South Miami may not be known as a live-music Mecca, but that could all change – very soon. More and more restaurants are embracing the idea of enhancing your dining experience with live music. It’s the ultimate way to engage with your community and do something for a change that you can’t find on the internet! So, when you want to go out but you don’t want to go far, check out these wonderful local venues:
- “New American” cuisine and a full bar with special attention to the handcrafted cocktail.
- Jazz & blues by Ferro every Wednesday night starting at 7 p.m.
- 5845 Sunset Drive
- Serving exquisite Italian classics, seafood, meats, and more.
- Jazz Duo outside Fridays & Saturdays, from 6 p.m. through April
- 5894 Sunset Drive
Casa Cuba Restaurant
- Serving up classic Cuban fare and live bands every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
- 5859 SW 73rd Street
Sunset Tavern @ Deli Lane
- Well-priced tavern menu and a great Jazz band on Wednesdays; take a break for Karaoke on Thursdays; and then back to folk, jazz, and rock on Fridays and Saturdays (visit their Facebook for updates at www.facebook.com/DeliLaneMiami/).
- 7230 SW 59th Ave.
Tea & Poets
- So8uth Miami’s new favorite place to “just be.” Most Wednesdays feature Open Mic Night, and live entertainment of all kinds can pop up at any time. Make a stop on your SoMi soiree.
- Shops at Sunset Place
Bougainvilleas Old Florida
- They don’t fool around with food. And are focused on bringing the hottest live music acts Tuesdays through Sundays with a variety of styles including Jazz, R & B, Latin Funk, Reggae, and Rock.
- 7221 SW 58th Ave.
Shops at Sunset Place
- Presenting University of Miami “Cool Frost Jazz” every Saturday, 6-9 p.m. at the Grotto Fountain.
Tropical Audubon Society
- Presenting their annual Conservation Concert series in the backyard of the historic Doc Thomas House, Feb. 25, at 5530 Sunset. Dr. Solar Dogs, the popular local and seriously talented 4-piece acoustic band, returns to light up the Keystone Stage for the seventh year running. The all-strings group performs a wide-ranging repertoire of “Americana” music that includes traditional, contemporary and original material. Michael Stock, host of WLRN’s Folk and Acoustic Music program, describes Solar Dogs as “the definitive South Florida sound.”
Town Kitchen & Bar, Rok Brgr and Georges
- Last but not least, these popular South Miami establishments each feature a DJ spinning dance music every weekend, all weekend.
The best way to keep live music in the community is to patronize the places that offer it. Have fun.