Miami New Times: Free Concerts Becoming More Common Thanks to A +E District

New condo towers Canvas Miami and Filling Station Lofts, developed by NR Investments, house residents of the Arts + Entertainment district and provide unique artistic venues as well.

With the recent demise of Grand Central, it’s easy to feel there’s a dearth of locations serving up local sounds in Miami. Thankfully, places like Bardot and Churchill’s still fill their bills with homegrown talent, but outside of the customary clubs, what else is out there?

Thankfully, the A+E District, an organization in charge of bringing events to the burgeoning areas of Wynwood, the Design District, and Downtown Miami, is doing its part to make the word “free” a more common part of the Miami vocabulary. A+E is fast becoming a destination that offers a variety of events like craft fairs, film festivals, a farmer’s market, and yoga.

New condo towers Canvas Miami and Filling Station serve both as homes to A+E residents and as the headquarters where most of the events take place. Since 2014, the district has provided something that’s a rarity in Miami: live music without a cover charge (although an RSVP is an absolute must).

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