Best Places To Find Music In Miami

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By: Shayne Benowitz

Get on your feet and move to the beat of these Miami musical offerings.

Greater Miami is a cultural melting pot and perhaps that’s no more self-evident than in the range of music throughout the destination. From world-class symphony orchestras and opera to electronic dance music and the biggest names in pop, Greater Miami’s music scene also extends to its Latin roots.

We celebrate Miami Entertainment Months every October and November—but the sound of music can be heard year round.

People on Soundscape Park's lawn watching the New World Symphony Wallcast
New World Center's SoundScape Park for a starlit experience

Catch A Show: Whether It's The Symphony, Opera Or Orchestra

New World Symphony

The New World Symphony is America’s Orchestral Academy performing at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in the heart of South Beach. Led by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, this is where to hear up-and-coming talent in state-of-the-art facilities, which include a 7,000-square-foot exterior wall where performances are simulcast before Soundscape Park.

The Cleveland Orchestra Miami

Celebrating its 15th year in Miami in 2022, the Cleveland Orchestra performs at the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center annually, featuring such acclaimed performers as soprano Renée Fleming.

Opera performers in costume
Catch the Florida Grand Opera at the Arsht

Florida Grand Opera

With a residency at the The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Grand Opera is a world-class company presenting classical and groundbreaking operas every season.

Seraphic Fire

A choral orchestral chamber ensemble based in Miami, Seraphic Fire performs locally throughout South Florida and also tours nationally. Led by founder and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley, the ensemble has been twice Grammy nominated.

Violin section
A night with the next big stars at Frost School of Music

University of Miami Frost School of Music

With over 300 concerts and recitals performed annually, the Frost School of Music is a beacon of musical culture in Miami. Performing at the campus’s Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, expect pieces by world-renowned visiting artists, faculty and students groomed to be the next big stars.

Miami Symphony Orchestra

A hometown professional symphony orchestra based in Kendall, Miami Symphony Orchestra performs at the Arsht Center, under the stars at the Miami Design District and other venues throughout Greater Miami. Under the direction of Maestro Eduardo Marturet, their repertoire includes classics, as well as national and world premieres.

Orchestra Miami performing in front of an audience
Enjoy a night of classical music by Orchestra Miami

Orchestra Miami

With a mission to bring high-quality music to everyone in Miami, Orchestra Miami is known for their free outdoor concerts and educational programs throughout Greater Miami.

Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation

Celebrating the art of the piano, the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation is an international music and education not-for-profit in Miami, featuring dueling pianos performances at various venues throughout Greater Miami that are simply not to be missed.

Chopin Foundation of the United States

Based in North Bay Village, Miami’s Chopin Foundation of the United States is home to the annual National Chopin Piano Competition, as well as Chopin salons and concerts throughout Greater Miami.

Aerial view of FTX Arena
FTX Arena hosts world-famous performers


FTX Arena

When major artists like Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake or Madonna come to Miami, chances are their concert will be held at the FTX Arena, home to the Miami Heat, in Downtown Miami.

Bayfront Park

Bayfront Park hosts big names at the Klipsch Amphitheater stage throughout the year, from indie rockers Alt-J to DJs like Kaskade and Zedd.

People waiting in the lobby area at The Fillmore
Music genres to please everyone at The Fillmore

Fillmore Miami Beach

An intimate concert space in the heart of South Beach, the Fillmore gets a wide range of both underground and mainstream artists, from Arcade Fire to Bruno Mars.

Live band performing
Live music is easy to find in Miami

In Miami The Days Are Hot And The Nightlife Is Hotter

Lagniappe House

For live jazz music every night and a chill outdoor patio with wine by the bottle and cheese plates, Lagniappe House is an off-the-beaten path bar in Midtown.


The eclectic Gramps in Wynwood is one of the most reliable venues for great live music from local musicians, DJs and traveling indie groups. With a spacious courtyard, a classic bar and multiple rooms for performance, there’s always a variety of interesting things happening for a fun night out.


The 24-hour ultra club E11EVEN is part-nightclub, part-cabaret and always wild. Musicians like Drake, Cardi B and Post Malone have performed here alongside aerialists and contortionists.

DJ at Ultra performing in front of a massive crowd
Experience world-famous acts at Ultra Music Festival

Don't Miss These International Music Festivals

Ultra Music Festival

Easily the biggest music event of the year, Ultra Music Festival brings electronic dance music (EDM) fans out to Bayfront Park every March for a three-day festival featuring the biggest names in dance music.

Winter Music Concert

Running congruently with Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference brings an industry focus to EDM, as well as the biggest parties of the year at hotel pools and nightclubs.

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