It’s the Fourth of July weekend, people, and that means one thing: fireworks — if by fireworks
you’re referring to the feeling you get when you watch the live musings of your favorite artist. The holiday has brought an incredible lineup of events, including tech-house duo Sidepiece at Maps Backlot in Wynwood, a pool party to end all pool parties courtesy of Club Shred at Selina Miami Gold Dust, and the mini-festival IndepenDance at the Miami Marine Stadium.
Below, in chronological order, are the best concerts in Miami this week. Stay ahead of all upcoming shows with New Times' Miami concert calendar
Zion y Lennox at the Oasis
Wynwood’s new live-music destination, the Oasis, will host Puerto Rican reggaetoneros Zion y Lennox on Friday night, kicking off the holiday weekend with a throwback performance of some of the duo’s popular hits from the 2000s, like the track “Yo Voy," featuring Daddy Yankee. The pair recently released the feel-good single “Loco” via Warner Music Latina, featuring fellow reggaeton stars Justin Quiles and Chimbala. 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, at the Oasis, 2335 N. Miami Ave., Miami; oasiswynwood.com. Tickets cost $40 to $150 via tixr.com.
Sidepiece at Maps Backlot
Tech-house duo Sidepiece — the side project of producers Party Favor and Nitti Gritti — will headline an 18-and-over show at Maps Backlot in a welcome return to the 305 for the duo, who are fresh off a Grammy nod for their part in “On My Mind,” featuring Diplo, and the release of the summer anthem “Temptation," via Diplo’s house-music imprint Higher Ground. Support comes by way of Westend, Black V Neck, and Kyle Kinch. 9 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Maps Backlot, 342 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-532-7880; mapsproduction.com. Tickets cost $40 to $2,500 via tixr.com.
Club Shred at Selina Miami Gold Dust
A pool party to end all pool parties, Club Shred presents its Cancer Season Pool Party on Saturday, transforming the Selina Miami Gold Dust into an interactive indoor-outdoor nightclub reminiscent of MTV’s Spring Break with a sprinkling of A Night at the Roxbury
. The poolside fête will feature live bands, including Ben Katzman's DeGreaser, Mustard Service, and Palomino Blond, plus a lounge piano player for a special cocktail hour. DJs Baby Face Blitz and Partywitch round out the lineup, serenading guests as they stay busy with games, contests, comedy theater courtesy of Sergio Mendez, Carlos Hernandez, and Alby Dominguez. 3 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Selina Miami Gold Dust, 7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-985-4764; selina.com
. Tickets cost $10 via eventbrite.com
; $12 at the door.
IndepenDance on the Bay at Miami Marine Stadium
Celebrating its 17th year, IndepenDance will take over the Miami Marine Stadium for a two-day blowout. On Saturday, catch acts like the Martinez Brothers, Nic Fanciulli, Gordo, and Caleb Calloway. Things heat up further on Sunday when Soundtuary presents a curated lineup featuring Marco Carola, Damian Lazarus, DJ Chus, and a special surprise guest. 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, at Miami Marine Stadium, 3501 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; independance.com. Tickets cost $45 to $2,500 via independance.com.
Peter Croce at ATV Records
The Love Tempo celebrates its third anniversary on Sunday with a 12-hour dance party at ATV Records. Slated as one of Miami’s finest disco, boogie, and house music parties, it was a given the collective would celebrate in style —and that's just what it's doing, tapping Detroit-based producer Peter Croce, who has shared stages with such icons as Ron Trent and Grace Jones. Resident DJs Brad Strickland, Padraic Carey, and Tostao will join the lineup to keep the party going. 5 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at ATV Record, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; atvrecords.com. Tickets cost $10 to $20 via thelovetempo-petercroce.eventbrite.com.
Amtrac at Floyd
What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than by catching producer and DJ Amtrac at Floyd. Last year, the artist released Oddyssey
, his first full-length in almost a decade, and a groovy collection of moreish and uplifting tracks perfect for summer fun. House and techno connoisseur Durante joins the lineup at the intimate venue. 11 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at Floyd, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-608-2824; floydmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $40 via eventbrite.com.