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Free and cheap Miami Music Festival performances

The Miami Music Festival includes a number of free performances. The festival is an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians and is also known as the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival.

The festival includes the free Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series, free concerts on Sunday nights outdoors on Ocean Drive.

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These are the performances happening in July 2022. Most are free but some require advance registration at a cost of $1 or $2.

July 7, 2022 Conductor’s Symphony Concert

Conductor’s Symphony Concert, featuring works from Montgomery, Mozart, Okpepholo, Verdi, Saint-Saens an Schumann. The concert is at 7: 30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El and requires advance reservations. Cost per ticket totals $2.07. Temple Emanu-El is at 1701 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

July 10, 2022 Family-friendly performance of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

This family-friendly performance of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” was created specifically for young children and will include English dialogue and a singalong.  2 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El and requires advance reservations. Cost per ticket totals $2.07. Temple Emanu-El is at 1701 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

July 13, 2022 Ukraine benefit concert

Benefit concert for the Ukraine, featuring works by Ukrainian, Tartar and Georgia composers. The concert is at 7: 30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El and requires advance reservations. Cost per ticket totals $2.07. Temple Emanu-El is at 1701 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

July 15, 2022 Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,”

Performer of Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” the prelude to the Ring Cycle. This performance is by the MMF Wagner Institute and is believed to be the first fully staged presentation of this work in South Florida. The event is at Temple House, 1415 Euclid Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. VIP tickets are $125 (general admission, at $50, is sold out.)

July 18, 2022 Chamber music by student musicians

Chamber music concert by student musicians. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at The Betsy Hotel, and tickets are free. Reservations are suggested. The Betsy is at 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

July 21 and July 23, 2022 “Carmen”

Performance of George Bizet’s opera “Carmen.” The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Faena Forum, 3300-3398 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140. Tickets are $1 (free for children under 18) and reservations are suggested. VIP tickets with valet parking at drinks are $75 plus fees.

July 22 and July 24, 2022 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Benjamin Britten’s interpretation of the Shakespeare comedy. The show is at 7:30 p.m. July 22 and 1:30 p.m. July 24, at the Faena Forum, 3300-3398 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140. Tickets are $1 (free for children under 18) and reservations are suggested. VIP tickets with valet parking at drinks are $75 plus fees.

July 23-24, 2022 “L’Orfeo”

The opera “L’Orfeo,” by Claudio Monteverdi. General admission tickets at $2.07 are sold out. The $75 VIP tickets are still available, with youth under 18 free. The show is at 1:30 p.m. July 23 and 5 p.m. July 24, at the Faena Forum, 3300-3398 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140. 

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These are three concerts on Ocean Drive:

  • July 10: Opera Aria Night, 7 p.m.
  • July 17: Broadway Night, 7 p.m.
  • July 24: Best of the Miami Music Festival, 7 p.m.
  • July 31: Opera Aria Night, 7 p.m.

More free and cheap concerts and music events this week:

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Noon Tunes in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | FREE | Stranahan Park

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Jazz at Jackson

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

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

Live music at Doral Yard

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

Friday, February 10, 2023

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live entertainment in Pompano

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Lawn at Atlantic Boulevard and Pompano Beach Boulevard

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

Tunes 'n Trucks in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | City Park

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

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

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Family Fest: Rita Finds Home

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Rock n' Ride in Tamarac

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Sports complex

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

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

Deep Fried Funk in Weston

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

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

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Tropical Sundays Live Music

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

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

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, February 13, 2023

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

All Arts Open Mic Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

 

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