Listening to a local up and coming band is an experience that everyone should attempt to achieve. Not only will you be able to enjoy live music, but you may even be able to dance to a brand new song that has not been released to the public yet. The best way to find a local band is by going to open mic night, or to live band night. A long search on the internet can assist in finding a local band and where they are playing. But an easier way is to simply visit some of the spots listed in this article.
Sweat Records
5505 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 693-9309
www.sweatrecordsmiami.comSweat Records is more than just a record store. It is also a café and an event venue. Several nights a week, Sweat hosts stand-up comedy acts, movie nights, workshops, and live, local bands at their shop. Even popular artists have been known to drop in for an unexpected visit at Sweats. So for a fun, relaxing evening, check out this great spot where you can hear the newest local bands.

Electric Pickle Company
2826 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 456-5613
www.electricpicklemiami.comThis venue is designed for the discerning music enthusiast. The Electric Pickle Company is 3500 square feet of live music, DJ’s, and custom Dynacord sound. But this place is for night owls only as they don’t open their doors until 10 p.m. and stays open until the wee hours of the morning. Electric Pickle Company is the hottest late night venue for finding local bands eager to leave their mark on the music world.

Churchill’s Pub
5501 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 757-1807
churchillspub.comSince 1979, Churchill’s Pub has been the starting point for many local bands to begin their musical careers. The type of bands that perform here vary from alternative to punk rock and everything in between. And if the music gets too loud or you feel penned in by the huge crowd, then venture to the outdoor patio for some fresh air or to the adjacent room to play a game of pool. One never knows what new up & coming band will get their big break by playing at Churchill’s.

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The Fillmore Miami Beach 
1700 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7300
www.fillmoremb.comThe Fillmore has a rich history. The first fact is that it is at the Jackie Gleason Theater, which was actually the Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium back in the 1950’s. Frank Sinatra, jack Benny, and Bob Hope frequently came to the shows at the auditorium. And famous folks are still showing up to see the shows at this venue. And while the majority of the events going on at the Fillmore are world famous performers, they do have popular local bands and performers appearing at this venue.

Ball & Chain
1513 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
ballandchainmiami.comBall & Chain is a mostly jazz venue. Local jazz musicians frequent the stage here, but a few contemporary artists are occasionally booked to play here. Although most of the live entertainment is from local bands and musicians, some celebrity musicians show up on stage as well. what could be better than an evening of jazz, food, drinks, and making new friends at Ball & Chain.

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