Top Choice Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Casa de las Tradiciones

The most discovered 'undiscovered' spot in Santiago still retains its smoke-filled, foot-stomping, front-room feel. Hidden in the gentile Tivolí district, some of Santiago de Cuba's most exciting ensembles, singers …
Top Choice Jazz in Santiago de Cuba

Iris Jazz Club

When Santiago get too hot, noisy and agitated, you need a dose of Iris, one of Cuba's suavest and best jazz clubs where you can sit in a comfy booth surrounded by pictures of puffing jazz greats and watch some incre…
Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Patio ARTex

Art lines the walls of this shop-and-club combo that hosts live music both day and night in a quaint inner courtyard; a good bet if the Casa de la Trova is full, or too frenetic. It was being renovated at last visit…
Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Patio los Dos Abuelos

The old-timers label (abuelos means grandparents) carries a certain amount of truth. This relaxed live-music house is a bastion for traditional son sung the old-fashioned way. The musicians are seasoned pros and mos…
Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Sala de Conciertos Dolores

You can catch the Sinfónica del Oriente at this former church on Plaza de Dolores, plus the impressive children's choir (at 5pm). The cartelera is posted outside.
Theater in Santiago de Cuba

Teatro José María Heredia

Santiago's huge, modern theater and convention center went up during the city refurbishment in the early 1990s. Rock and folk concerts often take place in the 2459-seat Sala Principal, while the 120-seat Café Cantan…
Cabaret in Santiago de Cuba

Tropicana Santiago

Anything Havana can do, Santiago can do better – or at least cheaper. Styled on the Tropicana original, this 'feathers and baubles' Las Vegas–style floor show is heavily hyped by all the city's tour agencies who off…
Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Casa de Cultura Josue País García

Grab a seat (or stand in the street) and settle down for whatever this spontaneous place can throw at you: orchestral danzón, folkloric rumba, lovelorn trovadores (traditional singers) or rhythmic reggaetón (Cuban h…
Cabaret in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago Café

This is the Hotel Meliá Santiago de Cuba's slightly less spectacular version of the Tropicana. Cabarets take place on Saturday with a disco afterwards. It's on the hotel's 1st floor. Head up to the 15th floor for th…
Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Subway Club

Stylish new venue with interesting solo acts singing their hearts out to great piano music come nightfall. Good fun.