Looking for the best venue for your local event, wedding, party or gathering? These are the smaller venues that many local restaurants, organizations and businesses have available for your next get-together. 

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Gramps hasn't been around too long. It was established in 2001, but they've been bringing in some great live music performances since their opening. There's a lot more than music here though. On any given night, one can get a comedy show, DJ's, live music, and even cultural events, like Nerd Night. It is a pub, so many of these events require you to be over the age of 21, 18 in some instances. They serve lunch and dinner, but the entertainment always comes in the afternoon and evening hours. Come for the food and drinks and enjoy a show while you're here!

Jannus Live is a small music venue that is located in St. Petersburg. Since opening in 1984, there have been countless live music performances in a building that holds just 2,000 concert goers. What started out as originally local musicians only eventually expanded into hosting both local artists and bigger artists when the Red Hot Chili Peppers played there for the first time in 1987. Although they like to stick to the local artists, bigger names do come through here on occasion. The outdoor music venue was refurbished in 2009 but it continues to bring in many musicians and music lovers. 

Rock Brothers Brewing is an Ybor City brewing company that specializes in recruiting some of the best musicians to play at their attached venue "The Attic." The company features a wide range of musical artists, brews its own craft beer, and are innovators in the realm of craft cocktails, creating some very unique drinks from unsual ingredients such as hop bitters.

 

When it comes to music venues, there are quite a few in the state. But most people only think about the bigger event venues in their area. The Abbey in Orlando is a small, intimate event venue that hosts a lot of different performances throughout the year. While a lot of these performances are by less known artists, there is the occasional big name that comes through the place, like Sum 41 or Knuckle Puck. Along with music shows, guests of the venue can also expect comedy, theatrical performances and the occasional musical so check out the website to see their event schedule, they might have something there you just have to see!

The Garden Ballroom by Locade Events is innovating and reinventing this historical event venue. Our Mission at The Garden Ballroom is to give every customer personalized service. With over 10 years in the Wedding and Event industry, we are passionate about exceeding your expectations. 

Located in Tallahassee, The Junction at Monroe is a dining, arts, and music showplace where people go to enjoy the atmosphere, food, and performances. The business opened in 2014 but the building they are located in is a 1936 warehouse that was slightly refurbished for the performances that The Junction at Monroe wanted to put on. On any given day of the week, there could be an acoustic artist, karaoke where anyone can join in, country music, rock 'n roll performances, and many others. There's quite a bit of enjoyment to be had here so be sure to check it out the next time you're in Tallahassee!

Veni Vidi Vici Social Club is a great place to grab a drink, listen to some live music, and buy some books. It's an Italian themed venue and bookstore, but a visit here is more about hanging out and meeting new people than anything else.

Vue on 30a is a restaurant located in the south of Walton county and it is considered to be one of the best waterfront dining experiences around Florida. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour throughout the week as well as brunch on Sundays. The venue is renowned for its stunning panoramic beach view, excellent service, and live music during happy hours. On the other hand, the venue welcomes private events and wedding reservations as the location is perfect for the experience of small cozy weddings or a happy retirement party.

Inside view from the restaurant

Will's Pub is small, holding just over 200 people for their many live music rock 'n roll performances. Located in Orlando, this little business was made for those who just want to have a good time, listening to a variety of live music performances and drinking beer with a group of friends. There have been hundreds of performances here by both local artists and nationally known musicians and they never disappoint. With it being a pub, there's food and many beverages to pick from, all while listening to a great selection of music.