Concert Venues in Miami

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By: Jennifer Agress

If you love live music and good times, Greater Miami has no shortage of concert venues for a memorable night out.

From state-of-the-art performing arts centers and open-air amphitheaters with A-list music acts, to local bars with up-and-coming bands, Miami’s music scene has a little something for everyone.

aerial view of FTX Arena
FTX Arena, home to the Miami HEAT and countless world-famous performers

FTX ARENA

If you're looking for the biggest acts in music, look no further than FTX Arena in Downtown Miami overlooking Biscayne Bay. Home to the NBA Championship Miami Heat, the arena also hosts world tour stops for internationally renowned acts, such as Beyonce, Madonna and Taylor Swift. When it opened in 1999, local music sensation Gloria Estefan inaugurated it with a concert and it’s seen no shortage of superstar acts since.

sunset over Adrienne Arsht Center
Broadway, ballet & everything in between at The Adrienne Arsht

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is the largest performing arts center in Florida and Miami’s premier cultural destination. Known for its Broadway touring productions, international ballet companies and Florida Grand Opera productions, it’s three unique stages host a wide range of musical and cultural productions.

Fillmore
The Fillmore's Art Deco style in the heart of South Beach

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

A historic Art Deco gem in the heart of South Beach, The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater was erected in 1950. Through the years, it’s hosted legends from its namesake Jackie Gleason, to Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. Today, it attracts Grammy-winning and indie acts, like Bon Iver, Fiona Apple, Wilco, Miguel and more.

interior of New World Center
New World Center is an architectural gem, hosting indoor and outdoor concerts

New World Center

The state-of-the-art New World Center was designed by famed architect Frank Gehry. Located in South Beach near Lincoln Road, it’s home to the New World Symphony, America’s orchestral academy, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. The concert hall seats over 700 people and features a rooftop event space. Outside at SoundScape park, the symphony projects free Wallcast performances, bringing the symphony to an even greater audience.

Miami Marine Stadium
This historic waterfront stadium is a uniquely Miami venue

Miami Marine Stadium

When Hurricane Andrew shuttered Miami Marine Stadium in 1992, Miamians lost a coveted event space. Sitting in Key Biscayne, it was designed by 28-year-old Cuban architect, Hilario Candela, and was officially dedicated as the Ralph Munroe Marine Stadium on December 23, 1963. Luckily, City of Miami engineers, city planners and architects have come together to redesign and revitalize the historic waterfront stadium, which is expected to open in 2022. Thanks to a $50-million renovation, the new-and-improved Miami Marine Stadium will have a floating stage for classical, rock and pop music concerts and performances, as well as a roster of other events.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall

The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in Coral Gables hosts regular concerts throughout the year at its 600-seat Gusman Concert Hall. The performances by talented students, faculty and touring artists range from symphonic concerts and jazz, to chamber music and vocal performances—many of which are free to the public.

Magic City Ampitheater

Found within the Magic City Casino, The Magic City Amphitheater is a 4,000-guest outdoor concert venue near Little Havana.. Since opening in 2009, the amphitheater has hosted concerts for national touring artists such as Smokey Robinson, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Air Supply, Smash Mouth and 98 Degrees. Concertgoers can choose their own experience with a floor section in front of the stage, a seated area and the sprawling lawn where you can lay out a blanket and enjoy a picnic from the nearby food trucks and craft beer court.

bandshell
An enchanting venue under the stars

North Beach Bandshell

As its name implies, the North Beach Band Shell is a dream destination for concertgoers who want to feel the Atlantic Ocean breeze on their skin. This pearl of a venue gives music lovers the quintessential Miami experience with music by the sea and under the palm trees and stars. While touring groups frequent the venue, the bandshell is an excellent spot to catch local acts, like the NuDeco Ensemble, FM, House of Creatives, GroundUp and the Youth Music Festival.

Bayfront
An open amphitheater with a beautiful bay view

Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park

A lush 32-acre park overlooking Biscayne Bay, Bayfront Park is an ideal place to spend an afternoon exploring its winding pathways, tropical rock garden and public art. It’s also home to the Klipsch Amphitheater, a beautiful outdoor concert venue attracting a wide array of musical acts in a festival-style atmosphere. The entire park also hosts the annual Ultra Music Festival in March and New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring a cast of popular performers and musical acts.

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