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Free events at Miami Beach Bandshell

The Miami Beach Bandshell is one of the city's busiest venues where free music and dance performances are regularly presented. The open-air location provides a gorgeous snapshot of Miami Beach and is just steps from the water.

Here's what's coming up that's free:

Florida Grand Opera “Hit Me With Music”
Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m.

FGO presents the Opera Reggae Concert, a fun, family-friendly event featuring musical selections from Beethoven to Bob Marley. It's a lighthearted exploration of common themes between the two genres and will include traditional reggae, opera, and a playful blend of the two styles. Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite.

8th Annual Miami Beach Youth Festival
Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 3-10:30 p.m.

An all-day concert on 3 stages featuring a selection of the City’s top young musicians – classic rockers, torch singers, pint-sized pop stars, next generation jazz cats, talented instrumentalists, and outstanding school band ensembles. They'll also have kids yoga and art activities. Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite.
 
 
North Beach Social Roller Disco
Thursday, March 21, 2024
From 6:30-9:30 p.m. (three one-hour sessions)
 
Skate the night away to dance tunes from Charlie Soul Clap. Immersive visuals in the Bandshell provided by Natasha Tomchin. The rear deck is open to those not skating, but who want to enjoy the night. There are three one-hour sessions to choose from between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Food & beverage are available for purchase at the show. Free with RSVP.
 
Beethoven on the Beach
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 7 p.m.
 
North Beach Social: FOOM! and Friends
Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 8 p.m.
 
A hip-hop family of funky players, delivering a unique blend of rock, R&B, funk, jazz, rap…. best defined by FOOM! With humble beginnings as a “backing band”, FOOM! has grown into an eclectic blend of South Florida’s best artists, musicians and MCs featuring an ever-changing cast of characters. Click here to reserve a free ticket.
 
La Perla with opening set by DJ Achiote
Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 8 p.m.
 
Three drum witches from Bogota, La Perla is a one-of-a-kind percussion and vocal trio of three of Bogota's top young musicians, whose powerful lyrics and beloved rhythms – classic bullerengue, cumbia, merengue, gaita, and kreyol champeta — are accompanied by a dose of punk rock attitude. Click here to reserve a free ticket.
 

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More free and cheap music events this week:

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Free Carnaval on the Mile

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Miracle Mile

Asian Culture Festival

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | $5.00-15.00 | Tropical Park, South Miami

Ninth Annual Chili Cook-off

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | $8.00 | Pinecrest Gardens

Acoustic music & open mic jam, Coconut Creek

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | North Regional Library

Youth Music Festival, Miami Gardens

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex

'A Matter of Black Lives' featuring Nicole Yarling in Fort Lauderdale

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | African American Research Library

305 Day Official Celebration

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Wynwood Marketplace, Miami

Jazzin in Lauderhill

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | West Lark Park

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

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

Free live music in Margate

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Margate sports complex

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

Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew revisit Talking Heads

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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

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, March 3, 2024

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Free Carnaval on the Mile

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Miracle Mile

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Asian Culture Festival

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | $5.00-15.00 | Tropical Park, South Miami

Weston World Fest

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Gifford Lane Art Stroll

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Gifford Lane

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Florida Grand Opera "Hit Me With Music"

3:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Bandshell

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, March 4, 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, March 5, 2024

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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

Free New Music Miami Festival

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Wolfsonian-FIU

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

Live on the Plaza - Abstract Citizen

7:30 pm | $20.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Jazz at Jackson, Miami

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

Pop-up Biergarten, Wellington

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Town Center Promenade, Wellington

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

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

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

Free Thursdays at PAMM: Backroom Sessions

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Night Market, Boca Raton

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Sanborn Square Park, Boca

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

Friday, March 8, 2024

International Women's Day Pop Ups at The Square in West Palm Beach

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | The Square, West Palm Beach

Pop-up Biergarten, Wellington

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Town Center Promenade, Wellington

Fluffy's Food Trucks in Coconut Creek

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Coconut Creek community center

Art After Dark: Live performances, tours, workshops, Fridays 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

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

Moonlight concert series at The Barnacle

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00-20.00 | Barnacle Historic State Park

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Free live entertainment in Pompano

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Pompano Beach Great Lawn

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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

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

More Music

 

Florida Grand Opera “Hit Me With Music”
When
March 3, 2024 @ 3:00 pm
What
Florida Grand Opera “Hit Me With Music”
Where
Miami Beach Bandshell
Cost
FREE
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When
March 21, 2024 @ 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
What
North Beach Social Roller Disco
Where
Miami Beach Bandshell
Cost
FREE
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When
April 18, 2024 @ 8:00 pm
What
North Beach Social: FOOM! and Friends
Where
Miami Beach Bandshell
Cost
FREE
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When
May 2, 2024 @ 8:00 pm
What
La Perla with opening set by DJ Achiote
Where
Miami Beach Bandshell
Cost
FREE
Add to Calendar: Google Outlook/iCal
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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