Live music venues in Lakeland, FL

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Union Hall | Photo by @unionhallevents

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Everyone should have a favorite local music spot. There are too many great breweries, coffee shops + restaurants in town that offer live music every night of the week – from acoustic to pop to jazz – to not find what you dig. (And the Lakeland music scene is now so much more than just weekend shows at big venues.)

If you’re looking for where to grab a bite from a Lakeland food truck, or where to sip on a glass of wine while piano tunes serenade you, we’ve got you covered on some of the best local spots to find live music on the regular.

Brew Hub, 3900 Frontage Rd. S.

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Brew Hub | Photo by @splarosa

Primarily a brewery + tasting room, Brew Hub also periodically features live music from bands + solo artists. Keep up with their Facebook events’ page to stay in the loop for when the next show takes place.

Hillcrest Coffee, 119 Hillcrest St.

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Hillcrest Coffee | Photo by @_tylerdavid

This coffee shop stirs up feelings of home + comfort, sitting in the walls of a Dixieland Historic District home. It’s the perfect environment for acoustic tunes that tug at our heartstrings. Dates for upcoming live shows are posted on their Facebook events’ page.

Lakeland Loft, 108 S. Tennessee Ave.

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Lakeland Loft | Photo by @LakelandLoft

This 4,000 sq. ft. ultra-premium upscale Jazz and cigar lounge features crystal chandeliers, hand-painted portraits + Oxford-style decor. It has a beverage bar with a 250-seat lounge area, four private rooms for private parties, and balcony seating that overlooks Munn Park. The Lakeland Loft offers live Jazz featuring local musicians every Thursday, Friday + Saturday night.

Leo’s Live, 5263 Florida Ave.

Leo’s Live Music and Billiards provides a full-service liquor bar, eight Diamond pool tables, and live music Tuesday through Saturday. Known for their killer bands, prepare to jam out at their upcoming shows.

Music Ranch, 1920 Banana Rd.

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Music Ranch | Photo by @themusicranch

The place to find Southern rock. BYOB and jam out at an upcoming show. Ticket prices are generally $25 per person.

Polk Theatre, 121 Florida Ave. S.

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Polk Theatre | Photo by @aschwenker6690

Where historic meets cutting edge rings true for a Renaissance-era Mediterranean-themed place that’s been around since 1928. Primarily known for showing films, they do hold concerts here + there. The auditorium features 1,400 seats on two levels with incredible acoustics and state-of-the-art sound + lighting. View their calendar to stay up to date on upcoming events.

RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St.

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RP Funding Center | Photo by @rpfundingcenter

Jenkins Arena, the Convention Center, and Youkey Theatre all make up the RP Funding Center. The events here are endless - from expos and competitions to shows and conferences. There’s bound to be a musical or live album show that you don’t want to miss. Stay on top of their calendar here.

Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St.

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Swan Brewing | Photo by @swanbrewing

This brewery features 30 taps of craft beer, live music + food trucks every day. With seating for 60 indoors + 150 outdoors, this place is family + pet-friendly. Check out their events lineup herefrom open mic nights to featured artists.

The Pink Piano, 1015 S. Florida Ave.

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The Pink Piano | Photo by @ranemadepics

You can guarantee a show at this intimate destination (seating ~50 guests) with live music performed Wednesday through Saturday and open mic every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Make the evening even better with a variety of wine, beer, and tapas to choose from. Check out their weekly lineup here.

The Poor Porker, 801 E. Main St.

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The Poor Porker | Photo by @thepoorporker

This Bohemian venue, famous for its assortment of beignets + campfire coffee, is open Friday through Sunday and usually offers live music from local artists in the evenings. The space has both indoor + outdoor seating for ~150 people, and no matter where you sit, you’re guaranteed to hear the lovely tunes. View their upcoming events here.

The Yard On Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave.

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The Yard On Mass | Photo by @thelaltoday

This entertainment + food venue has a modern, minimalist, and industrial vibe, featuring a 25 ft. ceiling, wooden tables, a giant “L-shaped” bar, rotating food trucks, backyard games, and an assortment of beers on tap. Check out their list of live music events – happening almost every day – on their Facebook page. Curious in some #ProTips on how to have the ultimate experience, see our 411 on The Yard here.

Union Hall, 1023 S. Florida Ave.

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Union Hall | Photo by @unionhallevents

This entertainment-topia hosts comedians, jazz shows, and DJs, and is available to rent for private use, special occasions, weddings + more. The 3,000 sq. ft. rustic location features a 22 ft. liquor bar, an outdoor patio area, and bench seating along the walls. They can seat 175 indoors + 70 outdoors, with standing room for 250. Check out their events lineup here.

Frescos, 132 S. Kentucky Ave.

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Frescos | Photo by @frescoslakeland

This gastropub + craft cocktail bar has been hosting live music Thurs.-Sat. since 2013. Whether you’re into jazz, funk, chill acoustic tunes, or Drag Queen melodies, there’s something for everyone to jam out to. Check out a list of their upcoming entertainment here.

Did we miss any of your favorite music joints? Holler at us and we’ll add it to the list.

– LALtoday team (Jessica + Kaylee)