If you’re you a music lover, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy concerts in Venice. Our community of Locals in Venice suggests the following 6 places to hear live music in Venice Italy. For the most up to date info about concerts and live music shows in Venice, use the Prontopia app to schedule arrival help from a friendly Prontopia Local arriving to your apartment or holiday rental, and along the way we can also provide advice on how to attend cool local events during your stay.
According to your tastes, you can choose the best place. We hope to see you at one of these venues soon!
Live Music in Venice Restaurants and Pubs
If you like Jazz, you’ll love Paradiso Perduto, on the Fondamenta della Misericordia in Cannaregio, is a cozy osteria and jazz club which hosts a different group performing live music every Monday evening. The restaurant is usually fully booked, so we suggest you reserve a table in advance if you’d like to hear the music while having a lovely dinner. Otherwise, you can also enjoy a Venetian spritz while standing and dancing. Paradiso Perduto is open every day except for Tuesday and Wednesday from September until the mid of July. Live Music Events happen every Monday night. You can find the scheduled live music events on the Paradiso Perduto Facebook page here.
Osteria Da Filo (at Santa Croce 1539) is another good alternative to enjoy live music on Wednesday nights. It is a very popular Venetian Bar where you can find traditional wines and home-made cocktails. They are hosts jazz groups from around the world from September to June every Wednesday evening. You can find the scheduled events on their Facebook page here.
Live Music at Private Clubs
Venice Jazz Club (Dorsoduro 3102) is a unique jazz and supper club in Dorsoduro with a program of blues and jazz live music shows from September to June. The club hosts some of the best musicians from around Venice. They are often joined by special guests to organize special evenings where music is the main attraction .The atmosphere of the club is very cozy and informal. You can buy tickets online for such special shows, either just for the concert or also for dinner. The dinners are a set menu from 7:30-9:00 pm at a set price of 20 euro per person (includes the show), which includes 1 drink, and the shows always go from 9:00-11:00 pm.
Teatro La Fenice (San Marco 1965) is the historical opera house founded in Venice 1792. Today it is recognized as one of the most important theatres in the history of Italian culture. If you like opera, you should definitely book your ticket at La Fenice to enjoy Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata or Rossini’s The Barber of Seville! La Fenice also hosts other classical music events, dance performances by principal companies, and symphonies. The acoustics of this theatre are world famous. You can see the program of scheduled concerts and purchase tickets online here.
Outside Concerts with a View
Laguna Libre (Fondamenta di Cannaregio 969) is a restaurant in Venice which was born with the idea to connect art, music and food togehter in a unique space. Laguna Libre hosts frequent exhibitions, concerts and special events. During the summer you can enjoy sunsets outside with a view on the canal. They typically host Jazz Concerts with dinner. The food is excellent, and all locally sourced with a goal to be zero kilometer and sustainable.
Cocktails and Live Music
Il Mercante is a recently opened pub specialized in cocktails located in front of the Basilica dei Frari in San Polo. If you’re a cocktail fan, you should definitely visit Il Mercante while enjoying a good Jazz Concert. They organize concerts every Thursday night starting from September until June. The event organized by the team is called “Mercante in Jazz.” Their cocktail menu is updated according to cool themes, and they have very unique drinks invented by their mixologist. You can find the schedule of events on their Facebook page here.
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