The second annual Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival is a three-day event of music artists, sponsored activations, a village opened to the public and Orange Bowl related festivities. An amphitheater will be constructed on the sand and recognized music performers and DJ's perform nightly. Artists include Pete Wentz, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri, Boys II Men, Cee Lo Green, DJ Samantha Ronson and DJ Irie. The event is hosted by keynote speaker Daymond John. 7-11 p.m. Dec. 30. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. 6-10 p.m. Jan. 1. Ocean Drive between seventh and ninth streets, Miami Beach. 3-day pass $155.15. VIP 3-day pass $208.65. Details: www.orangedr.com.
The Delano hosts a New Year's Eve party with Grammy Award-nominee Robin Thicke performing poolside. The restaurant at Delano offers a four-course dinner with a midnight champagne toast and a special hors d'oeuvre reception. Doors open at 9 p.m. Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Party tickets start at $150 per person. Dinner tickets start at $425 per person. Dinner and party tickets are $525 per person. Tables start at $1,000. Details: (305) 674-6152 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.newyearseve.morganshotelgroup.com.
Skybar at Shore Club invites partygoers to ring in 2012 with a night of old-school beats. Exclusive performances from Rev Run and Mel Debarge. Cash bar open with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Table packages are available. Doors open at 9 p.m. Skybar at Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $100. Table packages start at $1,500 which includes 4 tickets, 1 bottle Grey Goose and 1 bottle of Perrier Jouet Grand Burt. Details: (786) 276-3333 or newyearseve.morganshotelgroup.com or
Asia de Cuba and Sunset Lounge at Mondrian South Beach host at New Year party with Latin flair as Grammy Award winner "Albita" and "PALO!" perform. Before "Albita" takes the stage, Afro-Cuban funk band "PALO!" plays danceable melodies. Doors opens at 9 p.m. Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Avenue., Miami Beach. Tickets starting at $150. Details: (305) 514-1992 or newyearseve.morganshotelgroup.com.
"Red Bull Soundclash" presents a live music showcase featuring a first-time match-up between artists Ludacris and Mike Posner. The show features two bands with different styles facing off on two stages positioned on opposite ends of the venue with the audience in the middle. In addition, count down to midnight with Miami's "Big Orange," an ascending New Year's Eve icon reaching the top of the InterContinental Hotel at midnight in conjunction with a display of fireworks. 7 p.m.-midnight. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com or www.redbullusa.com/soundclash.
Cibo Wine Bar hosts a New Year's Eve party with a prix fixe menu and a selection of wines. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Cibo Wine Bar, 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $70 per person. Reservations required. Details: (305) 442-4925 or www.cibowinebar.com.
HistoryMiami hosts "Wine Down Wednesday," featuring free access to the museum's exhibition galleries, live local music and cultural performances and monthly lectures. 5-8 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for members. $10 others. Details: (305) 375-1614 or www.historymiami.org.