North Beach Bandshell Rentals
Since 2015, The Rhythm Foundation has been managing the historic oceanfront amphitheater The North Beach Bandshell for the City of Miami Beach, providing music programming, producing its concerts, renting the venue out to other public and private organizations for events, and consulting for other concert and festival producers that rent the venue.
Built in 1961 by Norman Giller and Associates, the North Beach Bandshell is an anchor of the North Shore Historic District. The historic district received its 2009 designation on the National Register of Historic Places based on the characteristic style of Miami Modernism (MiMo), a post-war modern style of architecture.
Since its construction, the open-air amphitheater has served as a community center and gathering place for North Beach residents. Big bands would play on Saturday nights, creating an impromptu ballroom under the stars and in the echo of waves crashing on the shore. Famed variety TV show The Mike Douglas Show filmed on location here during the winter months. For over fifty years the North Beach Bandshell has brought people together in the spirit of community, culture and entertainment. Work on the site continues, with recent improvements to the Bandshell Park which features a mandala created by artist Kevin Arrow, memorializing the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ “British Invasion.” Their first performance in the US was at the nearby Deauville Hotel. Pick-up volleyball games go on in the Beach Bowl courts, just behind the park, and beach goers can enjoy the Beach Walk, a wide paved path which currently connects Allison Park and its life-size turtle sculptures on 62 Street and the quasi-wilderness of the North Shore Open Space Park on 79 Street.
Capacity: 1350 general admission; 500 for catered seating