Monica McGivern's Top Ten Memorable Concert Photos in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

At every show or concert, there is a clicking camera that counts. It's that one that those onstage should take notice of over the scores of bopping iPhones in the crowd. Photographer and New Times freelancer Monica McGivern's lens is that special one. It captures life as it's happening and reveals something about that time and place that others couldn't.

The Michigan-bred, yoga-trained McGivern has found her home in Palm Beach Gardens. Though she's a regular face in the Broward and Palm Beach county cultural landscape, she more recently started shooting events in Miami, getting to know a whole new group of active scene-starters.

"Inspired by the light," she says, "literally flowing through the Imagesound office I had been hired by the business to photograph," and in order "to grow both professionally and personally," she launched a new project called Solo in Miami. McGivern sat down with various folks who, she states, "helped introduce an aspect of the 'Magic City's' magic" to her. Conceptualized shoots with 21 people and still counting have resulted in her first solo exhibition. In photographing these people, she's documented a growing arts community in Miami.

What follow are her pics for the top 10 most memorable mostly Miami-musician shows she's shot in Broward or Palm Beach counties. Enjoy the eye candy.

10. Snakehole

Zitfest Day 1

Orange Door, the Snooze Theatre, Lake Park

December 17, 2010

9. Astari Night

Itty Bitty Blazar Gala

The Bubble, Fort Lauderdale

November 24, 2012

8. Pocket of Lollipops

Dewars' House Festival


May 9, 2010

7. Sam Friend

Little Munich, Lake Worth

January 22, 2011

6. The Gun Hoes, LiL Daggers, and Jacuzzi Boys

County Grind Night

Green Room, Fort Lauderdale

June 16, 2012

5. Little Beard

Radio-Active Records' New Location Grand Opening, Fort Lauderdale

November 5, 2012

4. Suenalo

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

June 21, 2012

3. This Heart Electric

Zitfest Day 2

Orange Door, the Snooze Theatre, Lake Park

December 18, 2010

2. Weird Wives


Respectable Street, West Palm Beach

October 30, 2011

1. Jacuzzi Boys

Record Store Day

Radio-Active Records (Old location), Fort Lauderdale

April 16, 2011

Monica McGivern Photography presents Solo in Miami. 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at Wynwood's Historic Seminole Building, 120 NW 25 Street, Suite 203, Miami. Visit monicamcgivern.org.

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