We don't really do seasons down here in South Florida. Once that holiday glow fades, we've pretty much already got our sights set on all things spring: spring cleaning, spring break, and best of all, live music — indoors, outdoors, arenas, amphitheaters, or festivals. We'll take it all, please. Here are our picks for the ten best shows coming up this spring.
10. Riverwalk Blues Fest
With Johnny Rawls, Nikki Hill, Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind, Chris O'Leary Band, Albert Castiglia, and others. February 26 to 28 at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $15 to $25 plus fees. Visit riverwalkblues.com.
This three-day blues festival along Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk waterfront plays host to some of the genre's most beloved bands and is the perfect weekend activity for the whole family.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $22 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Formed in New Orleans in 2003, Mutemath has led the
8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $37.50 to $67.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Seasoned folk-pop songstress Jewel performs live this March at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.
7. Less Than Jake
7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $18 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Die-hard fans, mark your calendars. Gainesville's stalwart ska punk band has scheduled two shows at the Culture Room this March.
6. For the Love Fest
With Further Seems Forever and others. Noon Saturday, March 16, at C&I Studios, 541 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Visit forthelovefestival.com.
C&I Studios in FAT Village has been at the forefront of Fort Lauderdale's recent creative wave, and its latest large-scale endeavor, For the Love Fest, is a testament to its growing influence.