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Best Venues for Live Music in Orlando

If you’re an audiophile, it’ll be music to your ears to learn that Orlando offers visitors much more than what’s playing at Disney, Universal and SeaWorld. Thanks to a steady stream of talented artists and performers who flock to Central Florida for exposure and opportunity, Orlando is home to some of the best live music in the state. From world-class performance halls to dingy dive bars, rowdy piano bars to a karaoke club featuring live-band accompaniment; these 10 venues are the best joints for you to rock out while you’re on vacation.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Named by Travel + Leisure magazine as "World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2015" and among their “Best Places to Travel in 2015,” the two-block downtown destination includes the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr.

The Plaza LIVE

Constructed in 1963 as the city’s first two-screen movie theater, the historic concert venue offers a wide range of performances, comedians and cultural events.

House of Blues

Grab a bite of Southern soul food and rock out at this music-infused restaurant and concert venue in Disney Springs. Come to see some of the best touring musical acts in town or enjoy the Sunday Gospel Brunch when uplifted spirits are served alongside mimosas and grits.

Hard Rock Live

The 3,000-capacity concert hall is equipped with the latest in sound and light technology, bringing in some of the biggest names in music.

Venue 578 at Historic Club Firestone

An historic Orlando establishment formerly known as Firestone Live, the multidimensional entertainment complex is one of the the area's leading electronic music concert and entertainment venues.

Will's Pub/Lil Indies

This neighborhood bar is one of the Sunshine State’s most established live music venues and an anchor of the Orlando’s creative district. Conveniently connected to Will's Pub, Lil Indies is an intimate, cozy, nonsmoking speakeasy serving craft beer, wine and cocktails perfect for conversations, dates and parties.

Tin Roof

Tin Roof is a live music joint where people can hang out, drink and dine, and enjoy live music almost every night of the week. Located at I-Drive 360, Tin Roof's outdoor seating offers some of the best views of the giant observation wheel.

Howl at the Moon

For a rowdy good time, head to this high-energy piano bar. Entertainers tickle the ivories as well as your funny bones while playing the best music from the ’70s to today.

Rising Star

Take the spotlight as lead singer of a band with a large selection of songs from rock ‘n’ roll and hip hop to country.