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Like music? You’ll love our new Music in South Florida site

As Miami on the Cheap readers, you know we do our best to round up all the free and cheap concerts and other entertainment in Miami-Dade County. But I'm willing to pay for good music, too, especially because the musicians who give the concerts need to get paid.

But when I looked for concerts of all types to attend, I couldn't find any single good source of music event listings. So I created one.

Check out Music in South Florida, a new website I created to share information about music of all genres. My goal is to become the most complete source of music events in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

I like all kinds of music. I like classical music and I like folk music. I like rock, I like blues, and I like good karaoke. I sing in two choruses (Nova Singers and South Florida Jubilee Chrous), plus I play piano and guitar. I am not a professional musician, but I like to make music and I like to hear others make music.

As I dipped into the music world, I discovered that so many people who like music aren't aware of all the groups and all the venues in South Florida to hear music. Music in South Florida is my attempt to bring all the musicians and music worlds together.

To succeed, the website needs the participation of all those who love music. The calendar of events is created primarily from user-generated listings. So if you list your music events, and you encourage your friends to list their music events, the calendar will be more complete. Listing your event is free, though we do offer an option to buy enhanced listings or advertising to give your event more prominence.

Sneak preview: Music events listed on the Music in South Florida calendar will also appear on the new Community Calendars of Miami on the Cheap, Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap and Palm Beach on the Cheap. More on those calendars later.

We will continue to write posts at Miami on the Cheap about free and cheap music events, but you should enter those listings at Music in South Florida as well.

If you want to keep up with music events in South Florida and help us create the most comprehensive listings, here's what you can do.

I’m still working on the website infrastructure. We'd love to hear about features or content you think would make the website more useful, and of course we'd love to have you spread the word and list your events. If you need to reach us, you can email or


About Teresa

Teresa Mears is a publisher, writer and editor who was raised to be frugal. She became a website entrepreneur after 30 years as an editor at newspapers ranging in size from the Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, where she worked most recently. She moved to Florida in 1980 because it was the only place she could get a job during that recession and has lived in South Florida since 1985, in Miami, Hollywood, Tamarac, Wilton Manors and Fort Pierce. She is co-owner and CEO of the parent network, Living on the Cheap.

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