The Magic City is beginning to look a lot more like itself as dance floors slowly repopulate — albeit New Normal-style. This week, you can check out Eso! (a new event at Gramps that brings a futuristic take on classic world sounds), get a dose of Colombian vallenato via singer Silvestre Dangond at the Fillmore Miami Beach, and celebrate the grand opening of the Oasis with EDM superstar Tiësto.
Below, in chronological order, are the best concerts in Miami this week. Stay ahead of all upcoming shows with New Times' Miami concert calendar.
Mike Deuce at Gramps
Head to Gramps for its weekly Monday party Eso! — the brainchild of DJs Mike Deuce
and Kace. Just as you would with the bar’s cocktail selection, expect some tropical flavor from the decks, as the duo, who've been orbiting one another for years as they perform at Miami's nightclubs, take partygoers on this new collaborative musical journey, anchored in danceable world rhythms, with classic salsa jams and Afro-Caribbean vibes at its heart. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday, May 3, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Admission is free.
Silvestre Dangond at the Fillmore Miami Beach
Colombian vallenato singer Silvestre Dangond
kicks off his eight-night residency at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Thursday. Best known for hits like “Me Gusta, Me Gusta,” Dangond will also perform songs from his latest album, Las Locuras Mías
, which was released last year. The intimate series, presented by Loud and Live and MD Records, will strictly observe social-distancing guidelines and enforce a clear-bag policy to reduce contact at the security gate. 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $149 to $550 via livenation.com.
Sol and the Tribu at the Arsht Center
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts continues its open-air music series. Live on the Plaza, with the Caribbean-meets-American, swamp-funk seven-piece band Sol and the Tribu
. Helmed by Grammy-winning artist Sol Ruiz, the outfit has become known for its fusion style, which it dubs "the new Miami sound." Last year, Sol and the Tribu received the Arsht Center’s Heart of Art award for its “Corona Conga Online”
project. 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Tickets start at $30 via arshtcenter.org.
Rick Moon at Oak Garden
Head to Oak Garden in Allapattah on Friday for Public Works Records' latest event, Moon Landing. Psych-pop crooner and New Times
Best Solo Musician 2020 Rick Moon
will perform a retrospective set from his previously released EPs and never-before-heard new material. Nick County, Corey Perez, Michael Clifford, Bed Scene, and reggaeton outfit Niña y Mas (led by Liz Ferrer) will continue the party. 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Oak Garden, 791 NW 20th St., Miami; 786-273-1074; oakgardenmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 via eventbrite.com.
Tiësto at the Oasis
Tiësto will christen Wynwood’s newest venue, the Oasis — which boasts a 35,000-square-foot outdoor space where guests can find pop-up restaurants like Buya Dumplings + Buns, as well as an indoor space offering retail shops, a café, and a fitness studio. Tiësto
's show on the Oasis stage kicks off the venue's five-days-a-week music programming. Danish DJ and producer Morten will also be on the lineup, as well as Damaged Goods. Due to the limited number of tickets, admission will be allotted sweepstakes-style. Guests who RSVP by May 5 will be entered into the pot and only a lucky few will actually receive a digital ticket. 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Oasis, 2335 N. Miami Ave., Miami; oasiswynwood.com. Admission is free with RSVP via tixr.com/tiesto.
Jamie Jones at Club Space
Tech-house connoisseur and Hot Creations label head Jamie Jones will headline at Club Space on Saturday night, bringing his shuffle-inducing sounds to the club’s terrace until the wee hours. Just in time for the world's slow return to the dance floor, the DJ’s most recent release saw him collaborate with UK producer Richy Ahmed for More Energy/I Need It
. The EP features the two hypnotic title tracks as well as two remixes of "I Need It" by Butch and Ray Mono. 11 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Table reservations required.