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Upcoming Spring Concerts and Shows

by Sheri Elfman
Thursday Apr 26, 2012
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Just because it’s spring, don’t think that things will slow down. Get ready for amazing shows and concerts that will keep you entertained during these hot months. Joan Rivers, Lisa Lampanelli, Lady Antebellum and Coldplay are just a few of the names who will be bringing the heat this season. Hotspots is providing you with this calendar so that you can plan ahead and buy tickets!

Bare
Now through April 29

Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa

Altar boy Peter is in love with his roommate Jason, and the two have a closeted romance until classmate Ivy gets involved. Soon things spiral out of control. For mature audiences

Legends of Hip Hop
April 27

NSU Arena at the Don Taft Univ. Center of Nova Southeastern U , Fort Lauderdale

Old school favorites Salt n’ Pepa, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh will perform.

Miami Gay Chorus "New World Waking-A Place Without Bullying"

April 28

Aventura Arts and Culture Center, Aventura

In addition to songs, the show will include a living art exhibit where people will share their experiences of being bullied.

98 Rockfest
April 28

Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa

Shinedown, Evanescence, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Adelitas Way, Trivium, P.O.D., Otherwise and Art of Dying will perform.

Roberto y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.
May 1

The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach

Mexican musical duo Roberto and Gabriela will impress with their amazing guitar skills and will be joined by C.U.B.A.

SunFest
May 2 to 6

West Palm Beach Waterfront, West Palm Beach

Counting Crows, Creed, Pitbull, The Fray, Snoop Dog, Passion Pit and Wiz Khalifa are among the many performers at this festival.

The Fray
May 3

Hard Rock Live in Orlando

The Denver-based band will perform hits like "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and "How to Save A Life."

The Beach Boys

May 4

Hard Rock Live in Hollywood

And

May 5

Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa

See these legends perform favorites like "I Get Around," "Good Vibrations" and "Wouldn’t It be Nice."

Lady Antebellum
May 11

1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater in Tampa

And

May 12

Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach

Check out country stars Lady Antebellum who will be joined by Darius Rucker and Thompson Square.

Wilco
May 15

The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach

Wilco fans will be excited to see the alternative country rock bands perform hits from their eight albums.

Disney Presents The Lion King
Now through May 13

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando

and

May 15 to June 10

Ziff Ballet Opera House, the Arsht Center, Miami

See the Tony Award winning show that everyone is talking about! The Lion King is a beautiful show that features all of your favorite songs from the Disney movie.

Melissa Etheridge
May 16

Hard Rock Live in Hollywood

Melissa will rock out at Hard Rock with hits like "I’m The Only One" "Come to My Window" "Bring Me Some Water."

Joan Rivers
May 17

Hard Rock Live in Hollywood

Comedienne, actress, Fashion Police and QVC queen Joan Rivers will bring her hilarious observations to the Hard Rock.

Lisa Lampanelli
May 18

Hard Rock Live in Orlando

Lisa Lampanelli, comedienne and reality show star (Celebrity Apprentice), will have you cracking up and shaking your head in disbelief at the same time.

k.d. lang
May 27

Hard Rock Live in Orlando

Country singer/songwriter k.d. lang will entertain the crowd with "Constant Craving" and other hits.

Neil Diamond
June 1

Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale

And

June 3

St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa

Rock and Pop Icon Neil Diamond, a 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, will perform his greatest hits.

Brothers of the Sun Tour
June 2

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Country stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw join together for this amazing concert.

June 5

Bon Iver
Hard Rock Live in Orlando

and

June 6

Bon Iver

The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach

Come see why Bon Iver won the Grammy for Best New Artist at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

La Cage Aux Folles
June 5-June 10

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando

and

June 12-June 24

Au-Rene Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

George Hamilton stars in this production the popular show, which has one three Tony Awards.

South Florida Ballet Theater "Pas De Deux"
June 10

Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

See the South Florida Ballet Theater perform classical ballet at the Amaturo Theater.

Il Divo
June 12

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando

And

June 16

Hard Rock Live in Hollywood

Il Divo’s latest tour follows the release of the quartet’s latest album, Wicked Game.

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble: The Music of Our World
June 16

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will feature small ensembles and the full band as they play pop favorites from the classics to Lady Gaga.

Coldplay
June 28

Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa

And

June 29

American Airlines Arena in Miami

Coldplay will be joined by Robyn and Wolf Gang on their 2012 tour, Mylo Xyloto.

If you think these performances sound exciting, just wait until the summer when Jason Mraz and Dave Matthew Band are on tour and in the fall when Madonna comes to town!

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