Culture | March 15, 2022 1:57 pm

The 17 Best Concerts Coming to Miami This Spring

From Bieber and Bad Bunny stadium shows to Bon Iver and Haim, this is your concert checklist

Bad Bunny performing onstage. We've compiled a list of the 17 best concerts coming to Miami, Florida, in spring 2022.
Bad Bunny is just one of the superstars coming to Miami this spring.
Timothy Norris via Getty

Miami’s music scene is like Miami’s weather: generally hot, no matter the season. That means this spring is bursting out all over with every kind of music imaginable, in venues big and small. As the club scene rolls along with DJs spinning every night of the week, these picks represent our very top selections, with a mix of live shows and EDM extravaganzas.

Below, the shows we’ll be checking out, from now ’til Memorial Day weekend. 

Patti LaBelle, March 18, Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center

Because this septuagenarian can still belt it out with the best

Diplo and other DJs from his label Higher Ground, March 24, Space Park

Because house is best blasted outdoors

Ultra Music Festival with Afrojack, Kygo, Armin van Buuren, Sofi Tukker and more, March 25 to 27, Bayfront Park

Because you want more, more, more A-list EDM from around the world for three days

Bernadette Peters, March 26, Lummus Park

Because nobody belts out Broadway show tunes better than Bernadette

Bad Bunny, April 1 to 3, FTX Arena

Because when El Ultimo Tour rolls into Miami, it’s the place to be

Miramar Jazz Festival with Eric Essix, David Sanborn, Regina Belle and Jonathan Butler, April 2, Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater

Because spring is the perfect time for listening to smooth jazz outdoors

Justin Bieber, April 13, FTX Arena

Because you’ve been waiting almost a year for the Biebe’s rescheduled show

Bon Iver with special guest Dijon, April 15, FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

Because some of us know him outside of the Taylor Swift œuvre

La Playita Concert with Danny Ocean, Lasso, Los Mesoneros and Lagos, April 23, Island Gardens

Because Latin tunes by the water means romance

Caribbean Latin Festival with Chimbala and Nengo Flow, April 23, Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater

Because if you somehow don’t know about reggaeton and dembow, here’s your chance

Elton John, April 28, FTX Arena

Because he’s not quite saying “farewell” yet

Juan Luis Guerra, April 30, FTX Arena

Because his Afro-Latin fusion will get you dancing in the aisles

GroundUp Music Festival with Snarky Puppy, Moonchild, Emily King and more, May 5 to 8, North Beach Bandshell

Because this one’s got a little bit of everything, and a lot of Snarky Puppy

Ana Gabriel, May 7, FTX Arena

Because a two-year postponement is too long to wait to hear this Mexican songbird

HAIM and Faye Webster, May 9, FPL Solar Amphitheater

Because admit it, ever since you saw Licorice Pizza you’ve had a crush on Alana Haim

J Balvin, May 13, FTX Arena

Because reggaeton and Miami go hand-in-hand

24th Annual Haitian Compas Festival with Harmonik, Nu Look, Zenglen and more, May 14, Mana Wynwood

Because a jam-packed day with Haitian musicians and DJs is always a good day