Welcome to the new Music Events listing. Updated on Thursdays.
The definitive guide for music performances, live shows, concerts, festivals, conferences and streaming events in your city.
Q1 — JANUARY – MARCH
Miami Beach Live – Florida
Miami Beach Live will light up Lummus Park and beachfront areas as part of a collaboration with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and Miami Beach to showcase Miami culture over four weekends in March. Events include Friday night movies on the beach, Saturday evening concerts — music from dance, pop, and world to Broadway — and Sunday dine-arounds with special prix fixe menus at local restaurants.
Location: Lummus Pk and beachfront, 10th-13th streets, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Miami Beach Live – Weekend I Dance Music — Wilson Phillips and More
Miami Beach Live’s Dance Weekend is celebrating with an array of music, art and cinematic experiences to stimulate all your senses. Sing along with Wilson Phillips to their huge hit single “Hold On” and experience a wide variety of activities. Watch a movie on the beach and enjoy the sounds of ocean waves with audience laughter. Stop by the Carillon Wellness Village, where you can bask in the serenity of yoga and meditation.
Date: March 4-6
Miami Beach Live – Weekend II Pop Music — Alanis Morissette, Jon Batiste and More
Miami Beach Live is serving your senses a taste of hits for Pop Weekend. Experience a variety of sights, sounds, and tastes with activities that will stimulate all of your senses. Indulge your ears to the sounds of Alanis Morissette and Jon Batiste. Or feast your eyes on the Art Wall, where you can help create a collective masterpiece.
Date: March 11-13
Miami Beach Live – Weekend III International Music — Juanes, Nu Deco Ensemble with Cimafunk, and Antibalas
Miami Beach Live International Music Weekend presents a multi-cultural, multi-sensory experience with flair. Let loose to a live concert headlined by Grammy-winning artist Juanes, Nu Deco Ensemble with Cimafunk, and Antibalas or enjoy a movie night on the beach. Have fun in the Family Zone, and enjoy a wide variety of Miami Beach activities.
Date: March 18-20
Miami Beach Live – Weekend IV Symphonic Music — Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More
Miami Beach Live’s Symphonic Weekend lets your senses come alive to performances by Bernadette Peters, and Brian Stokes Mitchell with the Miami Beach Classical Musical Festival. Experience diverse art, cuisine, and unique activities on the final weekend of Miami Beach Live.
Date: March 25-27
SXM Festival – St. Martin
SXM Festival will be making its return to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten from March 9-13 with a lineup of underground techno and house artists including Ricardo Villalobos, Jan Blomqvist, and Blond:ish. Guests can look forward to secluded beaches, lush jungle dance floors and boat parties.
Location: Saint Martin, Caribbean
Side Door SXSW Showcase
Artists Abstract Rude, Gully Boys, JUNACO, S.C.A.B, and Status/Non-Status are officially on tour before the Side Door SXSW showcase on March 18.
Not headed to SXSW? Jay Ferguson from Sloan is back performing a solo performance with 20% of profits being donated to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. The Orange Corner is a virtual event highlighting Halifax’s hidden gems from the BIPOC music scene. Plus, shows from Alan Cross, Laurel Premo, Anna Quon, The Town Pants and more.
Jay Ferguson solo performance 2 – broadcast
Mar 12 | 5:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM EST
The Orange Corner, Mar 12 | 3:00 PM PST | 6:00 PM EST
Gully Boys + Rose Perez @ The Ship – Kansas City – broadcast
Presented by Cauldron Collective, Mar 14 | Doors: 7:00 PM CDT | Show: 8:00 PM CDT | Kansas City, MO
S.C.A.B. @ Super Happy Fun Land – Houston
Mar 15 | Doors: 8:00 PM CDT | Show: 9:00 PM CDT | Houston, TX
Abstract Rude @ Cheapsteaks – Dallas
Mar 16 | Doors: 7:00 PM CDT | Show: 8:00 PM CDT | Dallas, TX
Foo Fighters Tour Dates Cancelled
The band announced today, March 29, that all their scheduled shows will be cancelled, including Osheaga. They made the announcement via their social media accounts the same way they told their fans about the passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins just days ago. The notice said:
“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins. We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together. With love, Foo Fighters“
Q2 — APRIL – JUNE
Texas King – Canada-U.S. Tour
Alternative rock band Texas King head out on tour following their new six-song EP Changes. Motherfolk and Loviet play select dates.
Texas King came together in London, Ont. in 2013, dropped their first album Circles four years later. The independently released fan favourite, lead single Boomerang debuted at No. 14 on Canadian rock charts. On the road, they opened for bands like The Sheepdogs, Royal Tusk, supported Last Dinosaurs on sold out shows, and Big Wreck on a four-month tour, which ended in a sold-out hometown headline show in 2019. With singles Greatest Mistake, Giants and Chandelier on the charts, they are currently tracking a half-a-million streams on Spotify. Their tour kicks off in the U.S. hitting 16 cities, five of them in Ontario.
Dates: April 8-July 28 — all tour dates: www.texasking.ca
Location: First stop, St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill with Motherfolk
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend – Las Vegas
For year 25, the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend four-day festival will feature 80 bands, 30 DJs, rockabilly and 50s music, a huge classic car show, burlesque showcase and competition, a vintage fashion show, dance lessons and competition, tiki pool parties, swimsuit contests, burlesque bingo, a pin-up contest, over 120 Vendors and record hops ’till 7 a.m. VLV attracts some of the most eye-catching, stylish, head-turning people you will ever see in one place. The VLV Car Show on Sat., April 16 features: The Go Getters, The Rhythm Shakers, Big Sandy & the Flyrite Boys, The Surfrajettes, and The Royal Hounds.
Date: April 14-17, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: The Orleans Hotel, 4500 W. Tropicana, Las Vegas.
Info: VLV Rockabilly Weekend, meetup groups, single day passes for the car show also available
Young Thug – Atlanta
Secret superstar guests will be brought out on the lineup, unique to the Atlanta show for Grammy-winning artist Young Thug. Young Thug released the album Slime Language 2 in 2021, which reached number one on the Billboard 200, dropped his second album in 2021 via 300 Entertainment and Young Stoner Life Records, and released his sophomore album Punk later that year. Hi albums feature Drake, Lil Baby, Gunna, NAV, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Doja Cat, and Travis Scott.
Date: April 15
Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, U.S.
Tickets: $30-$240 – on sale starting Jan. 21
‘Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Live From Boston’ — Global Livestream
Hot off their U.S. nationwide The River is Rising tour the band Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (SMKC) will celebrate the release of their new album 4 (Gibson Records/BMG) with the global streaming event Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Live From Boston on April 15 via the Benji and Joel Madden-founded concert streaming platform Veeps or on Apple TV and Roku. The show was shot on location last month during the group’s sold-out House of Blues performance. The event will give fans around the globe a 21-song set of classic favorites and brand-new songs from 4, which debuted as the No. 1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album during release week. The show will be available for viewing 48 hours after it airs. Ticket holders get a discount on select Slash merch and a free, signed, limited lithograph with merch purchase.
Date: Friday, April 15 at 12:00 p.m. PT
Details: Tickets and information available via Veeps
I-Octane : ‘I Am Great’ Album Release Show + Party — New York
Reggae and dancehall star I-Octane announced live shows to coincide with his fifth studio album, I Am Great. I-Octane brings his unique sound stateside for a special appearance at the famed New York venue SOB’s on April 17 with special guests Lutan Fyah, Denyque, and Versi. The Jamaican artist worked with renowned Billboard-charting producer Troy “Troyton Music” Hinds in the studio and is ready to hit the stage. Following the debut of the 15-track I Am Great, the album was spotlighted in major media throughout the Caribbean, on New York’s Hot 97 and on 103.5 The Beat with Papa Keith in Miami coinciding with a release party. I-Octane will round out the month with a performance on April 30 in Ontario, Canada. We kept our promise to keep you posted.
Date: April 17, 7 p.m.
Location: SOB’s, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY
Details: SOB’s Ticket Link for more information
Bad Luck. and Dollar Signs Co-headline U.S. Tour
Hear stories of heartache, growth, setbacks and personal triumphs from their new album Summer of Pain. Members of Bad Luck.: Dominick Fox, Joe Fox, Charlie Caruso and Michael Sichel – are documenting their journey as life unfolds. The songs do not reflect the beginning of an adventure nor fixate on endings. It’s about the messy parts in the middle. Tight, fast, melodic, meandering into the territory of west coast punk, the Romones and northern new wave. A great album — nuanced and imaginative, balanced on great songwriting, expert production and singularly impressive instrumentation on every track. Sounds like the 80s but better, even when they slow down. Rock band Bad Luck. co-headline with Dollar Signs, featuring support from Taking Meds on most of the 30 shows across the U.S. The tour kicks off on April 20 in Cleveland, with stops to follow in Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Dallas, Orlando, Pittsburgh, and Brooklyn. Canada was added to the tour. See May Events. For a list of upcoming shows: www.badluckny.com.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers — U.S., Canada, Europe
Gold and platinum winning blues-infused rock band George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be visiting multiple countries in Europe (Spain, France, Sweden, Germany, the U.K. and more), Vancouver to Montreal in Canada and a long list of cities in the United States on their tour labelled Good To Be Bad: 45 Years Of Rock Tour. The tour comes after the release of The Original George Thorogood. The album features familiar songs I Drink Alone and Bad to the Bone. The latter song has been featured in numerous films, from Terminator 2: Judgment Day to The Muppets, and TV shows including “Married… With Children,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and “Miami Vice.”
Dates: Tour starts April 29, 2022 and runs until May 2023
Location: Crystal Grand Music Theatre, Wisconsin Dells, WI, U.S.A.
SUM 41 Announces ‘Blame Canada Tour‘ With Simple Plan
Grammy-nominated band Sum 41 have joined forces with Simple Plan to announce the “Blame Canada Tour,” their upcoming two-part, full U.S. co-headline run. The two bands are BFFs but this is their first time touring together. Both bands will commemorate their debut records on tour, with Sum 41 performing All Killer No Filler in full and Simple Plan, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. The first leg kicks off on April 29, featuring special guest Set It Off. For every ticket sold, $1 will go to the Simple Plan Foundation. Since 2011 they’ve donated over $2M to charity in Canada to help young people in need. In 2020 Sweet Relief started the Covid-19 Fund to provide emergency financial assistance to music industry professionals devastated by the pandemic.
Tour dates: https://www.sum41.com
Jesse Cook Tempest II Tour — Canada and the United States
Gold and multi-platinum selling Juno Award-winning Spanish guitar player and composer Jesse Cooke completed the first leg of his Tempest II tour, originally set for 2020 in celebration of 25 years since his acclaimed debut album, Tempest. Launching in Spokane, WA on January 19, spanning 43-dates, the trek is taking Cook and his band across Canada and the U.S. Cook wrote and released a new album, Libre, during the pandemic so there may be new music to look forward to. Cook plays Meridian Hall, The Empire Theatre, the National Arts Centre, Salle Louis-Frechette at the Grand Theatre de Quebec and the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 9.
Date: Next concert — May 11 – Centennial Hall, London, Ontario, Canada
Details: Visit Jesse Cook’s website for tour dates and tickets
Women Who Rock And Gibson Music Industry Panel
For a special panel honoring women in the music industry ahead of the 5th Annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert, Presented by Gibson —Melinda Colaizzi (Founder, Women Who Rock), Qiana Conley (Executive Director, Recording Academy, Los Angeles), Elizabeth Heidt (Vice President Cultural Influence, Gibson Brands-Global), Mini Bear (Producer/DJ Vocalist and Chief Education Officer, FEMME HOUSE), and moderator Marisa Sullivan (People, US Weekly, Journalist and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor) will participate in a conversation about women in music, women’s health and the under representation in both areas. Also see benefit concert info. on Sunday
Date: Thursday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Gibson Showroom Los Angeles (West Hollywood — 7561 Sunset Blvd. Ste 103, L.A., CA 90046)
Fifth Annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert – Los Angeles
The music industry panel is ahead of the 5th Annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert, Presented by Gibson coming this Sunday, May 22 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles. The Women Who Rock concert will feature a headlining set from 4X GRAMMY winner Aimee Mann, as well as performances from Flor De Toloache, Emily Wolfe, Daisy O’Dell, and Graciela. GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter, actress season six winner of American Idol Jordin Sparks will be the official emcee for the Women Who Rock Benefit Concert. Proceeds from the benefit will support Magee-Women’s Research Institute — the nation’s largest research institute dedicated only to vital and life-saving women’s health research. See Thursday’s Panel info. above
Date and location: Sunday, May 22 at The Novo in downtown LA.., U.S.
Details: Tickets for the Women Who Rock benefit concert
‘Spread Health Not Hate’ Basketball Tournament — New York City
For the advancement of the Aranbayev brothers’ message of “Spread Hope, Not Hate” and “Stop the Violence” to give back to the Robert Fulton community and get the youth involved in positive play and interaction. Avianne Fit will make a donation to the community on the day of this event. Cam’ron, Dave East, Bobby Schmurda, James Bouknight, Richardson Hitchins, Zachary Ochoa, Chris Colbert, Gale Brewer (Member of the City Council, Former Manhattan Bureau President) are among the special guests. Food and drinks by Burgerology Midtown, Basketball Gear by Lasso and HypeKills Inc, Face painting for kids by Maya, Sounds by DJ Jus Ske and DJ Rob Dinero. This tournament is presented by Avianne Fit, Avianne & Co.’s health and wellness branch that works with inner city youth around New York City and the boroughs to help give kids structure through physical activity and sport.
Date: May 22 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Manhattan’s Robert Fulton Community — (near 418 W 17th St., New York City)
Bad Luck. and Dolla Signs — Toronto
Date: Thursday, May 26 | Doors: 7:00pm
Location: El Mocambo | 464 Spadina Ave. | Toronto, ON, Canada
(See April Events)
Katy Perry: PLAY — Las Vegas
Singer Katy Perry added 16 shows to her Las Vegas performances in the brand-new , state-of-the-art, 5,000-seat Resorts World Theatre. The opening night of Katy Perry: PLAY featured her first live performance of the song When I’m Gone, a collaboration with dance music artist Alesso. The official video for the song premiered during the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship halftime show, marking the only time that ESPN has ever dropped a global music video within a live broadcast across its networks. The new dates are from May 27 to June 11, 2022, including Memorial Day Weekend, and July 29 to Aug. 13, 2022. Tickets went on sale in January – the same day Perry returned to Saturday Night Live for her fourth appearance as musical guest on the TV show.
Everland Presents: The Concert for Climate — Sweden and livestream
Everland represents the largest high-impact forest conservation projects in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. They are hosting the Concert for Climate, one of the events that is part of the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Environment Day 2022 celebrations. The lineup includes artists from around the world who are using their voices to raise awareness of the urgent need to protect nature. Swedish comedian and TV personality Kodjo Akolor will emcee the show, which features Julian Lennon, Julian Marley & the Uprising, Gennady, Rusty Watson & The Legacy Singers with Solid Gospel, and All Ways with Dara Hart and Josh Tosteson.
Date: Sat., June 4 from 7:30–11:00 p.m. CET / 1:30–5:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Fotografiska, 22 Stadsgårdshamnen, 116 45 Södermalm, Sweden and live streamed via Looped
Luminato Live at Yonge-Dundas Square – Toronto
Luminato brings music, conversation, and art from iskwē and Queer Songbook Orchestra featuring Beverly Glenn-Copeland, to David Suzuki, and Edward Burtynsky. Enjoy free main stage concerts at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, followed by the world premiere of Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Burtynsky’s breathtaking exploration of humanity’s impact on the earth fills the screens surrounding Yonge-Dundas Square until 11 p.m., immersing audiences in a 30-min. visual journey accompanied by Phil Strong’s epic original score. Free.
All Dates and Times: Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m., June 10 at 7 p.m., June 11 at 2 p.m., and June 12 at 2 p.m.
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
North By Northeast Music Festival (NXNE) — Toronto
Toronto’s NXNE music festival is an assured good time, with some of the most notable emerging artists participating in the past including Grimes, the Lumineers, Daniel Caesar, Run The Jewels, The Weather Station, Sarah Harmer, Metz, the Arkells, Sam Roberts, Lizzo, Future Islands, Vince Staples, Billy Talent, Post Malone, and Feist. CORE will keep you posted on the acts who will play in over 20 venues across the city. NXNE’s founder and president Michael Hollett said he wants to make it easy for people to come back to live music and experience stage-hopping like the old days. The low ticket prices will sure help.
Date: June 14-19
Details: full festival general admission tickets available for only $20
National Indigenous Peoples Day: Twin Flames — Banff or livestream
Join husband and wife duo Chelsey June and Jaaji of Twin Flames, for a night of indie rock, synth rock and folk-pop delivered through a mix of English, French, and Inuktitut in Banff or catch them live online, all for free, as part of Indigenous Peoples Day. Tickets and information.
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
Location: in person at the Jenny Belzberg Theatre, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada or online
Walk Off the Earth at Carnegie Hall — New York City
WOTE has sold out venues across the globe from Red Rocks and Sydney Opera House to Wembley and collaborated with artists such as Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg, Lukas Graham, gnash, Nicky Romero, and Steve Aoki. They performed on the outside of the CN Tower last year. They’ve sold over 1 million records, have over one billion YouTube views and eight million social media subscribers. They play NYC this summer.
Date: June 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York, U.S.
Tickets: $38-$88 – Released Feb. 22
Q3 — JULY – SEPTEMBER
Arcade Fire Headlines Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal
Arcade Fire will headline the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival this year. The band recently surprised audiences when they performed unexpectedly at Coachella and will now be in the headlights again after filling the spot left open by the Foo Fighters’ cancellation (see above). Nick Farkas explains why it makes sense that Arcade Fire takes the spotlight at the festival.
Dates: July 29-31
Location: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Details: Passes are now available
Furnace Fest Resurrects Festival After 17 Years – Birmingham
Furnace Fest added headliners Sunny Day Real Estate to the list of 90 bands performing at the three-day rock festival in one of the band’s first U.S. shows since 2010. The festival itself took a 17-year hiatus in 2003 after four consecutive years of shaking up Alabama. Lineup includes: Mastodon, The Ghost Inside, Alexisonfire, Descendents, New Found Glory, Midtown, The Story So Far, Poison The Well, The Acacia Strain, Anti-Flag, Four Year Strong, Earth Crisis, Elliott, The Joy Formidable, Dying Wish, Kublai Khan TX, In Flames, Nothing, Shadows Fall, Stretch Armstrong, Movements, Strike Anywhere and Thrice.
Dates: September 23–25
Venue: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark | 20 32nd St. N. Birmingham, AL. 35222, U.S.
Details: Visit their website for info: www.furnacefest.us.
Q4- OCTOBER – DECEMBER
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