Miami Wants To Reopen Negotiations With Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival may return to downtown Miami after all.

At a meeting yesterday, commissioners agreed yesterday that they were open to reconsidering a return of Ultra, possibly at Bayfront Park, the Herald reported.

In response, City Manager Emilio Gonzalez said he would restart talks with Ultra’s organizers.

At least three of five commissioners said they were open to the idea of Ultra returning, including Keon Hardemon, Ken Russell, and Joe Carollo. They warned though that the festival must work to address noise and other complaints from residents.

Ultra would have paid $2 million in rent, and has a big economic impact including hotel rooms and media exposure.

Miami Beach and Homestead commissioners are also scheduled to discuss the possibility of  hosting Ultra in their cities at meetings this week.

 

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Anonymous

The best spot is in downtown, access to two highways, roads and three types of rail.

Anonymous

& thousands of walkable hotel rooms.

Anonymous

No.. Melreese Golf Course/Park is the best spot.

marc

Sure, so the pilots can really get confused from the light show.

Anonymous

I love it when people like marc think they know everything. Hey marc, it depends on where the show lights are located in the park and what kind of lights they’ll be allowed to use.

Miami

If the pilots get confused on what’s a landing strip and what’s not, then I’m really concerned.

Anonymous

No, Hialeah Park is perfect with a Metrorail station!

Anonymous

Really hope it comes back to Downtown, urban NIMBYs be damned

The City of Miami has seemingly had a string of defeats recently because its political leaders lack conviction and/or foresight (Ultra, F1, Inter Miami)

Anonymous

its not the NIMBY’s its the commissioners doing a shake down.

Anonymous

No. It’s these events that exploit the host city.

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EXPLOIT? Explain.

POLO

No, these events do not exploit the city. They give the city world wide publicity and exposure!

Anonymous

I live in Downtown and I want Ultra back

Anonymous

same!

Anonymous

Call/Email Ken Russell and Joe Carollo.

Anonymous

Not only that but the world wide exposure.
Bring it back to downtown

Anonymous

Me as welll

Azarius

Bayfront is the best location and it makes the most since

marc

since when?

Anonymous

haha… you’re too funny

Anonymous

Naahh, Melreese Golf Course/Park is the best location.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The golf course? You lost your mind. Shh!!!

Anonymous

Do me a favor.. research what a lot of cities in the USA are doing or planning to do with golf courses. You’ll find out that just like Melreese, most of them are big useless tax money wasting large pieces of land that are seldom used and cities are selling them off to developers.

Anonymous

Someone at City of Miami finally ran the numbers and realized…No Ultra, No Bonus this year!!

Anonymous

For those of you that live in the City of Miami and support Ultra in downtown, please call/email your commissioner. I emailed Ken Russell who is up for reelection this year. I must have not been the only one. This is the guy who said Ultra and Miami outgrew each other but now wants it back.

Anonymous

Email address and phone number for the commissioners

Anonymous

First, find out which district you’re in with this map: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=e44c932135584e77b4ad9866a0798568

Then here is contact info

Commissioner Wifredo (Willy) Gort is the elected official for District 1.

Telephone
(305) 250-5430
Email
wgort@miamigov.com

Commissioner Ken Russell is the elected official for District 2.

Telephone
305-250-5333
Email
krussell@miamigov.com
Commissioner Ken Russell’s Official Page

Commissioner Joe Carollo is the elected official for District 3.

Telephone
(305) 250-5380
Email
jcarollo@miamigov.com

Commissioner Manolo Reyes is the elected official for District 4.

Telephone
(305) 250-5420
Email
mreyes@miamigov.com

Commissioner Keon Hardemon is the elected official for District 5.

Telephone
(305) 250-5390
Email
KHardemon@miamigov.com

Anonymous

Ken Russell
3052505333
krussell@miamigov.com

Anonymous
transplant

If Downtown Chicago can handle Lollapalooza why can’t Miami NIMBY’s handle Ultra? The future is inevitable…

Anonymous

Did you just compare downtown Chicago to Downtown Miami? Wow. Ok…

Anonymous

The people living in those towers downtown across the street from Bayfront park are going to fight tooth and nail to prevent this from coming back. That’s why it’s better to place ULTRA in Melreese park.

Anonymous

ULTRA should go to South Beach

Anonymous

People living in Downtown knew that Ultra was a yearly event. So shut up!

Anonymous

“So shut up?”

To some mother out there, come get him, your little baby is out here getting disrespectful and belligerent again.

Anonymous

Joe reading all these comments realizing if he wants to keep working in government he better straighten up on this issue. Idiot.

Sgt. Sapingo

🙄

Miami to Ultra at 3am, “Hey, you up?”

Anonymous

Smart.. Not a good idea to lose Ultra to another city in South Florida.

Anonymous

Joe is the reason this shit got moved in the first place? What a flip flopper. Voting out.

Anonymous

so… you wouldn’t ordinarily vote this freaking psycho criminal out if it weren’t for the ULTRA debacle ??!!

Anonymous

Uh.. nope!

Anonymous

Ultra playing chess; Miami playing checkers.

Anonymous

2020 Ultra Bayfront!!

Anonymous

Mark my words! We will fight this to the end! Even if it means staying up past our 6PM bedtimes!

-Downtown Miami Neighbors Alliance

Anonymous

LOL^

Anonymous

Lmao, so true!

Anonymous

I would like Ultra back downtown especially now that we have Brightline, MWC and Skyrise! This helps draw more people downtown and more revenue for local businesses. I also want to see Miami Beach (Miami’s competition) steal Ultra back and make it even better! Miami needs to start learning there lesson by losing big events like Ultra because of the stupid do called leadership they lack!!

Anonymous

Yes!

marc

lol What a clown show.

Anonymous

Gene!

Anonymous

At least three of five commissioners said they were open to the idea of Ultra returning, including Keon Hardemon, Ken Russell, and Joe Carollo. LMAO !!!!!! 3 amigos with both hands held out for their own burlap sack with a HUGE $ sign on it !!!!!!!

Anonymous

I live downtown and want Ultra back where it belongs.

Anonymous

Gene!

Anonymous

It is the 9am sound checks Saturday and Sunday that are completely unnecessary. They only get an hour of sound checks on Friday, why do they need a lot more those two days?

Anonymous

Because those are the best or hyped up days and the best DJ’s playing that’s why.

Anonymous

Ultra could be held at Dolphin stadium facility and more centrally located to all counties.

FormerRaver

Regarding the noise, they could turn down the speakers while live streaming it. Those who want to destroy their hearing can listen with earphones at maximum volume.

Anonymous

Homestead sounds appealing 😅

Anonymous

Mucho dinero!!!!

Anonymous

I hope Ultra tells them to go F themselves.

Anonymous

I hope Ultra does the same thing.

Anonymous

Ultra promoters/backers.. lobby for Melrees park. That is a beautiful well located centralized spot.

Anonymous

Melreese park is a bigass and very seldom used beautiful and well located centralized spot.

Allen Iverson

We are debating over a music festival? A music festival? We are talking about a music festival. Not a major development but a music festival. A music festival?

marc

say it again, I dare you

Anonymous

A music festival!!!

Anonymous

A

Anonymous

Music

Anonymous

Festival!!

Anonymous

Yea a music festival that brings money to the city!! duhh of course that’s something to fight for. They know that festival brings money to Miami especially tourism so it’s worth the fight. I say bring back the festival back to where its originally from to miami!!!

Anonymousoy

Nooo! South Beach sounds like a better option!

Anonymous

Ultra has out grown Miami Beach.

Anonymous

Yes absolutely. It should go to South Beach!