Things to Do Miami: Five Best Concerts January 4, 5, and 6, 2019 | Miami New Times


The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend

These are the five best concerts in Miami this weekend.
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Dee Dee Bridgewater at South Beach Jazz Festival. "My father played trumpet, so we always listened to jazz. I don't think there was any choice in the matter," says Dee Dee Bridgewater, the Grammy- and Tony-winning jazz singer. Taking a break from entertaining her family and watching Martha Stewart on TV on Christmas Eve morning, Bridgewater spoke with New Times by phone about her January 4 headlining set for the South Beach Jazz Festival. "I consider myself an entertainer that tries to bring the audience into the show and give them a good time," she says. Read more of the interview with Bridgewater here. 8 p.m. Friday, January 4, at Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 800-211-1414. Tickets cost $40 to $60 via

Bonaventure: With Nick León. This Friday at the very new and very cool ICA Miami, catch Swiss-Congolese producer Bonaventure, born Soraya Lutangu, rail against white supremacy with her clever and well-crafted songs. "Supremacy," for instance, samples the great activist and rapper Sister Souljah with a line aimed at black youth: "We are at war." So, head out to get inspired and fight systemic oppression as well as getting a workout at this heavy-duty and necessary art party. 6 p.m., Friday, January 4, at Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, 61 NE 41st St., Miami, 305-901-5272, Admission is free.

Guy Mantzur. From Tel Aviv, with love, comes Guy Mantzur. This Friday marks the electronic musician's first time back to our friendly shores since March's electronic music fest Rapture. He's built up quite a following in Miami, in addition to the heaps of places across the globe where he spins each year. His style spans genres, falling somewhere between progressive house and tech house. Check him out and he'll totally be your Guy (pun intended). 11 p.m. Friday, January 4, at Treehouse Miami, 323 23rd St., Miami. Admission is free before midnight and $10 after; RSVP via

Diana Ross. "I'm coming out/I want the world to know/Got to let it show." Name that artist. Diana Ross, duh. The music icon is still rockin' and will roll into Hollywood's Hard Rock Event Center this weekend. In addition to scoring a ton of hits with the Supremes and enjoying an illustrious solo career, she also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016 and even performed in last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. 8 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at Hard Rock Event Center, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; Tickets cost $50 to $110.

Draco Rosa. Remember Justin Timberlake's 'N Sync days? Draco Rosa is on a similar career path. He was in Menudo in the '80s, but decades later he's one of Puerto Rico's shining stars, with more than ten studio albums under his belt. His latest LP, Monte Sagrado, dropped last year. To prime for the show, listen to his 2013 smash album, Vida. 8 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $39 to $53 via 
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