South Florida's Eight Best Concerts This Week

Experience Hendrix
Nothing will ever compare to seeing Jimi Hendrix murder a six-string live in action, but Experience Hendrix — a traveling revue that plays all the classic Hendrix cuts in an homage to a still-larger-than-life American legend — sure does come close to it. Featuring fellow guitar heros Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Dweezil Zappa, the current troupe has added bassist Billy Cox — the only surviving member of Hendrix's three main bands — to its lineup. Do yourself a favor and don't miss it. 

With Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, and others. Wednesday, February 24, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; Tickets cost $40 to $80 plus fees via

Iron Maiden
Though "metal" — as pointed out by New Times — "now signifies a net wide enough to include something for just about everyone, there's one thing almost all metal fans agree upon: Iron Maiden is still the titan against which all others are to be measured." Pay your respects to the kings of metal — and while you're at it, make a pit stop at drummer (and South Florida resident) Nicko McBrain's barbecue restaurant, Rock N Roll Ribs in Coral Springs — this week at the BB&T Center. 

The Book of Souls World Tour 2016 with the Raven Age. Wednesday, February 24, 7:50 p.m. BB&T Center, One Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; Tickets cost $55 to $150 plus fees via

Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy has come a long way since their Take This to Your Grave days, but the Chi-Town rockers will forever be known as the band that started the emo-rock movement. But this week, the guys will be showing off their "Irresistible" rockish ways with AWOLNATION and Pvris during their Wintour Is Coming gig at the Hard Rock Live.

Wintour Is Coming with AWOLNATION and Pvris. Friday, February 26, 7 p.m. Hard Rock Live, One Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; Tickets cost $45 to $105 plus fees via

Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival
"I sing soul," blues singer Johnny Rawls recently told New Times. "I stand out because I do original songs that have a good beat to them. It’s a different side to the blues. I take a lot of time and effort to write songs so they don't sound like they were just thrown together. In order to stand out, you have to write great songs." Check out the "great songs" Rawls talks about this week as the songwriter — and a handful of like-minded musicians — sing the blues at the Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival.

With Johnny Rawls, Jason Ricci, Chris O'Leary, Albert Castiglia, Nikki Hill, JP Soars and the Red Hots, Joey Gilmore, Joey DaSilva and the Midnight Howl, and more. Friday to Sunday, February 26 to 28. Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-828-5000; Tickets cost $15 to $25 per day. Visit

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