South Florida's Eight Best Concerts This Week

The Garth Brooks World Tour
From an eight-year retirement to a five-year Vegas residency to the release of a new album and accompanying world tour, Garth Brooks continues to be — and has always been — one of country's top-selling solo artists. And this week, the Man Against [the] Machine will be taking over the BB&T Center for three nights straight as he brings his first tour in 13 years to South Florida.

With Trisha Yearwood. Sponsored by GhostTunes. Thursday, January 14, 7:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 7 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; Tickets cost $64.48 plus fees via

SunGhosts may be Miami's best band, but their fan base reaches beyond the city limits. From the 305 to the 954, the local garage rockers will hit up Jump the Shark in celebration of the release of their latest EP, Parhelion, which was recorded in both Davie and Miami last summer. "We wanted this EP to be an appetizer before we release the full-length album," singer/guitarist Nik Balseiro told our sister paper Miami New Times. Get a taste of what's to come during the band's JTS show on Thursday.

With Mantra Love and Peyote Coyote. Thursday, January 14, 8 p.m. Jump the Shark, 810 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; All ages.

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth is as perky and hilarious as she is überly popular. Having taken on various roles from Wicked and The Muppets Show on ABC, Chenoweth will play the role of headliner as she performs a mix of her favorite songs — Broadway showtunes, pop standards, and music from her latest album, Coming Home — during her upcoming gig at the Broward Center.

Thursday, January 14, 8 p.m. Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Tickets cost $30 to $125 plus fees via

Reverend Horton Heat
You better bring your appetite to Culture Room this week, because Reverend Horton Heat's gonna "Teach You How to Eat." Coming from the "godfather of modern rockabilly and psychobilly," this will be one lesson you won't want to miss.

With Unknown Hinson, Nashville Pussy, and Igor & the Red Elvises. Friday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; Tickets cost $22 plus fees via

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Laurie Charles
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