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Top Choice Live Music in Tampa

Skipper's Smokehouse

Like it blew in from the Keys, Skipper's is a beloved, unpretentious open-air venue for blues, folk, reggae and gator-swamp rockabilly. It's 9 miles directly north of downtown on N Nebraska Ave.
Top Choice Classical Music in Naples

Naples Philharmonic

Naples' 85-piece Philharmonic Orchestra is increasingly recognized as one of the country's best young orchestras. Andrey Boreyko was named as music director in 2013. The season runs from September to June, but the A…
Top Choice Live Music in Lake Worth

Bamboo Room

This favorite spot has an intimate roadhouse feel and features regional and internationally known blues, rockabilly, alt-country and jam bands, drawing music-lovers from miles around.
Classical Music in South Beach

New World Symphony

Housed in the New World Center – a funky explosion of cubist lines and geometric curves, fresh white against the blue Miami sky – the acclaimed New World Symphony holds performances from October to May. The deserved…
Classical Music in Miami

Miami Symphony Orchestra

Miami's well-loved hometown symphony has many fans. Its yearly series features world-renowned soloists performing at either the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts or the Fillmore Miami Beach. Performances…
Live Music in Clearwater & Clearwater Beach

Shephard's Beach Resort

Nine times out of 10 the biggest party in Clearwater Beach is at Shephard's, where three bars and a raucous nightclub brim with revelers. The Tiki Beach Bar often showcases local bands on its stage and (all too freq…
Jazz in Fort Lauderdale

Blue Jean Blues

Get away from the beach for a low-key evening of jazz and blues at this cool little neighborhood bar. There's live music seven nights a week and four afternoons, featuring a who's who of the southern Florida music s…
Live Music in West Palm Beach

Respectable Street

Respectables has kept South Florida jamming to great bands for two decades; it also organizes October's MoonFest, the city's best block party. Great DJs, strong drinks and a breezy chill-out patio are added bonuses.…
Live Music in North Beach

North Beach Bandshell

This outdoor venue features an excellent lineup of concerts, dance, theater, opera and spoken word throughout the year. Some events are free. It's run by the nonprofit Rhythm Foundation, and the wide-ranging reperto…
Live Music in Little Havana

Hoy Como Ayer

This Cuban hot spot – with authentic music, unstylish wood paneling and a small dance floor – is enhanced by first-rate mojitos and Havana transplants. Stop in nightly for son (a salsalike dance that originated in O…