Nightlife is not all parties, it is the live music shows, gigs at cafes or a kickass concert. You get to witness the best of the music events in Madrid; from live music to the tours of artists, there is a lot that the city has in store for you. For a different choice of music, there are distinct events in Madrid. For classical music lovers, they have classical music shows and concerts, while for the groovers they have concerts in Madrid to dance your heart out.
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The cultural capital of Spain, Madrid, is famous all over the world for its contribution to art and culture. Music in Madrid has a great variety, ranging from the classical forms of music, such as opera and jazz, to the more local varieties of flamenco and classical. The city hosts a number of music festivals with concerts at major theatres throughout the year. Live music bars and restaurants are also extremely popular, both among locals and tourists.
Madrid is known for its live music scene, or musica en directo. From live flamenco music to local Spanish music, bars and restaurants attract both small and big artists throughout the year. Café La Palma is one the best-known live music bars in Madrid catering to different genres, ranging from electronic music to Spanish hip hop. If you want to explore traditional flamenco music, do visit Café Ziryab Tablao Flamenco, Casa Patas, or Café de Chinitas. A rare combination of great dance and music, flamenco can be observed in both tablao or performance shows. If you are interested, you can also add jazz music to your itinerary. Known for both classical and contemporary jazz music, some of the famous places to catch jazz live music in Madrid are El Junco Jazz, Faculty of Fine Arts and Café Central.
There are a number of rock, Latin and other music bars in the city as well. El Sol, Gruta 77, and Sala Sirocco are famous for their live rock bands and pub music. It is a great opportunity to experience Madrid’s nightlife. If you want to listen to some Latin music, do visit Oba-Oba for its Brazilian music, and Copernico for eclectic music. And if new-age music is more your style, do check with your local guide for pubs known for eventos musica electronica Madrid, or electronic music events.
Madrid is host to some of the vibrant music festivals, or festival musica Madrid, in the country. Madrid concerts and festivals are planned throughout the year. The main flamenco festival is the Festival de Flamenco Caja Madrid, held every year. One of the largest rock music festivals in Madrid- the Festimad takes place at La Cubierta in Leganés. The “Autumn Festival”, or Festival de Otoño is celebrating all local performing arts, and hosted by the regional government. At the end of the year, the music calendar of Madrid closes with the Festival de Jazz de Madrid in the month of November. The city government invites jazz musicians from all over the world to be a part of this celebration. With old and new musicians coming into the city, Madrid promises a great time for music aficionados at any time of the year.
For classical concerts, Madrid offers a number of options through its concert and opera halls. Pay a visit to the Opera Square for some excellent operetta and zarzuela performances by local artists. Concert halls, such as the Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Real, and Teatro Monumental offer a grand experience in classical concerts and operas. With the impressive architectural background of most of these theatres, the performances offer a rich cultural experience for the audience.
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