Local bands. Touring acts. DJ’s spinning the latest hits. In Tallahassee, music lovers will find tunes to thrill their eardrums at venues throughout town, no matter what their musical preferences may be.
Capital City Amphitheater
Located in the beautiful Cascades Park, just steps from Tallahassee’s downtown, the Capital City Amphitheater is a state-of-the-art outdoor performance center offering both reserved seats and a large grass area where general admission ticket holders can spread out a blanket and enjoy any number of acts. Grammy-winning acts like Alabama Shakes, Train and Avett Brothers have performed here, as have the Southern Shakespeare Festival, Word of South Festival and other annual events.
Bradfordville Blues Club
Blink, and you’ll miss the entrance to this hidden gem on Tallahassee’s north side. But find it, and you’ll step into a truly legendary location along the famed Mississippi Blues trail at the Bradfordville Blues Club. A bonfire burns in the same place it has for over a century, legendary fried catfish is served by Ms. Ernestine and everyone from true Blues legends to a new generation of artists takes the stage at this truly one-of-a-kind club.
FSU Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
Recently renovated and known for hosting the biggest acts to come through town, the FSU Donald L. Tucker Center has seen acts from Jimmy Buffet to Florida Georgia Line to Chance the Rapper take the stage. This downtown civic center is located near many restaurants, bars, and hotels, making it perfect for a trip to see great bands and enjoy all the nightlife nearby.
The Club Downunder
Located on FSU’s campus in the Oglesby Student Union, The Club Downunder is an intimate venue that attracts up-and-coming artists as well as indie artists who cater to the ever-changing tastes of those on music’s cutting edge.
Tallahassee’s unquestioned artistic center, Railroad Square, is home to an eclectic collection of galleries, boutiques, restaurants and fantastic live music. Spend an evening outdoors listening to great acts in an incredibly unique setting. And pick up a pint (or a growler) of Proof Brewing Company’s craft beer while you’re at it.
Restaurants that Rock
Some of Tallahassee’s more popular restaurants and bars serve as great music venues as well. Fifth and Thomas in Midtown has indoor and outdoor stages. Island Wing Company in the Market District hosts live music on its expansive patio. The Brass Tap also hosts local artists regularly at its Midtown and Gaines Street locations. So come enjoy a beer, a bite and a bit of live music.