Music Coming Soon to Sevilla and Cities Nearby
en Sevilla y cercanias
The best place to check for new music is El
Giraldillo, free in many locations (Tourist Office)
and also online. They have listings for many bars and cover
the larger acts who come to town as well as events in Granada,
Córdoba and other nearby cities. Yuzin
also has a good listing of shows, mainly in Granada and
Sevilla, and can be found in various bars around Sevilla.
Larger Venues (Andalucia)
Black Music Festival 2005
12 , 20 April
The closest stop to Sevilla will be in Granada for
three dates in April. I'm not sure why they call this a
festival, as it is a series of three concerts over three
weeks, but there are good acts to catch: Chuck Berry (7
April), Billy Preston (14 April) and Incognito (April 20).
There is sparese information on the above website and some
confusing instructions to learn more about the scheduled
Nuevo Estadio los Carmenes
REM made a stop in Madrid and Barcelona the first
time around. There were plenty of people who had problems
getting tickets as promised after online pre-sales failed.
This time they plan four stops, with only Granada being
the first date finalized. Will they make it to Seville as
well? I doubt it, so it may be the best chance to see them
to catch live music in Sevilla
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More places where you can regularly catch a good show
are below but I don't keep up regularly with the schedule
of all of them. In many of the bars there's no cover - just
pay for your drinks! In some of the smaller concert halls
expect anywhere from 6-20€ depending on the show.
More recommendations to come soon as I spend a few late
nights out looking for the music scene:
(Avda Ciudad Jardin, 5)
A little further out and now in their tenth year of carrying
El Perro Andaluz
(Santa Catalina - c/Bustos
Rock, blues, flamenco, country-rock, reggae - they do a
little of everything in the recently renovated local. Nice
bar frequented by local actors and artists in the heart
of Santa Catalina.
(Close to the Encarnación - c/Regina)
Located a few blocks behind the Plaza de Encarnación
you'll find El Hobbit on a street otherwise populated by
stores. Thursday's are jazz nights, Saturdays usually folk
night. Blues and rock almost every week. Pool tables in
the back as well as internet access and of course, a bar!
(Alfalfa/Santa Catalina - c/Alhondiga)
Another recent renovation upgraded the look a little. Blues,
folk and other acts.
(Santa Cruz - c/Levies)
More flamenco than anything else, but you can find other
acts in both the front and back room. This bar is famous
and frequented by tourists as well as Spaniards. The front
room often houses works by local artists. In the summer
the back patio is a cool place to be. In the winter the
front room with two fireplaces offers a cozy place to warm
(Buhaira - c/ Juan Antonio Cavestany)
Jazz as Lisa Simpson would like - the "saxamaphone".
But it doesn't stop there, so stop by and check out what
they've got going.
(Alameda - c/Trajano , 51)
More jazz in Alameda with weekly jam sessions.
(Alameda - c/Conde de Barajas, 2)
Another place in the Alameda to catch live jazz from time
(Centro - Plaza Gavidia)
Live jazz and blues on Friday and Saturday nights.
(Centro - c/Marques de Parada)
On weekends there's live Cuban music, other nights you can
enjoy salsa, reggae or flamenco while sipping a mojito
at the bar. The crowd gets younger the minute the band starts
(Centro - Paseo de Colon)
Right before the bridge to Los Remedios it's another great
place to take in some live Cuban music, sip on a daiquiri
and smoke a cuban cigar. Dinner and lunch is also served
- an authentic Cuban dining experience.
Local, regional and larger acts. Hip-hop to metal, funk
(Centro/Torneo - c/Torneo)
As well a good mix of acts - neighbors have complained for
years about the noise, so they put on some loud shows.
Heavy to alternative and a little of everything else.
Alternative music - some punk, some rock.
A bar/discoteca with live shows on Thursdays, often
blues and rock with some cover bands.
(across the Puente del Alamillo)
Large acts have made their way here, including Mana. A first
rate outdoor venue where they hope to one day host the Olympics,
if the heat ever dies down.
Closer to the center of Sevilla than the Estadio Olimpico
and an indoor place for off weather nights. El Palenque
hosts international and national acts frequently.
A mix of the arts with mainly theatre and music performances.
Generally plenty of flamenco and other contemporary music
Lope de Vega
Aside from opera, theatre and the symphony you'll find an
occasional flamenco performance by some of the best artists
in the world. Very convenient to the center.
Tablaos are where you'll see the
most professional and quality shows. Artists are can range
from the nationally to internationally known, and the dress
and costumes are superb. Many shows offer dinner or just
a drink, and the prices will be the most expensive for enjoying
flamenco. While some people and guide books comment on these
as tourist traps there is plenty to enjoy - for a price
- and some of the best quality shows take place in tablaos.
As I recommend for most of them, skip the dinner and
take the drink only option.
El Arenal (Arenal
- c/Rodo, 7)
A tablao that's been around for years, situated in a renovated
17th century building. Choose from a show with dinner or
just a drink (cheaper) in a cozy atmosphere where you can
get a close view of a show. I saw my first show here some
15 years ago, opening my eyes to mind to the lure of flamenco.
(Centro - Paseo Colon)
Founded in 1952 and moved to it's current location in 1973,
one of the first tablaos in Sevilla. Flamenco shows take
place in a typically Andalusian patio and the building is
located right next to the Plaza de Toros and the river.
Another choice of a show with dinner or just a drink (cheaper
(Centro - c/Maria Auxiliadora, 18)
Lights, luxury and a big venue. Located on a large avenue
catch a glimpse from an outside to see one of the most upscale
tablaos in Sevilla. Another place to choose dinner with
the show or just a drink.
(Puerta de Osario/Nervión - c/Gonzalo Bilbao, 10)
Typical Andalusian dishes or a drink can be enjoyed while
you watch flamenco.
Gallos (Centro - Santa
Cruz - Plaza de Santa Cruz)
Founded in 1966, Los Gallos is in the heart of Santa Cruz
and a few blocks away from the Jardines Murillo, with 2
shows every night. Again recommended to choose the show
with a drink option instead of the dinner.
Professional to Amateur
As I go down the list it gets harder to
distinguish the levels and quality, but here you'll find
students or local artists who are very talented and put
on great shows. Prices will be much less and in some cases
free. One of my favorites is Casa de la Memoria, where you
can see an affordable show in a great little venue.
(Santa Catalina - c/Sol)
Another place for a semi-professional show full
of talent. Close to Plaza de los Terceros and El Rinconcillo,
Sevilla's oldest bar which makes for a great starting point
before seeing the show.
de la Memoria
(Santa Cruz - c/Ximénez
de Enciso, 28)
You can see Flamenco on a semi-professional level for 9-11€,
with two shows every night. Students at local schools who
are very talented perform in the 18th century patio, making
it a unique venue for flamenco.
Antigua de Sevilla
(Arenal - c/Castellar, 50)
Gifted amateurs with tickets starting around 3€.
in Bars and other locations
From the improvised and exciting to only
singing or guitar you can find some great shows with a little
neighborhood atmosphere in these places. Some have regular
flamenco nights where you can catch a local act. While most
- but not all - will lack the professional talent there's
plenty of passion in their performances.
(Triana - c/Betis)
A fixture on Calle Betis for years it's a great place for
a little flamenco with a group playing just about every
(Triana - c/Duarte, 3)
A great place for an improvised show just down the street
from Lo Nuestro. Drinks are all you pay, after that sit
back and enjoy the flamenco - normally signing and guitar.
(Triana - c/Pagés del Corro)
One of the best known bars of the Triana flamenco scene
where Sevillanas is common.
(Triana - Paseo de la O - riverwalk)
Take in a little flamenco right on the shore of the river.
Improvised and spontaneous, it's a great place to for flamenco
Close to the Plaza de Cuba, live flamenco weekly.
(Centro - c/Canalejas, across from
In between Calle San Eloy in the center and Plaza de Armas.
(Arenal - c/Adriano)
In the heart of the Arenal nightlife, and close to the Plaza
(Santa Cruz - c/Levies 18)
Famous from it's mention in almost every guide book about
Sevilla, it's still worth a trip. Free music, often Flamenco,
can be found in the back covered Terraza, popular in the
summer and winter. The front bar with a more rustic, winter
pub atmosphere includes a piano, stone walls and floors,
fireplaces and wooden tables and chairs. A mix of people,
from pijo to earthy, spanish to every nationality
under the sun, with plenty of Americans if here for only
a day or two. Aside from it's reputation as a tourist bar,
when there's a live act and I've got a friend in town they
always come away liking the place.
de los Reyes
(Los Remedios - Avda Blas Infante)
More upscale clientele in Los Remedios.
(Los Remedios - Avda. Blas Infante)
Don't be afraid to get up and dance here.
(Barrio Santa Cruz - Plaza de Santa Cruz)
A bar where you can listen to to a little flamenco, watch
or join in with locals dancing Sevillanas.
(Santa Catalina - c/Bustos Tavera)
(Triana - c/Castilla)
(Alfalfa - c/Siete Revueltos)
Comprar entradas por internet
You can buy tickets online mainly from TickTackTicket.com
for the big shows in Andalucia. Serviticket
also sells concert tickets for a lot of Spain, especially
in the north. Both sell tickets to other events as well.
Viajes El Corte Ingles often also sells tickets to events,
although less for concerts and more for theatre, dance and