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 (and edited by Robert Beatty).

Programs for Children

  • Miami Beach Youth Music Festival
  • 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

Bandshell Studios

Capturing the content of the amazing live experience at the Bandshell, and sharing our unique Miami culture with the world! Bandshell Studios is launched to record and distribute concert films, artist interviews and storytelling, and more.


Visit our Youtube channel, as we continue to roll out new clips.

Cultural Partners

We are proud to have welcomed many South Florida cultural institutions to the Bandshell in the past five years.


Ayuda (Miami Beach Salsa Festival) • Ballet Flamenco La Rosa • Bass Museum • Buskerfest • Chabad of Mid Beach • Community Arts & Culture • Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Miami/Villa Albertine • Dance Now! Miami • Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator • FIU Jewish Museum • FIU Wolfsonian Museum • Florida Shakespeare Theater • FundARTE • Gables Stage • Guitars Over Guns • Ground Up Music Foundation • Hued Songs • Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival • International Ballet Festival • Italian Trade Commission • Miami Beach Rock Ensemble • Miami Broward One Carnival • 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 • South Florida Symphony • Yeshiva Elementary School • Young Musicians Unite • and more!