Con­cert stages are boom­ing as Irma’s ef­fect fades

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - Showtime - Broward - - MUSIC - By Ben Cran­dell

Hur­ri­cane Irma left the South Florida con­cert sched­ule in sham­bles, claim­ing shows by Steve Earle and Los Lo­bos (new date for their Parker Play­house show still pend­ing), Paramore (now per­form­ing Dec. 6 at the Fill­more Mi­ami Beach), An­dres Cepeda (Sept. 30 Fill­more) and Nicky Jam (Feb. 10 Amer­i­canAir­lines Arena). Sammy Ha­gar and the Cir­cle (Michael An­thony, Ja­son Bon­ham and Vic John­son) pushed their con­cert at the Pom­pano Beach Am­phithe­atre back to Dec. 12, while a new date for a Pom­pano Amp con­cert by Black­berry Smoke and Chris Robin­son is still be­ing mulled. Shows by Tove Lo (Rev­o­lu­tion Live) and rap­per 2Chainz (Fill­more) were can­celed out­right.

Per­haps it is some form of mys­ti­cal payback that, be­gin­ning this week­end, we are faced with an em­bar­rass­ment of mu­si­cal riches among a broad spec­trum of pop­u­lar tour­ing acts on stages from West Palm Beach to Mi­ami Beach. Here’s a look at a few.

Zac Brown Band

Af­ter all you’ve been through, you de­serve a cold beer on a Fri­day night with warm-weather ZBB sing-alongs such as “Chicken Fried,” “Knee Deep,” “Home­grown” and “Toes.” While you’re at it, have one on a Satur­day night, too. Dar­rell Scott and part-time West Palm Beach res­i­dent Caro­line Jones open. 7 p.m. to­day and Satur­day at Co­ral Sky Am­phithe- atre, 601-7 Sans­burys Way, West Palm Beach. Tick­ets cost $27.75-$77.75 at LiveNa­

Lau­ryn Hill and Nas

It’s been a lit­tle more than 20 years since Lau­ryn Hill and Nas col­lab­o­rated on the hit “If I Ruled the World,” a laser-guided cri­tique of a so­ci­ety di­vided by eco­nom­ics, race and cyn­i­cal pol­i­tics. It’ll be worth the price of ad­mis­sion to hear them per­form the song in 2017. Co­me­dian Han­ni­bal Buress and Ja­maican reg­gae singer Chronixx will also per­form. 6:30 p.m. to­day, at Bayfront Park Am- Vene­tianArt­sSo­ci­ $45. phithe­atre, 301 N. Bis­cayne Blvd., Mi­ami. Tick­ets cost $27.25-$140. Visit LiveNa­

Luis Fonsi

No one had a bet­ter sum­mer than Luis Fonsi (in­clud­ing Gian­carlo Stan­ton). The Puerto Ri­can­born Mi­ami res­i­dent was a suc­cess­ful pop bal­ladeer with a long string of Latin Bill­board hits be­fore “Des­pac­ito” rock­eted to the top of the main­stream pop sin­gles chart and stayed there. Even with­out the un­nec­es­sary cameo from Justin Bieber, “Des­pac­ito” was an­other re­minder that a great American pop song can come from any­where. 8 p.m. to­day at County Au­di­to­rium, 2901W. Fla­gler St. 305-547-5414, mi­ami­dade­county au­di­to­ $40. Lisett Mo­rales 4-7 p.m. Sun­day. Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach. 407-953-6770, glob­alart­spro­ Free. Miguel Bosé 8 p.m. Sun­day. Fill­more, 1700 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach. Tick­et­mas­ter, fill­ $68.75+. Sum­mer Gill 6 p.m. Sun­day. Brew­house Gallery, 720 Park Ave., Lake Park. 561-4698930, brew­house­ Free.


Cul­tural Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Caribbean with Karen Smith, Courtni Jack­son, Tif­fani Robin­son, Ca­role Reid, Harold Davis, Se­bas­tion Davis, Sean Baugh, Rory Baugh, John McFar­lane, David McFar­lane, An­dre Shep­herd. 5 p.m. Sun­day. Holy Fam­ily Epis­co­pal Church, 18501NW Sev­enth Hard Rock Live, 1 Semi­nole Way, Hol­ly­wood. Tick­ets cost $30-$105. Visit

Marcus Roberts Trio

In de­scrib­ing ac­claimed jazz pi­anist Marcus Roberts’ on­go­ing ex­per­i­men­ta­tion with Ge­orge Gersh­win’s iconic “Rhap­sody in Blue” in a May per­for­mance, Chicago Tri­bune re­viewer Howard Reich of­fered the ul­ti­mate com­pli­ment. “Purists still might ob­ject to all of this, but con­sid­er­ing the cal­iber of Roberts’ pi­anism, the orig­i­nal­ity of his ideas and the rhyth­mi­cally taut play­ing of his trio, it’s easy to be­lieve that Gersh­win him­self would have sa­vored this work,” Reich wrote in a uni­formly glow­ing assess­ment. Roberts is ac­com­pa­nied by bassist Rod­ney Jor­dan and drum­mer Ja­son Marsalis. 7:30 p.m. Satur­day at the Pom­pano Beach Cul­tural Cen­ter, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. Tick­ets cost $35-$50. Visit CCPom­

Ar­cade Fire

Per­sis­tently am­bi­tious in­die­rock­ers Ar­cade Fire are tour­ing in sup­port of their fifth al­bum, “Ev­ery­thing Now,” a record filled with gleam­ing riffs and lux­u­ri­ous elec­tro grooves that glit­ter in bouncy homage to the dance-floor rock of such bands as New Or­der, Tom Tom Club and Blondie. Shock­ingly, some fans and crit­ics are not on board. No mat­ter which side you’re on, you should be danc­ing, yeah. Wolf Pa­rade opens. 8 p.m. Satur­day at the Univer­sity of Mi­ami’s Watsco Cen­ter, 1245 Dauer Drive, Co­ral Gables. Tick­ets cost $ 31-$71. Visit Ticket Ave., Mi­ami. 305-652-6797, holy­fam­ily church­mi­ $15-$30.


Con­cert Across Amer­ica To End Gun Vi­o­lence With Son of Kevin, Soul­shine & Friends, fea­tur­ing Kat Rig­gins, Iona Gam­ble, Geneiva Allen. 4-6 p.m. Sun­day. Park Vista Com­mu­nity High School, 7900 Jog Road, Lake Worth. con­cer­tacross amer­ Free. Is­sues With Vol­umes, Too Close to Touch, Sy­lar. 6 p.m. Sun­day. Rev­o­lu­tion, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Laud­erdale. 954-449-1025, jointherev­o­lu­ $20-$22. Rich Pierce Memo­rial Con­cert With Dead­star Assem­bly and Ram­bler 7 p.m. Sun­day. Cul­ture Room, 3045 N. Fed­eral High­way, Fort Laud­erdale. 954-564-1074, cul­ture­ Free.

Young the Gi­ant, Cold War Kids

Two bands of young in­die rab­ble-rousers, who each be­gan their re­spec­tive 2017 con­cert sched­ules with well-re­ceived sets at the Okee­chobee Mu­sic and Arts Fes­ti­val, re­unite for an­other out­door show in Mi­ami. Cold War Kids re­cently re­leased an EP, “Los Feliz Blvd,” that of­fers grace­ful, in­ti­mate acous­tic ver­sions of re­cent sin­gles “Love Is Mys­ti­cal,” “Can We Hang On?” and “So Tied Up,” along with a soul­ful ver­sion of Ri­hanna’s “Love on the Brain.” 7 p.m. Satur­day at Bayfront Park Am­phithe­atre, 301 N. Bis­cayne Blvd., Mi­ami. Tick­ets cost $25.25-$40.75. Visit LiveNa­

David Gray

There is some­thing com­fort­ing about the mu­sic of David Gray, the Bri­tish folk-rock vet­eran still best known for “Baby­lon,” from the plat­inum-sell­ing al­bum “White Lad­der,” re­leased more than 15 years ago with help from Dave Matthews. Tak­ing a quick break from a co-head­lin­ing tour with blue­grass star Ali­son Krauss (the clos­est to us they get is St. Au­gus­tine on Sept. 28), Gray is likely to share mu­sic he’s been work­ing on for a new al­bum due in 2018. 8 p.m. Tues­day at Parker Play­house, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Laud­erdale. Tick­ets cost $47.50-$67.50. Visit Park­erPlay­


Tito Puente Jr. 5 p.m. Sun­day. Wil­liam B. Arm­strong Dream Park, 1700 NW160th Ave., Pem­broke Pines. 954-392-2116, Free.


The Zac Brown Band per­forms at Co­ral Sky Am­phithe­atre in West Palm Beach tonight and Satur­day.

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