If paying extra to see local artists at Calle Ocho isn't your thing, how about seeing some of the biggest hip-hop, R&B and reggae acts during the March 14 street festival?
Miami's party station, Power 96, will be hosting a stage on SW 8th Street and 17th Avenue, with performances kicking off at noon.
Some of Miami's biggest acts, like Flo Rida, Rick Ross and Trina, will be there, and dancehall reggae veteran Sean Paul will headline the event,
Also on the bill: Three 6 Mafia, Brisco, Black Dada, Smokey, Taio Cruz, Casely, Git Fresh and Elijah King, with more to be announced.
But in my opinion, B.o.B will likely steal the show. The 21-year-old rapper (and singer, producer, songwriter, guitarist, etc.) from Atlanta has hit the mainstream in a big way with his single "Nothin' On You" from his upcoming debut album for Atlantic Records, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. He typically performs with a 5-piece band (including his sister on keyboards), and his unique blend of spaced-out hip-hop and funky rock translates exceptionally well on stage.