8 free and cheap Winter Music Conference events (and 4 discounts)

wmfThis year’s Winter Music Conference is just around the corner.  While most of the parties associated with the conference are notoriously expensive, there are several events going on that week where you can party without going broke.

Please note that if you have purchased a conference pass that all official parties are free when you flash your badge. All of these events are also for people 21 and older.

WMC Two Day Exhibit Show

Each year WMC hosts a giant exhibit show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. You can check out the latest music gear, enjoy the sounds of the conference and get to know some sponsors. Best of all it’s, free and open to the public.

When: Opens Monday, March 24, at 10 a.m.
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: Free
More information: http://wintermusicconference.com/events/schedule/2014/

Jazid Presents WMC Showcase

This hole-in-the wall bar on Miami Beach will be showcasing some well-known house DJs at a fraction of the cost of most official WMC parties. You’re in for a treat as Jazid has been dubbed the Best Small Music Venue by The New Times.

When: Saturday, March 29, starting at 8 p.m.
Where: Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cost: $10 before midnight
More information: http://www.jazid.net/index.html

WMC 2014 DJ Spinoff, Video Jockey Challenge and Scratching Competition 

House DJs will be battling it out for the crowds during the two-day exhibit at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

When:  March  24, 25 and 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: Free
More information: 954-563-4444

Gotta Have House Radio Party

Gotta Have House Radio will be hosting a party on Ocean Drive. The party goes on for nine hours and is in the middle of all the action on Miami Beach

When:  March 27 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: LaBaguetta, 1052 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Florida 33139
Cost: $10
More information:

Addicted to Radio South Beach Tour Party

AddictedtoRadio.com will host a free party featuring DJs from around the globe. This is their third annual South Beach tour.

When:  Friday, March 28, from 3 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: The Whitelaw Hotel, 808 Collins Avenue Miami Beach Florida 33139
Cost: Free
More information: 224-578-6961

Flashback Party

This is a party for the house heads of the ’80s and ’90s. If you remember what it was like to jam out to the electric sounds of the late 1980s and early 1990s, this party is for you.

When:  Saturday, March 29, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: Kill Your Idol, 222 Espanola Way, Miami Beach Florida 33139
Cost: $5
More information: 347-449-2057

The Ambassadors Official WMC Closing Party

Back for its seventh consecutive year The Ambassadors Official WMC Closing Party has put together an incredible lin- up of legendary house DJs as well as up-and-coming artists. Since the price is accessible this is one of the most sought after official events of WMC and is expected to be at full capacity. You can get early bird tickets for $10.

When: Sunday, March 30, at 10 p.m.
Where: Rokbar Miami, 1905 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL, 33139
Cost: $10 (Early bird price only)
More information: http://www.wantickets.com/Events/150876/The-Ambassadors-Official-Closing-Event-WMC-2014/

Free Party at Haven Lounge

For a third year, SanedracHunter, a local duo of electronic artists, will host a free party at Haven Lounge. They will be showcasing artists they regularly feature on their podcast.

When: Tuesday, March 25, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: Haven Lounge, 1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cost:
Free all night.
More information: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/208750872661848?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A22%7D&aref=22

Do you know of any free and cheap Winter Music Conference events? Let us know in the comments.

If you’re looking for tickets for other Winter Music Conference events, check out the offerings at our Club Tickets page.

We’ve also found discounts of up to 50% for more expensive events:

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