There are many great places to see live musical performances throughout Orlando, Florida, ranging from intimate venues that accommodate just a few hundred people to full-fledged stadium-sized concerts for tens of thousands of fans. Here we touch on the 13 best concert venues in the city; try to catch a show while you’re in town!
The Hard Rock Live in the CityWalk complex at Universal Orlando Resort™ is one of the best venues for seeing a concert in the city. Orlando’s “Coliseum of Rock” hosts musical acts of all genres from all over the world as well as live comedy shows. The auditorium is attached to the largest Hard Rock Cafe in the world, and it can accommodate up to 3,000 concert-goers.
Since 2002, BackBooth has been hosting local and national musical acts at its downtown Orlando location on a near-nightly basis. BackBooth is a spacious venue, able to accommodate 350 guests, with an Old English, pub-style interior that also hosts comics, art shows, and dance parties on nights a concert isn’t scheduled.
Bombshell’s Tavern is one of Orlando’s go-to venues for local musicians looking for a gig. It can accommodate up to 450 concertgoers and offers an extensive beer selection, billiard games, and karaoke on off-nights.
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 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, billiards, and live music scene. The venue plays host to local and international acts to the delight of locals and traveling fans alike.