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Florida is known the world-over for its diverse and vibrant music community.

From Miami's Latin pulse to Orlando's pop hits to the panhandle's country twang, the state produced the "Miami Sound" made famous by Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada and Julio Iglesias in the 1980s and 1990s and is home to contemporary Latin superstars Pitbull and Marc Anthony. Further north, 1990s and 2000s sensations the Backstreet Boys & N'Sync were formed in Orlando, and superstar Tom Petty rose to fame from his home in Gainesville where his song "I Won't Back Down" is now played between the third and fourth quarters of University of Florida football games. Southern rock greats Lynyrd Skynyrd also hail from Florida, as well as Sam Moore from Sam & Dave and country star Jake Owen.


  • 38 Special
  • Ariana Grande
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Creed
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Jake Owen
  • Jason Derulo
  • Jim Morrison (singer and songwriter for the Doors)
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • N'Sync
  • Pitbull
  • Ray Charles
  • The Allman Brothers
  • Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • 70000 Tons Of Metal Festival
    • Bob Carr Theater
    • Country 500 Festival
    • Country Life Florida Festival
    • Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando Festival
    • Forbidden Kingdom Festival
    • Gasparilla Music Festival
    • Gulf Coast Jam Festival
    • Iii Points Festival
    • Jazz In The Gardens Festival
    • Mizner Park Ampitheater
    • Rapture Festival
    • Rolling Loud Festival
    • Shiprocked Festival
    • Sunset Music Festival
    • The Orpheum
    • Tortuga Music Festival
    • Ultra Miami Festival
    • Welcome To Rockville Festival
    • Winter Music Conference Festival

    Music Schools

    • Lynn University
    • Florida A&M (FAMU)
    • Florida Atlantic University
    • Florida State University College of Music
    • Full Sail University
    • Palm Beach Atlantic University
    • Palm Beach State College
    • Rollins College
    • Stetson University
    • University of Miami Frost School of Music
    • University of Florida
    • University of Central Florida
    • University of North Florida
    • University of South Florida
    • University of Tampa

    Major Music Conferences

    • Music Expo Miami
    • Winter Music Conference
    • National Association for Music Education National Conference
    • Coast 2 Coast Music Conference
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