2. Best of the Best (Bicentennial Park, Miami; May 27)
The main event of Miami’s famed Black College Week, Best of the Best has branched out from its reggae roots in recent years, adding more and more hip-hop. The heaviest hitters at this year’s event— Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, Fabolous—definitely come from that side of things but there’s plenty of notable dancehall acts this year, too: Mavado, Shaggy, Khago, Mr. Vegas, Serani, I-Octane, Admiral Bailey, Frankie Paul—plus Iwer George and T-Vice representing for the Trinis and Haitians. In terms of spectacle, we can only imagine what they have in store to top last year’s coup, a performance from the a Visa-less but still free Vybz Kartel piped in via satellite from a house in Jamaica—Vybz live from prison?