• Guide to downtown Orlando music venues

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Downtown Orlando offers a wide variety of live music venues, featuring everything from jazz and blues to dance music. Here's a list of several downtown Orlando music venues that are highly rated by fans online. 

    Tin Roof
    8371 International Drive

    The music scene is always lively at Tin Roof. Locally famous bands and solo acts rock the joint, often paired with drink specials. There are special events and trivia nights as well. The place is an unpretentious, shotgun bar with plenty of room for milling around, dancing or enjoying food, drink and conversation with the lively crowd.

    Lil Indes
    8371 International Drive

    DJs, live bands and dance music fill the three different rooms in this bar. Excellent drinks that are reasonably priced make Lil Indes a favorite for the hipster community. The music here ranges from blues to jazz to soft rock to folk. There are special themed nights, including a trivia night that draws a competitive crowd.

    The Social
    54 N. Orange Ave.

    The Social is a small but excellent music venue that features local and national acts. Tickets range in price from $10 to $50, depending on the artist or band. You can buy tickets at the box office or online, where you can also check the calendar for upcoming acts. 

    The Abbey
    100 S. Eola Drive #100

    Known primarily as one of the most popular downtown Orlando music venues, The Abbey is also a theater that features comedy acts, cabaret acts and special events. It's got a chic ambiance with a very cool vibe and the music is consistently good, but they also have events like poetry readings.

    Will's Pub
    1042 N. Mills Ave.

    This Orlando institution features plenty of indie rock acts. Past performers at Will's Pub include: The Decemberists, Maserati, The Queers, Lucero, Drivin' N' Cryin', The Mountain Goats, Butch Walker, Phosphorescent, Hasil Adkins, Bob Log lll, Motion City Soundtrack, King Khan & The Shrines, Iron & Wine and more. The no-frills atmosphere is welcoming to all and the pub offers an extensive beer selection.

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