Arts, Music & Entertainment in Miami

Arts, Music & Entertainment in MiamiMind-blowing entertainment and mind-bending art are both guaranteed on Miami's arts, music and entertainment scene. Check out our favorite venues, performing arts companies, and galleries to experience the best concerts, live theater performances and art exhibits that the city has to offer.

American Airlines Arena
Get your tickets to a main event at the American Airlines Arena. Keep your eye on this entertainment venue's calendar because the AA Arena hosts everything from Miami Heat games to the VMAs and concerts. Britney Spears, Kanye West, Cher, Lady Gaga, Green Day, and Enrique Iglesias are just a few major stars who've rocked the stage here.

Address: 601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33130 - MAP
Phone: (786) 777-1000
Web: www.aaarena.com

The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Concerts and theater productions fill the calendar at The Fillmore at Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater. The theater has been a hub for entertainment since 1950 and has hosted performances of shows like West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, and dozens more Broadway favorites. As far as concerts go, MGMT, Bruno Mars, Tony Bennett, and Marc Anthony are just a few people who've played this venue.

Address: 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 - MAP
Phone: (305) 673-7300
Web: fillmoremb.com

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
The Miami-Dade County Auditorium is a multipurpose venue that hosts everything from entertainment to cultural events and more. Whatever you've got a passion for is sure to make a debut here, from ballet, to concerts, the symphony and theater. Check out the venue's calendar to see what's going on at the auditorium this month.

Address: 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135 - MAP
Phone: (305) 547-5414
Web: www.miamidade.gov

Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center
Considered to be “the jewel of South Florida arts and entertainment facilities,” the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts has been providing Miami with entertaining performances since 1926. This theater hosts a little bit of everything, including ballet and theatrical productions, concerts, movie screenings and other events.

Address: 174 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131 - MAP
Phone: (305) 374-2444
Web: gusmancenter.org

Hard Rock Stadium
The Hard Rock Stadium is home to the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes, and plays host to dozens of other events. Monster truck shows, RV and boat shows, the circus, trade shows, and concerts have also taken place here. U2, Paul McCartney, and Madonna have all performed here.

Address: 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 - MAP
Phone: (305) 626-0500
Web: hardrockstadium.com

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Theater and dance thrive at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Florida's largest performing arts center. If you're a fan of Broadway, then you will find it at this entertainment venue. Favorite Broadway classics that have been performed here include The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Hair, Jersey Boys, Wicked, RENT, and Annie.

Address: 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 - MAP
Phone: (305) 949-6722
Web: www.arshtcenter.org

Watsco Center
Sporting events, lectures, community events, family shows and concerts, all have a place at the Watsco Center. This entertainment venue is part of the University of Miami and has hosted events like presidential debates, the Billboard Latin Music Awards, World Championship Boxing, and Ricky Martin's MTV Unplugged performance. A few other musicians who've performed here are Kanye West, John Mayer, and Green Day.

Address: 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 - MAP
Phone: (305) 284-8686
Web: watscocenter.com

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Enjoy Broadway classics, as told by the performers at one of the state's major regional theaters, the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, The Full Monty, Footloose, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, and Grease have all been performed at this renown theater.

Address: 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 - MAP
Phone: (305) 444-9293
Web: www.actorsplayhouse.org

Navigating the cultural scene in a city like Miami can be hard, but we've found the perfect guide in Culture Shock Miami. Let this local resource guide you to the next must-see theater performance, concert, art exhibition or event taking place in The Magic City.

Address: Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 375-1949
Web: www.cultureshockmiami.com

James L Knight Center
The James L. Knight Center is another of Miami's multipurpose entertainment and convention venues. Along with events like graduations and business meetings, the convention center hosts theatrical productions and concerts. Luciano Pavarotti was the first to perform at the venue, followed by a variety of artists that include Metallica, Alicia Keys, Shakira, and David Bowie, among many others.

Address: 400 SE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33131 - MAP
Phone: (305) 416-5970
Web: www.jlkc.com

Just the Funny
If you're looking for a laugh, you're bound to find it at Just The Funny Theater & Training Center. This theater company strives to be “...the funniest interactive comedy theater company in South Florida,” and has been making waves throughout the region with its hysterical performances since it all began in 1999.

Address: 3119 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145 - MAP
Phone: (305) 693-8669
Web: www.justthefunny.com

Enjoy an intimate performance at the Manuel Artime Theater, one of the area's smallest theaters. Though the venue is small, the stage is rather large, making this venue perfect for dance, theater, opera and symphony presentations. The up-close entertainment experience offered here is one that you won't want to miss, especially if you're an avid theater fan.

Address: 900 Southwest 1st Street, Miami, FL 33130 - MAP
Phone: (305) 575-5057
Web: www.manuelartimetheater.com

Miami Theater
If you just can't get enough of the theater, then add this website to your favorites now! Miami Theater offers the inside scoop on all of the city's major theaters and their productions. With this company as your guide, you'll never miss another must-see performance.

Address: Miami, FL
Phone: (844) 765-8432
Web: www.miami-theater.com

New World Symphony
Fans of classical music and symphonic performances should make it a point to see a production by the New World Symphony. This symphony company is the nation's only full-time orchestra academy and works hard to prepare up and coming professional orchestra musicians. New World Symphony hosts a variety of performances and events so be sure to check its calendar and stay in the know.

Address: 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 - MAP
Phone: (305) 673-3331
Web: www.nws.edu

Explore the works of art on display at the Bass Museum of Art. The museum boasts a collection of art that spans throughout history from the Renaissance to the present, with all works hailing from a variety of cultures. The art showcased here covers a variety of media, from sculpture to paintings, photography and more.

Address: 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 - MAP
Phone: (305) 673-7530
Web: thebass.org

Artcenter / South Florida
Artists and art lovers will appreciate the environment at the ArtCenter of South Florida. This unique art center showcases the work of artists that participate in residencies with them, allowing up and coming artists to showcase their work to curators, collectors and appreciators of art. You're sure to enjoy the contemporary art pieces that you'll see here.

Address: 924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205, Miami Beach, FL 33139 - MAP
Phone: (305) 674-8278
Web: www.artcentersf.org

Hard Rock Live
The biggest names in music come out to party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and if you're really lucky, they're performing at Hard Rock Live, too. The Hard Rock Live is the casino's concert venue, where musicians like Neil Diamond, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, and Motley Crue have performed. Keep an eye on the calendar; you never know who's playing this exciting venue next.

Address: 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314 - MAP
Phone: (954) 327-7625
Web: www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com