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Jam no MAM

Saturday-evening jazz and bossa nova at MAM is a must for music lovers. Go early to see the museum first and catch the views at sunset. Though the venue is located within walking distance of the Pelourinho, muggings…
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Balé Folclórico da Bahia

The most astounding professional show is put on by this world-renowned folkloric ballet company.
Live Music in Salvador

Commons Studio Bar

Rustic-chic, with state-of-the-art equipment, this cool venue is a relatively modern addition to Salvador's nightlife scene. Commons hosts up-and-coming Brazilian musical acts and runs community-focused programming,…
Performing Arts in Salvador


The popular show that used to be staged at the Solar do Unhão, featuring 18 dancers, musicians and capoeiristas, now happens here after dinner at O Coliseu. Dinner starts at 7pm and the show begins around 8:30pm. Re…
Live Music in Salvador

Teatro Castro Alves

For the biggest acts, keep your eye on Salvador’s finest venue, the Teatro Castro Alves. Its Concha Acústica (amphitheater) has weekly concerts throughout summer.
Live Music in Salvador

Espaço D'Venetta

This buzzed-about cultural center, bar and art space in Santo Antônio features live samba, samba de roda and jazz. Some events are free.
Live Music in Salvador

Bar Fundo do Cravinho

You can find samba parties throughout the week down an alley behind the eponymous bar here. The weekly schedule changes periodically, so check the website for up-to-date listings.
Live Music in Salvador

Casa de Lemanjá

Named after the Yoruba goddess of the sea, this Rio Vermelho cultural center occasionally has live music, especially in the weeks around Lemanjá's festival day, February 2.