Sizzling Miami Art Scene

Frost lives in the epicenter of the current local and global music explosion. To say that we’re located in one of the world’s most appealing hotspots for international arts and entertainment, is an understatement. Miami is home to internationally broadcast Latin music shows like the annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards and hosts epic festivals like Ultra Music Fest, Winter Music Conference, Art Basel Miami, among many others. Not to mention the numerous performing arts centers and concert venues throughout the region including the Adrienne Arsht Center, the Fillmore Miami Beach, and others.

Miami Skyline
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Gigs. Gigs. Gigs.

Frost music students can be found gigging around town on any given day. From trendy spots in Wynwood and the Design District, to taverns and clubs in Downtown Miami, South Miami and Coral Gables. There is never a shortage of performing opportunities in Miami.

  • Adrienne Arsht Center
    Courtesy of Adrienne Arsht Center at adriennearshtcenter.org

    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

    The Adrienne Arsht Center’s impeccable sound quality and seating make it one of the best venues for the performing arts in South Florida. It is easily reached through public transportation from campus and offers discounted tickets for college students for most of their performances.

    1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
  • Bardot
    Courtesy of Beck’s Access Magazine

    Bardot

    Bardot’s zero-photography and hidden entrance have made it a popular spot for cutting-edge musicians, DJs, and bands to hone their talents. Their large stage dominates most of the venue making it ideal for live music.

    3456 N Miami Ave, Miami FL 33127
  • Churchill's Pub
    Courtesy of Churchill’s Pub

    Churchill’s Pub

    Located in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood since 1979, Churchill’s was founded by a British music promoter with the intention for fostering total artistic freedom. Since then it has featured the best punk and rock acts Miami has to offer while also being thebest place to catch an international soccer match.

    5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33127
  • Electric Pickle
    Courtesy of Electric Pickle

    Electric Pickle

    Electric Pickle has a long-standing tradition of hosting both internationally renowned artists and the best local talent. A small but intimate venue, it captures the essence of the Miami music scene in the 90’s.

    2826 N Miami Ave, Miami FL 33127
  • Fillmore
    Courtesy of FROST student Cristina Mariani, Marketing Intern with the Fillmore

    Fillmore Miami Beach

    Since its opening in the 1950s, the Fillmore has hosted artists including Frank Sinatra, tapings of the Ed Sullivan Show, and stops of touring Broadway shows. They now host some of the largest names in live entertainment after going through a reconstruction funded by Live Nation. They frequently hire students for internships where they are given an introduction to the live music industry.

    1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Gramps
    Courtesy of Gramps

    Gramps

    While the storefront advertises their cold drinks and air conditioning, Gramps is better known as the home of rock music in Miami. Its grungy atmosphere and loyal patrons have made it a staple in the Wynwood music community.

    176 NW 24th St Miami, FL 33127
  • Klipsch Amphitheater
    Courtesy of Jason Koerner through flickr

    Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

    Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park is a 7,500 seat waterfront amphitheater located in the heart of downtown Miami. The venue expanded its sound and stage capacity to accommodate artists from Robert Plant to Maroon 5.
  • Lagniappe
    Courtesy of Lagniappe

    Lagniappe

    Lagniappe is a New Orleans-style wine bar with both an indoor stage and an open-air patio. The venue features local blues and jazz performers every night of the week.

    3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33137
  • Open Stage Club
    Courtesy of Frost student Colin McKinley

    Open Stage

    The owners of Open Stage Club in Coral Gables set out to provide a venue dedicated to artistic expression and the promotion of developing artists. In keeping with this promise, they have hosted singer-songwriters, bands, and ensembles from the Frost School of Music in an effort to improve their live performance abilities.

    2325 Galiano Street, Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Sunset Tavern
    Courtesy of Sunset Tavern

    Sunset Tavern

    Sunset Tavern, within a 10 minute walk from campus, added a stage to accommodate live music in the early 2000s. Since then, many students have held weekly residencies or participated in one of their many “live music weekends”. The venue has also hosted ensembles and touring acts from a variety of genres.

    7230 SW 59th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143
  • Titanic
    Courtesy of Titanic

    Titanic

    Located just off campus, Titanic doubles as Miami’s oldest brewpub and a popular performance venue for students, professors, and touring acts. Their weekly open mic nights and blues jams are a popular staple in the community.

    5813 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Internships

Frost students make their first connections in Miami with professionals in the music world and get a sense of how the industry works by interning at top English-and Spanish-language television networks; with major music publishers; recording studios and labels; and video production and post-production houses. Think of Miami as a mecca where music, art and opportunities are found in every corner of the culturally rich and diverse city that Frost students can call home.