5 live music venues in Miami Beach
Image source: The Cabaret South Beach
With a rich cultural tapestry engrained in its history, the city of Miami is as colorful as the homes you see driving around. The music scene is no different. With cultural influences from neighboring Cuba, the Caribbean and early settlers of Italian, Jewish and Greek descent, music in Miami is reflective of this cultural melting pot. Find some of the best live music venues hidden down a little street in Miami Beach or in a music room in Grand Central- not in NYC, but right here in Miami. Cruise the aisles of Sweat Records while enjoying the sounds of a live indie band. Singers’ serenading the crowd is no rare occurrence at The Cabaret, it’s a part of the experience.For great live music in Miami Beach, it is essential that you visit these 5 eclectic music venues to experience musical bliss!
Borrowing its name from former French actress Brigette Bardot who represented change and liberation during the 1950’s, Bardot is an intimate live music venue located in Miami’s bustling Design District. Home to some of the best performers in a multitude of genres, the mantra is to “expect the unexpected” at Bardot. One thing guests can absolutely expect is great live music and a ridiculously good looking staff. Discover the newest sounds in Miami while surrounding yourself with art in a beautifully designed and risqué environment. After all, the place is named after the woman who made the bikini a thing.
3456 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL, 33127
- Sweat Records:
If you thought vinyl’s were a thing of the past, it’s probably because you haven’t stopped by Sweat Records in Miami. A utopia of the music industry, not only does Sweat Records have an extensive music collection for purchase, it also allows bands to play at its event space for free! Catch some of the best up and coming indie bands playing here any day of the week. Did we mention that Sweat Records is also Miami’s only fully vegan coffee house? Sweat Records just might be the most perfect place in the world.
5505 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, FL, 33137
- The Stage:
The Stage is the epicenter of music, art, and film in this beautifully curated space. High ceilings, dim lighting, and art work commissioned by local artists, The Stage is committed to showcasing great music to a diverse crowd. Hosting a weekly open mic, The Imperial, is for the creative mind and underground aficionado. A Miami gem, phenomenal talent graces The Stage night after night. Not to mention, there’s an outdoor space that comes equipped with a food truck whipping up delicious treats.
170 NE 38th Street,
Miami, FL, 33137
- The Cabaret South Beach:
Everyone at The Cabaret is in on the performance. From the bartenders to the serves, to the pianist, everyone is a part of “the cast.” Sometimes that includes guests in the audience as well! Cabaret is to be enjoyed with a group of friends and a cocktail to ease the nerves a bit- remember you could join in on the performance. Never one to miss a beat, there are live musical performances at The Cabaret every night from 7pm to 2am. Better hold on tight to your drink, you never know when the bartender might just bust a note!
The Cabaret South Beach
233 12th Street,
Miami Beach, FL, 33139
5. Grand Central Miami:
Hip Hop, Funk, Indie, Alternative, Soul, House, you name it- you can probably find it at Grand Central Miami. There’s a reason why this place is known as Grand Central, it’s a hub of diverse musical sounds. Located in a former railroad station, Grand Central has a huge dance floor to dance the night away. From Little Dragon to A$AP Rocky, performers at Grand Central Miami embody the spirit of the young, fun, and die hard music enthusiast.
Grand Central Miami
697 N Miami Ave,
Miami, FL, 33136