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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.

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 for the Performing Arts

Adrienne Arsht Center

Courtesy of Adrienne Arsht Center 

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

Churchill’s Pub

Churchill's Pub

Courtesy of Churchill’s Pub

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

5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33127

Fillmore Miami Beach


Courtesy of Frost School of Music Student
 
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

Gramps

Courtesy of 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 at Bayfront Park

Klipsch Amphitheater

Courtesy of Jason Koerner through Flickr
 

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

Lagniappe

Courtesy of 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

Open Stage Club

Courtesy of Frost student Colin McKinley

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

Sunset Tavern

Courtesy of 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

Titanic
Courtesy of 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.