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Rio de Janeiro has an assorted live music panorama that plays jazz, roda de samba, traditional forró, MPB, gafieira and choro music.
Some of the clubs in Rio are known for live music that starts from 11p.m until the early hours of the morning. Music lovers can enjoy foot tapping live music, while relishing appetizers, snacks and beverages. In the city that is the birthplace of Bossa Nova and Samba, you can enjoy a great night out even if you don’t feel like dancing, by listening to the fantastic live sounds that the bars and clubs of Rio have to offer.
Located in a small house with two dance floors, bars and lounge rooms, it is visited by the young crowd. The clubs play music like indie rock, pop-rock, R&B music, funk, hip hop, samba, Brazilian popular music, drum and bass, reggae and break beat. The place also offers a t-shirt store to buy one and keep as a memory from Brazil.
Bip Bip is a place where renowned local musicians pop round to play native Brazilian music such as Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro and Pagode. The artistes play around casually while the audience gather around them while standing or around the tables.
Alfredo Melo, the owner, also collects donations supporting the local social causes. The musicians that perform here are mostly for the cause that they are supporting rather than for the money. This club is worth a visit for its unusual kind of music and sound.
The "Verão do Morro" or the ‘Summer on the mountain’ series is a trendy summer concert series in which you can enjoy grooving to the music of the hot and happening names in Rio. The shows generally start at around midnight in the covered amphitheatre on Urca with a capacity of 1650 people. You can enjoy great music, wild dancing and drinking at the club. To catch up with the event you can get the cable car that rises to the renowned Sugarloaf mountain.