DJ IRIE’s STAR STUDDED WEEKEND 2018 in Miami, Florida
Last weekend, we had the honor of attending/covering Miami’s own DJ IRIE ‘s-star-studded Monster Electronics 14th Annual Irie Weekend presented by South Florida Ford. (Super thanks to Brandon Cox and Felicia Quaning).
The action packed four-day charity weekend ran from June 28th – July 1 with all proceeds going to the IRIE Foundation, which works year round to improve and create a positive impact on the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth.
Miami’s own DJ IRIE just wrapped up his star-studded Monster Electronics 14th Annual Irie Weekend presented by South Florida Ford. The action packed four-day charity weekend ran from June 28th – July 1 with all proceeds going to the IRIE Foundation, which works year round to improve and create a positive impact on the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth.
This year’s event kicked off Thursday, June 28th with the Give From The Heart #InspIRIE Dinner & Gala presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Taking place at the weekend’s host hotel, The Fontainebleau Miami Beach and hosted by FOX Sports’ Charissa Thompson, guest were treated to a cocktail hour, multi course meal, silent and live auctions and special performances throughout out the evening with dancehall legend Sean Paul closing out the night.
All proceeds and donations from the evening event, silent, and live auction will go towards the completion of the Irie Rhythms Academy, a state of the art music and technology center that will provide lessons to students in our community at no cost.
Friday, June 29th brought day two of activities kicking off with the IRIE Foundation #InspIRIE kids golf clinic at Topgolf. The event provided a morning of golf lessons and keynote speakers providing words of inspirations and encouragement to the #InspIRIE kids golf clinic participants. Following the clinic was the Triller 14th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. As guests tee’d off from their bays – South Florida Ford kept non-golfing party goers cool in their Blue Lounge with featured food, music and games. Celebrity golfers including NSYNC alumni Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, NFLers Lawrence Taylor (retired) Jonathan Vilma (retried), Dancing with the Stars finalist Sharna Burgess and Josh Norman and others came out to support the event. Following the tournament, E11EVEN Music rolled out an incredible stage ON the green for an evening concert featuring Ludacris. Midway through his set, Ludacris welcomed actor, singer and entertainer extraordinaire Jamie Foxx on stage with DJ Irie to assist him in performing a barrage of hits! To cap the eventing, guests headed over to LIV Nightclub to see the wildly popular rapper, Gucci Mane run through a melody of his songs while DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal) manned the turntables.
Saturday afternoon (June 30th) Samsung presented the Sprint RIE Weekend BBQ Beach Bash featuring a hi-energy performances by Justine Skye and Jason Derulo and a custom bbq menu by Chef Guy Fieri. Attendees ended the night at E11EVEN where they saw a live performance from 2Chainz and a late night DJ set by Diplo.
This year’s IRIE Weekend closed out with Turn Down For Brunch with @FoodGod Jonathan Cheban who curated the brunch at Stripsteak. Guests including Anthony Mackie enjoyed fun takes on chicken and waffles, nachos, donuts and other traditional brunch menu items.
A multitude of sponsors including A multitude of sponsors including Title Sponsor Monster Electronics, Presenting Sponsor South Florida Ford, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Coca-Cola, Greenspoon Marder LLP, Triller, E11EVEN Music, E11EVEN, Sprint, Samsung, Checkers-Rallys, jetBlue, Mohegan Sun, Dr. Dabber, New Era, Five Four, Sea Best, iHeart Media, Macallan, Brugal Rum, 1800 Tequila, Champagne Taittinger, Way of Wade, The Edition Boutique, Bank United, Haute Living, Red Bull, Maker’s Mark, Wynn Nightlife, Brightline, Jungle Island, FIJI, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Landmark Vineyards and Wizard Creations are onboard in support of the weekend and of Irie Foundation.