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Live music in Miami, pop up shops, stretch yoga, cocktails and light fare in one of the leading botanical gardens in town. A great new offering, the “Garden After Dark”,  is on tap from the Miami Beach Botanical Garden every other Thursday night. Next up, November 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Check the end of this post for more places offering live music now.

 All of this will take place in the wide, open, gorgeous spaces of the Garden, mostly outdoors, with plenty of room to social distance, but still being social! You can take a stroll, dance, meet new people, enjoy a drink – all in a healthy and safe environment.


Here’s the upcoming schedule:

Nov 5: Cortadito

–       The golden age of Cuban dance music comes alive with Miami’s own version of the Buena Vista Social Club. A “Best of New Times” winner, this group brings the old school style of Cuba into 21st century Miami.


Nov 19: DJ Le Spam

–       Andrew Yeomanson, aka DJ Le Spam, is best known for being the leader and founder of the Spam Allstars, one of Miami’s most original and well-known bands. His DJ set features gems from his vast vinyl collection with classic soul, ska, Latin and more.


Dec 3: Rose Max Samba Band

–       The Brazilian diva will shake up the garden with the melodies and drums of samba! One of South Florida’s most adored singers, Rose will sing authentic samba tunes from Rio de Janeiro accompanied by her full band.


Dec 17: Holiday Jazz Band

–       Get ready to jingle and mingle with Kelly Davis, Julie Dow and Paul Shewchuck, among the region’s most talented musicians. This will be a joyous, swingin, and humorous celebration of the season with fun parodies and songs from all faiths and traditions.

Garden shop is not just for gardeners — great gift items too!

Admission is $20 for non-members of the Garden and $10 for members. Stretch yoga session with Will Thomas at 6:00 pm on the Great Lawn is $10 additional. For tickets go to Eventbrite or facebook @miamibeachbotanicalgarden.

The Garden After Dark live music in Miami series is curated in partnership with Gene de Souza, a booking agent, concert and radio producer, and also a proud member of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Gene has produced concerts across South Florida for over 20 years and is also the host of the popular program Café Brasil on 88.9FM WDNA.


Happily more restaurants are starting to bring back their live music. Right now, Old’s Havana and Ball and Chain are offering live music along with Cantina La Veinte. On November 5 Michele Bernstein’s Cafe La Trova reopens with music and dancing.

Cafe La Trova


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