Florida Entertainment Venues

Big or small, there are hundreds of entertainment venues in Florida. Entertainment is a staple of the state’s most popular industries. Many artists both nationally and internationally play in Orlando, Miami, and other big cities across the Sunshine State. Sports arenas and stadiums are also extremely popular among both residents and visitors. To top it all off, Florida is home to some of the biggest convention centers in the nation. No matter what your entertainment preferences, there is something in Florida for everyone.

See Also: Sports Stadiums, Arenas and Venues, Convention Centers, Smaller Local Venues

Amalie Arena is located in downtown Channelside Tampa, Florida and is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team and the Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football team. The arena, originally named the Ice Palace and most recently the Tampa Bay Times Forum, hosts other events, basketball, and concerts. . 

The American Airlines Arena is located on the waterfront in downtown Miami, Florida. It is home to the Miami Heat NBA basketball team and hosts large concerts and events. 

Amway Center, located in Downtown Orlando, is a sports and entertainment venue. Home to the Orlando Magic NBA team and the Orlando Solar Bears ECHL team. Built with a capacity of more than 20,000 seats, the arena's urban setting, gives guests easy access to the Orlando entertainment core. Hosting concerts, events, shows and more, the area is designed to stage any event. 

The BB&T Center is an indoor arena located in Sunrise (Fort Lauderdale Metro area), Florida. Home of the Florida Panthers NHL team, the arena also hosts basketball, arena football and concerts. 

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, located at Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Florida is home to the FSU Seminoles Men's and Women's basketball teams. The venue also hosts concerts and events and is the largest arena in the panhandle of Florida. 

Florida State Fairgrounds Complex, located in Tampa, Florida, includes the Expo Hall, Entertainment Hall, Special Events Center, Florida Center and Botanical Gardens, Pavillion and Waterfront Cafe as well as other outdoor locations that include an Equestrian Center. The grounds are used throughout the year for a variety of events, especially for different festivals and live music performances. Both big names and smaller named musicians have made a showing here so make sure to keep up to date with the events that are hosted here. You don't want to miss out on something fun and/or exciting that's right around the corner from you!

Germain Arena is a multi-purpose arena located in Estero Florida. Home to the Florida Everblades ice hockey team and the Florida Tarpons Arena Pro Football team. The venue hosts other events, shows, concerts and entertainment. 

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is a sports and entertainment venue home to the Jacksonville Sharks AFL/NAL team and the Jacksonville Giants ABA team. 

Lakeland Center is a multi-purpose arena and theatre located in Lakeland, Florida and home to the Central Florida Jaguars elite indoor football team and the Florida Tropics soccer team. 

Pensacola Bay Center is a sports and entertainment arena located in Pensacola, Florida. Home to the Pensacola Ice Flyers SPHL team and hosts other sporting events and concerts. 

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts is a venue that supports the arts of all kinds as part venue, part recording studio, and part art gallery. It is open to all ages and aims to promote all different genres of music.

House of Blues, Orlando is a concert venue and restaurant in Disney Springs. The concert venue attracts top touring artists from around the world to perform. The restaurant serves a delicious southern-inspired menu. They are also available to rent for private events and meetings.

The Timucua Arts Foundation is an organization that tries to make art accessible to everyone by hosting concerts in their 100-seat venue. They presents up to 100 events each year. They also offer 4-week residencies to visual artists. During their residency, the artist’s works are on display in the venue and the artist works live on stage during select musical performances.

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