The summer heat is here, and that means it’s officially summer concert season. In terms of attracting high-profile musicians, the city of Miami is one of the best in the country. The city has plenty of great venues for live music and offers an enticing environment for top artists to perform. The month of June is loaded with great options for music lovers, and here are five concerts in Miami this month that you have to check out.
Ellie Goulding, June 3
What better way to kickoff a summer of great concerts than a Friday night performance from one of today’s hottest pop stars? Ellie Goulding is stopping off at American Airlines Arena in Miami for one night only as part of her Delirium World Tour. She’s fresh off her first Grammy nomination earlier this year and she has three albums worth of material to perform, including her latest hits: “On My Mind” and “Love Me Like You Do.” You can’t afford to miss out on an opportunity to see this British pop sensation at the height of her popularity.
Selena Gomez & DNCE, June 11
This show is another chance to spend a weekend night attending a great concert at American Airlines Arena, and it’s a double-bill no less. DNCE, the new band from Jonas Brother, Joe, is starting to make waves throughout the music industry, and now is the time to see them in concert. If that’s not enough, then surely you’ll come out to see headliner Selena Gomez. Her second album, Revival, already has three top-10 singles, as she begins her ascent to the top of the music industry. With all the acting that she does, who knows when Gomez is going to tour again, making her one of the marquee singers to see in concert this summer, an opportunity too good to pass up.
Weezer & Panic! At The Disco, June 14
An outdoor concert in Bayfront Park featuring two of the best rock bands of the past decade, it doesn’t get much better than that. Okay, technically, Weezer is one of the best bands of the past two decades, but they’re still going strong and the band’s last two albums have taken them back to their roots and been among the best they’ve produced to date. Weezer has so many hits that you can’t miss out on the chance to see them live, and adding Panic! At The Disco to the equation only sweetens the deal.
The Cure & The Twilight Sad, June 26-27
This show should bring together music fans old and young alike, and with two performances in Bayfront Park, there’s no reason to miss it. The Cure has been going strong for 40 years, an amazing accomplishment, and in concert they roll out hit after hit for your enjoyment. The Twilight Sad don’t quite have that much experience, but they bring plenty to the table, and in a way, they are the perfect musical complement to The Cure, making for a great concert.
Steely Dan & Steve Winwood, June 29
Even if you’re tired from enjoying all the other concerts in Miami this June, you should still make the short trip to West Palm Beach to cap off the month of June with Steely Dan and Steve Winwood. These are two acts that have been around forever and always put on a good show. Just sit back, relax in the open-air amphitheater, and enjoy two of the finest acts the music world has to offer; it’ll be the perfect way to finish off a month of amazing concerts.