Orlando's Music Scene
Central Florida has an eclectic music scene, with a whole world of music being performed by local upcoming artists, the latest touring bands and international superstars. On any given night you can tune into musical styles from rock, country, jazz and easy listening to indie, techno, hip-hop, reggae and punk.
The choice of venues here in Orlando is amazing, see concerts in intimate venues including small clubs and cozy pubs that accommodate just a few hundred people to huge indoor arenas and outdoor stadiums for tens of thousands of fans. If it's happening in Orlando we've got you covered.
There's live music to be found every day here in Orlando! Make sure you check out our news below, our what's on calendar and our socials for the latest live music and big name concerts here in Orlando, and when we say if it's happening in Orlando it's in Gotta Go Orlando Going Out Guide, we mean it!
Orlando's Live Music & Concert Venues
We've listed here the top venues in the Orlando area to see a concert.
The Plaza Live, Downtown Orlando
The Plaza Live is a popular concert venue with a great atmosphere here in Orlando. Household name bands and artists join local musicians and more at one of the best venues to see a concert in the city. The Plaza Live was originally a cinema and theater space, now offering two separate halls for acts of various sizes. The theater, which is also known locally as “The Rocking Chair Theater” is a favorite venue among the locals to see live music.
Tin Roof, Icon Park, I-Drive Orlando
Tin Roof is an unpretentious shotgun shack bar and music venue. This Orlando sister of the Nashville original, is a sweet addition to the city’s music scene located on I-Drive at Icon Park. Performances here include live music featuring “the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between.”
The Social, Downtown Orlando
The Social is an indie club featuring eclectic bands and a busy bar in an intimate, brick-walled space. This is a local favorite for seeing indie musical acts from all over the world, as well as other special performances, on a nightly basis. The venue is your typical concert hall that’s big enough for a few hundred standing fans to enjoy a show, and it’s also home to the nation’s longest-running Acid Jazz/Indy Hip-Hop weekly.
Hard Rock Live, Universal Citywalk
Come see a headliner live show at Orlando’s very own “Coliseum of Rock” The Hard Rock Live in the CityWalk complex at Universal Orlando Resort is one of the best venues for seeing a live concert here in the city. Orlando’s Hard Rock Live features musical acts of all genres from all over the world. The auditorium is attached to the largest Hard Rock Cafe in the world, and it can accommodate up to 3,000 concert-goers. Keep an eye open for a wide range of acts, from headlining rock bands to studio musicians recreating classic albums note for note.
House of Blues Orlando, Disney Springs
The well known rock and blues themed chain House Of Blues offers a busy live music schedule here in Orlando. The House of Blues Orlando, located in Disney Springs, is an awesome live concert venue. World-famous performers and local artists alike have taken the stage here, and every Sunday there is a Gospel show to accompany brunch. With a Southern inspired restaurant too, the House of Blues Orlando offers a great night.
Amway Center, Downtown Orlando
Home of the NBA's Orlando Magic and host to many major touring music events each year, The Amway Centre is a state of the art arena which can accommodate 20,000 fans for large-scale musical performances. Located near the heart of downtown, the venue hosts music of every genre and boasts state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
Camping World Stadium, Downtown Orlando
Camping World Stadium in Downtown Orlando is a huge outdoor stadium presenting major rock concerts and big scale touring shows throughout the year, This impressive stadium hosts around 75,000 concert goers.
Addition Financial Arena, University Of Central Florida
Located on the campus of the University of Central Florida, the Addition Financial Arena is a 10,000 capacity, sports and entertainment arena. It's an active facility. bringing regional, national, and even international performers to the arena each year. This includes musical acts in nearly every imaginable genre.
The Beacham, Downtown Orlando
The Beacham started out as a cinema theater, built in 1921, and since then, it has become one of the best places to see a concert in downtown Orlando. The local landmark is a cultural icon and has a long history hosting a variety of musical acts from all over the world, including Ray Charles, The Police, Pink, Slayer, The Ramones, and others. When a concert isn’t scheduled, The Beacham transforms into a late-night dance hall.
The Abbey, Downtown Orlando
For a memorable, intimate experience, The Abbey in downtown Orlando is a fantastic venue for watching live music, or a cabaret performance. Located on the ground floor of the Sanctuary high-rise building and featuring modern décor, The Abbey presents live entertainment every night of the week.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a modern, state-of-the-art performance center in the heart of downtown Orlando, and it’s one of the best places to take in a live show. In addition to hosting symphonic orchestras and other family-friendly musical acts, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts hosts ballets, comedians and improv groups, Broadway performances, and other shows.
Will's Pub, Downtown Orlando
Will’s Pub is a low-key space that’s a favorite among locals for its extensive selection of international beer, including more than 16 craft beers on tap, and it's live music scene. The venue plays host to local and international acts to the delight of locals and traveling fans alike.
The Barn, Sanford
A decades-old institution, country music is always on the playlist at this 16,000 sq. ft. club. Live bands plus line dancing and karaoke are the staple of the Barn.
Ole Red, Icon Park, I-Drive
Ole Red Orlando is a restaurant and live music venue, located at Icon Park on I-Drive. Get up close and personal with tomorrow’s and today’s country stars at Ole Red, where the hottest talent comes to play and where you’ll find the biggest sound on a small stage. Grab your drink, put on your dancing shoes, and cozy right up to the stage.
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