Best concerts in Miami
We know, we know. Fort Lauderdale can seem like a thousand miles away (even though it’s an easy 40-minute drive, you babies). But occasionally there comes an event over county lines so good it’ll break the Miamians’ natural instinct to stay out of Broward County. If you love country music, Tortuga Music Festival is for you. It’s the Ultra of country music and it happens on the beach (like, actually on the sand). This year, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Thomas Rhett and more will be performing. Even Flo Rida will be there, to make the 305 crowd a bit more comfortable. 1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.
Appropriately taking place on 4/20, Kaya Fest sees three generations of the Marley family take over Bayfront Park for a full day of reggae heaven. Stephen, Ziggy, Julian and Damian Marley will all be there along with Sean Paul, Chi Ching Ching and even more Marley family members. The vibes will be good. The smoke will be thick.
If the name didn’t give it away, Welcome to Rockville promises two days of heavy-duty, fling-your-hair-back rock and roll. But the rock at this Jacksonville fest comes in many forms. This year, they’re bringing some absolute legends, spanning different eras and tastes of rock history: Korn, Rob Zombie, Tool, Incubus and many more acts that’ll leave you with a sore neck. 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville.
This waterfront West Palm Beach festival always brings a dizzying array of eclectic acts—think classic rock, hip-hop and indie gems all playing at once. The 2019 delivers more of the same: Diplo, Keith Urban, OneRepublic, G-Eazy and many more contrasting flavors.
This is Tampa's answer to Ultra Music Festival. Expect EDM madness, pounds of glitter and all the raving madness one sees at major EDM fests. Just a few of the names spinning in 2019: Skrillex, 12th Planet, Alison Wonderland and more.
Imogen Heap goes on tour for the first time in nine years. She’s only hitting up nine cities in North America and Miami is a lucky member of that club. This show will feature live music from Frou Frou, the electronic collaboration between Imogen Heap and composer/producer Guy Sigsworth.
You’ve heard of Ultra but did you know that Miami is also home to one of the biggest hip-hop festivals in the freaking world? Don’t ask us how they did it but in just a handful of years Rolling Loud has amassed a three-day lineup of just about every single rapper we can think of. This year—the fest’s five-year anniversary—acts like Migos, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and dozens more pile into Hard Rock Stadium for three days of hip-hop mayhem.
Beware ex-boyfriends, haters and any other human that dare stands in the way of the mighty Arianators. The pop superstar (and South Florida native) comes back home for an arena show in Miami. This one’s going to be loud and fierce.