“This is really challenging, it’s a tough time right now” (includes video story)

How much longer will it be until the streets of Brickell and Wynwood fill up with groups of people going from bar to club, piling up paper wristbands on their wrists and standing in long lines to enter a club or bar? 

COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the United States., making us question if this pandemic will cease any time soon and will allow us to return to normal. Miami, pretty well known for its party spirit, wonders how long this will take.

Miami music artists DJ Juice and DJ Epps talk about the hardships DJ’s have faced while dealing with COVID-19. While nightclubs and bars have yet to return to full capacity in the city, these DJ’s can’t wait to get back on stage and get the party going in the 305.

South Florida Access talked to these Miami influencers about their yet-to-happen full return to the party scene.

From Caracas, Venezuela Paola Marcano Bolívar is pursuing her degree in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications at FIU. She hopes to work for the entertainment and music industry, sharing impactful stories through different mediums. She loves to be creative, sing, dance and do graphic design.

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Monica is working on her broadcast journalism bachelor's degree. She loves to write and is passionate about sports, the art of interviewing and strives to become an on-air sports talent. She produces digital content and is a social media manager.

Brea Jones, rising FIU senior, has experience writing, videography/photography, interviewing, using Adobe Software and currently works as  Promotion and Recruitment Director for FIU Student Media. She has worked with several publications and published over 30 articles; to see her profile click https://breajones5.wixsite.com/journalismportfolio.

Cristina Feliciano is a broadcast media major at Florida International University. She is passionate about delivering the news and creating professional digital media content. She is experienced in field reporting on camera and editing news packages, but also loves to write.