4. Best of the Best (Miami, Florida; May 24)
The biggest dancehall show in the US and just about anywhere else outside of Jamaica is Best of the Best, happening this Sunday at Miami’s Bayfront Park. A massive, all-Caribbean showcase at the center of the weekend when hip-hop rules the 305, this year’s fest features a mix of reggae and dancehall acts both classic (Capleton, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Shabba Ranks, Sanchez, Wayne Wonder, Josey Wales, Tiger, Morgan Heritage) and current (Spice, Alkaline, Keznamdi, Ryme Minista, Iba Mahr), along with a handful of soca stars (Fay-Ann Lyons, Kerwin Du Bois, Lyrikal) and artists repping South Florida’s Bahamian massive (Julien Believe, M Deez). And it doesn’t get much more Miami than that sunset over Bayfront Park.