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South Florida’s Top Music Venues

August 8, 2013 9:01 AM

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Whether it’s your favorite picker and grinner country act or the heaviest of metal, South Florida gets all of the best artists touring through the area. There are some prime locations to catch your favorite act and these are the best in South Florida.
Cruzan Amphitheater

Cruzan Amphitheater

601-7 Sansburys Way
West Palm Beach, FL
http://www.livenation.com/Cruzan-Amphitheatre-tickets-West-Palm-Beach/venue/106578
A little over 60 miles from Miami, Cruzan Amphitheater has had many names, but the constant throughout is great music. The 19,000 seat open-air amphitheater gives a great view from the front all the way to lawn seats at the top of the hill. It plays host to multiple festivals each year and has had artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, the Warped Festival to name a few.

Bank Atlantic Center

Bank Atlantic Center

1 Panther Parkway
Sunrise, FL
(954) 835-8000
http://www.bankatlanticcenter.com/index2.asp
While primarily the home of the Florida Panthers, the Bank Atlantic Center also brings in some of the best concerts in South Florida. Whether you’re looking to see Barry Manilow or Iron Maiden, the Bank Atlantic Center has hosted them all. The arena holds 21,371 for an end stage concert and the staff will make you feel welcome and keep the riff-raff to a minimum when you hit up the BAC.

The Fillmore Jackie Gleason

The Jackie Gleason Theater

1700 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 673-7300
www.gleasontheater.com
For more than 50 years, the Jackie Gleason Theater has hosted electric concerts and prestigious Broadway shows among other things. The Gleason Theater, located next to the Miami Beach Convention Center also brings in some of the best comedians in the world. If you’re going to the Jackie Gleason, you might want to sit in the mezzanine level if you can to get the best view and best seats in the Theater.

Revolution Live

Revolution

100 SW 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 449-1025
www.jointherevolution.net
More of a rock club than any of the other music venues, Revolution Live brings in some of the heaviest metal South Florida can handle. From Cradle of Filth to Better Than Ezra, Revolution has a little something for all of your senses. Just be ready, it’s going to be standing room only and if it’s a heavy show, you always take a chance in the pit of any music venue.

Hard Rock Live

Seminole Hard Rock Live

1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL
(954)797-5531
www.hardrocklivehollywood.com
Located at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hard Rock Live regularly brings in big name acts from classics like Diana Ross to newer bands like Creed. Hard Rock Live also hosts wrestling, comedians, and boxing matches. And once your done with your show, you can head out into the Hard Rock Casino to try your luck and see if you can walk away a big winner.

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