Friday, April 29
MUSIC BY THE WATER
Annual family-friendly event features dozens of top acts on three stages highlighted by Death Cab for Cutie and Bastille (Friday), Capital Cities and ZZ Top (Saturday), and Alabama Shakes and Evanescence (Sunday).
Details: 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday; along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive in West Palm Beach; www.sunfest.com; one-day pass $40 ($10 kids 6-12), two-day pass $60 ($17 kids); free for kids 5 and under; $20 seniors (at gate only).
40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Legendary classic-rock band led by mastermind Tom Scholz celebrates four decades with enduring hits including “Foreplay/Long Time,” “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Smokin’” and “Don’t Look Back.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $46-$76.
PUNK IT UP
Seminal SoCal punk band named after the evil clown from Stephen King’s novel “It” takes the stage in support of its 11th studio album, “Yesterdays.” Opening are The Attack and Fallen From the Sky.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $25.
Saturday, April 30
MIAMI ZINE FAIR
EXILE Books, in conjunction with O, Miami Poetry Festival, celebrates the Magic City’s independent print culture and explores zines from an array of local publishers and regional small presses. Enjoy live riso printing, workshops, music, book signings and more.
Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the HistoryMiami Plaza, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.
SULTANS OF STRING
Fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar while a funky bass lays down unstoppable grooves in this dizzying musical jam that combines acoustic strings and electronic wizardry.
Details: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $30 advance, $35 day of show.
STILL IN THE GAME
R&B and soul singer performs tracks from his 11 studio albums, with an opening set from his Keia Records labelmates Silk, an Atlanta R&B group that hit No. 1 with the song “Freak Me” in 1993.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $53-$78.
HONEY, HE’S GOOD
The latest in the BleauLive Presents concert series is lively, melodic pop-rock sensation Andy Grammer, whose hits include “Keep Your Head Up,” “Miss Me,” “Fine By Me,” “Good to Be Alive” and “Honey, I’m Good.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bleaulive.com; $70 (concert only), $115 (with dinner); both include two-hour open bar.
WORLD MUSIC LEADERS
THE GIPSY KINGS
Beloved French band that sings in Spanish has been serving up a tasty musical ghoulash of flamenco, pop and Latin rhythms for the better part of 25 years. The group – featuring founding members Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo – will perform lively hits including “Djobi Djoba” and “Bamboleo,” plus tracks from its ninth studio album, “Savor Flamenco,” which won a Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2013.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$70.
“FIRST COMES THE NIGHT” TOUR
Rockabilly crooner heavily influenced by the reverb-soaked country-rock of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley takes the stage in support of his first album in six years, and also performs hits including “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing” and “Wicked Game.”
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; $45-$120.
IN THE HOUSE
Aussie DJ twins Miriam and Olivia Nervo – who started off as fashion models, but proved they were more than just pretty faces when they won a Grammy for co-writing and producing David Guetta’s hit, “When Love Takes Over,” featuring Kelly Rowland – rock the decks with house anthems.
Details: 11 p.m. Saturday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $30.
Sunday, May 1
PARTY IN THE PARK
Annual outdoor jam celebrating the music of the ’60 through the ’80s features local band Havoc 305, Tony Stevens’ Slow Ride, former Bad Company singer Brian Howe and headliners the Atlanta Rhythm Section (“So In to You,” “I’m Not Gonna Let it Bother Me Tonight,” “Spooky,” “Imaginary Lover”).
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Greynolds Park, 18500 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach; www.miamipartyinthepark.com; $15 in advance, $20 at the door; kids 12 and under free.
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
Intimate and acoustic set enhanced with electronic elements gives classic Pumpkins hits such as “1979,” “Today,” “Disarm,” “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” and “Tonight, Tonight” an emotionally charged and decidedly unique twist. Indie-rock queen Liz Phair, whose 1993 debut album “Exile in Guyville” remains an alt-rock landmark, opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday 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-$325.
25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Pioneering Latino-American hip-hop group celebrates 25 years with the enduring hits “Insane in the Brain” and “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That,” plus – if we’re lucky – a few new tracks from its upcoming album and first in six years, “Elephants on Acid.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $27.50 advance, $29 day of show.
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
Multiple Grammy-winners and Gospel Hall of Famers cross musical boundaries with their powerful voices and remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual songs by Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Don’t be fashionably late, because the legendary Mavis Staples opens.
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; $50-$125.
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
8-9:15 P.M. FRIDAY: Versatile singer Maria Rivas combines Latin jazz rhythms with world music, performing a blend of traditional standards and her own compositions in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.