2015 Summer Music Concert Guide for Miami and South Florida

Once again, it’s time to roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. And instead of hiding inside with your A/C on full blast watching Real Housewives reruns, why not venture out into the real world, feel the summer breeze, and have a blast at one of the many great concerts on tap?

After all, there’s nothing like live rock ’n’ roll to squelch those summertime blues and make you forget that the back of your neck’s getting dirty and gritty. Here’s our guide to the best concerts in South Florida over the next few months:

MAY

Fri., May 29
Legends of the Old School
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $49.50

Sound Check: No better way to kick things off than with a blast from the past, featuring rap, hip-hop, R&B and freestyle legends from the ’80s and ’90s, headed by Grammy-winning New York trio Salt-N-Pepa, which takes a break from doing Geico commercials to bust out hits including “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man” and, of course, “Push It.” Rounding out the bill are Vanilla Ice (“Ice Ice Baby”), Stevie B (“Because I Love You [The Postman Song],” “Spring Love [Come Back to Me]”), Color Me Badd (“I Wanna Sex You Up,” “I Adore Mi Amor,” “All 4 Love”), 2 Live Crew (“Me So Horny”) and Gucci Crew II (“Sally, That Girl”), plus longtime South Florida personality DJ Laz.

JUNE

Tues., June 2
Earth, Wind & Fire

Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets:
8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $56.50-$94.50

Sound Check: Legendary R&B, soul and funk band that also mixes jazz, rock, gospel and even disco and Latin beats into its groovy sound will perform timeless classics including “September,” “Shining Star,” “That’s the Way of the World,” “Reasons,” “After the Love Has Gone,” “Getaway” and “Singasong,” plus a few tracks from its most recent studio album, “Now, Then & Forever.” Fans of smooth harmonies, spectacular stage shows and a dynamic horn section won’t want to miss this show.

Thurs., June 4
The Main Event: NKOTB
Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $25.75-$89.50

Sound Check: New Kids on the Block, one of the greatest boy bands of all time, proves it’s still hangin’ tough with this dynamic “in the round” concert featuring a 360-degree stage; original members including Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Donnie Wahlberg rocking the choreography; and hits such as “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “Cover Girl” and “Step By Step.” Opening are the surviving members of TLC (“Creep,” “No Scrubs,” “Waterfalls”) and rapper Nelly (“E.I.,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Dilemma,” “Hot In Herre”).

Sat., June 6
Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional
Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$45.25

Sound Check: San Francisco alt-rock band Third Eye Blind, which hit it big with the hit “Semi-Charmed Life” and has been working on a fifth studio album for several years, teams up with emo band Dashboard Confessional, led by Boca Raton homeboy Chris Carrabba, who will pour his heart and soul into the group’s typically cathartic live show.

Sun., June 7
Train
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $11.75-$72.50

Sound Check: Grammy-winning, melodic pop-rock band from San Francisco that gave us the monster hit “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” takes the stage for its Picasso at the Wheel Summer Tour 2015 in support of its seventh studio album, “Bulletproof Picasso.” You’re also sure to hear hits including “Calling All Angels,” “Marry Me,” “Drive By” and, of course, “Hey Soul Sister.”

Tues., June 9
David Crosby
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $45.50-$65.50

Sound Check: Rock legend performs an intimate solo set — just him and a guitar — including fan favorites from his years with The Byrds (“Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” “Eight Miles High”); Crosby, Stills & Nash (“Guinnevere,” “Wooden Ships,” “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Woodstock,” “Wasted On the Way,” “Southern Cross,” “Carry On”); duets with Graham Nash; and solo work (including new tracks from last year’s critically acclaimed album “Croz”).

Fri., June 12
Huey Lewis and The News
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $40-$60

Sound Check: Grammy-winning San Francisco pop-rock band takes a journey through all of its sing-along hits, including “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip to Be Square,” “Workin’ For a Livin’” and “Do You Believe In Love,” plus “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film “Back to the Future.”

Sat., June 13
Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $45-$65

Sound Check:
Beloved French band that sings in Spanish has been serving up a tasty musical ghoulash of flamenco, pop and Latin rhythms for the better part of 25 years. The group’s self-titled debut album introduced the “Rumba Gitano,” South America’s rumba rhythm coupled with a barrage of flamenco guitar, and gave us the lively hits “Djobi Djoba” and “Bamboleo.” You’ll also hear plenty from the Gipsy Kings’ ninth studio album, “Savor Flamenco,” which won a Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2013.

Mon., June 15
Charli XCX
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $20.50

Sound Check: New British pop-R&B sensation — real name Charlotte Aitchison — got her big break when her collaborations with Icona Pop (“I Love It”) and Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”) blew up in America. Now she’s touring on the strength of her third album, “Sucker,” featuring the Top 10 hit “Boom Clap.”

Tues., June 16
Lana Del Rey
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $19-$73.50

Sound Check: New York indie-pop star — who won a Grammy for Cedric Gervais’ remix of her hit “Summertime Sadness” — brings her dreamy voice to South Florida for the Endless Summer Tour. Known as a “gangsta Nancy Sinatra,” a “Lolita lost in the hood” and the “anti-Gaga,” Del Rey describes her eclectic, at times mysterious sound as “Hollywood sadcore.” That’s her singing “Once Upon a Dream” at the end of Disney’s hit film “Maleficent.”

Fri., June 19
Charlie Wilson
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $55-$100

Sound Check: Ex-frontman for The Gap Band — affectionately called Uncle Charlie by younger peers including Snoop Dogg and Kanye West — went on to forge a successful solo career after living on the streets of Hollywood for a time in the mid-’90s. Wilson, who will be joined by R&B singers Kem and Joe, will perform funk favorites by the Gap Band including “Early in the Morning,” “Outstanding” and “You Dropped a Bomb On Me,” plus solo hits from his recent albums “Just Charlie,” “Love, Charlie” and “Forever Charlie.”

Fri., June 19-Sun., June 21
Lauderdale Live
Where:
Huizenga Plaza, at the corner of East Las Olas Boulevard and South Andrews Avenue, downtown Fort Lauderdale along the Riverwalk
Time and Tickets: 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Ticketmaster or www.lauderdalelivemusic.com; $39.50 ($129.50 VIP), two-day pass $69.50 ($199.50 VIP); $229.50 VIP Platinum ($299.50 two days) — includes access to Friday night’s event (details TBA).

Sound Check: Saturday brings “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips and his epic alt-Americana hits “Home,” “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Raging Fire”; plus Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Kris Allen and Emily Kopp. Sunday’s headliner is alt-rock band O.A.R. (short for Of A Revolution), which has released eight studio albums since forming in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, including last year’s “The Rockville LP.” Rounding out the lineup are veteran Gainesville rock band Sister Hazel, New Orleans fave Dumpstaphunk, Luke Wade and Beverly McClellan.

Thurs., June 25
Def Leppard
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $18-$118

Sound Check: British glam metal superstars, led by the near-infinite range of singer Joe Elliott, will power through fist-pumping hits including “Photograph,” “Rock of Ages,” “Love Bites,” “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak,” “Armageddon It” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” Don’t be late or you’ll miss opener Styx (“Lady,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Rockin’ The Paradise,” “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself [The Angry Young Man],” “Renegade”) and Tesla (“Love Song,” “Signs”).

Sat., June 27
Capital Cities
Where:
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; www.bleaulive.com; $40-$115

Sound Check: The BleauLive series welcomes summer with this L.A. indie-electropop band whose breezy, feel-good smash “Safe and Sound” still gets the pulse racing four years after its release. Dual frontmen Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant will also perform contagious tracks including “Kangaroo Court,” “Center Stage” and “One Minute More” while busting out some serious dance moves (they actually took lessons to prepare for the video for “Safe and Sound,” which explores American dance styles throughout history).

JULY

Thurs., July 2
Maná
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $50-$300

Sound Check: Politically charged, Grammy-winning Mexican pop-rock band that has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and collaborated with Carlos Santana on his album “Supernatural” takes the stage in support of its ninth studio album, “Cama Incendiada.”

Fri., July 3
Dierks Bentley
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $26-$50.75

Sound Check: Arizona country and bluegrass star brings his Sounds of Summer Tour in support of his eighth studio album, “Riser,” and its hits “I Hold On,” “Drunk on a Plane” and “Say You Do.” He’ll be joined by Kip Moore (“Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck”), Maddie & Tae (“Girl in a Country Song”) and Canaan Smith (“Love You Like That”).

Sat., July 4
Vans Warped Tour
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 11 a.m.; LiveNation.com; $38.50

Sound Check: Traveling modern-rock festival affectionately known as “punk rock summer camp” celebrates its 20th anniversary with a stellar lineup featuring August Burns Red, Pierce the Veil, Escape the Fate, Kosha Dillz, Black Veil Brides, The Wonder Years, Memphis May Fire, blessthefall, Never Shout Never, Senses Fail, Handguns and dozens more.

Weds., July 8
R5
Where:
Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $26-$41.50

Sound Check: L.A. pop-rock band made up of four siblings — brothers Riker, Rocky and Ross and sister Rydel — and family friend Ellington Ratliff pleases the young Radio Disney crowd with relentlessly upbeat tunes including “Loud,” “Pass Me By,” “(I Can’t) Forget About You” and the infectious “Smile” on its Sometime Last Night Tour.

Thurs., July 9
Neon Trees
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $24

Sound Check: Crisp, energetic pop-rock band from Provo, Utah, puts its new-wave touch on hits including “Animal,” “1983,” “Everybody Talks,” “I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends),” “Lessons In Love (All Day, All Night),” “Voices in the Halls,” “Songs I Can’t Listen To” and “Sleeping With a Friend.”

Fri., July 10
The Eagles
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $46.50-$176.50

Sound Check: One of the best-selling bands of all time brings its breezy L.A., country-kissed rock sound and sweet harmonies to South Florida as part of its extended History of the Eagles Tour. You’ll hear all the hits, including “Take It Easy,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Already Gone,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Best of My Love,” “Witchy Woman,” “Desperado,” “One of These Nights,” “Take It to the Limit,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and, of course, “Hotel California.”

Fri., July 10
Barenaked Ladies
Where:
Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; 561-488-8069; $40 advance, $50 day of show; VIP packages $125-$199

Sound Check: Fun-loving Canadian alt-rock band best known for hits including “One Week,” “The Old Apartment,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and for writing the wacky theme song to the CBS hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” teams up with Violent Femmes (“Blister in the Sun,” “Add It Up,” “Gone Daddy Gone”) and Men at Work frontman Colin Hay (“Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under”) for the Last Summer On Earth Tour.

Sat., July 11
Rascal Flatts
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25-$54.75

Sound Check: Superstar country trio from Columbus, Ohio, best known for the hits “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most,” “Here Comes Goodbye,” “Rewind” and a remake of “Life Is a Highway” hits Coral Sky for its Riot Tour 2015, with opening acts Scotty McCreery (Season 10 winner of “American Idol”) and “The Voice” contest
ant RaeLynn.

Sat., July 11
Imagine Dragons
Where:
BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $30.75-$55.25

Sound Check: Las Vegas alt-pop band — the only artist with two songs in the Top Ten Most Downloaded Songs in Rock History (“Radioactive” [No. 1] and “Demons” [No. 8]) — takes the stage for its Smoke + Mirrors Tour in support of its second studio album and the new singles “I Bet My Life,” “Gold” and “Shots.” Canadian synth-pop band Metric opens.

Tues., July 14
American Idol Live!
Where:
Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $60.50-$355

Sound Check: Is the next Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson or Phillip Phillips about to break out from this year’s crop? Judge for yourself as the Top 5 finishers in the 14th season of “American Idol” take the stage, still buzzing from their life-changing experience on the world’s greatest reality singing competition. You’ll see the talents of Tyanna Jones, Rayvon Owen, Jax Cole, Clark Beckham and winner Nick Fradiani on full display, with special guest Joey Cook, that quirky girl who rocks the ukulele.

Thurs., July 16
Kid Rock and Foreigner
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 6:45 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $20

Sound Check: Kid Rock, the Detroit rap-rocker with a country crush, takes the stage in support of his 11th studio album, “First Kiss,” for his Cheap Date Tour (which lives up to its name with $20 tickets), during which you’re sure to hear hits including “Cowboy,” “Only God Knows Why,” “Picture,” “All Summer Long” and “Lean On Me.” Meanwhile, Foreigner will crank out classic-rock radio staples including “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent” and “Cold As Ice,” plus the monster ballads “Waiting For a Girl Like You” and the No. 1 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

Thurs., July 16
Shania Twain
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $43-$133

Sound Check: The Queen of Country Pop brings her Rock This Country Tour 2015 to town, which marks her first North American tour in more than a decade. The five-time Grammy winner is sure to perform hits including “Any Man of Mine,” “You’re Still the One,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “From This Moment On” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” Opening act Gavin DeGraw will rock the crowd with hits including “Chariot,” “Not Over You,” “In Love With a Girl” and “I Don’t Want to Be.”

Thurs., July 16
Brit Floyd
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $39.50-$49.50

Sound Check: Missed out on seeing Pink Floyd back when its creative forces David Gilmour and Roger Waters could coexist? Here’s the next best thing: Brit Floyd, The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, brings its Space and Time World Tour to town, featuring incredible, note-for-note versions of rock classics including “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Money,” “Us and Them,” “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” and many more.

Sat., July 18
Ariana Grande
Where:
BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $15.75-$75.25

Sound Check: Angel-voiced Boca Raton pop princess performs smash hits including “The Way,” “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Bang Bang,” “Love Me Harder” and “One Last Time.” Opening act Prince Royce adds a Latin and R&B touch with hits including “Darte un Beso” and “Stuck on a Feeling” (feat. Snoop Dogg).

 

Mon., July 20
Nicki Minaj
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Live<code_dp>Nation.com; $30.75-$94.75

Sound Check: New York rapper who achieved world domination from the get-go (after her debut album “Pink Friday” launched in 2010, she became the first solo female artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the Billboard Hot 100) brings her Pinkprint Tour in support of her third studio album, “The Pinkprint,” and its hits “Anaconda,” “Only” and “Truffle Butter.” You’re also sure to hear hits including “Super Bass,” “Fly,” “Starships,” “Pound the Alarm” and “Bang Bang.” Opening acts are Meek Mill, Tinashe and Dej Loaf.

Mon., July 20
Sam Smith
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $32-$116

Sound Check: British pop singer’s sweet, soulful tenor immediately catapulted him to greatness, as his debut album “In the Lonely Hour” helped him win four Grammys, including Best New Artist and Record of the Year (for the hit “Stay With Me”). Smith will serenade the audience with that song, plus “Lay Me Down,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Money On My Mind.”

Weds., July 22
The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$85.25

Sound Check: For the End Times Tour, influential Chicago alt-rock band led by Billy Corgan performs guitar-heavy classics including “Siva,” “Today,” “Cherub Rock,” “Disarm,” “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” “1979,” “Tonight, Tonight” and tracks from its ninth studio album, “Monuments to an Elegy”; while shock-rock antihero Manson tears through hits including “The Beautiful People,” “The Dope Show,” “Mobscene,” “Heart-Shaped Glasses” and devilish covers of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Personal Jesus” and “Tainted Love.”

Fri., July 24
Slipknot
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 6 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30-$70

Sound Check: Looking at the band Slipknot, you probably wouldn’t guess that the band was from Iowa — after all, raging, alt-metal performers sporting scary masks aren’t normally associated with America’s heartland. But wherever they’re from, they rock, and they’re here for the Summer’s Last Stand Tour in support of their chart-topping fifth studio album, “.5: The Gray Chapter,” along with metalcore fave Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless in White.

Sat., July 25
Slightly Stoopid
Where:
Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; 561-488-8069; $34.50 advance, $40 day of show

Sound Check: San Diego alt-rock band renowned for its live shows and relentless touring mixes just about every genre into its playful sound, from punk, funk, reggae, blues, folk, dub, psychedelia and, lately, a bit of hip-hop flavor. The group takes the stage in support of its eighth studio album, “Meanwhile .<TH>.<TH>. Back at the Lab,” which is set to drop June 30. Opening are The Dirty Heads and Stick Figure.

Sat., July 25
Smokey Robinson
Where:
Hard Rock Live Aren
a at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $50-$80

Sound Check: Motown legend who was dubbed “America’s greatest living poet” by none other than Bob Dylan brings his velvet voice to the Hard Rock for timeless pop-R&B tracks including “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “Tears of a Clown,” “I Second That Emotion,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “My Guy,” “Just to See Her,” “Cruisin’” and “Being with You.”

Sun., July 26
Idina Menzel
Where:
Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $51.50-$121

Sound Check: Yes, hers is the voice of Elsa in “Frozen,” and thus the voice that powers “Let It Go,” the signature song from the animated Disney phenomenon that has taken over your children’s lives. But Idina Menzel has so much more to offer: She originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway smash “Rent,” then won a Tony Award for portraying the witch Elphaba in “Wicked” — and she’s also a regular on the Fox series “Glee.” You’ll hear a bit of everything in her performance, part of her World Tour.

Weds., July 29
Fifth Harmony
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$49.50

Sound Check:
Miami girl group formed for the second season of “The X Factor” takes the stage for its Reflection: The Summer Tour in support of its debut album, “Reflections,” featuring the hits “Boss,” “Sledgehammer” and “Worth It.” Opening are Bea Miller, Debby Ryan + The Never Ending and Natalie La Rose.

Thurs., July 30
Counting Crows
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$70.25

Sound Check: Singer Adam Duritz is as well-known for his dreadlocks as he is for crooning agreeable alt-pop hits including “Mr. Jones,” “Round Here,” “A Long December” and “Accidentally In Love,” which was nominated for an Oscar after it appeared on the soundtrack to “Shrek 2.” This show focuses on its seventh album, “Somewhere Under Wonderland,” featuring the hit “Palisades Park.” D.C. alt-soul troubadour Citizen Cope opens.

Fri., July 31-Sat., Aug. 1
Dave Matthews Band
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $31.50-$76

Sound Check: The only group to have six consecutive albums debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 returns for its annual two-day date with its loving South Florida fans, serving up two full, funky sets each night. The veteran jam band doesn’t have a new album to promote, so you’ll hear a mix of catalog faves including “Satellite,” “What Would You Say,” “Crash Into Me,” “Ants Marching,” “American Baby” and “Funny the Way It Is,” plus many more.

 

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Sat., Aug. 1
Mad Decent Block Party
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 3 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $35.50-$72

Sound Check: Superstar DJ/producer Diplo’s label is back at Revolution for its annual bash, and it’s bigger and better than ever, with headliner Jack U — the trap duo starring Diplo and Grammy-winning dubstep god Skrillex, which made its debut at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami last year — plus Major Lazer, Thomas Jack, Jauz, Twrk, Zeds Dead and Yellow Claw serving up the best in electro, deep house, trap, moombahton, dancehall, drum ’n’ bass and garage. Fun fact: Diplo co-produced several tracks on Madonna’s new album, “Rebel Heart,” including “Living For Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna” (feat. Nicki Minaj).

Sat., Aug. 1
Chayanne
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $60-$180

Sound Check: Puerto Rican Latin-pop heartthrob and TV star who has sold more than 30 million records performs in his hometown of Miami in support of his 19th album, “En Todo Estare.” So why did Chayanne change his name for the stage? His real name is Elmer Figueroa Arce.

Sun., Aug. 2
Toby Keith
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $20-$54.75

Sound Check: Outspoken Nashville country legend best-known for his enduring hits “As Good As I Once Was,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),” “Red Solo Cup,” “American Soldier” and “Beer For My Horses” (with Willie Nelson) takes the stage for the Good Times & Pickup Lines Tour in support of his 18th studio album, “35 MPH Town.” Colt Ford and Chris Janson open.

Mon., Aug. 3
My Morning Jacket
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $45-$59.50

Sound Check: Eclectic Louisville quintet led by the otherworldly voice of singer Jim James has become legendary for its live shows, with The New York Times dubbing the band “the new kings of expand-your-mind, religious-experience rock.” The group performs in support of its seventh studio album, “The Waterfall.”

Weds., Aug. 5
Whitesnake
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $30-$50

Sound Check: British hard-rock band formed in 1978 by ex-Deep Purple singer David Coverdale brings The Purple Tour to the Hard Rock, in support of its 12th studio LP, “The Purple Album,” which features re-recorded versions of Deep Purple songs such as “Burn,” “Stormbringer” and “Soldier of Fortune.” Of course, you’ll hear Whitesnake’s biggest hits as well, including “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again.”

Sat., Aug. 8
Jill Scott
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $55-$85

Sound Check: Philly neo-soul pioneer with the soaring Minnie Riperton-style soprano who was discovered by Questlove of The Roots will perform Grammy-winning hits including “God Bless the Child,” “Daydreamin’<TH>” and “Cross My Mind,” plus new material.

Tues., Aug. 11
Alice In Chains
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $40-$60

Sound Check: Influential Seattle alt-metal band that helped pioneer the grunge-rock movement in the late ’80s and early ’90s is still going strong with guitarist Jerry Cantrell and singer William DuVall as the dual faces of the group after original singer Layne Staley died in 2002. You’ll hear classics including “Man in the Box,” “Would?,” “Rooster,” “No Excuses,” “Heaven Beside You” and “Get Born Again,” plus tracks from its latest album, 2013’s “The Devil Put Dinosaurs He
re.”

Tues., Aug. 11
The Get Up Kids
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $17.50 advance, $22 day of show

Sound Check: Kansas City band that was a major part of the mid-’90s emo scene, heavily influencing later acts including Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy, is back together, performing favorite tracks including “I’ll Catch You,” “Ten Minutes” and “Action & Action,” plus material from its most recent album, 2011’s “There Are Rules.”

Weds., Aug. 12
Steely Dan
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25-$139

Sound Check: One of the greatest studio-rock duos of all time — pianist and singer Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker — ventures out into the public eye again for its Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour, performing classic-rock staples including “Do It Again,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Reeling in the Years,” “My Old School,” “Show Biz Kids,” “Josie,” “Black Friday,” “Peg,” “Deacon Blues,” “FM (No Static at All)” and “Hey Nineteen.” Don’t be fashionably late, because the legendary Elvis Costello opens, performing an eclectic set with his backing band The Imposters.

Fri., Aug. 14
Incubus and Deftones
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 6:15 p.m.; Live<code_dp>Nation.com; $18-$92.50

Sound Check: California alt-rock band Incubus, led by dynamic lead singer Brandon Boyd, takes the stage 20 years after its first album to perform hits including “Anna Molly,” “Megalomaniac,” “Love Hurts” and “Drive,” plus tracks from its new EP, “Trust Fall.” Meanwhile, the Grammy-winning art-metal band Deftones — which masterfully combines raging aggression with staggering beauty — churns out crowd faves including “Change (In the House of Flies),” “Digital Bath,” “Minerva,” “Diamond Eyes,” “Tempest” and “Hole in the Earth.” Dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 opens.

Fri., Aug. 14
Culture Club
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$70.25

Sound Check: Boy George and the boys are back! The sexually ambiguous British ’80s pop phenomenon that turned the music world upside down with catchy, often cheeky hits including “Karma Chameleon,” “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Miss Me Blind,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” “Church of the Poison Mind” and, of course, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” has reunited once again and will perform in support of its new album “Tribes” and its first single, “More Than Silence.”

Fri., Aug. 14
Hippiefest
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $19.69-$59.49

Sound Check: Forty-six years after Woodstock — on its exact weekend — Hippiefest honors the famous festival’s spirit with a rousing roundup featuring The Family Stone (“Dance to the Music,” “Everyday People,” “I Want to Take You Higher”), Rick Derringer (“Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo”), Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (“Devil With a Blue Dress”) and Badfinger (“Day After Day,” “Without You,” “Come and Get It”).

Sat., Aug. 15
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $30-$60

Sound Check:
No one even comes close to doing musical parody as well as “Weird Al” — in fact, no one even tries. The biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time brings his Mandatory World Tour to town, featuring brand-new spoofs including “Tacky” (Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”), “Foil” (Lorde’s “Royals”) and “Word Crimes” (Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”), plus tried-and-true faves such as “Eat It” (Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”), “Like a Surgeon” (Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”) and “White & Nerdy” (Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’”).

Sat., Aug. 15
Sublime w/Rome
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$70.25

Sound Check: Long Beach ska-punk band Sublime, which found success in the mid-’90s with bouncy hits including “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “The Wrong Way” and “Doin’ Time,” forges on with singer Rome Ramirez replacing Bradley Nowell, who died in 1996. The new formation takes the stage in support of its second studio album, “Sirens,” to be released July 17.

Tues., Aug. 18
Rickie Lee Jones
Where:
Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$47.50

Sound Check: Hands-down, the easiest way to get your partner in a parlor game to guess the name Rickie Lee Jones is to sing the chorus to “Chuck E.’s in Love.” But this Grammy-winning, bluesy, jazz-pop chanteuse, whose sultry voice effortlessly swings from bravado to aching vulnerability, offers a rich repertoire, touching almost every style and genre a singer could tackle. She’ll sing her classics, standards and tracks from her new album “The Other Side of Desire,” out June 23.

Tues., Aug. 18
J. Cole
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $21-$63.75

Sound Check: North Carolina hip-hop hero whose first three albums have hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 takes the stage for his Forest Hills Drive Tour. You’re sure to hear hits including “Power Trip,” “Work Out,” “Can’t Get Enough” and “Crooked Smile.” Opening acts include Big Sean, YG and Jeremih.

Tues., Aug. 18
John Hiatt & The Combo
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $45.25-$65.25

Sound Check: “One of the most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” according to the Los Angeles Times, brings his showmanship and guitar prowess to the Broward Center in support of his 22nd album, “Terms of My Surrender.” While Hiatt isn’t a Top 40 hit machine, his influence is vast, with dozens of songs recorded by artists including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Chaka Khan, Keith Urban — well, you get the idea. Opening is Grammy-winning blues and roots artist Taj Mahal, with his trio.

Weds., Aug. 19
Brandon Flowers
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30-$45.50

Sound Check: Flamboyant frontman of the Las Vegas post-punk band The Killers goes solo, performing tracks from his albums “Flamingo” and “The Desired Effect.” Of course, you’ll also hear Killers’ hits including “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” “When You Were Young” and “Human.”

Fri., Aug. 21
Tim McGraw
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, W
est Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $27.25-$68

Sound Check: One of the biggest-selling country artists of all time brings his Shotgun Rider Tour to town, named after the third single from his latest album, “Sundown Heaven Town.” You’ll also hear plenty of hits from his lengthy repertoire, including “It’s Your Love,” “Just to See You Smile,” “I Like It, I Love It,” “Truck Yeah,” “Felt Good on My Lips” and, of course, “Live Like You Were Dying,” his ode to his late father, baseball great Tug McGraw. Opening acts are Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.

Sat., Aug. 22
Umphrey’s McGee
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 9 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $27.50

Sound Check: It’s true that you never know exactly what you’ll get from an Umphrey’s McGee live show. But it’s also true that you’re all but guaranteed to be satisfied. The effortlessly imaginative jam band formed at the University of Notre Dame uses virtuosic instrumentation and a fearless embrace of all genres to create an unmatched progressive-rock sound, often producing delightfully innovative live mash-ups. The group — which recently provided a new theme song for ESPN’s “Around the Horn” sports talk show — will perform in support of its ninth studio album, “The London Session,” which was recorded in one day at the famed Abbey Road Studios.

Sun., Aug. 23
Marco Antonio Solis
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $55-$200

Sound Check: Mexican singer-songwriter and heartthrob — who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 — performs popular tracks from his illustrious 20-year career, spanning styles including Latin pop, bachata, ranchero, tropical and cumbia.

 

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Weds., Sept. 2
Motley Crue
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $25-$125

Sound Check: This time, it’s truly final. After several farewell tours, the L.A. bad-boy glam-metal band — led by Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars — will make its last appearance in South Florida, for The Final Tour: All Bad Things Must Come to an End. Expect The Crue to crank out all the fan favorites, including “Dr. Feelgood,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Looks That Kill,” “Kickstart My Heart” and “Girls, Girls, Girls.”

Weds., Sept. 2
Rick Springfield, Loverboy & The Romantics
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $40-$60

Sound Check: It’s a smorgasbord of great ’80s hits including Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything for You,” Loverboy’s “Turn Me Loose” and “Working for the Weekend,” and The Romantics’ “Talking in Your Sleep” and “What I Like About You.”

Sun., Sept. 6
Lady Antebellum
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25.50-$55.25

Sound Check: Nashville country trio powered by the bittersweet vocal play between Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, with Dave Haywood adding harmonies and multi-instrumental balance, hits town for its Wheels Up 2015 Tour, along with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt. You’ll hear all the hits, including “American Honey,” “Need You Now,” “Just a Kiss,” “I Run to You,” “Downtown” and the latest, “Bartender.”

Weds., Sept. 9
Ed Sheeran
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $56.50-$66.50

Sound Check: British singer-songwriter who has been all over the pop airwaves with his bluesy, romantic smash hit “Thinking Out Loud” takes the stage for his “x” Tour, in support of his second album, “x” (read: “multiply”). You’ll also hear faves including “The A Team,” “Lego House,” “Drunk,” “I See Fire,” “Sing” and “Don’t.” Christina Perri (“Jar of Hearts”) opens.

Sat., Sept. 12
Stromae
Where:
James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $26-$46

Sound Check: Belgian-born global star and fashion icon who draws inspiration from a diverse range of genres including ’90s Eurodance, African rhythms, French disco, house and rap performs in support of his second album, “Racine Carrée,” and its singles “Papaoutai,” “Formidable,” “Tous les Memes,” “Carmen” and “Ta fete.” You’ll also hear his biggest hit, 2009’s “Alors on danse.”

Sat., Sept. 12
Juan Luis Guerra
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $56.50-$176.50

Sound Check: Grammy-winning Dominican singer-songwriter who has sold more than 30 million records brings his merengue, salsa, bachata, tropical, Latin pop and rock sound to the AAA.

Sun., Sept. 13
5 Seconds of Summer
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25-$69.50

Sound Check: Australian pop-punk quartet got its start as a YouTube sensation, which led to One Direction inviting the group to join its Take Me Home Tour in 2013. Now, 5SOS is a headliner on its Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour in support of its chart-topping, self-titled debut album, featuring the singles “She Looks So Perfect,” “Don’t Stop,” “Amnesia” and “Good Girls.” L.A. pop-rock band Hey Violet opens.

Tues., Sept. 15
Van Halen
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $18-$143

Sound Check: Singer David Lee Roth and crazy-fingered guitarist Eddie Van Halen are still runnin’ with the devil, performing the legendary hard-rock band’s iconic hits including “Jamie’s Cryin,’” “You Really Got Me,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love,” “Beautiful Girls,” “Jump,” “I’ll Wait,” “Hot For Teacher,” “Panama” and more, plus a few tracks from the 2012 album, “A Different Kind of Truth.”

Thurs., Sept. 17
Kelly Clarkson
Where:
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $9.75-$92.50

Sound Check: The “Original American Idol” brings her powerhouse vocals for her Piece by Piece Tour to support her seventh studio album, featuring the hit “Heartbeat Song.” You’ll also hear classics including “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Breakaway,” “Because of You,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” Opening is a cappella group and “The Sing Off” winner Pentatonix.

Sun., Sept. 20
Front 242
Where:
Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $30-$75

Sound Check: Belgian electronic group that was hugely infl
uential in the industrial dance-rock scene in the mid-’80s pioneered a style known as “electronic body music.” The group takes the stage for its only Southeastern U.S. performance, with South Florida electronic duo Les Anges de la Nuit opening.

Sun., Sept. 20
Blues Traveler
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $25.50

Sound Check: Grammy-winning blues, jam, soul and folk-rock band led by harmonica-wielding singer John Popper is renowned for its dynamic live shows. The group takes the stage to crank out grooving tunes such as “Run-Around” and “Hook,” plus new tracks from its 12th studio album, the collaboration-heavy “Blow Up the Moon.”

Mon., Sept. 21
Billy Idol
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $55-$75

Sound Check: British ’80s and ’90s pop-punk prince with the killer sneer takes the stage for his Kings & Queens of the Underground Tour in support of his eighth studio album. You’ll also hear iconic hits including “Dancing With Myself,” “White Wedding,” “Hot in the City,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “Eyes Without a Face” and “Rebel Yell,” plus his lively cover of “Mony Mony.”

Sun., Sept. 27
Nick Jonas
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 9 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$44.50

Sound Check: Pop-R&B and soul singer who hit it big with his two siblings Joe and Kevin in the Disney-powered band The Jonas Brothers has truly found his voice after going solo. He performs in support of his self-titled album featuring the smash hits “Jealous” and “Chains.” Opening act is Bebe Rexha, who co-wrote Eminem’s No. 1 hit “Monster” (feat. Rihanna).

Tues., Sept. 29
Kraftwerk – 3D Concert
Where:
Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 and 11:30 p.m.; www.olympiatheater.org; $58.50-$78.50

Sound Check: German electronic band billed as “the man-machine” that, whether directly or indirectly, influenced every synth-based group that followed its formation in 1970 treats its fans to a dazzling 3D multimedia experience featuring hits such as “Computer Love,” “Autobahn,” “The Robots,” “Tour de France,” “The Model,” “Pocket Calculator” and “Trans-Europe Express.”

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