Live music this week: Let freedom sing

It's appropriate that the best concerts the week of the Fourth of July will be put on by American entertainers. Three big names in contemporary R&B will perform at Miami's James L. Knight Center on Thursday, touring to promote their upcoming debut album as a group.

Singers Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank first collaborated as TGT in 2007, but mostly on single tracks. Their 3 Kings Tour will preview an album of the same name, set to be released later this year. ($72.10-$93.60, Ticketmaster.com

But anyone who will celebrate independence with barbecue under the sun will have to catch one of the shows taking place Friday. The boy band Big Time Rush will leap from the TV screens that air its Nickelodeon series to the stage at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. ($32-$79.40, LiveNation.com Meanwhile, Grand Central in Miami will present the psychedelic, indie, glam rock of the Georgia-based band Of Montreal. ($12-$15 plus fees, GrandCentralMiami.com And Jazziz Nightlife in Boca Raton will welcome the flamenco-inspired jazz of local band Urban Gypsy, playing Friday and Saturday. (Free, JazzizNightlife.com


Pictures: Zombie Walk in downtown Fort Lauderdale