Fado, jazz, rock, pop and house – live music in Lisbon is as eclectic as the city itself
Music is in Lisbon’s blood. At nightfall, as family and friends come together for dinner, the haunting, beautiful sound of Fado music sweeps through the cobbled streets. With so much on offer, follow this guide to discover traditional Fado bands at Clube de Fado, jazz ensembles at Hot Club Portugal, superstar DJs at Lux Fragil, and much more.
Hot Club Portugal
Hot Club Portugal is the oldest jazz bar in the country. Since 1950, this pioneering music venue has hosted musicians and ensembles from around the world, as well as local Lisbon talent. The bar is one of the best places to see live music in Lisbon and presents a busy calendar of concerts throughout the year. Hot Club also plans festivals and events that have, in the past, welcomed world-leading jazz stars such as Sidney Bechet and Count Basie.
Clube De Fado
When in Lisbon, make sure to experience the sounds of traditional Fado music. Soulful, mournful and melodic, Fado is one of the oldest styles of urban folk music in the world. Those interested in seeing some Fado should visit Clube de Fado, an atmospheric restaurant and bar that’s celebrated for its live music. Fado singers and musicians, usually armed with guitars or mandolins, entertain customers every evening from around 9.30pm.
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