The bitter feud between Ultra Music Festival and the residents of Downtown Miami have been fuming for decades. Since Ultra came to town in 1999, they've criticized and reported issues based on construction schedules, park closures, traffic management, and most importantly, noise complaints.
The complaints went so far as to get the beloved music festival kicked out of its original home at Bayfront Park in 2018. In 2020 more than a dozen residents that were apart of the Downtown Neighbors Alliance filed a lawsuit against the organizers, seeking to block the City Commission’s vote to host the fest at Bayfront Park.
However, it looks like they've finally come to an agreement.
The organizers of Ultra have been working diligently with the Downtown Neighbors Alliance, which represents a dozen residential communities, on implementing a "community standards program." This program addresses all the aforementioned issues the residents have taken issue with in the past, which hopefully will reduce tensions during the yearly event and allow them to coexist.
The next edition of Ultra Music Festival is scheduled for March 25th to 27th, 2022 at Bayfront Park.