Stop and smell the live mu­sic

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Showtime - Palm Beach - - THE GO GUIDE - Ben Cran­dell

La­bor Day Week­end is about hon­or­ing the value of a day’s work and the brother­hood that united years ago to fight for the sanc­tity of things we take for granted, like three­day week­ends. It’s also about lay­ing your bur­den down and tak­ing that ex­tra day to en­joy the fruits of your la­bor, which may be dis­tilled down to a sim­ple night out with friends. This par­tic­u­lar week­end in­vites all kinds of op­por­tu­ni­ties to get to­gether over the shared ex­pe­ri­ence of live mu­sic, which has restora­tive pow­ers that should not be un­der­es­ti­mated.

Ball & Chain Mu­sic Fes­ti­val: More than 100 bands, DJs and solo per­form­ers will take part in this third an­nual fes­ti­val run­ning to­day-Sun­day at the 82-year-old Little Ha­vana nightspot of the same name. Among them are Palo! the Spam All­stars, Aaron Le­bos, Elec­tric Pi­quete, Con­junto Pro­gresso, Elec­tric Kif, Le­mon City Trio, Vlade Di­vak, ArtOf­fi­cial, Elas­tic Bond, Les­lie Car­taya and Tony Suc­car fea­tur­ing Mix­tura. Ad­mis­sion to the 21-and-older event is free. Visit Bal­lAndChainMi­

Wool­bright: Next Door at C&I Stu­dios in down­town Fort Laud­erdale’s FAT Vil­lage will close out the sum­mer 6 p.m. Satur­day with a mu­sic-cen­tric blowout fea­tur­ing head­liner Wool­bright and mu­sic from the Davie quar­tet’s de­but al­bum, “Busy­body Lazybones.” Also on the bill will be Gouge Away, Henrietta, Bos­ton Mar­riage and Winded. Ad­mis­sion is $10. Visit Face­­tDoorCI.

Dol­phin Project: Jim Wurster and Rich Ul­loa will host some of South Florida’s best singer-song­writ­ers at Luna Star Café in North Mi­ami at 8 p.m. Fri­day to raise money and aware­ness for Ric O’Barry’s Dol­phin Project. Among the per­form­ers will be Diane Ward and Jack Shawde, Matt Sa­batella, Char­lie Pick­ett, Dar­rel Arnold, Sarah Ja­cob, Bird­man, Karen Feld­ner, Ge­orge Zhen, Chris DeAn­ge­lis, Tr­ish Shel­don, the Atomic Cow­boys and Adam Matza. Visit Dol­phinPro­, Lu­naS­

Spam All­stars: Any time is a good time to get away from it all over a glass of hi­bis­cus wine at the bu­colic Sons & Daugh­ters Farm and Win­ery in Lake Worth. But when the Spam All­stars roll up to the big barn (the one with the bar in­side) for a 7 p.m. gig tonight, well, let’s just say the pigs will be sleep­ing in on Satur­day. Ad­mis­sion: $10. Visit: Face­­sAndDaugh­ter­sFarm.

Bum­ble­fest: Texas psych-rock­ers Holy Wave leads an ex­cel­lent roster of mostly lo­cal bands per­form­ing dur­ing this 10-hour, four-stage block party, or­ga­nized by PureHoney magazine’s Steve Rull­man, that gets go­ing at 6 p.m. Satur­day in the 500 block of West Palm Beach’s Clema­tis Street. Also on the bill: Plea­sures, Pey­ote Coy­ote, the Wa­ter Col­ors, Lind­sey Mills & the Lazy Lovers, Dead and Lov­ing It, Jel­ly­fish Broth­ers, King Com­plex, Deaf Po­ets, Heavy Drag, Pocket of Lol­lipops, Grey & Or­ange, Brother Sun­dance and John Ral­ston. Visit Face­­ble­fest.

Green Day: Never sub­tle, Green Day has been open­ing shows on the Rev­o­lu­tion Ra­dio Tour com­ing to Co­ral Sky Am­phithe­atre 7 p.m. Sun­day with “Know Your Enemy” and clos­ing with, among sev­eral op­tions, “Amer­i­can Id­iot.” Visit Tick­et­mas­,

Tequila Bay Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val: So many Mi­ami res­i­dents seem to drift up to Tor­tuga ev­ery year that it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore we had some­thing like the Tequila Bay Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, which will bring Brant­ley Gil­bert, Kip Moore, Mont­gomery Gen­try, Tyler Farr and oth­ers to Mi­ami Marine Sta­dium Park 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun­day. Also on the bill are Brooke Eden, RaeLynn and Walker McGuire. Tick­ets start at $55. Visit Te­qui­ star­ring the lu­mi­nous Pene­lope Cruz. Trueba him­self will in­tro­duce the first screen­ing at 8 p.m. tonight, after a re­cep­tion at 7 p.m. Trueba’s cel­e­brated love let­ter to Latin jazz, “Calle 54,” opens at the the­ater on Sept. 8, with a 9 p.m. screen­ing in­tro­duced by leg­endary mu­si­cian Chu­cho Valdes. Visit fants and tod­dlers, free bubbles and Hu­laHoops, a chang­ing ta­ble (with com­pli­men­tary wipes), big-screen video, a DJ, food ven­dors (in­clud­ing Mr. PB&J), free wa­ter and a milk bar. Yes, there also will be a full menu of craft beer, cider and wine. Hosted by My Mama Styles, Re­cess also will have a spe­cial fam­ily art project to ben­e­fit St. Jude Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal / Florida. Visit: Face­­cessSun­daysMi­ami.


DJ Le Spam (An­drew Yeo­man­son, fore­ground) and the Spam All­stars will play at Sons & Daugh­ters Farm & Win­ery in Lake Worth on Fri­day and at the Ball & Chain Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Mi­ami on Sun­day.

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