Miami's Ten Can't-Miss Concerts of the Week
10. Carnaval on the Mile with Humming House, Raquel Sofia, Volcan, Con Brio, la Santa Cecilia, Picadillo, Anna Palmerola, Brothers of Others, Problem Kids, Sam Savage, Suenalo, Stokeswood, and others. Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Miracle Mile, Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Le Jeune Rd., Coral Gables. Admission is free. All ages. Visit carnavalmiami.com.
Conga-line your way down Coral Gables for Carnaval on the Mile. Going on its 18th year, the two-day street festival will include plenty of art and live music from Nashville folk band Humming House, Puerto Rican pop star Raquel Sofia, NOLA brass ensemble Soul Rebels, and local faves Problem Kids, Suenalo, and Stokeswood, among others. Tuneage aside, this year's fest will also include Cork & Fork 2016, a wine and food pavilion featuring food, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of wine.
9. Destination Fashion with Pitbull. MCd by Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s Today Show with a fashion show featuring Brunello Cucinelli’s Spring 2016 collection. Hosted by the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Saturday, March 5, 6 to 10 p.m. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-866-0311; balharbourshops.com. Tickets cost $300 to $100,000 via themiamiproject.org.
Party for a cause with Mr. Worldwide and the geniuses behind the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Buoniconti Fund at Destination Fashion. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bal Harbour Shops, there'll be live música from Pitbull, a Brunello Cucinelli Spring 2016 fashion show, a high-end silent auction, and celebrity appearances from Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Tommy Lee Jones, and Christian Slater. Will the world finally get the Pitbull/Tommy Lee Jones collaboration it's been waiting for?
8. New Found Glory's Florida Vacation Tour with Protagonist. Presented by For Your Friends Booking. Friday, March 4, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up.
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7. Adult Books with the Gun Hoes, Dénudés, Johnny Mile & the Kilometers, and Period Bomb. Tuesday, March 1, 9 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-672-1852; sub-culture.org/kill-your-idol. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Adult Books' debut full-length album, Running From the Blow may be – as pointed out by New Times – a "laid-back, catchy affair," but singer and guitarist Nick Winfrey insists, "the music comes from a dark place. I'm not inspired when I'm happy. Some of the songs were written three years ago; others were written while we were recording. Most of it
6. Gator Jam Music Festival with Willie Nelson and Los Lonely Boys. Saturday, March 5, 6 p.m. Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave., Miami; 305-222-4600; miccosukee.com. Tickets cost $50 plus fees via miccosukee.com.
At 82 years old, Willie Nelson is still the face of outlaw country. Witness the legend live in action as he takes over Miccosukee Resort & Gaming for Gator Jam. Joined by Los Lonely Boys, Wiseman Willie and the Boys will surely put on one hell of a show.
5. Burger Revolution 2016 with Deaf Poets, Dénudés, Long Shore Drift, Grey 8s, and more. Presented by Burger Records, Cheap Miami Records, Gramps, and Radio-Active Records. Saturday, March 5, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5.
"Rock 'n' roll and buns." That's what the Magic City is in for this week as California's Burger Records and Cheap Miami bring the Burger Revolution to Gramps. Featuring music from Deaf Poets, Long Shore Drift, Grey 8s, and more, this year's Revolution will fall in conjunction with Dénudés and Veiny Hands' tape release party. Don't miss it!
4. Tall Juan with Juan Wauters and Ben Katzman's Degreaser. Presented by Strutter USA, Gramps, and BUFU Records. Monday, February 29, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5.
Tall Juan may be a nickname Juan Zaballa's childhood friends gave him, but, as the Buenos Aires-born songwriter revealed to New Times, "there's definitely a Tall Juan onstage who's different from the Juan brushing my teeth every morning. Everything is retro-influenced, not just the music." Check out the "groovy, classic-tinged rock" Tall Juan takes pride in this week at Gramps.
3. Danny Daze with Ben UFO. Presented by Link Miami Rebels. Friday, March 4, 11 p.m. Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-6666; trademia.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up.
From spending endless days tirelessly working on new music to becoming an international DJ sensation, Danny Daze is a Miami success story. But this week, homeboy will be partyin' it up at Trade in celebration of the release of his latest EP, Miami – his first release
2. Windows 98. DJ set by Arcade Fire's Win Butler. Presented by Wildlife Thursdays. Thursday, March 3, 11 p.m. Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0199; galehotel.com/nightlife. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
Edwin Farnham Butler III may come from a lineage of musical royalty – his grandfather, Alvino Rey, was a pioneering jazzman known as the father of the pedal steel guitar, while his grandmother, Luise King, was a member of the all-girl big band singing group the King Sisters – but this week, Arcade Fire's Win Butler will be letting his hair down as he DJs as Windows 98 at Rec Room.
1. Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival with Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Robert Plant & the Sensational Shape Shifters,
Sunshine Grove may be a mini road trip away from the Magic City, but the first-ever Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is a destination worth traveling to. Featuring performances from everyone from Mumford & Sons to Kendrick Lamar to Skrillex, the three-day rager hopes to become a utopian "nature paradise" where music and art unite.
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