Best concerts in Miami
The Wynwood Yard’s Big Phat Thanksgiving party features some dope island sounds from DJs Dr. Esan, Dream Team and Savior & Nkosi. There will, of course, be plenty of food and drink options as well. Women get in the door for free but—sorry, fellas—guys have to pay $15.
The lord of sultry salsa comes to Miami yet again for a night of passion, music and plenty of high-pitched screams from the crowd. But one night is simply not enough for Miami to take it all in, so Anthony is kindly granting the 305 two back-to-back shows at the AAA.
With the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Sir Elton is saying a final goodbye to the touring life. That’s right—this is your final chance to catch the rollicking songman live in person, as he takes the audience on a massive visual journey spanning his entire 50-year career. Swoon along to “Tiny Dancer,” make juvenile hand gestures to “Crocodile Rock” and smile meaningfully at your folks during “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” here for one last time.
Any true dance music fan should be drooling over any sort of collaboration between the wonderful labels Life and Death and Innervisions. The two dance music powerhouses take over Virginia Key Beach Park once again this year for their Rakastella party. The roster of DJs includes Âme, DJ Tennis, Dixon, DJ Harvey, Job Jobse, Apparat and many more. Pace yourself, though. The party doesn’t stop until 7am the next day.
The amazingly eclectic electronic duo known as Thievery Corporation comes to steal the hearts of Miami once again, giving anyone who may have missed them at III Points a couple years ago a second chance. The group’s Treasures from the Temple tour showcases some beloved songs as you’ve never heard them before.
The Bank Cnvs Art Basel concert lineup is, in our opinion, pretty darn good. It’s all happening at Wynwood’s Soho Studios. Things start on a very high note on Wednesday with the endearing South African maniacs known as Die Antwoord. Then it’s on to everyone’s favorite rapping stoner foodie Action Bronson on Thursday, followed by Chicago’s own Juice Wrld on Friday. As of now, Saturday’s set is listed simply as “???” so anything is possible. Fingers crossed for Beyoncé!
The dynamic artist ZHU comes to town as part of the III Points Art Basel concert series—which has a proven record of putting on some of the best shows in town during Miami Art Week. ZHU takes over Wynwood’s RC Cola Plant, a perfect venue for the eclectic electronic artist who has been known to break out the saxophone to really get the dance floor moving.
English indie label Ninja Tune has never done a showcase in Miami before, which is a bummer for fans of its impressive roster of acts including Bonobo, Little Dragon, Kamasi Washington and more. Thankfully that changes this Art Basel, when Ninja Tune takes over Club Space’s first-floor venue, the Ground, for what’s sure to be a hell of a night. Lineup to come soon!