Miami Beach is a destination for both up-and-coming and established performing artists. With venues that regularly draw big names of the EDM, jazz and rock persuasions, here’s a brief rundown on live music for everybody in Miami Beach.
CLUB LIFE: EDM
Miami is our nation’s unofficial capitol of electronic dance music. The question is, where should I go tonight? The best place to see where it’s at is Resident Advisor, which provides listings for almost all of the electronic music events going in Miami, complete with venues, links to tickets, as well as DJ profiles. Also, check out clubs on the beach like like Story Nightclub and Mynt. LIV is the place for those who want the most high end club experience, and Treehouse is better for the younger, more local crowd. Top-ranked DJs like Zedd, Calvin Harris, and Skrillex make stop in at places like Story at least once or twice a year.
COOL CATS: JAZZ
If you like to talk to other human beings or possibly sit down during your night out then ditch the nightclubs and take in some of Miami’s jazz talent. You can find jazz gigs all over Miami Beach at bars like Monty’s, The Broken Shaker, and Clandestino Pub—where it’s free jazz night every Wednesday at 10pm. Also, you can stop by one of Miami’s longest running clubs, Jazid, and catch live music almost any night of the week. Lastly, don’t forget to check out the Miami Beach Jazz Festival happening at the end of January with concerts and events at various locations on Miami Beach!
JAMMING OUT: ROCK
People of all ages can enjoy a good rock show. You can catch big names at The Fillmore Miami Beach like Bryan Adams and Vince Joy, but if you want to enjoy some rock music any night of the week (except Sunday) head over to Automatic Slims on Washington. With cheap drinks, good music, and a casual environment, you can’t lose here! If you want some really good live rock, you will have to take a ride off the island to get to Churchill’s Pub, one of Miami’s most iconic venues. You can see live music here almost any night of the week.
FEELING THE HEAT: LATIN MUSIC
Coming to Miami certainly warrants a night experiencing the many flavors of Latin music around town. You can walk just a couple blocks from the Blue Moon Hotel to Mango’s Tropical Cafe on Ocean Drive. Here you can see and hear anything from salsa to samba to mariachi to Latin reggae and hip-hop. For a more low key experience, head up to Sazon Restaurant to hear live local Cuban music every Friday from 8pm to 10pm.