The Miami Beach Bandshell, managed by the Rhythm Foundation for the City of Miami Beach, welcomed more than 70,000 people to 120+ public concerts, festivals and special events last year. In addition to shows by top international touring bands, we feature programs throughout the year for children, free concerts to the public, and a new platform to support locally based artists. We are proud to be a Cultural Anchor for the City of Miami Beach, and a part of our community’s arts ecosystem.
Families with children of all ages enjoy programs at the Bandshell year round. In addition, special programs for kids include:
- Miami Beach Youth Music Festival
- Nu Deco Ensemble education concerts
- Zun Zun Children’s Theater
- Miami Beach High Rock Ensemble annual tribute to Doug Burris
- Young Musicians Unite annual gala
- Showcases by groups including Children’s Voice Choir, Miami Girls Rock Camp, Miami Children’s Chorus, Guitars Over Guns, Miami Music Project, ADL’s No Place for Hate, Nautilus Middle School music program’s spring concert and more
- Discount tickets for students available through Culture Shock Miami
North Beach Social – 3rd Thursdays – free concerts by top Miami-based artists, presented by Rhythm Foundation. We encourage artists to let their dreams be ambitious, celebrate milestones, and create new work. Learn More
Arts in the Parks is an annual series of five performing arts events, representing a diverse selection of music, theater, dance and choir, presented by Rhythm Foundation with support from the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council. Learn More
Global Sounds Series, a new series presented by Rhythm Foundation and Tigre Studios, introducing new music from Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn More
Other annual free events include: HIT Week, the annual showcase of fresh sounds from Italy, presented in partnership with the Italian Trade Commission [Learn More]; Miami Beach Salsa Festival, hosted by Melina Almodovar and special guests; Fete de la Musique, celebrating the Summer Solstice with free music, in partnership with French Cultural Services and Make Music Miami, and others.
“Sometimes, when you support artists, they blow your mind.”
Bandshell Laboratories is an initiative to commission new work, incorporate visual arts into the live music setting, and help artists to launch innovative projects. Recent projects have included a 2-year residency by Miamibloco, and a commissioned film score by Coral Morphologic by ambient legend Laraaji. Learn More
The Bandshell has welcomed hundreds of local cultural and non-profit organizations to our venue. Annual highlights include Global Cuba Fest (FUNDArte & Miami Light Project), Juneteenth (Hued Songs), AfroRoots Fest (Community Arts and Culture), Nu Deco Ensemble’s Bandshell series.
Ayuda (Miami Beach Salsa Festival) • Ballet Flamenco La Rosa • Buskerfest • Chabad of Mid Beach • Community Arts & Culture • Cultural Service of the French Consulate in Miami • Dance Now! Miami • Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator • FIU Jewish Museum • FIU Wolfsonian Museum • FundARTE • Gables Stage • Guitars Over Guns • Ground Up Music Foundation • Hued Songs • Inffinito Productions • International Ballet Festival • Italian Trade Commission • Jewish Federation of Greater Miami • Miami Beach Rock Ensemble • Miami Children’s Chorus • Miami Children’s Voice • Miami City Ballet • Miami Girls Rock Camp • Miami Dade College Live Arts • Miami Hispanic Ballet • Miami Jewish Film Festival • Miami Light Project • Miami Music Project • Nautilus Middle School • Nu Deco Ensemble • O Cinema • Orchestra Miami • Peter London Dance Company • Power Access (SOBE Jazz Festival) • Siempre Flamenco • South Beach Wine and Food Festival • South Florida Seniors in Action • Yeshiva Elementary School • Young Musicians Unite • many others!