Whether at an outdoor amphitheater or a cozy Latin lounge, there’s no better way to savor summer than spending a night listening to music. From rock n’ roll to Mozart, here’s a rundown of where to find Miami’s hottest concerts of the summer.
Fillmore Miami at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Peruvian singer-songwriter Gian Marco (July 20), pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen (July 26), and rapper Blueface (July 27) play in the historic Art Deco venue in Miami Beach this summer. For more performers and tickets, visit The Fillmore.
American Airlines Arena
American Airlines Arena has a star-studded lineup of performances scheduled. Jennifer Lopez (July 25 - 27), Shawn Mendes (July 28), Jonas Brothers (August 7), Khalid (August 17), and more are coming to the home of the Miami Heat. View the full summer lineup, here.
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
The waterfront amphitheater in downtown is always a great place to catch live acts. Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums (July 26), and +LIVE+, Bush, and Our Lady Peace (August 17) rock the amphitheater this season.
Miami Music Festival
See classical music’s rising stars at the Miami Classical Music Festival happening now until July 28. With over 50 performances by 300 young musicians, programming includes Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters, Golijov's Ainadamar, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, two large symphony performances of Mahler’s 5th Symphony, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and more. Browse the summer season lineup and purchase tickets here.
James L. Knight Center
Indie rock band Vampire Weekend (August 24) and 90s R&B sensations Next, Montell Jordan, Mýa, H-Town, Shai, Changing Faces, Kut Klose, and Hi Five (August 31) take over the contemporary entertainment center in downtown.
Hard Rock Stadium
The highly anticipated Rolling Stones’ No Filter tour comes to the Hard Rock Stadium for a night of hits and classic cuts from every studio album from 1971 to their 2016 Blue & Lonesome. The rock legends take the stage at the home of the Miami Dolphins on August 31.
If you’re looking for local talent this summer, Miami has a vast selection of live venues that provide a music experience that is truly Miami.
Hoy Como Ayer
Named Best Latin Club in Miami by New Times 2018, Hoy Como Ayer is Little Havana’s home for authentic Cuban music. The intimate club is perfect for a romantic night out. Put on your dancing shoes and check out their stellar lineup here.
Ball & Chain
Little Havana’s iconic nightclub puts on free shows every night of the week. Live salsa and jazz are their specialties, but Sundays on the Ocho at Ball & Chain is a full day of music with bands scheduled from 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Mango’s Tropical Café
South Beach’s premier Latin music venue puts on a Dinner & Show every night. From salsa and bachata to reggae and pop, The Latin Connection Band is guaranteed to get you on your feet. Join Mango’s every Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. for live reggae music with the HyRyZe Band. Whatever your jam, Mango’s puts on an energetic, colorful show, complemented by tasty bar bites and an impressive mojito menu - and only steps away from Washington Park Hotel.
Catch local acts every night of the week at Lagniappe in the Design District. The cozy New Orleans-style wine bar’s Sunday music programming was named Best Jazz Night in Best of Miami 2018. Come for the music, stay for the 150+ wine list, cheese, and charcuterie.
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