For the best in music, comedy, theater, and live performances, Greater Fort Lauderdale is the place to be. Here’s what we have coming up.
The Struts - Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave. The British band’s local show is a stop on their worldwide tour in support of their third album, “Strange Days,” which was written and recorded in 10 days during the quarantine spurred by COVID-19. Tickets cost $26.50-$30. Visit jointherevolution.net for more.
Dashboard Confessional - Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Revolution Live. The South Florida band, known for hits like “Hands Down,” “Screaming Infidelities,” and “Vindicated,” is joined by The Wild Life and Armon Jay. Tickets cost $29.50-$32. Visit jointherevolution.net for more.
Rick Springfield - Sunday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. With more than 17 top 40 hits under his belt, most notably “Jessie’s Girl,” the singer-songwriter takes the stage to strut his stuff. Tickets cost $37.50-$122.50. Visit browardcenter.org for more.
Guns N’ Roses - Saturday, Oct. 2 & Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Davie. Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe. Tickets cost $100-$420. Visit seminolehardrockhollywood.com for more.
Under the Streetlamp - Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in The Parker, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Former lead crooners from the Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys” perform favorites from the American radio songbook. Tickets cost $53-$73. Visit browardcenter.org for more.
Tortuga Music Festival - November 12-14, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. The annual 3-day, multi-stage music festival features some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music. This year’s lineup includes Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Chris Lane, Pitbull, and more. Tickets start at $138. Visit tortugamusicfestival.com
New Found Glory & Simple Plan - Friday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Native sons of Broward County, pop-punk band New Found Glory are joined by the Canadian Simple Plan for a night of party hits. Tickets cost $38-$45. Visit jointherevolution.net for more.
A Solo Evening with Keb’ Mo’ - Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in The Parker, 707 NE Eighth St. Fort Lauderdale. With a career spanning decades, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Keb’ Mo’ has a repertoire of collaborations with the likes of Bonnie Raitt and his songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, the Zac Brown Band, and more. Tickets cost $35-$65.50. Visit browardcenter.org for more.
Black Violin - Saturday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus bring together classical music and hip-hop for a sound that transcends time and brings together generations. Tickets cost $20-$69.50. Visit browardcenter.org for more.
The Temptations and The Four Tops, Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Two legends of Motown come together to perform their multi-platinum hits. Tickets cost $79.50-$129.50. Visit browardcenter.org for more.
“Hello, Daddy!” - Aug. 11-15, Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Drag queen Delighted Tobehere, from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” puts on a Broadway-worthy show that celebrates two decades of drag. Tickets cost $35 per person. Visit empirestage.com for more.
“The Twentieth Century Way'' - Oct. 1-31, Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors. The local theatre is kicking off its 10th season with an LGBTQ+-inspired play, which tells the true story of two actors who are hired by the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to find “social vagrants” in public restrooms. Tickets cost $35 per person. Visit islandcitystage.org for more.
“Friends! the Musical Parody” - Saturday, Dec. 4, with two shows, 2 p.m., and 8 p.m., in The Parker, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Poke fun at your favorite gang in the musical based on the ‘90s TV show. Tickets cost $33-$63. Visit browardcenter.org for more.
“The Prom” - Dec. 14-16, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. In this musical comedy, four Broadway performers whose stars have dimmed come together to help a lesbian student in small-town Indiana take her girlfriend to prom. Tickets cost $25-$85. Visit browardcenter.org for more.
“Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular” - Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Cirque Musica marries acrobatics and music to perform timeless holiday classics. Visit thecentercs.com for more.
“Kinky Boots” - From Dec. 18 to Jan. 2, 2022, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Charlie has no interest in shoes when he inherits his father’s shoe factory on the brink of closure— that is until he meets a trans cabaret singer who inspires him to start making erotic footwear. Tickets cost $49-$65. Visit browardcenter.org for more.
Dave Chappelle - Aug. 6-8 at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. The Emmy, Grammy, and Mark Twain Prize winner is considered one of the greatest comedians of all time. Tickets cost $115-$390. Visit seminolehardrockhollywood.com for more.
Katt Williams - Friday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. in the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Williams artfully mixes comedy with social commentary during his “World War III” tour. Tickets start at $59 each. Visit thebbtcenter.com for more.
Lewis Black - Friday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Laugh out loud at the absurdities of life in a way that the yelling “king of rant” can only do. Tickets cost $43-$97. Visit browardcenter.org for more.