The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend

Wynwood Life Festival, with DJ Ivan, DJ KC Chopz, Nice Guy Erwin, DJ Fiin, and Ariel Assault. What composes life in Wynwood? Art. Food. Fashion. Drinks. And music. So why not have an annual festival that celebrates all of these wonderful things and call it the Wynwood Life Festival? Perfecto! The Wynwood Life street party is back for a seventh year, kicking off the afternoon of Friday, January 25, and running all weekend. Admission is free, and you can even RSVP for a free drink. The celebration is curated by the locally grown event agency Swarm, which has partnered with the Wynwood Business Improvement District for this year’s affair. Read more about Wynwood Life Festival here. 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, noon to 3 a.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday near 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; Admission is free.

Love Burn, with Chelzzz, Dennis Anderson, DJ Care, Sahara Dawn, Luca Graziani, and Timothy Getz. It's time to set up camp, express yourself, and give to others: Love Burn, South Florida's official version of Burning Man, is springing to life once again. More than 3,000 Burners are expected to gather at the beachfront camping arts event, which will be held for the sixth consecutive year in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. This year's theme for the communal and creative three-day experience is "Lost Island of Taboo," which will explore ideas such as who or what one would bring as a castaway on an enchanted island, the need for resourcefulness, and getting a fresh start in a strange land free of prohibitions. "It is all about providing a playground for artists to become inspired," says Glen Gray, who, along with his wife Prosperity Angela Di Carlo, is the lead event co-organizer. Read the full interview here. Friday, January 25, through Sunday, January 27, at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami; 305-960-4600; Tickets start at $249 via

Pete Yorn. Who released an EP with Scarlett Johansson last year? That would be Mr. Pete Yorn. The five-song record dropped in June, and since then, Yorn has been doing what he does best: jammin' across the country. For his gig at Culture Room, he'll dial it down a notch for an acoustic show. (Johansson probably won't be with him.) 8 p.m. Friday at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $32.50 to $282.50 via

Palomino Blond. Palomino Blond's Carli Acosta, Kyle Fink, Raven Nieto, and Jake Karner's hard work doesn't go unnoticed. In less than a year of existence, the young Kendall four-piece has garnered a loyal local following, seen its song “Supergalore” included on New Times' list of best Miami songs of 2018, released a six-track demo, been dubbed the best band from Kendall, and toured out of state (a feat for emerging bands that isn't exactly lucrative). "It's been a total whirlwind, honestly," Fink reflects. Read the rest of the interview with the band here. With Cave of Swimmers, North by North, and Las Nubes. 9 p.m. Friday, January 25, at Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; Admission is free.

KISS Country 99.9 Chili Cookoff. Dust off those cowboy boots, y'all. The 34th-annual KISS Country 99.9 Chili Cookoff will gallop into town Saturday. Headlining the twang-filled day are country icons Brooks & Dunn, "Hurricane" artist Luke Combs, LoCash, Rodney Atkins, Runaway June, and many other acts. And, yes, it's also a chili competition, with more than 20 food vendors dishing up the beany goodness. You won't want to miss the Line Dancing Tent either, especially after a couple of beverages. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines. Tickets cost $65 and VIP tickets cost $339 via