO Lounge

              The MACRO Lounge comes back each year to host panels and events highlighting up-and-comers in the film industry. In past years, guests like Ava Duvernay, Michael B. Jordan and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have attended the Lounge’s exciting events. The annual invitation-only Midnight Macro Party also occurs each Saturday for a late night destination for guests to party.

              DIRECTV Lodge Presented by AT&T

              A recurring sponsor for the festival, AT&T joins with DIRECTV each year to create a lively space for actors, tastemakers, and industry folk to mix and mingle. The lodge hosts a number of lunches, panels, and dinners for attendees making it a staple in the week’s events.

              Stella’s Film Lounge

              Belgian beer brand Stella Artois hosts a lounge space each year on Main Street, bringing together filmmakers and stars who are making innovative moves in the industry. The Stella Artois Film Finishing Fund grant has been presented to its recipients in past years along with Women in Film at this exciting venue.

              Lyft Lounge

              As one of the official rideshare sponsors of Sundance in the past, Lyft has had a lofty presence in the festival through providing rides for attendees alongside hosting a two-story lounge open to the public. With a photo booth and hot chocolate bar, it’s a go-to stop for film lovers taking a break between films. By night, the venue hosts a variety of events, dinners and cocktail parties.

              Canons Raise Your Glass to Cinematography Party

              With Canon cameras being a primary choice of equipment for filmmakers, their annual Creative Studio pays tribute to filmmakers’ artistry with pop-up that features interactive displays, snacks and wifi, along with an invite-only Raise Your Glass cocktail party.

              Music Lodge: January 24th-26th, 2020

              One of the most star-studded locales during the festival is the Music Lodge, originally created as a lounge for actors and musicians to take the stage and perform for their peers. This year, A-listers like Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Swift and Ben Stiller are on the guest list to enjoy the lounge throughout the weekend. A hosted bar from Heineken and brand product displays will be featured along with media partners doing live interviews with actors and filmmakers.

              XTR Bootsy Bellows Party: January 25th 2020

              David Arquette will be joining his two business ventures together for a celebration on Saturday night. His documentary film and TV company XTR will be honored during a pop-up party hosted by Bootsy Bellows, Arquette’s nightclub with locations in Los Angeles and Aspen. The pop-up will take place at Lateral at Warner Music Lodge–a trendy underground spot adjacent to the venue, alongside sponsors AT&T and Cazadores Tequila.

              Kia Telluride Supper Suite: January 25th-January 27th, 2020

              Nearby in Telluride, The Kia Supper Suite will have events ongoing through the weekend honoring a variety of Sundance featured films. Saturday’s Creative Coalition Dinner will see guests like Olivia Munn and Brad Paisley. The suite will also have cocktail parties for the casts of a range of films like “I Carry You With Me” starring Michelle Rodriguez and “Tesla” starring Ethan Hawke.

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                Feel the Music at the Coolest Concert Venues in the US

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                The Coolest Concert Venues in the US

                There’s no better way to enjoy your favorite music artists than by seeing them perform live on stage with an audience full of cheering fans. From intimate shows to packed amphitheaters, concert venues across the country provide exciting environments to give you a musical experience to remember. Head to any of these coolest concert venues to enjoy a dazzling live show with an impressive atmosphere to match.




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                The Hollywood Bowl

                This legendary venue has been a Los Angeles landmark for over a century with performances from some of the best acts in the world. The acoustically designed outdoor theater with a circular shape provides an impeccable sound as concertgoers attend bringing their own snacks, food and drinks to enjoy during the show.




                The Fillmore San Francisco

                Finding its audience in the psychedelic music scene of the 1960s and 70s, this legendary venue is an iconic part of San Francisco history. A wall of vintage concert posters line the walls of the balcony seating as a tribute to the bevy of famous acts that have been in the Fillmore spotlight.   




                Gorge Amphitheater

                You’ll never forget your concert experience at this venue that sits right along the Columbia River in Washington. With a maximum capacity of more than 20,000 people, the audience gets a view of their favorite artist along with a spectacular background of the Columbia gorge canyon.

                Red Rocks Amphitheatre

                You’ll have Mother Nature to thank for the unique concert experience at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. Getting its name from the monumental, vibrant rock behind the stage, the expansive outdoor venue built in the 1940s has been the site of a number of renowned performers.

                The Bowery Ballroom

                This legendary music venue has been home to some of New York City’s finest performers ever since it opened in 1998, becoming a staple in its Lower East Side neighborhood. The intimate space lets audiences get up close and personal with their favorite artists with balcony seating and standing room for up to 600 guests.

                Louisville Palace

                Few venues in the country boast the authentic Spanish baroque style of Kentucky’s Louisville Palace. Originally built as a movie theater in 1928, the venue is a feast for the eyes with elegant details around every corner. Box seating in the auditorium resembles the streets of Spain with a night sky painted on the ceiling to complete the scene.

                Radio City Music Hall

                This world-renowned venue is a part of New York City history with millions of people visiting since its opening in 1932. With two acres worth of space, it stands as the world’s largest indoor theater that’s also home to the world’s largest stage curtains. You’ll never forget your visit to the massive venue enjoying music along with a sea of concertgoers.

                The Wiltern

                This unique Los Angeles space was originally built as a vaudeville theater, but is now home to some of LA’s best musical performances. The art deco design and murals create a beautiful backdrop to nightly concerts, award shows, and events. The tiered ground floor means everyone has the perfect view to see their favorite artists.

                House of Blues New Orleans

                While most House of Blues venues have a similar look, the New Orleans location has the added touch of integrating the feel of the historic, musical city. Aside from being a popular live music venue, it also has the largest collection of folk art in the country with over 600 pieces adorning the space.

                The El Rey Theater

                The El Rey began as a movie theater when it first opened its doors on Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile in 1936. It later became a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and now the art deco style ballroom plays host to live music performances from world-renowned artists.  

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                  Top 10 Hottest Miami Nightlife Destinations

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                  Miami Nightlife Destinations

                  Trips to Miami are usually filled with plenty of sun, sand and revelry with the city being known for its party culture. Celebrities and locals alike venture to Miami’s world-renowned nightclubs to experience the legendary community of celebration. If you’re looking to stop into some of the best clubs in Miami, these Miami nightlife destinations are sure to impress with luxury, entertainment and cocktails abound.




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                  E11EVEN

                  You’ll have a sultry experience at E11EVEN–a Park West go-to for music, dancing and seductive performances from scantily clad dancers and aerialists. The expansive megaclub offers multi-level dance floors along with a spacious stage where DJs keep the energy alive. The multiple Champagne rooms and rooftop restaurant create a well-rounded night out at this buzzworthy enclave.

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                  Rockwell Miami

                  A departure from the average Miami nightclub, Rockwell Miami creates an atmosphere of pure energy with a clientele of A-listers, athletes and Miami socialites. The intimate, upscale club offers a hip hop playlist with a bustling crowd of partygoers ready to celebrate.




                  Hyde Beach

                  Legendary nightlife brand Hyde Beach has its South Beach outpost at the SLS hotel, with an unstoppable dayclub energy complete with sand and sun. A dazzling swimming pool sits in the heart of the indoor-outdoor, beachside venue. Sip a signature cocktail and nibble on the menu of Katsuya dishes at one of the best clubs in Miami.

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                  LIV

                  One of the most famous nightclubs in Miami, LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel draws in a trendy, exclusive crowd to experience the massive nightlife space. Glamor and luxury combine with EDM and hip hop to bring forth a one-of-a-kind Miami nightclub experience. Laser light shows, blasts of smoke and confetti rain are a guarantee underneath LIV’s dome habitat.

                  Story Nightclub

                  For those who like the vibe at LIV, Story Nightclub acts as its sister location with a bold design and approachable atmosphere. The spacious dance floor draws guests to party all night among the neon lights and luxe decor. Big-name DJs and hip hop artists play live in an environment built for revelry.

                  Basement

                  This photo-worthy hot spot has something for everyone with dozens of guests lining up each night for their turn to enjoy the inviting space. Complete with live dancers, a bowling alley and an illuminated ice skating rink, this Miami Beach playground is one of the most unique nightclubs in the city, located at The Miami Beach Edition hotel.

                  Treehouse

                  This Miami nightclub may be more laid back than its competition, but it attracts just as lively an audience who flock to dance to house and techno music in an inviting setting. The indoor-outdoor dance club is great for any guest looking to take their Miami nightlife experience to the next level.

                  Club Space

                  One of the best nightclubs in Miami, Downtown’s Club Space is well-known for its after hours schedule of partying. Sounds of house and techno last all night and into the morning, where guests receive a complimentary cafecito to enjoy as the sun rises over the terrace.

                  Floyd

                  Located on the first floor of Club Space, Floyd is a more small-scale nightlife destination with an intimate feel yet still bustling energy. The cocktail bar vibe is complemented by live DJ sets where guests dance and toast to a trendy Miami night Downtown.

                  Do Not Sit on the Furniture

                  Fans of house music flock to Do Not Sit on the Furniture for a signature Miami club experience. The natural, bohemian accents mix with walls lined with gold cassettes and a disco ball shark to create a Burning Man-inspired haven with an underground feel. Start your night off with yoga and meditation and end it on the dance floor in this dimly lit, Miami go-to.

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                    The Hottest New Years Eve Parties

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                    Hottest New Years Eve Parties

                    With 2019 coming to an end, many are making plans to celebrate the year’s last hours by partying the night away. New Year’s Eve bashes are a holiday tradition, but choosing the right one to attend can be a tough decision.  From Los Angeles to New York City, there are a sea of celebrations occurring in cities across America, each with their own unique atmosphere. These picks for the best New Years Eve parties in the U.S. will have you ringing in the New Year in style.




                    Los Angeles

                    For a New Year’s Eve at a loungey hot spot, Los Angeles is a prime location to see and be seen as the clock strikes twelve. Places like 1OAK, Bootsy Bellows, and Avenue often offer a premium open bar with their entry. Last year’s celebration at Delilah was hosted by Drake with a star-studded guest list of people like Diddy and Chris Brown, while Hyde Sunset has thrown NYE masquerade parties with performances from artists like Mase and Party Next Door.




                    Las Vegas

                    For the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience, Vegas is a hot destination that includes an endless night of partying hard. Attracting the best performers of the year, Sin City will be packed with music, dancing, and open bars at many of their NYE events. Plenty of guests will be heading to 1OAK to pop bottles with Lil’ Jon, and others are prepared to join Calvin Harris at Omnia. You can also take in the festivities at XS, where The Chainsmokers will be performing for a lively New Year’s Eve crowd. No matter where you end up, each spot has plenty to offer for a wild night to remember.




                    Miami

                    If you’re aiming for a more beachy New Year’s Eve bash, Miami has numerous artists populating the city’s hottest nightclubs. Each year Fontainebleau hosts an unforgettable event that in past years has featured artists like Justin Bieber, Pharell and Lady Gaga. Hyde Beach has had New Year’s Eve parties with performances from Russell Simmons and Dada Life. Torey Lanez and Trey Songz have hosted events at Rockwell, or if you head to LIV, you can enjoy people like Skrillex, Migos or Travis Scott. You can also head to ORA which has seen an exciting NYE performance from Snoop Dogg.

                    New York

                    The city that never sleeps will surely be up all night at one of the many 2020 NYE celebrations throughout NYC. For those not watching the ball drop in Times Square, you can head to the rooftop of Catch to see the view of the city while you countdown. Nightclubs like Up&Down, Avenue, and Lavo will often feature an open bar to keep the party going. To enjoy some EDM, Kaskade will be taking the stage at Marquee to celebrate a night of revelry.

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