Arts Launch 2019 (Photo by Joan Marcus)
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ARSHT CENTER – Arts Launch 2019

The open house is the annual kick-off to Miami’s art season as more than 100 of Miami’s cultural organizations showcase their arts offerings for the upcoming season in an indoor street fair. With a full day of more than 50 activities, including free mini performances, interactive workshops, kid’s activities, farmers market, walking tours, “Hamilton” singalong, dance classes, a cappella performances and chef demonstrations.

Sat, September 7; 10am; Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami); Free; ArshtCenter.org

COMEDIAN – Michael Yo

Michael Yo is a Stand-up Comedian, Actor, and TV Host known for his work on E!’s Chelsea Lately, is a regular on The Talk, The Wendy Williams Show and The Today Show. This self-proclaimed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother” has also appeared on E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E!. Michael is currently a co-host on CBS’s The Insider.

Fri & Sat, September 6 and 7; Miami Improv (3450 NW 83rd Ave #224, Doral); Tix: $22; Miamiimprov.com.

ROCKER – Peter Frampton

The British rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist started out with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd but broke through 1976 with the monster-selling “Frampton Comes Alive” live solo album. He’s known for the singles “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Show Me the Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do.”

Fri, September 6; 7:30pm; Coral Sky Amphitheatre (601 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach); Tix: $29.50 to $241; westpalmbeachamphitheatre.com.

MOVIE – Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice 

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties. This documentary stars Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton,and  Emmylou Harris

Premieres Friday, September 6, Rated PG-13

SINGER –Chris Brown 

After last year’s highly successful Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour, Global music icon, world-class entertainer and Grammy Award winner Chris Brown will bring  the epic INDIGOAT Tour to south Florida with some of the hottest names in hip-hop including Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy. 

Sun, September 1; 6:30pm; The BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise); Tix: start at $80; thebbtcenter.com

LOTOS -Music Festival

The fifth annual outdoor concert’s multi-genre lineup includes Method Man & Redman, DMX, Puddle of Mudd, The Expendables, Uncle Luke, The Resolvers, Black Sheep and Artikal Sound System.

Sun, September 1; 3-11pm; Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton); Tix: $45 to $100; myboca.us/826/Mizner-Park-Amphitheater

BAND – Spyro Gyra 

This is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents. They have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success.

Thu September 5; 7pm; Boca Black Box (8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton); Tix: $60 and $75 (VIP); Bocablackbox.com.

SPANIARD – Alejandro Sanz

The Spanish guitarist, singer and songwriter has won 17 Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He has received the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times, more than any other artist. The singer is notable for his flamenco-influenced ballads, and has also experimented with several other genres including pop, rock, funk, R&B and jazz.

Sat, September 7 and Sun September 8; 7:30pm; American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami) Tix: $75 to $390; Aaarena.com.

REGGAE – Splash Festival 

Hymn Marley was announced as a co-headliner for this festival. The event is being presented by Latin-leaning Rhythmic Top 40 radio station Power 96. Other acts on the bill include Southern California pop-reggae band 4th & Orange, reggae legends Inner Circle, and TV-star-turned-reggaeton-songstress Amara La Negra.

Mon, September 2; 2pm to 12am; GROwynwood (2700 NW 2nd Avenue); Tix: $30; bit.ly/ReggaeSplashFest.

LABOR DAY – Monday, September 2 

Labor Day in the US is a federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September that honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, laws, sustainability, persistence, structure, and well-being of the country (Wiki). It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy, have fun and make sure you honor our American labor force!