Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glowsticks. Take a breath of fresh music with today’s GrouponLive deal to the Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival with Cee Lo Green and Ne-Yo on the beach between 7th and 9th Streets on Friday, December 30, to Sunday, January 1. Festivities kick off at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, with doors opening at 7 p.m., 9 p.m., and 6 p.m., respectively. Choose between the following options:
- For $84, you get one general-admission three-day pass (up to a $169.10 value, including Ticketmaster fees).
- For $112, you get one VIP three-day pass (up to a $223.95 value, including Ticketmaster fees). The VIP pass includes preferred viewing access and access to private concessions areas.<p>
South Beach concertgoers ring in the New Year in style at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival, a three-day smorgasbord of party music fueled by Cee Lo Green’s rap-tinged croons and Ne-Yo’s velvety vocal solos. Cee Lo channels his Grammy-nominated soul power into a classic R & B set bound to showcase hit single “Forget You,” and Ne-Yo impresses linguists with his litany of sensual ways to describe the curvature of a kiwi. An ear-popping assortment of other artists keeps the stage warm for the nightly headliners, with former Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz shredding dance beats with new band Black Cards and ’90s luminaries Boyz II Men making legs shake with soulful recitations of their New Year resolutions.
The schedule of music hardly lets up between the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the festival’s end on New Year’s Day, as DJs keep up the energy with sets of Top 40 hits. The music during Saturday’s New Year’s Eve party roars until 2 a.m., causing sleepy-eyed sand sharks to gnash their teeth and retreat from the shores next to the beachside amphitheater.