Bandshell Programs

Bandshell Laboratories

“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.


The series began with a two-year residency by MIAMIBLOCO, the local Brazilian percussion ensemble. The group held bi-weekly community-focused open rehearsals, sometimes featuring Brazilian master drummers and dancers supplementing the work of bandleader Brian Potts. Each season closes with a Miamibloco Saideira Social, as the group backs up a phenomenal roster of special guests.


In May 2023, we premiered a live score by ambient legend Laraaji, set to a film by marine biology-arts collective Coral Morphologic, edited by Robert Beatty (above).

Miamibloco Saideira Social, May 2023

Coral Morphologic commissioned film score by Laraaji, May 2023

Bandshell Studios

Bandshell Studios is the audio-visual production arm of the iconic Miami Beach Bandshell. Bandshell Studios produces high quality media that captures the essence of live performances at our home venue. We want to give the world a fresh look at Miami’s unique cultural scene, and share the same sense of discovery we feel when we meet the amazing artists who grace our stage.

Visit our YOUTUBE CHANNEL, as we continue to roll out new clips.

Programs for Children

Families with children of all ages enjoy programs at the Bandshell year round. In addition, we feature some special programs for kids. These include:

  • Nu Deco Ensemble education concerts + Nu Deco Next youth orchestra
  • Zun Zun Children’s Theater
  • Nautilus Middle School and Fienberg Fisher K-8 music program’s spring concert
  • Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble annual tribute to Doug Burris
  • Young Musicians Unite annual gala
  • The Children’s Voice Choir annual showcase
  • Miami Music Project annual showcase
  • Discount tickets for students available through Culture Shock Miami

Miami Beach Youth Music Festival

Zun Zun Children's Theater, Oct 22

Applications are open now for 2024 Miami Beach Youth Music Festival, deadline is December 15th. Info at