Friday, Oct. 23
THE GREAT UNKNOWN TOUR
Grammy-winning singer who hit it big with the alt-rock band Matchbox Twenty (“Push,” “3AM,” “If You’re Gone”) performs solo in support of his third studio album, featuring the single “Trust You.” You’ll also hear hits including “Lonely No More,” “Her Diamonds” and “Smooth,” his triple-platinum smash collaboration with Santana.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$75.
Tony- and Grammy-winning actress and singer hailed by New York Times critic Charles Isherwood as “one of the most accomplished musical-theater performers of her generation” takes the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $225, includes a pre-performance, “Into the Woods”-inspired reception at 6:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and creative food stations.
SEASON 12 TOUR
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
The Top 10 finalists of the perennial Emmy-winning Fox show that sparked America’s fascination with dance bust all of their jaw-dropping moves in two separate South Florida performances.
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; $30-$75; and 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $39-$325.
BLUE STARLITE BY THE BAY
He-e-e-re’s Johnny! The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In continues its countdown to Halloween with Stanley Kubrick’s mesmerizing 1980 adaptation of the Stephen King horror novel, starring Jack Nicholson as the doomed caretaker of the haunted Overlook Hotel who becomes overcome by its – and his own – demons.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Blue Starlite at Kennedy Park, 2476 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove; www.miamiurbandrivein.com; $5-$55.
THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
From his Dove Award-winning gospel songs to his Grammy-winning Southern-rock anthems to his CMA Award-winning country hits, Charlie Daniels has truly left his mark on music. With his band, the 77-year-old legend will perform fan favorites including “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again, “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and, of course, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $35-$64.
Brooklyn rapper whose raw, street style is a natural result of his upbringing in the infamous Bed-Stuy neighborhood takes the stage in support of his debut album, “B4.DA.$$,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard rap albums chart.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $27.
IN THE HOUSE
ABOVE & BEYOND
British electronic trio rocks the house in support of its third studio album, “We Are All We Need” – which hit No. 1 on the iTunes dance charts in 22 countries – and its single “Counting Down the Days.”
Details: 11 p.m. Friday at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $50.
Saturday, Oct. 24
2015 BURN IT DOWN TOUR
Country-music superstar form Macon, Ga. – who has collaborated with artists as diverse as Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson and Ludacris – performs smash hits including “Why,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” “She’s Country,” “Big Green Tractor,” “Night Train” and the new “Burnin’ It Down,” “Just Getting’ Started” and “Tonight Looks Good on You.” Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr open.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre (formerly Coral Sky Amphitheatre), 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25.50-$65.50.
WINE ON HARVEST MOON
Spectacular annual fundraising event features fine American wines and exceptional local cuisine under the enchanting glow of the harvest moon, plus musical performances, haunting vignettes from American literary classics, a contemporary group art exhibit, and an alluring auction.
Details: 7:30 -10:30 p.m. Saturday at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; www.deeringestate.org; $175, $150 members.
ONE WORLD TOUR 2015
Grammy-winning, Puerto Rican heartthrob singer who first made a splash with the boy-band Menudo, then as an adult artist with the global smash “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” takes the stage in support of his 10th studio album, “A Quien Quiera Escuchar” (To Those Who Want to Listen).
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $23-$126.
British reggae-pop band that has sold more than 70 million records on the strength of smash hits including “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “I Got You Babe” and, of course, “Red Red Wine,” is back in full force with original lead singer Ali Campbell reuniting with fellow founding members Mickey Virtue and Astro. You’ll hear all the faves, plus new material from the group’s upcoming album.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $30-$60.
Sunday, Oct. 25
FREE FOR ALL
The Arsht Center’s Free Family Fest series kicks off with a Halloween concert featuring the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra performing some of
the most hauntingly beautiful music you’ve ever heard.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; get free first-access passes at www.arshtcenter.org.
THE 1989 WORLD TOUR
Country-crossover pop princess named after James Taylor has dominated Top 40 radio like no one else over the past five years with smash hits such as “Shake It Off,” “You Belong with Me,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Mean,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Style,” “Blank Space” and her latest, “Bad Blood.” Vance Joy (“Riptide”) opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $36.50-$197.
THE HAPPY MEDIUM
Psychic reader who first encountered the spirit world at the age of 9 and went on to host the weekly series “The Haunting Of …” on The LMN Channel does readings with audience members, plus other demonstrations of her abilities.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$50, meet-and-greet $75 extra.
HIGHER TRUTH TOUR
Grammy-winning lead singer of Soundgarden (“Black Hole Sun”) – whose voice is considered one of the best in rock history – takes the stage in support of his fifth solo album, “Higher Truth,” an acoustic effort inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians such as Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and “White Album”-era Beatles. Cornell will perform his new single, “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart,” plus classic tracks from his renowned past.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $50-$66.