Hot Happenings: Electronic music events worth perspiring over

Dip, drip, drop! Why ease your way into summer this year when you can make a splash by riding out the best electronic dance music events Lil Rhody has in store? These three shows provide the rare and much-needed opportunity to get down and dirty (musically speaking!) on the beach, in the pool and in the club — all season long. So grab a friend and pack a towel and a change of clothes, since it’s time to soak up the sun while dancing to some sweet tunes.

First up, on Sunday, June 16, welcome warmer weather by donning some cute swimwear and heading down to Westerly for Sunday Funday, a day-party at Tikki Beach in Westerly. This edition showcases Boston-based producer/DJ duo DUDEnGUY. These guys are known for delivering high-energy sets complete with killer mixes, so get ready to dance. This event is 21+ and runs from noon until 5pm, with free admission before 3pm.

Then on Saturday, June 29, SPF Saturdays Presents Sound/Waves, an all day into-night (11am until 9pm!) party at the Last Resort Pub & Grill in Smithfield. The lineup is TBA, but these events are always unforgettable. The venue has a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool as well as a sand beach volleyball court and tiki bar. Admission to Sound/Waves is 21+. To snag your tickets, head over to eventbrite.com.


Make sure to stay hydrated and reapply sunscreen throughout June and July, because once August 17 hits, you’ll want to spend all day and night at Tight Crew’s Toy Story 4 Block Party. This rave will transform Platforms Dance Club (PVD) into an indoor/outdoor party that features DJs from around the U.S. and world spinning in three rooms. The event also boasts fire performances,a ball pit, confetti cannons, a free fresh fruit and kandi-making area, and even a bounce house!  For more info and tickets, visit tightcrew.net