Rolling Loud music festival gets approval to go on at Bayfront Park

A music festival was unanimously approved on Tuesday to be held next month at Bayfront Park in Miami.

"We've bounced around twice, trying to find the best venue for us. We think we've found it now, though," Rolling Loud creator Tariq Cherif said.

The music festival started in Wynwood and is now headed into its third year.

The festival is touted as one of the hottest hip-hop showcases in the country, and the crowds have grown over the years.

Tuesday's meeting was one of the most crowded that the Bayfront Park Management Trust has ever seen.

Miami commissioner Frank Carollo said that, at the advice of the city's lawyers, a special meeting was needed to properly and legally iron out some of the festival details and vote on whether it would happen.

"I wanted to come to the board so that we could have an ample discussion on it," Carollo said. "You also have to consider the residents of downtown Miami."

About 40,000 people are expected at Bayfront Park for the three-day festival, just weeks after Ultra also attracted large crowds to the area.

It took a few minutes and some back and forth, but lawyers on both sides reached an agreement, and the festival was unanimously approved to be held at Bayfront Park.     

"We have taken all precautions and mitigated the agreement so that there will be the least amount of disruption to downtown Miami as possible," Carollo said.

The contract includes adjusted sound check times and makes it clear that there would be no total street closures.

"We love the city of Miami," Cherif said. "We love Bayfront Park, and as long as they keep showing us the love they showed us today, we'll stay."

The Rolling Loud musical festival will be held at Bayfront Park from May 5 to May 7.

Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky and Travis Scott, among others.

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