III Points and Club Space are preparing to take over Lot 11 Skatepark on July 16 for a techno and house rave, amplifying an important genre of skate culture.
III Points founder David Sinopoli said the pop-up concert, Andrew Music Club, will celebrate Miami’s quintessential streetwear and skate brand, Andrew Downtown, through an evening of up-and-coming international and local DJs.
“Andrew is pretty much at the heart of skate culture in Miami,” says Sinopoli. “A lot of these skaters don’t just listen to one type of music, and techno is definitely one of the [the ones they listen to]so what better than to have a fucking rave.”
Don’t forget your skateboard. Half of the park will remain open to skateboarding, while the other will be bustling with live mixes from artists Elias Garcia, INVT and Sel.6, who will also each perform at III Points in October. The headliner of the event is Australian DJ/producer Mall Grab.
This would be the very first III Points pop-up at Lot 11, Miami’s largest and fastest growing skatepark. Andrew Music Club joins a growing list of annual III Points events such as III Joints (a 4/20 celebration), the Björk Orchestral (a collaboration with an experimental orchestra) and S3quenc3 (an evening of alternative electronic music).
“The idea with those who don’t attend festival events is to take interesting spots for the local community and bring in corresponding growing talent,” Sinopoli said. “Everything III Points does is really trying to put magnifying glasses on Miami.”
He hopes the all-ages rave can be a safe space to connect with others in the scene, especially for young locals.
“Miami needed a skate park for the kids,” says Sinopoli. “This skatepark is a much-loved place, and the intentions behind it are very pure.”
Andrew Music Club. With Mall Grab, Elias Garcia, INVT and Sel.6. 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Lot 11 Skatepark, 301-349 NW Second Ave., Miami. Tickets cost between $14.89 and $20.40 via off.fm.