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Free live music on Ocean Drive

Picture this — you’re sitting on a lawn chair, an ocean breeze hits your face on a sunny Sunday with live music playing in the background.

You can make this daydream a reality with the Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series that takes place every Sunday at 5 p.m. between 14th Street and 14th Place on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach in front of The Betsy Hotel.

Concerts feature talented local South Florida performers. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs, blankets, and your whole gang to enjoy these free open-air performances. 

Ocean Drive Promenade Music:

August 14: Ken Peplowski and La Lucha: Benny Goodman Swing to Latin Jazz

August 21: Rambling String Band: Americana Music with Matthew Sabatella

August 28: South Beach Chamber Ensemble: Mozart on the Move

September 4: Swing All Stars: Paul Shewchuck’s Red, White, and Swing

September 11: MB Classical Music Festival and special military guests

September 18: Bossa-Latin New Jazz Quartet with Olegario Diaz and friends

September 25: Miami Beach on Stage presents Zarzuela at Twilight

October 2: Bridge String Trio: Cuban Experimental/Classical

October 9: Spotlight on FIU Latin Jazz

October 16: Beachside Acapella led by Cindy and Ryan Ellis

October 23: Shelley Berg/Ken Peplowski Jazz Duo

October 30: Biscayne String Trio: A Very Classical Halloween

Nov 6: Amernet String Quartet: On South Beach @ Sunset

November 13: Honoring Veterans w/Miami Beach Classical Music Fest and special military guests

November 20: Gold Dust Lounge: 70’s TV Meets Classical Jazz

November 27: Jose Elias and Cortadito: Buena Vista Club Memories

December 4: Nu-Deco Ensemble: Classical Reimaginations

December 11: French Horn Collective: Bolero, Gyspy, Jazz & Swing

December 18: Miami New Drama: Beachside Broadway Revue

In the case of rain, events will be held in The Betsy’s Lobby.

The music series is presented in partnership with The Betsy’s 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival and during National Jazz Appreciation Month (“JAM”), created in 2001 at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to celebrate the heritage and history of American jazz.

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7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

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

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Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

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

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Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

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Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series
When
Weekly on Sunday @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm (starting May 1, 2022)
Cost
FREE
What
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series
Where
Ocean Drive Promenade
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