Discover the campus of Miami Music Festival and explore attractions in the Magic City.

Barry University 
The Miami Music Festival is held at Barry University, a historical campus located in Miami Shores, just north of downtown Miami. Barry University is home to the Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center, a 980-seat mid-century modern proscenium theater, where large-scale MMF performances are held. Students will also have access to numerous private practice rooms, recital halls, and performance opportunities in Barry's Andy Gato Gallery, Pelican Theater, and the Cor Jesu Chapel.

New World Center
The New World Center is located one block north of Lincoln Road on South Beach and is home to the New World Symphony, a leading cultural institution. This critically acclaimed theater designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry in 2011 utilizes cutting-edge technology, stunning acoustics, and generates audiences from around the world. The New World Center brings many of the leading classical soloists, composers, and conductors of this era to Miami.

The Betsy–South Beach
MMF hosts several salon events and performances throughout the year with a sponsored concert series during the summer at the prestigious Betsy- South Beach. One of the finest and most luxurious boutique hotels on the beach, The Betsy is a dedicated sponsor to the Festival. Intimate vocal, piano and chamber concerts are held in the lobby bar and exclusive B Bar. For directions and information, visit The Betsy's website.



Housing is offered by Barry University and is located on the Miami Shores main campus. Apartments are fully furnished, housing 2-per suite with a shared bathroom. Single rooms with a private bath are available at an additional fee. All apartments are air-conditioned and include many amenities such as Wi-Fi, cable TV, free laundry, free parking, an outdoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center and more. MMF assigns appointed in-house residents who provide students with campus resources and plan group activities for participants. In addition to multiple practice rooms available, students are able to practice in their apartments during designated hours.


Resident meal plans and commuter meal plans are available for purchase. Barry's Roussell Dining Hall, an all-you-care-to-eat dining facility, is the primary location for students to use meal plans featuring a varied menu including Grab-and-Go options. Students may also choose to purchase food at various dining options across campus. Find out more about dining plans and options by visiting Barry's dining site. Whether you are vegetarian, love burgers and fries, or choose healthy alternatives, Barry University offers options that will suit any individual's palette.

The City of Miami

Miami is among the world's most popular vacation locales, with an established reputation for its trendy nightlife, superior beaches, and international influence. Many of today’s leading artists flock to this diverse city in search of inspiration. A major metropolitan center, Miami's burgeoning cultural arts scene continues to lead the country in performance art innovation and growth, in large part because of this tropical city's ability to attract top-notch artists and large audiences. Miami is home to many prestigious entertainment venues, theaters, and arts institutions, including the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts–the second-largest performing arts center in the United States, and the New World Center–home of the New World Symphony Orchestra.

Explore Miami a short distance from Campus

Every neighborhood and community in the Miami area is rich with culture, character and vibrancy. Let South Florida compliment your musical journey! Below are just a few of Miami's most popular hotspots located a short distance from our campus in Miami Shores.

Miami Beach

South Florida's world-famous beaches offer visitors and locals alike a superior space to exercise, explore, or enjoy some fun in the sun. South Beach remains the quintessential Miami Beach experience and is home to historic Art Deco Design, a multitude of designer boutiques, and world famous nightlife. Dine on the water at cutting-edge restaurants, stroll the shops of Lincoln Road, all while taking in the artistic inspiration Miami has to offer just steps from the sand. Miami Beach is a 20 minute drive from the MMF campus. Discover more of the Miami Beaches by clicking here.

Wynwood Art District

The Wynwood district near downtown is home to over 70 art galleries, retail stores, antique shops, eclectic cafés and bars, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world. Enjoy clever plates of food al fresco or scope out the Wynwood Walls, a giant set of outdoor murals decorated by some of street art's most famous names. Though the influence and relevance of the arts community in Wynwood is undeniable, new creative businesses of all types are opening their doors and encountering success here. The Wynwood neighborhood is a 10-15 minute drive from the Barry campus.

Design District

Miami's growing Design District is located on Biscayne Blvd and 40th Street near the up-and-coming Midtown area. A blossoming neighborhood, the Design District is dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining experiences. Located just south of Little Haiti and the Miami Shores community, the Design District is located a ten minute drive from campus. 

Little Havana

This spirited Cuban neighborhood represents the best of Miami's Hispanic influence. Find award-winning restaurants serving authentic Cuban cuisine, hand-rolled cigars, and walk-up windows serving Cuban pastries and traditional Cuban coffee for only .75 cents! Located a 15 minute drive south of campus, Little Havana hosts Viernes Culturales, or Cultural Fridays, the last Friday of each month, with open house art galleries showcasing the cultural arts scene of the neighborhood.

Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace is a large outdoor-style mall with more than 150 specialty and tourist shops, numerous cafés and restaurants, and daily live entertainment. Visitors will find some well-known chain stores as well as many unique, one-of-kind places. The marketplace draws locals as well as tourists and

is located in downtown Miami near the American Airlines arena, home to the Miami Heat NBA team. Bayside is a 15-20 minute drive from the Barry campus.

Weekend Excursions


The Port of Miami is known as the "Cruise Capital of the World" and offers many day and weekend excursions to popular vacations spots such as Bimini, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. Cruises are a great way to enjoy a "mini-vacation" with number of fun features and activities including resort amenities, casinos, snorkeling, and gourmet meals onboard.


Key West

Drive south from campus and you'll reach the Florida Keys; keep driving and you'll reach the US's southernmost city, Key West, approximately a three and a half hour scenic drive from Barry. Known as a destination spot for fishing, boating and scuba diving, the Key's are known for their laid-back "island" vibe and ocean-front living. Key West itself is famous for it's many bars, nightly Sunset Celebration and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, but the rest of the Keys are not to be overlooked for relaxation and exploration! Explore the Keys further by clicking here.


Orlando Theme Parks

One of Florida's most popular vacation destinations, Orlando is best-known for its theme and water parks including Walt Disney World, Epcot, the Magic Kingdom, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and much more. In addition to theme parks, Orlando offers an affordable range of resorts, premium outlet shopping, all-season golf courses, and excellent dining opportunities just a three hour drive north of the Miami area. Click here for more info. 


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