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Free ‘New Music Miami Festival’ concerts

The New Music Miami Festival (NMMF) is back with festival discussions and concerts that are free to the public, no ticket required thanks to the generosity of the Festival's sponsors. The concerts take place Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

The FIU School of Music celebrates its 26th year of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, directed by FIU composer-in-residence Orlando Jacinto Garcia.

The festival runs Jan. 17 through April 24, 2024 and includes the presentation of music by composers from around the world, many of whom are present to discuss their music for FIU students and audiences.

The festival has continued to expand, featuring new music concerts for acoustic and electro-acoustic instrumentations.

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  • Jan. 17: Opening concert with The Amernet String Quartet & Rachel Calloway. Click here for full program details.
  • Jan. 24: An Evening of Works with Solo Bassoon and Electronics featuring Dana Jessen. Click here for full details.
  • Jan. 31: An Evening of Percussion and Electronics with Al Cerulo. Click here for full details.
  • Feb. 7: FIU Alumni Composers Concert. Click here for full details.
  • Feb. 21: An Evening of Cello, Piano and Electronics with cellist Jason Calloway, pianist Chen-Hui Jen and composer/computer musician Jacob Sudol. Click here for full details.
  • March 6: Composer Orlando Jacinta Garcia presents his 40 minute site specific work “Those at Peace Shall See Their Wake.” Click here for full details.
  • March 20: The FIU Nodus Ensemble presents a concert of music of North and South America, focusing on Cuban composers. Click here for full details.
  • April 3: Cutting-edge piano music with Vicky Ray. Click here for full details.
  • April 24: Closing concert with the Amernet String Quartet and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Raven Chacon. Click here for full details.

Free and cheap concerts and music events this week:

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

Friday, March 1, 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

Free concert: First Friday @ 5, Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Park, Boynton Beach

Art After Dark: 1st Friday Jazz 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

Koubek Center open house, Coral Gables

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Koubek Center at Miami Dade College

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Rock The Park in Plantation

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pine Island Park in Plantation

Free Coral Gables gallery night and free museum entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Jazz Jams in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | ArtServe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Que Bacano!: Salsa lessons, dominoes tournament, WPB

6:30 pm | FREE | Clematis Street on the Waterfront, WPB

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

Groove on the Grass band & food trucks in Tamarac

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

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 - Giralda Live

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Giralda Plaza, Coral Gables

Free Live Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

See our full Calendar of Events

Free New Music Miami Festival
When
March 6, 2024 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
What
Free New Music Miami Festival
Where
Wolfsonian-FIU
Cost
FREE
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When
March 20, 2024 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
What
Free New Music Miami Festival
Where
Wolfsonian-FIU
Cost
FREE
Add to Calendar: Google Outlook/iCal
When
April 3, 2024 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
What
Free New Music Miami Festival
Where
Wolfsonian-FIU
Cost
FREE
Add to Calendar: Google Outlook/iCal
When
April 24, 2024 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
What
Free New Music Miami Festival
Where
Wolfsonian-FIU
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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