Miami Summer Concert Preview

By Erica Greenfield

I’ve heard the saying “music is what feelings sound like.” For me, this couldn’t be more accurate. The simple note of a song can transport me back to a specific point in time where I am able to recall exactly where I was and how I felt. Music can also be a source of entertainment—the perfect sidekick for a long run or night out with friends. Whether it’s healing, motivating or just plain fun there is no denying the power of music. This is why I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my summer nights then sitting under the stars and taking in some of the sweet sounds of today’s most talented musicians.

With July 4 already behind us, here are some of the top summer concerts to check out before the season ends.

Rascal Flatts


Saturday July 11; Coral Sky Ampitheatre

The superstar Country Music trio is making their way to Palm Beach County. Known for hit songs “Bless the Broken Road” and “What Hurts the Most,” this group provides musical storytelling at its best. With opening acts Scotty McCreery (American Idol) and RaeLynn (The Voice), this is sure to be great show for Country Music fans in the Tri-County area.

Nicki Minaj



Monday July 20; Bayfront Park Ampitheatre

The Queen of Hip-Hop is bringing her Pinkprint Tour to Miami, featuring hits “Anaconda,” “Only,” and of course, “Truffle Butter.” The New York rapper has achieved world domination with her label Cash Money Records. Opening acts include rumored beau Meek Mill, so this is definitely a show that is not to be missed.

The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson


Wednesday July 22; Bayfront Park Ampitheatre

Take a trip back to the 90s with the End of Times Tour, featuring rock legends The Smashing Pumpkins. The influential Chicago-rock band, led by Billy Corgan, will feature classics like “1979,” “Cherub Rock,” “Tonight, Tonight” and many more. Manson will tear through his hits like “Beautiful People” and “Sweet Dreams.”

Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews performs Tuesday at Riverbend

Friday July 31 & Saturday August 1; Coral Sky Ampitheatre 

It wouldn’t be summer without a Dave Matthew’s Band concert. Yes, the veteran jam band is back with their annual two-date concert for their loyal South Florida fans. It’s worth the drive to West Palm Beach to rock out to classics “Ants Marching,” “What Would You Say,” “Satellite,” “All Along the Watchtower” and many, many more. 

Sublime w/Rome


Saturday August 15; Bayfront Park Ampitheatre

Sure, it may not be the same without Bradley Nowell (the lead singer died in 1996), but the Long Beach ska-punk band will still put on an awesome show with new singer Rome Ramirez. The new formation takes the stage in support of its studio album “Sirens” but will also feature their 90s hits “Santeria,” “What I Got” and “Wrong Way.”

These shows will surely be heating up the Greater Miami Area. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.


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