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Free concerts during National Chopin Piano Competition

The National Chopin Piano Competition is coming to Miami and – for piano lovers – here's a real treat: The preliminary rounds, quarterfinals and semifinals will all be free and open to the public. The competitions will take place at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

Twenty-six contestants will be competing from 10 states: Alexander Agate, Nadia Azzi, William Davidson, Stanley DeLage, Avery Gagliano, Misha Galant, Umi Garrett, Chelsea Guo, Fantee Jones, Timothy Jones, Sherry Kim, Katie Liu, Anastasiya Magamedova, Dominic Muzzi, Mary Ogawa, Evren Ozel, Christopher Richardson, Victor Shlyakhtenko, Talon Smith, Daniel Szefer, Eric Tran, Athena Tsianos, Parker Van Ostrand, Chanel Wang, Victor Xie and Min Joo Yi

Here's when you can catch highly gifted pianists performing as they vie for the $100,000 prize:

  • Preliminary Rounds, Feb. 22 and 23, Session I from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session II from 2-5 p.m.
  • Quarterfinals, Feb. 24 and 25, Session I from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session II from 2-5 p.m.
  • Semifinals, Feb. 26 and 27, Session I from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session II from 2-5 p.m.

More free and cheap concerts and music events this week:

Friday, February 23, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Black History Month in Connection to Haiti

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Miami International Voodoo Museum

Food trucks in Tamarac

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac community center

Art After Dark: Jazz Friday at The Norton, WPB

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach

Lakeside Market: Music & vendors, Wellington

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Town Center Promenade, Wellington

Orange Blossom Festival in Davie featuring Big Rock Band

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Bamford Park in Davie

Free live music

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Lauderdale-by-The-Sea

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Harmony of Heritage: Black History Month Jazz Celebration

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall at Euclid Avenue, Miami Beach

Jazz at MOCA, North Miami

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Arsht on the Road - Nadirah Naima

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Free TurtleFest in Juno Beach

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Loggerhead Park

Orange Blossom Festival in Davie

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Bamford Park in Davie

Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Lake Worth

Tri-Rail Fun Day in Dania Beach

10:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Tri-Rail Station in Dania

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Black History Month in Connection to Haiti

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Miami International Voodoo Museum

Miami Street Food Festival

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $7.99 | Dolphin Mall

Butterfly Festival Coconut Creek

2:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sabal Pines Park

Free MISO at the Park Concert

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Doral Park

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

City Reads on Key Biscayne

6:00 pm | FREE | Key Biscayne Community Center

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Broward Symphony Orchestra in Davie

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

$10 Student tickets: New World Center, Miami Beach

7:30 pm | $10.00 | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Orange Blossom Festival in Davie

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bamford Park in Davie

Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Lake Worth

Orange Blossom car show

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | Old Davie School Historical Museum

Fur The Love Pet Fest

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | $10.00 | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Black History Month in Connection to Haiti

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Miami International Voodoo Museum

Free Mardi Gras event in Hollywood

1:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

African Drumming with Abasi, for kids, West Palm Beach

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Miami Street Food Festival

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $7.99 | Dolphin Mall

$10 Student tickets: New World Center, Miami Beach

2:00 pm | $10.00 | New World Center, Miami Beach

Free Gospel Sundays 15th Anniversary Celebration: Music From The Bottom

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Dancing by the Sea

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Anglin Square

Nestor Torres at Collins Park

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Collins Park, Miami Beach

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, February 26, 2024

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Free Big Band concert: 'Montage,' Palm Beach State College

7:30 pm | FREE | Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Noon Tunes in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Stranahan Park

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Art and Jazz on the Avenue in Delray

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Jazz at Jackson, Miami

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park, Miami-Dade

Street Stages concerts, Miami

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office, Miami-Dade

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Live music: Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Free Twilight concert: Rock of ABBA, Delray Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Black Arts Matter, West Palm Beach

6:30 pm | FREE | CityZen Garden, Downtown West Palm Beach

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

See our full Calendar of Events

Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to Miami.com, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at josiegulliksen.com

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