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Rolling Loud music festival rolls on as officials warn about COVID-19 spike

The big crowds, featuring some people who are unvaccinated and likely unmasked, are causing lots of concern now that COVID-19 cases are on the rise again.
The big crowds, featuring some people who are unvaccinated and likely unmasked, are causing lots of concern now that COVID-19 cases are on the rise again.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – After a successful first night of the Rolling Loud music festival, officials are hoping for a repeat performance as the weekend continues.

Thousands of music fans have flocked to South Florida to see some of the biggest names perform at Hard Rock Stadium.

The big crowds, featuring some people who are unvaccinated and likely unmasked, are causing lots of concern now that COVID-19 cases are on the rise again.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava posted a message on social media, reminding the festival attendees about a pop-up vaccination spot at the event.

Scheduled to perform Saturday night are artists like Roddy Rich, Chief Keef and Travis Scott.

There are also afterparty celebrations planned in Miami Beach. A large law enforcement presence will be there, as will license plate readers and road closures.

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About the Author:

Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.