Hard Rock Live – Hollywood
Tucked away in the Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Hollywood, Hard Rock Live is arguably one of the best concert venues in the entire southeastern United States, attracting A-list performers year-round. This winter and spring, comedy and music lovers will be treated to a wide variety of acts:
Michael Bolton, Jan. 23; opera sensation Andrea Bocelli, Feb. 12, 14 – 15; Diana Ross, Feb. 19; comedian Jerry Seinfeld, Feb. 27 – 28; K.C. and the Sunshine Band, March 20; and the divine “Miss M,” Bette Midler, May 8 – 9. For tickets and show times, go to MyHRL.com.
The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Auditorium – Miami Beach
The Fillmore has breathed new life into the cavernous Jackie Gleason Auditorium in Miami Beach. Two top tickets this winter include former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and late night talk show host Seth Meyers, Jan. 23, and ‘70s rocker Jackson Browne, Feb. 20. For show times and tickets, go to FillmoreMB.com.
Kravis Center – West Palm Beach
Reflecting the diverse audiences in Palm Beach County, the Kravis Center has one of the most diverse comedy and concert lineups: Food Network personality Alton Brown, Feb. 6; former “The View” co-host Joy Behar and Susie Essman, Feb. 9; political satirists The Capitol Steps, Feb. 28 – March 14; Broadway diva Audra McDonald, March 24; and Celtic Woman, April 18 (also at the Arsht Center, April 22). For tickets and show times, go to Kravis.org.
Coral Springs Center for the Arts – Coral Springs
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is often overlooked, but regularly offers top tier programming. Readers should plan to catch lesbian comic Judy Gold on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. This gay, Jewish mom has an opinion on just about everything! For tickets, go to CoralSpringsCenterForTheArts.com.
Broward Center – Fort Lauderdale
The Broward Center also has an appealing season planned, including Dennis DeYoung & The Music of Styx with Rock Symphony, Feb. 17; dog expert Cesar Millan Live!, March 17 (also at the Kravis Center, April 1); teen opera sensation Jackie Evancho, March 29; R&B legend Roberta Flack, April 24; and perennial “D-lister,” Kathy Griffin, April 25. For tickets and show times, go to BrowardCenter.org.