bayfront park amphitheater

Bayfront Park Amphitheatre is located in Bayfront Park, downtown Miami, Florida. Currently, Bayfront Park is maintained by the Bayfront Park Management Trust, a limited agency of the city of Miami.

The park itself was constructed in 1924 under the design plans of Warren Henry Manning. It officially opened in March 1925. Later on, in early 1980, the entire park underwent a major redesign by Japanese-American modernist artist and landscape architect, Isamu Noguchi. The venue reopened in August 2009 after the multi-million dollar renovation.

Bayfront Park is bordered on the north by Bayside Marketplace and the American Airlines Arena. Where else, in the south you will find Chopin Plaza. The west is where Biscayne Boulevard is and on the east visitors will have the view of Biscayne Bay.

The amphitheater uses Klipsch sound system. The company has promoted the use of horn-loaded speakers as part of its goal to produce speakers which:

  • Are high in efficiency (more formally called “sensitivity”), meaning that they can be driven by relatively low-powered amplifiers
  • Are low in modulation distortion, which Paul Klipsch (founder) believed was very important
  • Have a wide dynamic range, meaning that they accurately reproduce both soft and loud sounds
  • Exhibit controlled directivity, meaning that the radiation pattern is directional, rather than diffuse
  • Have a flat frequency response, meaning that there is no unnatural emphasis in the bass, mid-range or treble.

Thus, if you are attending an event at Bayfront Amphitheater, you are sure to enjoy high sound quality at all times.

Bayfront Park is host to many large events such as the New Year’s ball drop, Christmas celebrations, concerts, the Bayfront Park Amphitheater, the Tina Hills Pavilion, as well as boat tours around Biscayne Bay. For example, in 2018, Bayfront Park Amphitheater has played host to artists such as Maroon 5, Robert Plant, and The Goo Goo Dolls.

Additionally, the said venue was a former site of the Ultra Music Festival. UMF is one of the world’s largest electronic dance music event. Sadly, in 2018, Miami’s commissioners barred the festival from being held downtown. The reason for the ban was due to complaints surrounding noise and the behavior of attendees.

One of the most revered performances held in Bayfront Park was led by Caesar LaMonaca from 1928-1978. He was a composer and bandleader for the City of Miami. LaMonaca ended his long tenure as the city’s musical maestro in 1978. His retirement came after he fell from the podium during a performance and breaking his hip.

Other than concerts, Bayfront Park holds the city’s annual “America’s Birthday Bash” on Independence Day. The event attracted over 60,000 visitors in 2011. The park also hosts the city’s official New Year’s Eve party that annually hosts over 70,000 visitors.

Seven blocks north is Bayfront Park’s partner park, the 30-acre (0.12 km2) Bicentennial Park. This park’s name has been changed to Museum Park and it is home to The Perez Art Museum and the Frost Science Museum.

For further information on the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, visit the pages listed below.

Parking Information:
Read about parking options available to event goers on the  Bayfront Park Amphitheater parking information page.

Ticket Policies:
For information on ticket guarantee and on our preferred ticket marketplace please view the Bayfront Park Amphitheater tickets page.

Seating Chart & Information:
For information on accessible seating and see the venues seating map, please view the Bayfront Park Amphitheater seating chart page.