Orlando Blues Music Clubs

Orlando, Florida is famous for pop acts such as N'Sync and Backstreet Boys that hailed from there in the 1990s and early 2000s. It is a little known fact that music of all styles thrive in the city made famous by a mouse. Rock, hip hop, jazz and blues can all be found in various live clubs and venues throughout the city. If you ever find yourself in Orlando on a family vacation and need to take a break from the theme parks, the following venues can be great places to unwind and see some live blues bands.

Underground Bluz serves beer and wine in a cozy atmosphere. Live bands play here most nights of the week, and the club is open until 2 a.m. Open mic nights are also held every Wednesday--you can even sign up that night and perform in front of others to appease your inner entertainer. Underground Bluz is located across from the University of Central Florida on the east side of Orlando. Smoking is allowed.

Underground Bluz
12261 University Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 482-4141

Located on International Drive near many of Orlando's theme parks, BB King's Blues Club is a popular spot for southern cooking and live music. Featuring a full bar, BB King's keeps you rockin' until 2 a.m. In addition to blues, live bands here dabble in funk, jazz and classic rock 'n roll. Smoking is only permitted outdoors.

Underground Bluz
9101 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 370-4550

Tanqueray's is one of the only clubs in Orlando that requires you to descend of flight of stairs to access it. Its days as a bank vault are long gone, and now you can escape to Tanqueray's when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Orlando. You can drink 'til your heart's content at the full bar while enjoying the sounds of some authentic live blues music. Smoking is not permitted and Tanqueray's stays open until 2 a.m.

100 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 649-8540

Because it is considerably larger than most of Orlando's blues hot spots, the House of Blues can be a great place for you to see some larger acts that are touring their way through the city. With a capacity of about 3,000, some of the nation's most popular musicians reside here for a night. If at any point you get hungry, you can make your way to the attached restaurant that goes by the same name for some soul food. Live blues is featured at the restaurant on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. House of Blues is located in the Downtown Disney area.

House of Blues
1490 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 934-2583

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