Friday, Jan. 15
THE WORLD TOUR
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The most successful country-crossover artist in the world, with more than 150 million albums sold, returns to South Florida for the first time in 19 years, touring on the strength of “Man against Machine,” his first new studio album in 13 years. Brooks’ wife Trisha Yearwood opens, and is sure to be a big part of the show.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $64.48.
Superstar cellist who played at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, has released 90 albums, and won 18 Grammy Awards performs three of Bach’s six great “Solo Cello Suites” with an equal number of musical crosscurrents.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $35-$120.
EDDIE PALMIERI SALSA ORCHESTRA
It’s a salsa summit as 10-time Grammy-winner Palmieri, considered one of the finest pianists of the past half-century, teams up with the percussion family dynasty of Pete Escovedo with daughter Sheila E. (Prince fans will remember her funky beats in the ’80s) and son Juan Escovedo for a night of hot Latin and R&B-kissed jazz.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$130.
Saturday, Jan. 16
GOOD FOLKS, GREAT MUSIC
SOUTH FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL
Music, family and environmental awareness come together as the festival, now in its 22nd year, features more than 40 musical artists performing on two stages (including Spuyten Duyvil, Zoe Lewis, The Kennedys, No Fuss and Feathers, and local fave Amy Carol Webb), songwriting competitions, workshops, a “jam area” for amateurs and great food and drink. Presented by the Broward Folk Club and assisted by the wildlife organization STOP (Sea Turtle Oversight Protection).
Details: 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-8:15 p.m. Sunday at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.southfloridafolkfest.net; $40 single day, $75 full weekend.
SEA OF JAZZ FEST
Epic lineup of Grammy winners and jazz icons features trumpeter Terell Stafford and sax man Dick Oatts, pianist Shelly Berg and clarinet king Ken Peplowski, and trumpeter Randy Brecker and his saxophonist wife Ada.
Details: Gates 6 p.m., show time 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $53.
FIRE IT UP
Self-described “psychedelic hip-hop punk rock” band from Orange County, Calif., that has been serving up stoner-friendly tunes for more than 20 years takes the stage in support of its 20th album, “Krown Power,” with reggae legend Marlon Asher and Chucky Chuck opening.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.50 advance, $20 day of show.
ONE RIGHTEOUS BABE
Feminist folk icon, political activist and label head (Righteous Babe Records) performs favorites from her amazingly eclectic repertoire, including “32 Flavors,” “Untouchable Face” and “The Slant/The Diner,” plus tracks from her 18th studio album, “Allergic to Water.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $25.
CONSPIRACY THEORY TOUR
Over-the-top, notoriously profane comedian and actor takes the stage for a “collection of forbidden topics that we can’t seem to get answered,” which recently have included polarizing subjects such as Jared from Subway, the Ferguson unrest, Kim Davis and, of course, Donald Trump. Basically, if it’s on your mind, it’s on Katt’s mind, and he’ll be sure to go there.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $51-$177.
Sunday, Jan. 17
GOT THE BLUES?
SUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Fourth-annual all-day blowout once again features the Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band, who will be performing material from its upcoming third studio album, “Let Me Get By,” which drops Jan. 29. Also on the bill are renowned folk duo The Indigo Girls; New Orleans hard-edged funk band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; rock supergroup the Hard Working Americans; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, one of the best live bands on the planet and fresh off the Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour; New Orleans rock hybrid The Revivalists; legendary Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen; and many more.
Details: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $49.99-$99.99; kids 5 and under free.
FREE FOR ALL
CHOPIN FOR ALL
The season continues with pianist Joshua Wright, a laureate of the 2015 National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami, whom The Washington Post described as possessing “rare gifts – touch, intelligence and the ability to surprise.”
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; www.chopin.org.
IN PERFECT HARMONY
All-new, live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (“Pitch Perfect,” “The Sing-Off”) takes a cappella to a whole new level, featuring 12 diverse young vocalists (including West Palm Beach native Matthew Bryan Feld) singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements. No genre of music is off limits, from 10th-century Gregorian chant all the way to The Beatles and Bruno Mars.
Details: 6 p.m. Sunday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $35.50-$55.50.
The man who made the first comedy album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts way back in 1960 (“The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart”) is still going strong at age 86, and he’ll reward fans with show-biz stories and anecdotes (think he’s got a few?), plus first-rate comedy in that famous deadpan delivery.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $53-$98.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
Grammy-winning Seattle rap-pop duo that is the first in history to have its first two singles – “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” – hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 take the stage in support of its upcoming second studio album, which will feature the infectious, hilarious old-school romp “Downtown.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 17
00 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $59.50-$80.50.
AN EVENING WITH …
One of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters will perform a solo acoustic show, playing both guitar and piano, that will draw from his entire body of work, choosing from classics including “Doctor My Eyes,” “Running On Empty,” “Here Come Those Tears Again,” “Take It Easy,” “The Pretender,” “Somebody’s Baby,” “Lawyers in Love,” “Boulevard,” “These Days” and “Lives in the Balance.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $49.50–$124.50.
STORIES & SONG TOUR
WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE
Country superstar performs tracks from throughout her 32-year career, starting from her time in The Judds with her mother, Naomi, up to new music with The Big Noise. You’ll hear favorites including “She Is His Only Need,” “I Saw the Light,” “Mama He’s Crazy,” “To Be Loved By You,” “My Strongest Weakness,” “No One Else on Earth,” “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days)” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $43-$63.