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If you can’t take Miami’s heat, go to one of these concerts. There should be plenty of AC.

GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 21:  Chance The Rapper performs at the Surf Stage during 2017 Hangout Music Festival on May 21, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival)
GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 21: Chance The Rapper performs at the Surf Stage during 2017 Hangout Music Festival on May 21, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival) (Credit too long, see caption)

“Summer breeze – makes me feel fine …”

Great song by Seals & Crofts, but that lyric is maybe not so applicable in sweltering South Florida. Still, there are plenty of reasons to venture out of your A/C and brave the heat this summer – namely, the yearly wave of awesome live music heading our way.

Here’s our guide to the best concerts in South Florida in June:

Macy Gray

Macy Gray

Grammy-winning R&B, jazz and soul singer with the unmistakable raspy voice takes the stage in support of her critically acclaimed first jazz album, “Stripped,” which was recorded live in a Brooklyn church and features remakes of some of her best known songs (“I Try,” “Sweet Baby”), plus inspired covers such as Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” and Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” as well as new material.

10 p.m. Fri., June 2 at Faena Theater, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;  Ticketmaster; $125-$350

Wayne Newton

It’s our turn: South Florida music fans will flock to see Mr. Las Vegas, who was voted Nevada Magazine’s “Best Entertainer” for eight straight years, and has performed more than 30,000 shows in Sin City. Newton will play an assortment of instruments (he can play 13 different instruments, all self-taught), plus perform fan faves such as “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast,” “Years” and “Danke Schoen,” and share with the audience stories and videos that were influential on his 50-plus year career.

8 p.m. Sat., June 3 Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $55-$95

Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears

Pop-rock dream team-up pairs Daryl Hall and John Oates (the No. 1-selling duo in music history – wha-a-at?) with British band Tears for Fears. You’ll hear all the Hall & Oates classics, including “Sara Smile,” “She’s Gone,” “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Maneater,” “Out of Touch,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams” and “Say It Isn’t So.” Tears for Fears will bust out its own hit parade, with “Mad World,” “Change,” “Shout,” “Head Over Heels,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Sowing the Seeds of Love.”

Time and Tickets: 7 p.m. Weds., June 7 at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami ; Ticketmaster; $31-$125.50

Ann Wilson

The voice of Heart will rock classic hits including “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Even It Up” and “Straight On,” plus power ballads “Never,” “Alone,” “What About Love” and “These Dreams,” plus solo works and some inspired cover songs (hint: Wilson sings a mean Led Zeppelin).

8 p.m. Thurs., June 8 at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale;; $47.50-$97.50

Third Eye Blind

San Francisco alt-rock band, which hit it big with the enduring hits “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper,” celebrates 20 years in the biz with the Summer Gods Tour, also featuring L.A. indie-rock group Silversun Pickups (“Nightlight”).

7 p.m. Fri., June 9 at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami;; $14.50-$90.

Dave Mason

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic revisits his classic 1970 solo masterpiece “Alone Together,” about which Billboard mag raved: “The lyric content and music content of every song catches the senses of the listener and creates excitement.” You’ll also hear faves such as “Feelin’ Alright” and “We Just Disagree.”

8 p.m. Fri., June 9 at BrowardCenter for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale;; $55-$75

IHeartSummer ‘17

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Weekend-long musical celebration will feature live, poolside performances by A-list acts including Halsey (“New Americana,” “Colors,” “Castle”), Miley Cyrus (“The Climb,” “We Can’t Stop,” “Wrecking Ball”), Backstreet Boys (“Quit Playing Games [With My Heart],” “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely,” “I Want It That Way”), Fifth Harmony (“Boss,” “Worth It,” “Work From Home”) and Noah Cyrus (“Make Me [Cry]”), with more special guests to be announced.

Times TBA Fri.-Sat., June 9-10 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;;  two-night hotel packages start at $499

U2 – The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

U2 has South Florida on its 2017 tour.

Hard to believe it’s been 30 years since U2 released its masterpiece, “The Joshua Tree,” which was the powerful Irish band’s first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 on the strength of timeless anthems such as “With Or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “In God’s Country,” “Bullet the Blue Sky” and “Where the Streets Have No Name.” Bono and his mates will perform the album in its entirety, plus fan faves including “Pride [In the Name of Love],” “Mysterious Ways,” “Beautiful Day,” “New Year’s Day,” “Desire,” “One,” “Elevation” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” OneRepublic (“Apologize,” “Good Life,” “Counting Stars”) opens.

7 p.m. Sun., June 11 at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 DonShulaDr.,MiamiGardens; Ticketmaster; tickets start at $205

Reel Big Fish

Playful SoCal ska-punk band led by mad genius frontman Aaron Barrett takes the stage for its The Beer Run tour, which promises to be full of manic energy and juvenile humor (sample album titles: “We’re Not Happy ‘Til You’re Not Happy,” “Monkeys for Nothin’ and the Chimps For Free”). Best known for its 1996 hit “Sell Out,” Reel Big Fish is also beloved for its inspired and unusual cover songs, such as Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” a-ha’s “Take on Me” and Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise.” Opening acts: The Expendables, The Queers.

Time and Tickets: 5 p.m. Sun., June 11 at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale;; $28-$30

Gipsy Kings


Grammy-winning French band that sings in Spanish has been serving up a tasty musical ghoulash of flamenco, pop and Latin rhythms for nearly 40 years. The group’s self-titled debut album introduced the “Rumba Gitano,” South America’s rumba rhythm coupled with a barrage of flamenco guitar, and gave us the lively hits “Djobi Djoba” and “Bamboleo.” (Also at 8 p.m. Weds., June 14, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or; $35-$105.)

8 p.m. Sun., June 11 at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach;; $29-$100

Chance the Rapper

photo via Chance the Rapper on Facebook

Rapid-fire Chicago rapper who first gained fame from his critically acclaimed 2013 mixtape “Acid Rap” takes the stage in support of his debut full-length album, “Surf,” his collaboration with Lil B, ”Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)” and his latest mixtape, “Coloring Book,” which was the first streaming-only album ever to win a Grammy and features collabs with Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne.

8 p.m. Tues., June 13 at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $35.50-$75.50

Third World


Legendary Jamaican band that stretches the reggae roots sound to incorporate R&B, pop and rock performs hits including “Now That We Found Love,” “96 Degrees in the Shade,” “Try Jah Love” and “Sense of Purpose” for the Caribbean American Heritage Celebration. Also on the bill: Omari Banks, described by the New York Times as a cross between Bob Marley and Bob Dylan.

8 p.m. Fri., June 16 at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar;; $35-$45, $60 VIP

Dierks Bentley


Arizona country and bluegrass star brings his What the Hell World Tour in support of his eighth studio album, “Black,” and its hits “Somewhere on a Beach” and “Different for Girls.” He’ll be joined by Cole Swindell (“Chillin’ It,” “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey”) and Jon Pardi (“Head Over Boots”).

7 p.m. Sat., June 17 at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach;; $18.75-$179

Willy Chirino


Grammy-winning Cuban salsa singer brings his big band to his hometown Miami to help celebrate Father’s Day and his new album, “Sigo Pa’ Lante.”

7 p.m. Sun., June 18 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $32-$42

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull

Pitbull, Enrique Igelsias concert in Miami
Photo: Carl Juste

Miami’s tag-team, Latin hit-making dynamic duo teams up again in concert, with Iglesias bringing “Bailamos,” “Be With You,” “Bailando,” “Hero” and the new “Duele El Corazon,” while Pitbull, aka “Mr. Worldwide,” gives us party anthems including “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Culo,” “Hotel Room Service,” “Give Me Everything,” “Don’t Stop the Party,” “Feel This Moment,” “Timber” and “Climate Change.” The boys will also share the stage for the collabs “I Like It,” “I’m a Freak,” “I Like How It Feels” and “Messin’ Around.” CNCO opens. (Show returns to the AAA on Sept. 30).

7:30 p.m. Fri., June 23 at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $55.95-$165.95

Rise Against and Deftones

Hard-rock double bill features Chicago straight-edge melodic hardcore band Rise Against taking the stage in support of its eighth studio album, “Wolves,” and its first single, “The Violence.” Meanwhile, Grammy-winning art-metal band Deftones churns out crowd faves including “Change (In the House of Flies),” “Digital Bath,” “Minerva,” “Diamond Eyes,” “Tempest” and “Hole in the Earth.”

6:30 p.m. Fri., June 23 at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami;; $24-$65.25.

Slightly Stoopid

San Diego alt-rock band renowned for its live shows and relentless touring mixes just about every genre into its playful sound, from punk, funk, reggae, blues, folk, dub, psychedelia and even hip-hop. The boys take the stage on the strength of their eighth studio album, “Meanwhile … Back at the Lab,” with Iration, J Boog and The Movement opening.

5 p.m. Sat., June 24 at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton;; $34.50-$40

Diana Ross

What else can you say about the fabulous lead singer of The Supremes, except that the Guinness Book of World Records named her the most successful female music artist in history? The ultimate Motown diva returns to South Florida for her In the Name of Love Tour: You’re sure to hear the hits “Someday We’ll Be Together,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Touch Me in the Morning.” “Love Hangover,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Upside Down,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” and “(Theme From Mahogany) Do You Know Where You’re Going To.” (Also at 7:30 p.m. Sun., June 25, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or; $51-$131.)

8 p.m. Sat., June 24 at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach;; $49-$150

John Mellencamp

Grammy-winning Americana rocker brings his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour to town in support of his 23rd studio album, featuring the songs “Grandview,” “Early Bird Café” and “Indigo Sunset.” You’ll also hear fan faves such as “Pink Houses,” “Jack & Diane,” “Crumblin’ Down,” “R.O.C.K. In the U.S.A.,” “Small Town,” “I Need a Lover,” “Lonely Ol’ Night” and “Hurts So Good.” Special guests include Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine.

7 p.m. Sun., June 25 at MiznerPark Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton;; $39.50-$125

Chicago & The Doobie Brothers

Two titans of classic rock team up, with Chicago performing hits including “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is?” “Hard Habit to Break,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “You’re the Inspiration.” Meanwhile, the Doobie Brothers keep on rockin’ down the highway, cranking out hits including “China Grove,” “Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute By Minute” and “What a Fool Believes.”

7:30 p.m. Fri., June 30 at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach;; $17-$117

The Rock Pack

Rock legends unite for a unique show featuring John Payne, former lead singer of ASIA;  Lou Gramm, original lead singer of Foreigner; Steve Augeri, former lead vocalist of Journey; and Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of Toto. You’ll hear a juke box worth of sing-along hits including “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Faithfully,” “Separate Ways,” “Only Time Will Tell,” “Hold the Line,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Heat of the Moment,” “Cold as Ice,” “Africa,” “Hot Blooded,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Rosanna” and many more.

8 p.m. Fri., June 30 at Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$80