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Your complete guide to fall concerts in Miami

From Florence and the Machine to Steve Aoki to Lil Nas X, these are the best concerts in Miami to check out this fall

Falyn Wood
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Falyn Wood
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From massive stadiums and arenas to breezy bayfront amphitheaters and underground dance music dens, Miami venues draw artists from every genre and all around the world. Classic rock, Latin jazz, reggaeton, hip-hop—we’ve got that and more bumping around town on a weekly basis. Feeling overwhelmed by the options? A quick scan of the best live music venues in Miami will point you to where you need to go. Or perhaps you’re ready to explore some of the best jazz and Latin music clubs in Miami. Either way, you can’t possibly be expected to keep tabs on every Miami concert and music event going down around town. Allow us to do the good work for you: Below, check out all the best concerts in Miami this season.

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Faena Forum hosts this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week: Miami, featuring a variety of workshops, activations and concerts through the last week of September. Headlining performers of the event include Bizarrap, Camilo, Chayanne, Christina Aguilera, Grupo Firme, Ivy Queen, Maluma, Nicky Jam, Romeo Santos and Wisin y Yandel.

Hailing from Chicago, the birthplace of house music, Kaskade has topped numerous Best DJ lists and earned several Grammy nominations in his more than 20-year career. Most recently, the progressive house producer teamed up with Deadmau5 for a collaboration project dubbed Kx5. Catch him play the new project’s first single, “Escape,” and more bangers at Story in Miami Beach.

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Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel return to Miami one last time as part of their La Última Mision World Tour. The farewell concert caps off an impressive run for the group; though they were broken up between 2013 and 2018, Wisin y Yandel have been keeping the perreo alive since 1998, winning several awards including a Grammy in 2009.

4. Oct 1: Bonobo at Space Park

The Brighton-born, LA-based musician, producer and DJ known as Bonobo makes a stop in Miami at the outdoor rave enclave Space Park. Expect a psychedelic, bass-heavy set of downtempo electronica in an idyllic, park-like setting perfumed by the scent of weed smoke and delicious food trucks.

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Before becoming known as one of the most respected house music DJs working today, the Blessed Madonna (formerly known as the Black Madonna) made her mark as the full-time talent booker at the legendary Chicago dance club, Smartbar. Lately, she’s kept busy remixing some of the world’s biggest artists, including Dua Lipa. She brings her all-vinyl blend of techno, house and disco to Club Space this October.

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Philly indie-rockers the War on Drugs released their fifth studio album, I Don't Live Here Anymore, last October. Now, they’re making their way down to South Florida in support of the critically acclaimed LP, bringing their Dylan and Springsteen-influenced style of psychedelic Americana to Revolution Live.

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Trailblazing rapper Lil Nas X incorporates a giant metal horse, iconic costumes and various other props into the fiery three-act production of his ongoing Long Live Montero Tour, which is making a stop at the James L. Knight Center this October.

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Afrobeaets superstar Burna Boy headlines the inaugural Tipsy Music Festival at Bayfront Park, a spinoff of the lit summer festival Tipsy Barbados. Providing a platform for a diverse array of Afrobeats, dancehall and soca artists, Tipsy Music Festical Miami also features performances from Skinny Fabulous, Teejay, Voice, Hypasounds and others, plus DJ sets by DJ Puffy, Tony Mix, Travis World and Jus Jay.

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9. Oct 7: 311 & Cypress Hill at ArtsPark at Young Circle

Grab your lover or your best stoner friend and head to downtown Hollywood’s charming outdoor concert venue ArtsPark at Young Circle for a nostalgic twofer featuring Nebraskan reggae rockers 311 and Cypress Hill, the first hip-hop group to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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12. Oct 12–13: "Weird Al" Yankovic at The Parker

If you enjoy songs that are also jokes, you’ll want to grab tickets to Weird Al, goofball godfather of parody pop. Mr. Yankovic will deliver two nights of musical comedy to fans at The Parker (formerly known as Parker Playhouse) in Fort Lauderdale.

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Rapper Jack Harlow came up during the height of the Covid pandemic with his TikTok-boosted hit “What’s Poppin.” The 24-year-old has since teamed up with everyone from Lil Wayne to Tory Lanez and won awards including Billboard’s Top Rap Song and MTV’s Best Collaboration (with Lil Nas X). This year’s Come Home The Kids Miss You Tour marks the rapper’s second headlining tour, with an October stop at FPL Solar Amphitheater.

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Miami’s beloved indie-electronic music festival III Points returns for another weekend of late-night raves, left-field rap and a sprinkling of good old rock ‘n’ roll at Mana Wynwood. This year’s headliners LCD Soundsystem, Porter Robinson, Rosalía and Flume show off just how well the festival juxtaposes Miami’s many eclectic strains of underground music proclivities.

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Amorphous avant-pop group Gorillaz have been teasing their forthcoming album for nearly a year now, touting collabs with everyone from Bad Bunny to Thundercat and Tame Impala. Though the LP, Cracker Island, won’t drop until February, the English band has already embarked on an extensive world tour that stops in Miami this Oct. Expect them to pull from a deep catalog of eight studio albums, plus a nice sprinkling of Cracker Island joints.

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Minneapolis indie rock outfit Hippo Campus took the No. 6 spot on Billboard’s emerging artists chart earlier this year following the release of their third studio album, LP3. Having toured with the likes of indie-rock mainstays Whitney and Mac DeMarco, the five-piece hits the stage at the Bandshell this October.

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Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo Neil Frances (not to be confused with soulful Chicago rocker Neal Francis, also on the come-up these days) stops in at Revolution Live this Oct, bringing their brand of bouncy, psychedelic electronic pop beats to Fort Lauderdale.

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Argentinian rock outfit Los Espíritus take their turn on the stage at Miami Beach Bandshell as part of their debut US tour. Presented by Tigre Sounds and Casalú in partnership with Rhythm Foundation, the Buenos Aires-based band blends blues and Latin rhythms to create a fresh psychedelic sound.

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The ultimate nostalgic mashup of hip-hop and R&B royalty, Ja Rule and Ashanti heat up the stage at Hard Rock Live, playing through their respective hits and, hopefully, a few of their many collab tracks like the No. 1 hit "Always on Time,” "Mesmerize" and “Wonderful.”

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The indie-sleaze resurgence is real, guys. Get out your flat iron, draw on your eyeliner extra heavy and don’t be shy with the glitter. The mashup master DJ known as Girl Talk, who was once called "a lawsuit waiting to happen" by The New York Times Magazine, is back. Though he hasn’t released a new album since 2010’s instantly recognizable All Day, Gregg Gillis is back on tour, with a stop at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live.

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We will be simultaneously crying and shaking our asses in the aisles of FTX Arena this Dec. The King of Reggaeton (and the artist who coined the term in 1994), Daddy Yankee will play his last show in Miami before retiring from music. La Última Vuelta World Tour is the eighth and farewell concert tour for the Puerto Rican rapper, supporting his final studio album, Legendaddy.

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