Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Rise and shine ... It's Labor Day!
That means it's a short week for (most of) us working-class citizens.
In honor of the American labor movement, here are the five best concerts going down in SoFla this week, from the rap bromance of Drake and Lil Wayne to Kings of Leon's Mechanical Bull to bachata royalty Prince Royce.
See also: Miami's Labor Day 2014 Party Guide
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 7:30pm
Django Festival Allstars
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:00pm
Ms. Lauryn Hill - The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:30pm
Gold Coast Jazz: Jon Faddis Quartet
TicketsWed., Dec. 14, 7:45pm
TicketsThu., Dec. 15, 7:30pm
Drake vs. Lil Wayne. Wednesday, September 3, 7 p.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $29 to $133.50 plus fees via livenation.com. "Believe [Us]," no one in the rap world's tighter than Drake and Lil Wayne. Sure, they may have "the ultimate hip-hop bromance" going on, but Lil Wayne is "the man [who] put [Drake] in this shit." And since Drake is all about that #YOLO life, if anyone messes with Weezy, Sir Aubrey Drake Graham will "put him down quick."
Savoy. With Bright Lights. Friday, September 5, 7:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-4491025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketmaster.com, or $18 at the door. Get ready for "a lot of new music, live instrumentation, live vocals, and one crazy ass light show" when Savoy and Bright Lights take over Revolution with their high-energy uhntz-uhntz.
Cris Cab's Where I Belong Album-Release Party. Saturday, September 6, 8 to 11 p.m. Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-1701; hydebeach.com. Tickets cost $20 and up plus fees via hydebeach.com/liarliar. Ages 21 and up. From traveling across the globe in pursuit of musical fame to working with Grammy Award-winning artist, producer, and singer Pharrell Williams, 21-year-old Cris Cab has got it going on. And on Saturday, Miami's own rising star will be celebrating the release of his debut album, Where I Belong at the Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel.
See also: Cris Cab on Where I Belong: "Great Albums Tell a Story, and That's What I Wanted to Do"
Kings of Leon. Mechanical Bull Tour with Kongos and Young the Giant. Saturday, September 6, 7 p.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $29.50 to $65.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Nothing (hopefully) will stop the Kings of Leon and the Mechanical Bull from riding it's way to West Palm Beach, not even an accident and a broken rib. So nothing should stop us Miami fans from making the hour drive up north to catch the Followill brothers rock the night away at the Cruzan Amp.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Prince Royce. Soy El Mismo Tour. Sunday, September 7, 7 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $63.50 to $128.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Watch todas las mujeres melt as el principe de la bachata sings "Darte Un Beso" to his number one fans at the Fillmore.
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