Most dancing requires a predictable beat, which is why party DJs rarely play symphonies or audiobooks of Stephen King novels. Trade cliffhangers for club sounds with this GrouponLive deal to see RedFoo & Cherry Tree Present Sorry for Party Rocking tour, featuring LMFAO with Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, and more at AmericanAirlines Arena. For $17, you get one ticket for seating in sections 308–325 on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. (up to a $33.40 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Despite their determinedly of-the-moment sound, RedFoo and SkyBlu are carrying on a long pop lineage: the former is Motown founder Berry Gordy's son, the latter his grandson. As red-hot electropop duo LMFAO, the uncle-nephew pairing electrifies dance floors with manic odes to party life. The 2012 Sorry for Party Rocking tour explodes with fan favorites such as "Party Rock Anthem" and newer hits such as "Sexy and I Know It," whose bouncy swagger dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 28 weeks. The band parades in neon animal prints amid backup dancers, bobbing beneath giant robot heads, tossing inflatables into the crowd, and creating a spectacle Metro Weekly calls "enormously entertaining."
The LA-based foursome Far East Movement straddles the worlds of underground DJ culture and crowd-pleasing electronica with such hits as "Like a G6" and "Jello." After winning the third season of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, The Quest Crew diversifies the bill's skill set with acrobatic hip-hop moves, gravity-defying leaps, and dangerously intense head bobs. Amid a trio of other energetic opening acts, Dutch DJ Sidney Samson draws attention to his house-tinged synth beats and intense remixes of everyone from Kylie Minogue to Lil Jon.
On the waterfront of Biscayne Bay, where the skyline of the city and nightlife of South Beach touch and spark, the AmericanAirlines Arena beckons South Floridians to escape. One of the top 10 selling venues in the nation with 19,600 seats beneath its continent-sized roof, the entertainment complex has played home to the Miami Heat, the MTV Video Awards, the Latin Grammy Awards, and blockbuster concerts by Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Jay-Z. The arena’s façade gives Miami its own Times Square with the revolutionary MiamiMediaMesh, a three-story feat of crisp and colorful LED technology that projects vivid images across 3,400 feet of stainless-steel mesh. Although the entertainment complex looks like it could trample a small country’s power grid, the AmericanAirlines Arena takes a green-minded approach to energy efficiency and was one of the first buildings in the nation to earn a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.