Music to My Ears: The Haute 5 Live Music Venues in Miami

American Airlines Arena

If it being the home of the Miami Heat didn’t make it hot enough, the American Airlines Arena boasts top acts from all over the world including Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. The arena is the top Miami event and entertainment venue hands down. Its versatile and convenient location has a vibrant waterfront setting that showcases world-class events of all sizes, drawing the nation’s largest and most sophisticated international audiences to concerts, family entertainment and sporting events.

601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.777.1000;

Bank Atlantic Center

The Bank Atlantic Center is the center of it all featuring acts like the Jonas Brothers, Sugarland, Bruce Springsteen and more. The venue reflects the youthful, confident and dynamic character of the Florida Panthers hockey team, as well as, an effective civic image for a full range of entertainment offerings.

One Panther Parkway, Sunrise; 954.835.7000;

Cruzan Amphitheatre

Brooks and Dunn, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw, Flashback Festival, Vans Warped and many more find the Cruzan Amphitheatre home. The 19,000-seat open-air music venue in West Palm has hosted many acts over the years and is famous for it’s signature lawn seating perfect for summer concerts.

601-7 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561.795.8883;


Mansion, named “Miami’s hottest club” by People magazine, has played host to some of the entertainment world’s most glamorous events, from Diddy’s MTV Video Music Awards celebration party and Britney Spears’ Miami performance, to live performances by Prince and Velvet Revolver. Grand and majestic, and easily configured to accommodate events of any size, Mansion’s “residence-meets-nightlife” concept features multiple floors of design and architectural decadence. Heralded design elements include sweeping staircases, ornate fireplaces, Venetian glass mirrors, dramatic crystal chandeliers, exposed brick walls, towering keystone arches and cozy seating areas that mix modern Lucite pieces with the luxurious banquets.

1235 Washington Ave., 305.532.1525;

Hard Rock

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at one of south Florida’s best entertainment destinations. Hard Rock Live, a 5,500- seat concert arena, has featured such acts as Journey. And don’t be surprised to spot a celeb or two. Stars like Kendra Wilkinson make appearances at the venue regularly.

1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 800.937.0010;