If you’re looking for a place to enjoy some delicious food and great music, then you’ll be happy to know that Downtown Ocala has some of the best places to jam out in town. With a vibrant nightlife and a variety of live music venues, Downtown Ocala is the perfect spot to explore and find entertainment.

Music Venue to Check Out

Ocala Square is home to a variety of music venues, ranging from small bars to larger concert halls. There are several bars and restaurants in the area that feature live music on different nights of the week. These venues offer everything from rock, blues, and jazz to country and pop. There are also a handful of larger venues in the area, such as the Marion Theatre and the Reilly Arts Center, which host bigger events and concerts throughout the year.

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If you’re looking for a more intimate setting, you can pop into The Keep Downtown or The Corkscrew. These venues feature local artists, and they offer a more relaxed atmosphere than the larger venues. If you’re wanting a high energy experience, check out a local band at Mutiny, Sayulita Taqueria or Bank Street Patio Bar, or the Dueling Pianos event at The Lodge every 2nd Friday from 8PM – 11PM.

The City of Ocala hosts “Live on the Square” every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 6-9pm at the historic downtown gazebo where you can listen to and support local artists.

Enjoy a evening of classical music at the Ocala Symphony Orchestra or jazz at the NOMA Black Box Noir Series during the Winter/Spring Season, both are wonderful ideas for date nights in Downtown Ocala.

Whatever your preference, you’ll find plenty of great music in the area.

How to Find Upcoming Live Music & Events in Downtown Ocala

If you’re looking to find upcoming live music events in Ocala Square, there are a few different ways to go about it. The best way to find out about events is by checking out our calendar of events or by visiting the venues’ websites or social media accounts (hyperlinks above). Most venues will post upcoming events and information about the artists performing.

So check-out the upcoming calendar of events and join us in jamming out in Downtown Ocala.