FUTURE, SAWEETIE AND MORE LIGHT UP 15TH ANNUAL IRIE WEEKEND

Last week, FSHN Magazine was invited to DJ IRIE 15th Annual Irie Weekend. As a staple in Miami, and across the world through his party starting tunes, infectious personality, and powerhouse connections, IRIE Weekend is hugely anticipated by movers, shakers, influencers, industry power players, and philanthropists alike.

Irie’s IRIE Foundation created Irie Weekend to bring awareness to their initiatives to empower South Florida’s at-risk youth and lead them to productive lives through mentorship programs, cultural experiences, and scholarship opportunities.

Selflie Time: DJ Irie and Actor/Comedian/Singer Jamie Foxx

The action-packed four-day charity weekend ran from Oct. 10-13 raised more than $300,000  for DJ IRIE’s IRIE Foundation charity, which works to support and empower South Florida’s youth.

The 2019 IRIE Weekend kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 10th, with the Give from the Heart #InspIRIE Gala. More than 250 movers and shakers of the greater Miami area came out to support Irie Foundation and enjoy Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a four-course meal. The night hit a fever pitch when T-Pain and Wyclef Jean jumped on stage for surprise performances.


Pictured: Recording Artist, Wyclef Jean and DR Irie
Pictured: DJ Irie with Singer, T-Pain

Friday’s activities (October 11) started in the morning with the marquee event, IWXV Celebrity Golf Tournament, presented by Adidas. Stars including Alonso Mourning, Omar Miller, Jevon Kearse, Shane Battier and more took to the links for a shotgun tournament in good fun to benefit Irie Foundation. Players sipped Jim Beam whiskey and tasted local cuisine, as each hole had its own experience with food, DJs, games and more.

Pictured: DJ Irie with Miami Staple, Alonzo Mourning
Pictured: DJ Irie Joining in on the Fun

Following the event, guests headed to LIV Nightclub to see Jaden Smith run through a melody of his hits in front of the thousands in attendance.

Pictured: Rapper, Jaden Smith with DJ Irie

The main event that I had to be at was on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12) when E11EVEN and Pepsi Zero Sugar presented the IRIE Weekend Beach Bash. At this event, Future and Saweetie performed their catalog of hits that had everyone singing, rapping and dancing until sunset. Attendees ended the night at E11EVEN nightclub for an IWXV mega-bash where Future performed a barrage of his greatest hits for the partygoers.

Pictured: Rapper, Saweetie
Pictured: DJ Irie and rapper, Future
Pictured: Host, DJ Irie and rapper Saweetie

Finally, on Sunday, Oct. 13th, IWXV wrapped up with a kid’s golf clinic at Top Golf Miami Gardens. Dozens of South Florida’s at-risk youth received an afternoon of golf lessons, keynote speakers, and community that culminated with a surprise appearance by Jamie Foxx, who spent the morning with the kids of Irie Foundation taking selfies, cracking jokes and offering words of inspiration.

Pictured: Jamie Foxx with kids

Of course, the event wouldn’t have been what it was without the tons of sponsors including Pepsi Zero Sugar, Adidas, E11EVEN Miami,Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Jim Beam, Corona, Morgan Stanley, Crook & Marker, Bacardi, Triller, Wynn Nightlife, Macy’s, Ally, Prive Revaux Eyewear, Kobi Karp, Mohegan Sun, Tidal New York, Unity Jets, 8×8, Warren Henry Auto Group, Sea Best, STK, Naiyara, Live It, Pucci’s Pizza, S.K.A.M. Artist, STR-Miami, Topgolf Miami Gardens, 3-Fold, Mobil Bodysculpting, DeepSleep Studio, iHeart Radio, amd Y100 Miami.