By Greg Carannante
City & Shore Arts Writer
The Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival may be up in the air, and the Miami Pop Festival won’t make its debut until November, but a scorching musical heatwave is in the forecast for South Florida’s summer concert season. Get ready for it with City & Shore’s special preview (starring Jennifer Lopez) in the July issue, dropping July 7.
In the meantime, concert-goers can warm up with Brit-belter Florence and the Machine, June 6 at American Airlines Arena; super satirist “Weird Al” Yancovic — backed by an orchestra! — June 6 at Broward Center; and the Allman Brothers tribe’s Tedeschi Trucks Band, June 29 at Mizner Amphitheater.
And — Boomer alert! — speaking of Woodstock, South Florida audiences will soon have a chance to hear some great tunes and a few “far-outs” from a legendary artist whose group made its debut at the historic original fest in 1969. David Crosby and Friends will take the stage at Parker Playhouse on May 21, the last show before the grand dame of local theaters powers down for major renovations.
Co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash and a two-time Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Famer, Crosby will be joined by his five-piece Sky Trails Band performing classics from the counterculture songbook and more recent beauties from his solo career.