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Summer in Miami means music... live music... live music we care about! Concert season goes into high gear this August. Here are five acts you shouldn’t miss.

Metric is one of many acts hitting the Miami concert circuit this summer.

City for Display: 

Metric, Aug. 1, 8:30pm
Bud Light has taken on a big task for Aug. 1. It is producing 50 concerts in 50 states in one day. Curated by Live Nation, the 50/50/1 event is looking to flip the whole music festival concept on its head. Los Angeles has Miguel, Las Vegas has the Flaming Lips and Miami gets Canadian indie-pop crew Metric and their synth sounds. TICKETS $28 WHERE The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.7300,

Justin Timberlake & Jay Z, Aug. 16, 8pm
While Jay Z might have lost the hyphen in his name, his ability to put on a killer show is still well intact. And don’t get us started on Justin Timberlake. The headliners of the Legends of Summer concert tour will wrap things up in Miami with this performance. The evening starts with hip-shaking sets by Jigga Man’s go-to-spinster, DJ Cassidy, and then non-stop hits from each performer. TICKETS $54-$315 WHERE Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens, 305.943.8000,

Icona Pop, Aug. 17, 9pm
A Samsung Galaxy S4 commercial, Glee, Girls and even the NBA playoffs—those are just a few of the places that have featured Icona Pop’s “I Love It” hit. The Swedish duo returns to Miami to perform that catchy pop ditty and many, many others. TICKETS $20 WHERE Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.377.2277,

Mobb Deep, Aug. 17, 10pm
After 20 years in the game and a new album on the way, the Queens musicians known as Mobb Deep are giving fans what they have been waiting for: a reunion. And if this show is anything like their critically acclaimed show at Stage 48 in New York City, sing-alongs to hits like “Eye for an Eye” and “Temperature’s Rising” are guaranteed. TICKETS $25 WHERE The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami, 305.576.9577,

Bruno Mars, Aug. 31, 8pm
Bruno Mars is on an 87-date world tour with no more than two days off at a time. The man should be exhausted by now, but the glowing reviews from each of his engagements only solidify what fans know well: Bruno is a musical force to be reckoned with. With a stellar backup band and a hit-friendly program, this show will showcase the man at his Top 40 best. TICKETS $54-$144 WHERE American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.777.1000,