Top Choice Live Music in Salvador

Jam no MAM

Saturday-evening jazz and bossa nova at MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna) 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 …
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Balé Folclórico da Bahia

The most astounding professional show is put on by this world-renowned folkloric ballet company.
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 after dinner at O Coliseu. Dinner starts at 7pm and the show begins around 8:30pm. Reserv…
Gay in Salvador

San Sebastian

Popular GLBT-friendly nightclub in Rio Vermelho, with Saturday-night electronica, Sunday samba de roda and a rotating Friday-night lineup that includes once-monthly lesbian nights.
Gay in Salvador

Off Club

Off Club is a great spot for dancing. This place brings in a mixed and assorted crowd of drag queens, gays, lesbians, straights, go-go boys and more.
Live Music in Salvador

Bahia Café Hall

This busy concert venue – out of the way, but worth it – hosts major music festivals like Forró da Amizade and big-name acts like Seu Jorge.
Live Music in Salvador

Casa de Mãe Iemanja

Named after the Yoruba goddess of the sea, this Rio Vermelho bistro–cultural center is a great space to hear live music.
Live Music in Salvador


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

Bar Fundo do Cravinho

Live samba nightly starting around 8pm, down an alley behind the eponymous bar.
Live Music in Salvador

Commons Studio Bar

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