Miami Arts Season
Miami arts groups announce their seasonal lineups. Here’s a preview of what’s to come in the visual arts, dance, theater and music.
Rock On! Turn off the stereo, get out of the house and catch a show in person, because nothing can match the energy of a live band. Here is our Top 10 concerts of this season. All tickets are available through Ticketmaster unless otherwise stated.
Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction
Two great veteran alternative rock bands for the price of one. Smashing Pumpkins, led by the enigmatic Billy Corgan, will produce hits such as ‘1979’, ‘Today’, ‘Disarm’, ‘Bullet with Butterfly Wings’ and ‘Tonight, Tonight’, while Jane’s Addiction, led by the soaring, otherworldly voice of Perry Farrell, brings fan favorites including “Stop!”, “Been Caught Stealing”, “Mountain Song”, “Three Days”, “Classic Girl” and, of course, the anthem “Jane Says”.
October 8 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.
Points Party III
He is back! The two-day blowout brings together dozens of acts from alternative, electronic, experimental and indie rock, as well as any type of music with an edge. As always, this year’s lineup is eclectic and dynamic, highlighted by James Murphy’s favorite project, LCD Soundsystem, a deliciously irreverent electronic jam band that borrows from Bowie, New Order, B-52 and even Morrissey; Orbital, the British pioneer of electronic music, which since 1989 has created beautiful and strange orchestral compositions such as “The Box”; and Grammy-winning Canadian electronic duo Bob Moses (“Tearing Me Up,” “Love Brand New”). Also featured: Kittin & The Hacker, Porter Robinson, James Blake, Busta Rhymes, Flume, DJ Harvey and a special performance by Uncle Luke, Trick Daddy & Trina.
October 21-22 at Mana-Wynwood in Miami’s Design District.
The Australian electronic music trio, fueled by the soulful yet hopeful voice of lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist, conjures up melodic, driving anthems that fit perfectly on SiriusXM’s “Chill” radio station, such as “You Were Right”, “Treat You Better”, “Sundream” and “Underwater”. But in concert, the band is anything but cool – the energy level is boosted by live percussion, live synths and random techno jams. Rüfüs Du Sol takes the stage to support his fourth studio album and first in three years, “Surrender”, with the singles “Alive”, “Next to Me” and “On My Knees”.
October 23 at the FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami.
The Stars and Strings of Audacy
This country show isn’t your typical gig in that each artist will eschew backup bands and pyrotechnics and pull a stool with a six-string for an intimate performance complete with narration. Artists include Jason Aldean (“She’s Country”, “Big Green Tractor”, “Dirt Road Anthem”), Kane Brown (“What Ifs”, “Heaven”, “Good As You”), Old Dominion (“Hotel Key” , “Written in the Sand”, “Break Up with Him”), Randy Houser (“Boots On”, “We Went”, “How Country Feels”) and Elle King (“Ex’s & Oh’s”, “America’s Sweetheart”, ” Drunk [And I Don’t Wanna Go Home]”).
November 2 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.
The six-member Ukrainian rap group offers an exotic and deep sound that transcends typical hip-hop, with folk elements of traditional Ukrainian music. The group, which won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 for the single “Stefania” (and auctioned off its trophy to raise money for the Ukrainian Armed Forces), is making a stop in South Florida as part of her first North American tour. And yes, Kalush’s music directly addresses the war with lyrics such as “I’ll always find my way back, even if all the roads are destroyed”.
Nov. 3 at Sport of Kings at Gulfstream Park.
Hard to believe it’s been over 50 years since this road-tested country-blues roots rocker released her debut album. But beloved Bonnie Raitt, who has won 10 Grammys plus a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is still going strong at 72 and will bring her trusty Fender Strat with a bottleneck slide to the Broward Center to serenade us with hits such as “Something to Talk About”. “, “Have a Heart”, “Nick of Time” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me”.
November 16 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Allman Family Revival Tour
The sixth annual event led by Devon Allman celebrates the life, music and legacy of her father, Gregg Allman, and brings together a “blissful and healing cosmic experience.” It looks like a party! The fantastic line-up of blues-rockers includes The Devon Allman Project, Duane Betts, Donavan Frankenreiter, Jimmy Hall, Maggie Rose, Larry McCray, George Porter Jr., Orbi Orbison and River Kittens. You’re sure to hear original music from these artists, plus many Allman Brothers anthems, including “Whipping Post”, “Melissa”, “Statesboro Blues”, “Jessica”, “Midnight Rider” and “Ramblin’ Man “.
November 29 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.
Cécile McLorin Salvant
The classically trained singer, three-time Grammy winner and Miami native, performs selections from her sixth album, “Ghost Song,” as part of the Arsht Center’s Jazz Roots Series. The New York Times called the record “his most revealing and rewarding album to date”, saying it “looks inside and doesn’t blink”. Don’t miss the opening act, as emerging jazz pianist Christian Sands and his trio perform tracks from his latest album, “Be Water,” which takes a fresh look at the language of jazz.
February 3 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
GroundUP Music Festival
Grammy-winning jazz-fusion band Snarky Puppy, described by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the most versatile bands on the planet,” headline the three-day jam with daily sets. Also on the bill: singer-songwriter and neo-soul bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, whose sound mixes funk, jazz, hip-hop, reggae and rock; eclectic folk rocker Madison Cunningham, Grammy nominee; Philadelphia jazz guitarist, keyboardist and bandleader Kurt Rosenwinkel, who will perform in support of his 11th studio album, “Caipi”; Malian musician Bassekou Kouyaté, who is best known for playing the traditional West African “ngoni” guitar; trumpeter, singer and jazz producer Keyon Harrold; and many more to come.
February 3-5 at the Miami Beach Bandshell (formerly North Beach Bandshell).
Haven’t seen The Boss live? Now is your chance to catch one of the greatest rock artists of all time as Springsteen takes to the stage with his energetic E Street Band as part of the band’s first North American tour in over six years. . You’ll hear tracks from 2020’s “Letter to You” album, as well as classics picked from an extensive repertoire, including “Hungry Heart”, “Out in the Street”, “My Hometown”, “The River”, ” Thunder Road”, “Born to Run”, “Badlands”, “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”, “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”, “Prove It All Night”, and “Jungleland”.
February 7 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood