Miami has become the preferred city to host great musical events

Miami es el punto de encuentro para grandes eventos musicales

The span of the geographic area of the city of Miami is equivalent to the myriad of entertainment options ready to provide maximum satisfaction and please even the most demanding of tastes. We invite you to wander through its streets and discover all sorts of pleasant surprises at theaters, nightclubs, concert venues and specialized festivals. We would like to provide you with a list of unforgettable musical experiences you should definitely not miss.

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Gain access to awe-inspiring concerts

Let's start with the American Airlines Arena, a monumental concert hall, home of Miami Heat, the city's local basketball team. This is the venue of choice for acclaimed artists and musical legends such as Britney Spears, Prince Royce, Carlos Vives, Mariah Carey, Ricardo Arjona, Gustavo Cerati, Guns 'n' Roses, Luis Miguel, Shakira, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Chayanne, Maná, Miley Cyrus, Silvester Dangond, Karol G, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. It is located in Downtown Miami and thanks to the availability of convenient options such as the Metromover, Uber taxis and public transportation, you will be able to arrive at shows right on time.

The Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins football team, shares its magnificent spaces with artists and bands that play spectacular concerts there throughout the year. It is located to the north of the city, if your starting point is Miami Beach or the downtown area (and you are driving your own vehicle), you will be able to get there in only 30 minutes.

We highly recommend the Jazz in The Gardens Festival, a remarkable annual musical celebration that attracts large numbers of fans and features performances by a wide assortment of seasoned and new artists.

Establishments where you will feel right at home

If you prefer to attend less crowded venues and enjoy local musical talents in more intimate spaces, don't hesitate to visit Churchill's Pub, a club that specializes in superb rock concerts. They are located at 5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami. For schedules and reservations, go to: www.churchillspub.com

If your tastes lean more toward the sounds of Latin and Caribbean music, you need to give Hoy Como Ayer a chance. They are located at 2212 SW 8th St, in Miami. Do you wish to spend a memorable evening under the spell of the passionate softness of jazz? The Corner awaits for you at 1035 N Miami Ave, Miami.

Witness a highly vibrant music scene at Gramps Bar, located at 176 NW 24th St, while, in music stores like Sweat Records, you will be able to enjoy concerts by a broad spectrum of artists who play shows according to monthly schedules. Don't miss on any of the bands playing great sets at the Lagniappe stage. Swing by 3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami to find them, you will not regret it.

Exciting nightclubs

Are you ready for intense nights of clubbing in Miami and the Miami Beach area? Space, Mansion, Liv and Treehouse rank high among the Top 100 Clubs in the World. This prestigious list also includes Parkwest, Ink, Cameo, Wall, Story and Trade, venues specialized in pleasing audiences with weekly presentations of acclaimed DJs such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox and Armin Van Buuren.

Massive music festivals

Can you imagine a thrilling electronic music festival that attracts a variety of outstanding artists from more than 70 countries? Throughout the Miami Music Week those dreams can be experienced and completely fulfilled!

Would you like to dance alongside a hundred and fifty thousand fervent fans of cutting-edge electronic music? The Ultra Music Festival awaits for your presence at a breathtaking outdoor location in Downtown Miami. Artists from more than 90 countries, representing a broad mix of sub-genres, will shake the ground below the main and seven secondary stages spread throughout the park where this epic event will take place.

If you're hoping to join a grand fiesta, held openly on the streets running from 8th Avenue to SW 27th Avenue in Little Havana, look no further than Calle Ocho Festival. This colorful, free of charge event, highlights the best aspects of Hispanic culture since its inception in 1978. Don't miss out on the chance of a lifetime! Whether you come alone or in the company of family and friends, enjoy contagious Caribbean rhythms and a wide variety of exquisite culinary options.

Photo by Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Other significant and fun events

For those who love great country music, the Everglades Bluegrass Festival invites you to bring a folding chair to the Greynolds Park in North Miami Beach, and spend a wonderful evening enjoying the sounds of authentic Bluegrass music. This location accommodates both cars and RVs, parking fees vary according to the type of vehicle you drive.

Head to the Adrienne Arsht Center of The Performing Arts in Downtown Miami to witness the spectacular Flamenco Festival Miami, where the world's top performers will offer a series of six shows you and your family will never forget.

Let the seductive pulse of the city of Miami bring you back again and again. Admire the stunning architecture of the venues we have recommended while swaying to the rhythm of artistic and musical experiences of the highest caliber.