Concerts in Miami are everywhere, but the sheer amount of live music in the city can be a tad overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. Latin jazz, grimy punk, reggaeton, hip-hop—we’ve got that and more bumping around town on a weekly basis. Of course, you can always rely on the best live music venues in Miami, or go more specific with the best jazz and Latin music clubs in Miami. You can even catch some live music as part of the best free things to do in Miami. But you’re only human and there are only so many hours in the day. You can’t possibly be expected to keep tabs on every Miami concert and music event happening in this city. So let us do that for you.
Best concerts in Miami
The label of Kendrick Lamar, SZA and ScHoolboy Q is arguably the most powerful force in hip-hop and R&B today, and it’s celebrating that success with a victory-lap tour across the country. All the aforementioned artists will be there, plus Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, SiR and Lance Skiiiwalker.
It ain’t a stretch to call Big Boi one of the all-time greats, and he’s come a long way since OutKast split up. Mr. Boi has released three solo albums, including last year’s Boomiverse, collab’d with Gucci Mane and even released a line of dog shampoo. This guy’s the real deal, no bones about it.
For the most visible One Direction alum, 2017 was a big year. Aside from appearing in the Oscar-nominated Dunkirk, he put out his self-titled solo debut album, which topped the charts and earned the praise of both die-hard fans and some One-D haters. Boy band or not, Harry’s ready to rock.
If you haven’t heard “New Rules” yet, we hope life underneath your rock is going well. The breakup anthem has been all over the place since last August, and the lady who sings it, English singer and former model Dua Lipa, will teach Miami the rules in person this summer.
We know what you’re thinking: “Warped Tour? I stopped going when I was 15!” But that’s exactly why you should go this year—it’s the final one. This may be your last chance to hear all the bands you’re embarrassed to have ever loved: 3OH!3, Simple Plan and others will be there.
The old Taylor is dead and the new Taylor is... filling mega venues with harmless, shiny pop songs, just like the old Taylor. No matter your thoughts on Reputation, it’s tough to argue with the singer’s growing back catalog of undeniably catchy hits that have made converts of pop skeptics and indie rags alike.