Ravers. Rockers. Hipsters. Punks.
No matter what you consider yourself to be, we can all agree on one thing — music is the sweet nectar of life. And when you've got a whole week of good live shows, life can't get any sweeter.
So brace yourself for a musical high and check out Miami's five best concerts, from the Pixies and Lenny Kravitz at SunFest to Juanes, J. Lo, and Marc Anthony at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
SunFest 2015. With Fall Out Boy, Pixies, Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, Hozier, Kaskade, Boston, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Wilco, 311, Schoolboy Q, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, SOJA, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Awolnation, Lindsey Stirling, Matisyahu, and others. Wednesday to Sunday, April 29 to May 3. Downtown West Palm Beach, on Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive. Ticket prices vary. A five-day pass is $70 in advance and $80 at the gate. A one-day ticket is $32 in advance and $40 at the gate. Kids under 5 are admitted free; kids 6 to 12 cost $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Visit sunfest.com. Ever asked yourself, "Where Is My Mind?" Chances are it's somewhere "swimmin' in the Caribbean," or floatin' near downtown West Palm Beach, counting down the days till you'll get to jam for 120 hours straight with the Pixies, Lenny Kravitz, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and all the talented artists at this year's SunFest.
Billboard Latin Music Awards. With Juanes, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Afrojack, Ne-Yo, Carlos Santana, J Balvin, Ana Gabriel, and others. Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m. BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686; bankunitedcenter.com. Registration costs $725 plus fees. Visit billboardevents.com/latin. Watch Jennifer Lopez do the "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," Marc Anthony "Vivir [Su] Vida," and Juanes sing todos "Juntos" at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
WAVES: En Plein Air: Diamond Princess. With Trina. Thursday, April 30, 10 p.m. Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000; pamm.org. Admission costs $10 for members and $22 to $26 for general admission. Visit blackbaudhosting.com. All ages. Trina's still the "Baddest Bitch" out there. And this week, the Diamond Princess will be making waves at PAMM for Jacolby Satterwhite's En Plein Air: Diamond Princess, a film portraying "America's material culture."
Miami International Jazz Fest. With the MIJF Latin Jazz All Stars Ensemble featuring Orestes Vilato, Jimmy Bosch, Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez, Ranses Colon, “Tomasito” Cruz, Felipe Lamoglia, Adalberto “Trumpetica” Lara, and Antulio Mora. Saturday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. Manuel Artime Theater, 900 SW First St., Miami; 305-575-5057; manuelartimetheater.com. Tickets cost $25 to $30 plus fees via miamiinternationaljazzfest.org. Jazz up your night and support the Magic City's local music scene. Help create "long-term mentorships that cultivate local musical talent and expose young musicians to the practical realities of the music business" at the Miami International Jazz Fest.
Earl Sweatshirt’s Not Redy 2 Leave Tour. With Vince Staples and Remy Banks. Sunday, May 3, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $60 ticketweb.com. All ages. OFWGKTA’s Earl Sweatshirt doesn’t Like Shit. That's why he doesn’t Go Outside. Instead, he spends his time working in the studio and making fans "scream ‘fuck' as loud as possible" at every live show, just like he'll be doing this week at Grand Central.
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