Top Choice Traditional Music in Santiago del Estero

El Patio del Indio Froilán

For more than 40 years, indigenous local hero Froilán González has been making drums from the trunks of the ceibo tree. They're used by some of the biggest names in Latin music. On Sundays, locals and visitors gathe…
Traditional Music in Salta

La Vieja Estación

The best-established of the Balcarce peñas (folk music clubs), this place is a professional operation featuring an atmospheric dining room with twinkling rattan lanterns and some terrific photography on the walls, a…
Live Music in Salta

La Casona del Molino

This former mansion, about 20 blocks west of Plaza 9 de Julio, is a Salta classic. Several spacious rooms feature performers who work around the tables rather than on a stage, as well as spontaneous jams and lots of…
Live Music in Tucumán

La Casa de Yamil

An untouristy parrilla, locally popular for its Friday and Saturday night live folklórico (folk music); there's also a Sunday lunchtime session. The food works too, and there are plenty of traditional northwestern d…
Traditional Music in Salta

Nora Julia

This brick and adobe haunt is a good choice for peña music. The singers all wear traditional garb and a crew of dancers entertain as well. You'll need to buy drinks or dinner in addition to the cover charge.
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Plaza Ricardo Vilca

Drop by this attractive enclosed plaza next to the city's major theater; there are often cultural events, handicraft shows or food stalls. There's also a likable bar, dance school and exhibition space.
Traditional Music in Tucumán

Alto de la Lechuza

This historic spot hosts traditional music on weekend nights. It starts soft and slow, but gets loud and burns late into the night.
Live Music in Tucumán

El Aljibe

Decked out with exposed brick and beams, this handsome restaurant specializes in local cuisine and live music. There are shows on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sunday lunchtimes, and the fare – empanadas an…
Theater in Tucumán

Teatro Mercedes Sosa

Named for the city's favorite balladeer, this mid-century theater welcomes musicians and artists of all stripes. At the time of research their calendar included a Queen tribute band, Pedro Aznar and Pilar Sordo. It …
Traditional Music in Santiago del Estero

La Casa del Folclorista

This big barn of a peña (folk music club) has live folk bands Friday and Saturday (AR$50 cover) and cheap parrilla and empanadas any time. The music kicks off at around 11pm. It's located on the way to the riverfron…