The Best of Riptide 2017

emilytreadgold #5, Festivals

As a crazed music fan and avid show-goer, I was looking forward to my first local music festival since moving to Miami two years ago. South Florida doesn’t see a ton of good artists come through (yeah, I said it), so I was looking forward to the sick line-up Riptide put together. The cool thing about South Florida is that despite the festival being in December, we could rock alongside our favorite bands in jean shorts and flipflops right on Fort Lauderdale Beach under a full moon.


emilytreadgold #1, Festivals

What happens when you get Migos, Lil Uzi Vert , Gucci Mane , Snow Tha Product and Chance the Rapper all in the span of 10 hours? You get JMBLYA. Pronounced just like the dish “jambalaya”, JMBLYA is just that, an eclectic hip-hop/EDM mix of musical meat and veggies that somehow tastes so good to your ears. While I have my issues with the way that some aspects of the festival played out, overall I feel satisfied. Not as full as I should have felt after I left, but satisfied. Instead of focusing solely on the musical acts of the festival, I’m going to go through some logistics and overall feel of the show.