Miami's Ten Can't-Miss Concerts of the Week
10. The Miami Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis' Seventh-Annual Block Party with People You Know. Saturday, January 16, 5 to 9 p.m. Hillstone, 201 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-0141; hillstone.com. Tickets cost $50 via thebuonicontifund.com/miami, or $60 at the door.
Party for a cause and help the Miami Project and Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis — which has raised more than $400 million since its inception in 1992. You can enjoy tasty grub from Hillstone, cocktails, and live tuneage by local rockers People You Know.
9. The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. Sponsored by GhostTunes. Thursday, January 14, 7:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 7 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $64.48 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
One of the country's top-selling solo artists is bringing his World Tour to South Florida for three nights straight. So bring all your "Friends in Low Places" and check out Garth Brooks — who will be joined by his country superstar wifey, Trisha Yearwood — at the BB&T Center.
The Mainz, Germany, native is bringing Songs About Unconsciousness to Heart Nightclub. From funk to techno, Butch is known for his ability to effortlessly oscillate among different soundscapes. The DJ is sure to keep you on your toes all night.
7. Arlo Guthrie. Celebrating Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary. Sunday, January 17, 7 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; 786-573-5300; smdcac.org. Tickets cost $40 to $65 plus fees via smdcac.org.
As the son of "the patron saint of protest and the man who inspired generations of young men like Bob Dylan to pick up their guitars and rail against injustice," Arlo Guthrie, like his father, Woody, has never been — as pointed out by our sister paper New Times Broward-Palm Beach — "about the range or perfection of his singing voice or technical ability as a guitar player. Heck, it really isn't even about his songwriting, though he writes good ones. Arlo's primary offering is his ability to entertain while making meaningful statements." And this week, the singer will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his signature song, which eventually become an album and film, "Alice's Restaurant."
6. Mothers with Heavy Drag, Deaf Poets, and Sound Sleeper. Thursday, January 14, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com. Ages 18 and up.
This might be your chance to catch Mothers before they blow up. The Athens, Georgia, band has been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered and made Stereogum's 50 Best New Bands of 2015. The group will be joined by 305 faves Heavy Drag, Deaf Poets, and Sound Sleeper. Do yourself a favor and don't miss it.
Go "Wild Out" with EDM's number one bro, Borgore at Icon Miami. Its owners are calling the new club "the next-generation nightlife complex," and now is your chance to check out what the new South Beach party hall has to offer. Just be sure to Keep It Sexy.
4. Afrobeta. Saturday, January 16, 7 p.m. E11even Rooftop, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-305-6611; 11miamirooftop.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Nothing screams Miami louder than watching Afrobeta performing live on a rooftop overlooking the Magic City. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the 305 as Smurphio and Cuci Amador take over E11even Rooftop for the night.
3. The Soft Moon with Jennie Vee and Heavy Drag. Presented by Poplife, Radio-Active Records, and Gramps. Saturday, January 16, 8 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via epoplife.com. All ages.
Killing Joke may have had to cancel their Saturday night gig at Gramps — and entire U.S. Tour — due to "some health issues," but the party will go on. So join the Soft Moon, Jennie Vee, and Heavy Drag at your favorite Wynwood hangout, Gramps, for a night of live music and drunken shenanigans.
2. Marco Benevento: Seaside Sessions with Brika. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Saturday, January 16, 7 to 11 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; northbeachbandshell.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via eventbrite.com.
Check out the "bliss-inducing swirl of electronic sounds, fuzzy organic instruments, and catchy melodies" of Marco Benevento as the multi-instrumentalist kicks off the first installment of the Rhythm Foundation's Seaside Sessions at the North Beach Bandshell.
1. Life in Color Festival. With Jack Ü, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Steve Aoki, Big Sean, Ruby Rose, 3lau, Keys N Krates, Troy Boi, Nghtmre, Moska, David Solano, and more. Saturday, January 16, noon, Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; 305-623-6100; sunlifestadium.com. Tickets cost $109.99 to $119.99 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 16 and up.
Life is better drenched in neon paint and surrounded by raging music junkies. That being said, get pumped up and ready for "the world's largest paint party" as Life in Color takes over Sun Life Stadium this week. Bringing Jack Ü, Flosstradamus, and Zeds Dead — to name a few — to the 305, LIC will mark the first major music fest of 2016. Party hard, Miami!
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