2016 Summer Music Concert Guide for South Florida

Drake, Ricky Martin, Gwen Stefani, and Pitbull are among the many musical acts that perform in South Florida this summer.

Martha and the Vandellas once famously sang “Summer’s here, and the time is right for dancing in the street.” But in South Florida, it’s just too hot for that – not to mention insanely dangerous, when you consider the skill and attention level of our drivers.

No, the best way to cure your summertime blues is to venture out from the frosty comfort of your air-conditioned homes and catch a concert. And it’s another banner year for live music, whatever your tastes, so there’s plenty of great shows to choose from.

Here’s our guide to the best concerts in South Florida over the next few months:

MAY 2016


Fri., May 27
Miguel
Where: Faena Theater, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time and tickets: 10 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $510-$760
Sound Check: Before he teams up with Sia this fall on her Nostalgic For the Present Tour, catch this L.A. R&B sensation who has been compared to Babyface and Prince, and describes his musical style as “fly, funkadelic, intergalactic-hip-hop-meets-sexy-orgasmic crazy, dope s—.” Miguel will perform hits including “Sure Thing,” “Quickie,” “Adorn” and “How Many Drinks?,” plus songs from his latest album “Wildheart.”

Sat., May 28
R. Kelly – The Buffet Tour 2016
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $75-$125
Sound Check: The King of R&B, who was named the most successful R&B artist of the past 25 years by Billboard Magazine has inspired millions with hits including the Grammy-winning anthem “I Believe I Can Fly”; his duet with Celine Dion, “I’m Your Angel”; and songs he’s written for the late, great Michael Jackson (“You Are Not Alone”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”). Now, he takes the stage in support of his 13th studio album, “The Buffet,” featuring the singles “Backyard Party” and “Switch Up.”

Sun., May 29
Undertow Jam 2016

Where: Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 2 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $23
Sound Check: The Shark 104.3 presents an alt-rock showcase headlined by California five-piece Young the Giant performing hits including “My Body,” “Cough Syrup,” “Apartment” and “It’s About Time. Also on the bill: The Strumbellas (“Spirits”), Joywave (“Dangerous”), Bear Hands (“2AM”) and JR JR (“Gone”).

Sun., May 29
Best of the Best Music Fest

Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 2 p.m.; www.bestofthebestconcert.com; $57-$140; kids under 12 free with adult
Sound Check: Family-friendly reggae and soca extravaganza celebrates its 10th anniversary with performances by Beres Hammond, Christopher Martin, Mr. Vegas, Tarrus Riley, Kranium, Destra, Denise Belfon, Cocoa Tea, Patrice Roberts, Cham, Allison Hinds, Lady G, Half Pint, Little John, Vershon, Nesbeth and many more, plus delicious Caribbean food and drink.


Sun., May 29
One Hell of a Night with Joe Walsh & Bad Company
Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $20-$119.95
Sound Check: Walsh, legendary guitarist for the James Gang (“Funk #49,” “Walk Away”), The Eagles (“Life in the Fast Lane,” “In the City”) and solo artist (“Life’s Been Good,” “Rocky Mountain Way”), teams up with British hard-rock band Bad Company (“Can’t Get Enough,” “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy”) for, as billed, one hell of a night.

JUNE 2016

 


Fri., June 3
Ellie Goulding – Delirium World Tour

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $31.75-$56.25
Sound Check: British singer-songwriter, who has been huge in her home country since singing a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” at the wedding reception of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace in 2011, takes the stage in support of her third studio album, “Delirium,” featuring the hits “On My Mind” and “Something in the Way You Move.” You’ll also hear previous hits including “Lights,” “Burn” and “Love Me Like You Do.”

Fri., June 3
She Wants Revenge

Where: Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $22.50
Sound Check: L.A. DJ duo inspired by Gothic, post-punk bands such as Joy Division, The Cure and Bauhaus celebrates the 10th anniversary of its self-titled debut release, buoyed by its song “Tear You Apart” featuring prominently in the season premiere of “American Horror Story: Hotels.”


Sat., June 4
Darius Rucker – Good for a Good Time Tour

Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25-$44.75
Sound Check: Frontman of the Grammy-winning pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish (“Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry,” “Only Wanna Be With You”) performs those hits plus plenty from his exploding solo career as a country artist (he was the first African-American to win the CMA’s New Artist Award). You’ll hear the Grammy-winning track “Wagon Wheel,” plus “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Dan + Shay and Michael Ray open.


Sat., June 4 and Fri., June 10
Weird Al Yankovic – Mandatory World Tour

Where: June 4 – Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; June 10 – Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m. June 4; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $22-$89; 8 p.m. June 10; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $39.50-$293
Sound Check: The biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time brings his Mandatory World Tour back to town, featuring current spoofs inc luding “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’”). No one does it better.


Weds., June 8
Refused

Where: Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $24
Sound Check: Swedish hardcore punk band popular throughout the ‘90s for its radical left and anti-capitalist politics has reunited for a second time and shreds the stage in support of its fourth studio album, 2015’s “Freedom.” Opening acts are playful Atlanta punk band The Coathangers and SoCal’s snarling Plague Vendor.

Weds., June 8
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Where: Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $30-$55
Sound Check: Jason Bonham, son of legendary Led Zep drummer John Bonham, keeps the legacy alive and all in the family with his thunderous takes on classic songs such as “Rock and Roll,” “Black Dog,” “Good Times Bad Times,” “Kashmir,” “The Ocean,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Ramble On” and many more.

Thurs., June 9
 X Ambassadors – The VHS Tour 2.0

Where: Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $23.50
Sound Check: Ithaca, N.Y., alt-rock band has been getting major airplay for “Renegades,” the folksy first single off its debut album, “VHS,” and is coming on strong again with its follow-up, the haunting ballad “Unsteady.” You’ll also hear hits including “Unconsolable” and “Jungle.” Opening acts: The Moth & the Flame and Foreign Air.

Fri., June 10
Gogol Bordello – Gypsy Punks

Where: Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $29.50
Sound Check: Manhattan gypsy punk band led by singer and actor Eugene Hutz mixes cabaret with debauchery, finding humor in the darkest of subjects and giving it all a surreal spin with outlandish costumes. You’ll hear selected tracks from the group’s six studio albums, the latest of which is 2013’s “Pura Vida Conspiracy.” British folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner opens.


Sat., June 11
Cyndi Lauper

Where: Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; www.myboca.us; $39.50-$69.50
Sound Check: Cyndi Lauper – who made her name with new wave and pop songs such as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “True Colors,” “All Through the Night” and “She Bop,” and then went on to win Grammy, Tony and Emmy awards – takes a major detour into the world of country with her 11th studio album, “Detour,” which takes on classic twangin’ songs from the ‘40s through the ‘60s. You’ll hear plenty of selections from the new record, plus fan faves, with The Peach Kings opening.

Sat., June 11
Journey & The Doobie Brothers

Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25-$139.95
Sound Check: Journey – with new singer Arnel Pineda, who’s a dead-on vocal match for original frontman Steve Perry – performs timeless hits including “Wheel in the Sky,” “Any Way You
Want It,” “Open Arms,” “Lights,” “Who’s Cryin’ Now,” “Faithfully,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” and, of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Meanwhile, the Doobie Brothers keep on rockin’ down the highway, cranking out hits including “China Grove,” “Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute By Minute” and “What a Fool Believes.” Opening act: Dave Mason.


Sat., June 11
Selena Gomez – Revival Tour

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $36.50-$96.50
Sound Check: Disney princess is definitely all grown up, as her work in the racy flick “Spring Breakers” proves, and her music has matured as well. You’ll hear hits including “Come & Get It” and “The Heart Wants What it Wants,” plus platinum smashes from her new album “Revival” such as “Good For You,” “Same Old Love” and “Hands to Myself.” Opening are Joe Jonas’ new band DNCE (“Cake By the Ocean”) and “The X Factor” singer Bea Miller.

Sat., June 11
Tommy James & The Shondells

Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $33-$73
Sound Check: Take a trip down memory lane with this legendary ‘60s rock band that gave us the enduring hits “Hanky Panky,” “Crimson and Clover,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Mony Mony,” “Sweet Cherry Wine” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion.” The Grass Roots (“Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Sooner or Later”) opens.


Tues., June 14
Weezer & Panic! at the Disco

Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$70.25
Sound Check: Clever L.A. geek rock band Weezer first gained widespread fame in 1994 from the innovative Spike Jonze-directed video for its hit “Buddy Holly,” which plopped the band into “Happy Days” land. And the group, led by mild-mannered mad genius Rivers Cuomo, has been creating melodic anthems ever since, such as “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Say It Ain’t So,” Island in the Sun,” “Perfect Situation,” “Beverly Hills,” “Hash Pipe” and the new “Thank God For Girls,” “Do You Wanna Get High?” and “King of the World.” Theatrical emo-pop-punk band Panic! at the Disco co-headlines, performing hits including “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” “Miss Jackson” and the new tracks “Hallelujah,” “Victorious” and “Emperor’s New Clothes” from its chart-topping fifth studio album, “Death of a Bachelor.”


Sat., June 18
Keith Urban – ripCORD World Tour 2016
Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $20-$174.75
Sound Check: He was great as a judge on “American Idol,” but now that the reality TV singing competition is over, Urban can do what he was truly born to do: rock the crowd – and his guitar. You’ll hear the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter perform faves including “Somebody Like You,” “You’ll Think of Me,” “Days Go By,” “Stupid Boy,” “Sweet Thing,” “We Were Us,” “Cop Car” and the new “Wasted Time.” Brett Eldredge (“Drunk On Your Love,” “Lose My Mind”) and Maren Morris (“My Church”) open.

Sat., June 18
Raphael – En Su Gran Noche

Where: James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $60-$170
Sound Check: Pioneer of modern Spanish music has been enthralling crowds for more than five decades with Latin pop and romantic ballads – and at age 73 is still going strong.


Sat., June 18
Vince Neil

Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $38-$78
Sound Check: Motley Crue may have played its last show, but the L.A. bad-boy glam-metal band’s lead singer is still kicking it live. Neil is sure 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,” plus solo tracks from his three albums, “Exposed,” “Carved in Stone” and “Tattoos & Tequila.” Great White (“Once Bitten, Twice Shy”) and Krush open.

Weds., June 22
Brit Floyd – Continuum World Tour

Where: Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $39.50
Sound Check: Few concerts could top seeing Pink Floyd back when David Gilmour and Roger Waters could still work together. Instead of mourning their split, see the next best thing. Brit Floyd, The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, brings its Continuum World Tour to town, featuring dazzling, 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.

Fri., June 24
Rebelution – Falling Into Place Summer Tour

Where: Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton
Time and Tickets: 5:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $32.50
Sound Check: California roots reggae band takes the stage in support of its fifth studio album, “Falling Into Place,” which drops June 3, and the singles “Know It All” and “Upper Hand.” Opening acts: The Green + J Boog, Stick Figure and Through the Roots. Fun fact: Rebelution, teaming up with Tampa’s Rock Brothers Brewing, will debut its craft beer “Rebelution IPA” on June 25.

Fri., June 24
Rockstar Energy Drink Presents Taste of Chaos

Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$56.70
Sound Check: Modern-rock showcase is headed by emo band Dashboard Confessional, led by Boca Raton homeboy Chris Carrabba, who will pour his heart and soul into fan faves including “Stolen,” “Don’t Wait,” “Vindicated” and “Screaming Infidelities” during the group’s typically cathartic live show. Taking Back Sunday, The Early November and Saosin round out the bill.


Sat., June 25
Buckcherry

Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $28-$68
Sound Check: Grammy-nominated Anaheim hard-rock band that found success 10 years ago with the album “15,” featuring the platinum-selling singles “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry,” takes the stage in support of its seventh studio album, “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” featuring the singles “The Madness,” “Bring It On Back” and “The Feeling Never Dies.” Opening is Las Vegas alt-metal band Adelitas Way (“Invincible”).


Sat., June 25
Los Van Van

Where: Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $48.75-$68.75.
Sound Check: Legendary post-revolution Cuban band that fuses son montuno and rumba with rock, pop, funk, hip-hop and electronic music soldiers on after the loss of its late bandleader and bassist Juan Formell, who died in 2014.


Sat., June 25
B.o.B.

Where: Hangar 305, 60 NE 11th St., Miami
Time and Tickets: 9 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $20
Sound Check: The eclectic rapper and producer is best known for his 2010 No. 1 album “B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” which spawned the hit “Nothin’ on You” (featuring vocals by the incomparable Bruno Mars, as well as future hits “Airplanes,” “Magic,” “Strange Clouds,” “So Good” and “Both of Us.” He’s also known for his conspiracy-theory views, such as believing the world is flat, the moon landing was a hoax and 9/11 was an inside job. Scotty ATL and London Jae open.

Sun. and Mon., June 26-27
The Cure

Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $39.50-$450
Sound Check: British Goth-rock, new wave kings led by iconic singer Robert Smith perform beloved anthems including “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Let’s Go to Bed,” “In Between Days,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Close to Me,” “Lullaby,” “Lovesong,” “Pictures of You,” “Friday I’m in Love” and many more. Opening is Scottish shoegazing post-punk band The Twilight Sad.


Weds., June 29
Steely Dan & Steve Winwood

Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $39-$139
Sound Check: Legendary duo of pianist and singer Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker ventures out into the public eye again for its The Dan Who Knew Too Much 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 Steve Winwood opens, and he’s sure to play hits such as “While Yo u See a Chance,” “Valerie,” “Back in the High Life Again,” “Higher Love” and “Roll with It.”

JULY 2016


Fri., July 1
Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas: Future Now Tour

Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $12.85-$85.70
Sound Check: Honda Civic Tour features two young superstars who have grown up from their ties to the Disney entertainment machine. Pop powerhouse Lovato takes the stage in support of her fifth studio album, “Confident,” featuring “Cool for the Summer” and the hit title track. You’ll also hear “This Is Me,” “Here We Go Again,” “Skyscraper,” “Give Your Heart a Break,” “Heart Attack,” “Neon Lights” and most likely her rock version of “Let It Go,” from the soundtrack to “Frozen.” Pop-R&B and soul singer Jonas has gone from the youngest of The Jonas Brothers trio to a solo artist that has truly found his voice with the smash hits “Jealous” and “Chains.”


Fri., July 1
Slipknot & Marilyn Manson

Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $18.75-$218
Sound Check: Raging alt-metal band Slipknot (they’re the ones in the scary masks) rock the stage in support of their chart-topping fifth studio album, “.5: The Gray Chapter,” while shock-rock antihero Manson snarls through hits including “The Beautiful People,” “The Dope Show,” “Mobscene,” “Heart-Shaped Glasses” and his devilish covers of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Personal Jesus” and “Tainted Love.” Of Mice and Men opens.

Fri., July 1
Joe and Avant
Where:
James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $62-$72
Sound Check: R&B team-up features singer Joe – who had No. 1 hits with “Stutter” (with Mystikal) and “Thank God I Found You” (with Mariah Carey and 98 Degrees), as well as “All the Things (Your Man Won’t Do)” and “I Wanna Know” – and Avant, who had hits with “Separated,” “My First Love,” “Read Your Mind” and “You & I.”


Sat., July 2 – Sun., July 3
Justin Bieber – Purpose World Tour
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $50.50-$126
Sound Check: “Beliebers” will be flocking to the AAA this weekend to catch one of the hottest pop stars of the decade, who will try to stay out of trouble this time in Miami. You’ll hear hits including “One Time,” “Baby,” “Never Say Never,” “Boyfriend,“ “As Long As You Love Me,” “Beauty and a Beat,” “All Around the World,” “Where Are U Now?” and the new smashes “Love Yourself,” “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” Opening acts are Post Malone (“White Iverson”) and Moxie Raia (“On My Mind” feat. Pusha T).


Sat., July 2
Twenty-One Pilots – Emotional Roadshow
Where:
BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $30.75-$40.75
Sound Check: Alt-hip-hop duo from Columbus, Ohio, found success with its third studio album “Vessel,” which spawned the minor hits “Holding On to You,” “House of Gold” and “Car Radio,” but the group – which combines introspective lyrics, big melodies and hip production – really took off with last year’s No. 1 album “Blurryface” and its singles “Tear in My Heart,” “Ride” and the smash “Stressed Out.” New Orleans psychedelic alt-rock band Mutemath and Dutch alt-pop band Chef’Special open.


Sat., July 2
Sublime with Rome
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 6:35 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25.25-$55.25
Sound Check: Long Beach ska-punk band that 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. They rock the stage in support of their second studio album, “Sirens,” with opening acts Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker.

Sat., July 2
Modern Baseball
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $18.50
Sound Check: Philly emo band that got its start playing parties around Drexel University takes the stage in support of its third studio album, “Holy Ghost,” featuring the singles “Everyday,” “Wedding Singer” and “Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind.” Opening acts are SoCal pop-punk band Joyce Manor and New Brunswick, NJ, band Thin Lips.


Sun., July 3
Vans Warped Tour
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 11 a.m.; LiveNation.com; $40.50
Sound Check: Traveling modern-rock festival affectionately known as “punk rock summer camp” celebrates 21 years of celebrating alternative culture with a typically stellar lineup featuring Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Set It Off, Sum 41, We the Kings, Yellowcard, Issues and dozens more. Plus, as always, skaters can rock the half-pipe.


Weds., July 6
Aesop Rock
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $18
Sound Check: Indie-rap pioneer from Portland, Ore., born Ian Matthias Bavitz, brings his elaborate wordplay and underground sound to Revolution in support of his critically acclaimed seventh studio album, “The Impossible Kid.” Opening acts are Bronx rapper Rob Sonic and Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman.


Fri., July 8
Brand New and Modest Mouse
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $35.95-$180
Sound Check: Co-headlining show will feature full sets from each band, with Long Island alt-rock group Brand New performing tracks from its four studio albums, plus recent singles “Mene” and “I Am a Nightmare”; and legendary Portland, Ore., indie-rock band Modest Mouse (“Gravity Rides Everything”) taking the stage in support of its sixth studio album “ Strangers to Ourselves,” its first since 2007’s “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.”

Fri., July 8
Culture Club
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $49.50-$129.50
Sound Check: Do you really want to hurt them? Of course not! The sexually ambiguous British ‘80s pop phenomenon led by the fabulous Boy George returns to South Florida to perform its catchy, 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,” plus tracks from its new album “Tribes” and its first single, “More Than Silence.”


Fri., July 15
Shawn Mendes
Where:
Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.myboca.us; $40
Sound Check: Canadian singer-songwriter, who exploded from a 15-year-old kid sharing song covers on Vine to a genuine pop superstar in just a short year, takes the stage in support of his chart-topping debut album, “Handwritten,” featuring the hits “Life of the Party,” “Something Big” and “Stitches.” Opening act is James TW.



Sat., July 16
The MY2K Tour Presents 98 Degrees
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $29-$79
Sound Check: One of the most popular boy bands of the late ‘90s reunites – yes, including lead singer Nick Lachey – to perform hits such as “Invisible Man,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing,” “Thank God I Found You” and “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” with O-Town (“Liquid Dreams,” “All or Nothing”), Dream (“He Loves U Not”) and Ryan Cabrera (“On the Way Down”) opening.


Sat., July 16
Flight of the Conchords
Where:
Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; www.myboca.us; $39.50-$55
Sound Check: New Zealand comedy duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement that calls itself “the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand” picks up where it left off on its hit HBO series with a live show that has gained it a worldwide cult following. Its 2007 EP “The Distant Future” won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. Opening act is comedian Arj Barker.


Sun., July 17
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Where:
Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.cultureroom.net; $25
Sound Check: Love the Black Crowes? Well, even though the beloved Southern rock band is on “indefinite hiatus,” lead singer Chris Robinson has been keeping the original spirit of the group alive with his project, designed to sweep you into a spiritual musical journey that recalls a more innocent time where artists were encouraged to experiment and unlock their creative freedom. You’ll hear tracks from the group’s three studio albums, including the most recent, 2014’s “Phosphorescent Harvest” – and don’t be surprised to hear a few Crowes faves (“Remedy”? “She Talks to Angels”? “Hard to Handle”?).


Tues., July 19
Chris Tomlin Presents Worship Night in America
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $25.75-$65.75
Sound Check: Grammy-winning contemporary Christian music artist, whose 2013 album “Burning Lights” hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, performs songs of worship, along with Matt Redman, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham, Louie Giglio, Max Lucado and Bryan & Katie Torwalt.


Weds., July 20
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $22-$118
Sound Check: Merry Jane presents West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg (“What’s My Name,” “Gin and Juice,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Still a G Thang”) and Wiz Khalifa (“Black and Yellow,” “No Sleep,” “Young, Wild & Free,” “See You Again”) for the High Road Tour, with special guests Kevin Gates, Jhene Aiko, Casey Veggies and DJ Drama.


Fri., July 22
Counting Crows & Rob Thomas
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 6:45 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $23.50-$83.50
Sound Check: Berkeley, Calif., alt-pop band Counting Crows, led by dreadlocked singer Adam Duritz, breezes through 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,” plus tracks from its seventh album, “Somewhere Under Wonderland.” Meanwhile, Grammy-winning ex-Matchbox Twenty frontman Thomas performs melodic pop-rock hits including “Push,” “If You’re Gone,” “She’s So Mean,” “Smooth,” “Lonely No More” and “This Is How a Heart Breaks.” K Phillips opens.


Fri., July 22
Ted Nugent
Where:
Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $28-$73
Sound Check: The Motor City Madman is back! Wild-eyed guitarist, hunter, radio host and author of the cookbook “Kill It and Grill It” tears through hard-rock classics such as “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Free For All,” “Wango Tango,” “Stranglehold” and “Dog Eat Dog.” Opening act is Southern metal band Jackyl (“The Lumberjack”).

Sat., July 23
Beres Hammond
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $30-$125
Sound Check: Undisputed king of lovers rock known as the “Otis Redding of Reggae” returns to the Broward Center for a scorching summertime show featuring hits including “Tempted to Touch,” “I Feel Good,” “Putting Up Resistance,” “Rockaway,” “No Disturb Sign” and many more.



Sun., July 24
Alien Ant Farm
Where:
Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.cultureroom.net; $15
Sound Check: California nu-metal and punk group best known for its unlikely but compelling cover of Michael Jackson’s hit “Smooth Criminal” takes the stage in support of its fifth studio album, “Always and Forever,” featuring the singles “Homage” and “Let ‘Em Know.”



Weds., July 27
Gwen Stefani
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $20-$142.95
Sound Check: Grammy-winning pop icon who got her start fronting the SoCal ska band No Doubt (“Just a Girl”) takes the stage for her This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour in support of her third solo album and its singles “Used to Love You” and “Make Me Like You.” You’ll also hear faves including “Hollaback Girl,” “What You Waiting For?,” “Cool,” “The Sweet Escape,” No Doubt’s cover of Talk Talk’s “It’s My Life” and duets with special guest Eve (“Rich Girl,” “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”).

Weds., July 27
311 and Matisyahu – Unity Tour 2016
Where:
Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; www.pbcgov.com; $34.50
Sound Check: Alt-rock band from Omaha blends styles including rap, rock, reggae, funk metal and even jazz fusion into one cohesive sound. The group – whose hits include “All Mixed Up,” “Down,” “You Wouldn’t Believe,” “Hey You,” “Don’t Tread On Me” and a reggae-tinged cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” – rocks Sunset Cove for its 14th annual Unity Tour, with Matisyahu along for the ride. The Hasidic reggae-rocker will beat-box and hip-hop his way through fan faves including “King Without a Crown,” “Jerusalem,” “Sunshine” and “One Day.”



Fri., July 29-Sat., July 30
Dave Matthews Band
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $31.50-$76
Sound Check: Beloved jam band – which is 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 faithful South Florida fans, serving up two full, funky sets each night. You’ll hear a mix of faves including “Satellite,” “What Would You Say,” “Crash Into Me,” “Ants Marching,” “American Baby” and “Funny the Way It Is,” plus many more.

Sat., July 30
Mad Decent Block Party
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 2 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $36.50
Sound Check: Superstar DJ/producer Diplo’s label is back at Revolution for its annual bash, and the lineup is strong, featuring Autoerotique, Big Wild, Dillon Francis, Giraffage, Keys N Krates, Jackal, Sleepy Tom and Diplo himself serving up the best in electro, deep house, trap, moombahton, dancehall, drum ‘n’ bass and garage.


Sat., July 30
Laura Pausini
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, Waterfront Theatre, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $33.75-$195
Sound Check: Grammy-winning Italian pop singer, whose magical voice – at times low and husky, or high and soaring – is always locked into perfect pitch performs selections from her extensive repertoire, including “La Solitudine,” “Strani Amore,” “Gente,” “Viveme” and “Surrender,” plus the salsa number “Se Fue.”


Sun., July 31
Pitbull – The Bad Man Tour
Where:
BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $25.70-$135.70
Sound Check: The hit-making Mr. 305 makes a triumphant return to his hometown in support of his 10th studio album, “Climate Change,” featuring the singles “FREE.K,” “Freedom” and the new “Messin’ Around.” You’ll also hear “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Culo,” “Hotel Room Service,” “Give Me Everything,” “Don’t Stop the Party,” “Feel This Moment” and “Timber,” plus “We Are One (Ole Ola),” which was the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Opening acts are Prince Royce and Farruko.

AUGUST 2016


Weds., Aug. 3
The Go-Go’s – Farewell Tour
Where:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $25-$115
Sound Check: America’s sweethearts have still got the beat, but the all-girl new-wave pop group led by singer Belinda Carlisle is going, going, gone after this tour. Enjoy their energetic hit singles – including “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “Head Over Heels” – performed live for the last time.


Fri., Aug. 5
Blink 182

Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25-$75
Sound Check: San Diego pop-punk band that blessed us with tongue-in-cheek album titles such as “Enema of the State” and “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket” (which produced the enduring hit “All the Small Things”) has been chugging along for more than two decades (feel old now?), with a few breakups and lineup changes along the way. The group – with celebrity drummer Travis Barker back in the fold – takes the stage on the strength of its upcoming seventh album, “California,” and its first single, “Bored to Death,” with opening acts A Day To Remember and The All-American Rejects.

Sat., Aug. 6
Hank Williams Jr. & Chris Stapleton
Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7:15 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $22.50-$250
Sound Check: Country rocker whose political views were too rowdy for “Monday Night Football” (his song “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” was used as the opening for broadcasts of the weekly NFL showcase until 2011) takes the stage in support of his new album, “It’s About Time,” and its single (with Eric Church), “Are You Ready for the Country.” Grammy-winning country and bluegrass singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton opens, on the strength of his debut album “Traveller,” which hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200.

Thurs., Aug. 11
Bayside

Where: Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale< br>Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $18
Sound Check: Alt-rock, emo-punk band from Queens has built a near-cult-like following after 15 years and six albums’ worth (its seventh,”Vacancy,” is set for release in August) of honest, gut-wrenching music that never wavers from the sound its fans crave. Opening acts are The Menzingers and Sorority Noise.


Fri., Aug. 12
Alice Cooper

Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $49.50-$89.50
Sound Check: Shock-rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member takes a break from playing golf (really – he’s very good!) to perform epic hits in all his ghoulish glory, all the while reviving deliciously devilish theatrics such as wielding his bloody crutch like a bayonet and stroking a live boa constrictor. You’re sure to hear the classic tracks “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “I’m Eighteen” “Welcome to My Nightmare” and “School’s Out.”

Fri., Aug. 12
Motion City Soundtrack – So Long, Farewell Tour
Where:
Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; www.cultureroom.net; $25
Sound Check: Minneapolis alt-rock band and Vans Warped Tour favorite brings its sound influenced by the Flaming Lips and Pavement to South Florida in support of its critically acclaimed sixth (and final) studio album, “Panic Stations.” A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Rozwell Kid open.

Fri., Aug. 12
Outcry Tour
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $21.70-$45.70
Sound Check: Annual gathering of Dove Award regulars includes Australian Christian praise and worship group Hillsong Worship, plus contemporary Christian singer Kari Jobe, Northern Irish experimental-folk worship group Rend Collective, Housefires, Urban Rescue and speaker Chad Veach.


Sat., Aug. 13
Brad Paisley
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25-$54.75
Sound Check: The man who set a record for most consecutive No. 1 country singles with 10, starting with his 2005 duet with Dolly Parton, “When I Get Where I’m Going,” and ending with 2008’s “Waitin’ on a Woman,” performs hits including “Whiskey Lullaby,” “She’s Everything,” “Then” and “Remind Me,” plus tracks from his 10th studio album, “Moonshine in the Trunk,” including “Crushin’ It.” You’ll also hear the new “Without a Fight,” a duet with Demi Lovato that is the lead single off of Paisley’s upcoming album. Opening acts are Maddie & Tae and Tyler Farr.

Sat., Aug. 13
Ray LaMontagne – The Ouroboros Tour 2016
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $42.50
Sound Check: Grammy-winning New England singer/songwriter almost didn’t bless the world with his  pleasantly raspy voice, which effortlessly conveys folk, soul and blues. But lucky us – the unassuming family man ultimately decided to quit his job in a shoe factory to follow his dream. LaMontagne – whose best-known songs are “Trouble,” “Beg, Steal or Borrow,” “Supernova” and “You Are the Best Thing” – performs in support of his sixth studio album, “Ouroboros,” featuring the single “Hey, No Pressure,” with members of My Morning Jacket serving as his band.

Sat., Aug. 13
Slightly Stoopid
Where:
Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton
Time and Tickets: 5:30 p.m.; www.pbcgov.com; $37.50
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 even hip-hop. The boys take the stage on the strength of their eighth studio album, “Meanwhile … Back at the Lab,” with SOJA and Fortunate Youth opening.


Mon., Aug. 15
UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey
Where:
Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $28-$68
Sound Check: British reggae-pop band that has sold more than 70 million records on the strength of smash hits including “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “I Got You Babe” and, of course, “Red Red Wine,” is back in full force with original lead singer Ali Campbell reuniting with fellow founding members Mickey Virtue and Astro. You’ll hear all the faves, plus a few new songs. Opening is special guest Jo Mersa Marley.


Thurs., Aug. 18
Seal
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: Grammy-winning British-Nigerian singer with the unmistakable soulful, smoky voice brings his rich blend of pop, R&B and even electronic to the stage in support of his ninth studio album “7” (go figure) and its singles “Every Time I’m with You,” “Padded Cell” and “Do You Ever.” You’ll also hear Seal mainstays including “Crazy,” “Killer,” “Prayer for the Dying,” “Kiss From a Rose,” “Love’s Divine,” “Amazing” and his killer cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle.”

Sat., Aug. 20
Dixie Chicks – DCX World Tour MMXVI
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $20-$280
Sound Check: Outspoken Texas trio of Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and lead singer Natalie Maines have won 13 Grammys by sticking to their guns, both musically and politically (who could forget the uproar when Maines announced at a concert in 2003, nine days before the invasion of Iraq, that she was ashamed that George W. Bush was from Texas?). Polarizing opinions aside, the Chicks really bring it musically, with hits including “There’s Your Trouble,” “Wide Open Spaces,” “Goodbye Earl,” “Long Time Gone,” “Landslide” and their signature song, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith open.

Thurs., Aug. 25
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $45-$70
Sound Check: The “best tribute band in the world” according to the London Sunday Times combines a million-dollar light show with dead-on versions of Pink Floyd classics including “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Money,” “Us and Them,” “Time,” “Brain Damage,” “Welcome to the Machine,” “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” and “Wish You Were Here.”


Fri., Aug. 26
Fifth Harmony – The 7/27 Tour
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $20-$119.95
Sound Check: Chart-topping Miami girl group formed for the second season of “The X Factor” proves its “worth it,” bringing its powerhouse vocals to the stage for its “7/27 Tour” in support of its second album, “7/27” (the tour also kicks off July 27 in Manchester, N.H.) and its first single, “Work From Home.” You’ll also hear plenty from the quintet’s debut album, “Reflections,” featuring the platinum-selling hits “Boss,” “Sledgehammer” and “Worth It.”


Sat., Aug. 27
Ricky Martin
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $75-$155
Sound Check: Grammy-winning, Puerto Rican heartthrob who first made a splash with the boy-band Menudo, then as an adult artist with the global smashes “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” “She’s All I Ever Had” and “She Bangs,” swivels his hips onstage for his “One World Tour” in support of his 10th studio album, “A Quien Quiera Escuchar” (To Those Who Want to Listen), and its singles, “Adiós,”“Disparo Al Corazón,” “La Mordidita” and “Perdóname.”

Sun., Aug. 28
Brantley Gilbert
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $25-$49.75
Sound Check: Up-and-coming country artist moved from Jefferson, Ga., to Nashville to find success as a songwriter (he wrote Jason Aldean’s smash singles “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem”), but ended up becoming a star performer himself with his 2010 album, “Halfway to Heaven,” and its No. 1 hits “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” plus later chart-toppers “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell of an Amen.” Justin Moore and Colt Ford open.


Tues., Aug. 30-Weds., Aug. 31
Drake – Summer Sixteen Tour
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $45.50-$175.50
Sound Check: Grammy-winning Canadian rapper and “global ambassador” for the Toronto Raptors performs a selection of his dozens of hits, including “Best I Ever Had,” “Forever,” “I’m Goin’ In,” “Find Your Love,””Headlines,” “Make Me Proud,” “The Motto” (in which he created the term YOLO – “you only live once”), “Take Care,” “Started from the Bottom,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and the newer “Hotline Bling,” “One Dance” and “Jumpman” (with opening act, Atlanta rapper Future).



Tues., Aug. 30
Jill Scott
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $65.50-$93.50
Sound Check: Philly neo-soul pioneer with the soaring soprano who was discovered by Questlove of The Roots will perform Grammy-winning hits including “God Bless the Child,” “Cross My Mind” and “Daydreamin’,” plus new material from her fifth studio album, “Woman.”

SEPTEMBER 2016


Fri., Sept. 2
Goo Goo Dolls
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$75
Sound Check: For more than two decades, this Buffalo, N.Y., alt-rock band has  consistently served up melodic songs with a melancholy bite. Hits including “Slide,” “Iris” and “Name” still sound as good as when they first cracked the Top 10 in the mid- to late ’90s. Now, the band led by raspy-voiced lead singer Johnny Rzeznick takes the stage in support of its 11th studio album, “Boxes,” featuring the singles “The Pin,” “Over and Over” and “So Alive.” Opening are Collective Soul (“Shine,” “December,” “The World I Know”) and Tribe Society.


Weds., Sept. 7
Maroon 5
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $27.50-$123
Sound Check: Grammy-winning, insanely melodic pop-rock band led by singer (and “The Voice” judge) Adam Levine hits the road again, performing tried-and-true smashes including “Payphone,” “Daylight,” “This Love,” “Sunday Morning,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Moves Like Jagger” and “Makes Me Wonder,” plus newer hits such as “Animals,” “Maps,” “Feelings” and “Sugar.” Opening acts: Tove Lo (“Habits [Stay High],” “Talking Body”) and R. City (“Locked Away,” “Make Up”).

Thurs., Sept. 8
Donovan – The Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour
Where:
Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $33-$43
Sound Check: Hard to believe it’s been half a century since Donovan’s hit “Sunshine Superman” topped the Billboard charts, but the legendary Scottish singer-songwriter is still going strong. He’ll entertain the crowd with stories and anecdotes from his life in the music business (such as how he taught John Lennon and Paul McCartney a finger-picking guitar style, which they used on the songs “Dear Prudence,” “Julia,” “Blackbird” and “Mother Nature’s Son,” among others) and perform timeless tunes such as “Mellow Yellow,” “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Catch the Wind,” “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” and “Atlantis.”


Sat., Sept. 10
Bad Boy Family Reunion
Where:
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7:30 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $35.50-$146
Sound Check: It’ll be a must-see moment in hip-hop history as Puff Daddy brings together Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase, 112, Total, Mario Winans, Carl Thomas, The Lox and French Montana for a litany of hits including “I’ll Be Missing You,” “All About the Benjamins,” “All the Way Up,” “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” “Been Around the World,” “Best Friend,” “I Need a Girl,” “No Time,” “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “Lookin’ At Me,” “All Night Long,” “I Don’t Wanna Know” and many more.

Sat., Sept. 10
Flume
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Wash ington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $30
Sound Check: Australian DJ and electronic music producer who has remixed artists including Lorde (“Tennis Court”), Arcade Fire (“Afterlife”), Disclosure (“You & Me”) and Sam Smith (“Lay Me Down”) takes the stage in support of his upcoming second album, “Skin,” featuring the hit “Never Be Like You.” You’ll also hear older tracks such as “Holdin’ On,” “Sleepless” and “Some Minds” featuring vocals from Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt. Opening is Aussie EDM hip-hop duo Hermitude.



Sat., Sept. 10
Blind Guardian
Where:
Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; www.jointherevolution.net; $25.50
Sound Check: German heavy metal band considered one of the most influential groups in the power- and speed-metal genres performs tracks from throughout its three-decade-plus career, including selections from its 10th album, “Beyond the Red Mirror.” Metal aficionados won’t want to miss Blind Guardian’s majestic songwriting, fantastically themed lyrics and meticulous, emotion-packed music. Opening act is fellow German speed-metal veterans Grave Digger.


Tues., Sept. 13
Leon Bridges
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $37.50-$90
Sound Check: Retro-soul, R&B and gospel singer-songwriter has been compared to a modern-day Otis Redding, young Marvin Gaye or Sam Cooke, which is no small praise. Bridges will perform tracks from his debut album, “Coming Home,” which evokes mid- to late-‘60s soul with songs such as “Smooth Sailin’,” “River,” “Better Man” and the title track.

Weds., Sept. 14
Brian Wilson – Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour
Where:
Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; Ticketmaster; $40-$80
Sound Check: The Beach Boys’ 1966 masterpiece “Pet Sounds” was ahead of its time, and thus underappreciated at first, but came to be considered one of the most influential albums in music history. Brian Wilson wrote, composed, produced and arranged nearly all of the album, which features the classic songs “God Only Knows,” “Sloop John B” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” Wilson and his band (including Beach Boys founding member Al Jardine and onetime member Blondie Chaplin) will perform the album in its entirety, plus other Beach Boys faves including “California Girls,” “I Get Around” and “Good Vibrations” (which was conceived during the “Pet Sounds” sessions and released as a single months later).


Fri., Sept. 16
Meghan Trainor: The Untouchable Tour
Where:
Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time and Tickets: 7 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $20.75-$55.70
Sound Check: When Meghan Trainor’s ubiquitous smash “All About That Bass,” a catchy tune that borrowed the retro feel Amy Winehouse utilized to great effect, took over the pop radio airwaves two years ago, its novelty feel might not have pointed to the massive, continued success she would enjoy. But here Trainor is, winning the Grammy for Best New Artist and churning out infectious hit after hit, from “Lips Are Movin’,” “Dear Future Husband,” “Marvin Gaye” (with Charlie Puth) and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (with John Legend), to newer tracks such as “No” and “Me Too” from her second album, “Thank You.” It all adds up to Trainor’s first headlining tour, with Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself,” “Rock Bottom” with DNCE) and Common Kings opening.



Tues., Sept. 20
Il Divo – Amor & Pasion
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $59.50-$89.50
Sound Check: Dapper young classical crossover singing quartet – consisting of French pop singer Sebastien Izambard, Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler and American tenor David Miller – was formed in 2003 by “American Idol” mastermind Simon Cowell. But don’t hold that against the group, whose modus operandi is performing operatic versions of a diverse selection of modern standards, but which has also branched out to Broadway classics. No, just bask in the soothing yet electrifying sound of four voices in perfect harmony, as they take the stage in support of their seventh studio album, “Amor & Pasion,” a work full of romance, drama, love and passion – exactly what you’d expect from the rich Latin American repertoire from which the album takes its theme.

Weds., Sept. 21
James Bay
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $29.50
Sound Check: British singer-songwriter and guitarist who dabbles in everything from indie-rock to folk to soul, blues and roots music, takes the stage in support of his debut album, “Chaos and the Calm,” and its singles “Let It Go,” “Hold Back the River,” “Scars” and “Best Fake Smile.”

Thurs., Sept. 22
Fuel
Where:
Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; www.cultureroom.net; $22
Sound Check: Tennessee post-grunge band best known for hits including “Shimmer,” “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” “Bad Day” and “Falls On Me,” performs tracks from its fifth studio album, “Puppet Strings,” including “Yeah!” and “Cold Summer.”


Fri., Sept. 23
Heart with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick
Where:
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach
Time and Tickets: 6:30 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $36.45-$225
Sound Check: Dream lineup for classic-rock lovers features sister act Heart, featuring Ann and Nancy Wilson rocking hits including “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Even It Up” and “Straight On,” plus power ballads “Never,” “Alone,” “What About Love” and “These Dreams.” Meanwhile, The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Joan Jett, throws down monster hits including “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Do You Want to Touch Me,” “Bad Reputation,” “Light of Day,” “Crimson and Clover” and, of course, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” But that’s not all: Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame electee Cheap Trick bring its legendary live show and hits including “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police” and “The Flame.”

Sun., Sept. 25
Gov’t Mule
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 8 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $38.50-$49.50
Sound Check: Southern rock jam band – formed in 1994 as a side project of the Allman Brothers by guitarist Warren Haynes and the late bassist Allen Woody – has been continuing bands such as the Grateful Dead and Dave Matthews Band’s improv-heavy musical vibes on the festival circuit for two decades. The Mule celebrates its 20th anniversary with a typically unpredictable show (no two shows have ever been alike), drawing upon the more than 300 songs in its repertoire.

Weds., Sept. 28
Slayer
Where:
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Time and Tickets: 7:40 p.m.; LiveNation.com; $48.50-$82.50
Sound Check: Grammy-winning punk-thrash band Slayer, which has inflicted its inimitable brand of metal mayhem on audiences for more than three decades, trashes the stage in support of its 12th studio album, “Repentless,” which hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Slayer is joined by Anthrax featuring original singer Joey Belladonna, which performs on the strength of its 11th studio album, “For All Kings.” San Francisco thrash-metal band Death Angel opens, performing tracks from its eighth album, “The Evil Divide.”

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