Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Trek to Tortuga with Ziggy Marley.
"Yes! It's Monday!" said no one ever.
But when you live in the Magic City and have concerts from punk parody band, the Dead Milkmen, el reggaetonero Yandel, and musical genius Todd Rundgren to look forward to, you'll start to realize the start of the week isn't so bad after all.
Just check out the five best shows going down this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
The Symphonia of Boca Raton: James Judd, Guest Conductor
TicketsThu., Dec. 8, 8:00pm
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 8:00pm
Florida Chamber Orchestra Presents Christmas Concert
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 8:00pm
Ms. Lauryn Hill
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 8:30pm
South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble: Holiday Treasures
TicketsSat., Dec. 10, 7:00pm
The Dead Milkmen. With Sandratz and Humbert. Friday, April 11, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $18 plus fees via ticketfly.com. "Rumor around town says you might be thinkin' 'bout goin' down" to Grand Central for some Dead Milkmen. Sure, you wouldn't wanna miss out on their Twisted World tour, but "the important thing here is, uh ... what kinda car do ya got? [You've] got a bitchin' Camaro."
Tortuga Music Festival. With Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hank Williams, Jr., Train, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Sheryl Crow, Billy Currington, Slightly Stoopid, Ziggy Marley, 38 Special, Brett Eldredge, Parmalee, Cole Swindell, Brett Dennen, Delta Rae, Eric Paslay, Moon Taxi, the Revivalists, White Denim, Frankie Ballard, Chase Rice, Brothers Osborne, Blackjack Billy, Sons of Fathers, and Quaker City Night Hawks. Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, A1A S. of Sunrise Blvd. N. of Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $165 for general admission for both days, $799 for VIP admission, and $1,299 for super VIP admission. Visit tortugamusicfestival.com. Bring out your cowboy hats and party with Train, Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, and other folk of the ilk on the sandy shores of Fort Lawdy beach for Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival.
Bloodshot Bill. With the WildTones. Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Bloodshot Bill is a total badass. Sure, being a one man rock n' roll band is certifiably cool, but the Canadian was banned from the U.S. for half a decade. And this is his first time back in the 305 in almost four years, so brace yourselves for one hell of a party.
Yandel. As part of the Bleaulive Concert Series. Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2000; fontainebleau.com. Dinner and show packages cost $95 plus fees via nightpass.com. Shake your ass with one-half of the Grammy Award winning reggaeton duo, Wisin y Yandel, and do the "Rakata" on the beach.
Todd Rundgren. Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Todd Rundgren is A Wizard, A True Star, so get ready for one "energetic, occasionally outlandish, and frequently explosive" performance.
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