If you are a fan of live music and prefer to be seen at rocking venues rather than listen to DJs , then Mumbai is the place for you. Book yourself a ticket to this thriving metropolitan and indulge in great hours of pulsating music and throbbing fun. These popular Mumbai live music venues promise to add that extra zing to your holiday. Go for them–you will not be disappointed!
Undoubtedly, the most hip and happening live music venues in Mumbai, The Blue Frog boasts of eight partners–some of whom are dedicated and talented musicians. Their relentless efforts have transformed the Blue Frog into a versatile and unique venue. This 6,000 square foot warehouse plays host to all genres of contemporary music –from jazz to electronic. It also whips up sumptuous food and drinks for its music crazy fans.
Where: Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel.
When: Tuesday to Sunday.
Time: From 6.30 p.m. to 1.30 a.m. Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live acts from 10.30 p.m.
Not Just Jazz by the Bay
“Not Just Jazz by the Bay” is an amazing restaurant/bar with an equally captivating waterfront location. It’s an intriguing set of steps resemble a piano and take you into the world of blues, rock, country and western live music. Here we would advise you to steep yourself in the venue’s live performances and head for a pizza next door.
Where: Soona Mahal, Opposite Hotel Ambassador, 143, Marine Drive, Churchgate.
When: Four nights a week from Wednesday-Saturday. The other nights encourage karaoke singers
Time: Open from 6 p.m. to 1.30 a.m.
National Centre for Performing Arts
We change tracks here. If you are a lover of traditional Indian music, then Mumbai’s National Centre for Performing Arts is the place for you. The venue features a wide bandwidth of leading musicians from the likes of Kishori Amonkar, Shivkumar Sharma, Zakir Hussain, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Ajoy Chakrabarty– who perform here regularly.
Where: National Centre for Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
When: NCPA website serves a detailed calendar of the venue’s events.
Time: Varied times, but most shows commence around 6.30 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe
Having found its way into Mumbai in the year 2006, The Hard Rock Cafe boasts of being the most rocking live music chain of venues–complete with due-hard American food and culture! So, if you are eager to dig into fries, steak, salads, tasty burgers and indulgent desserts, then get ready to brave the thronged venue with crazy fans lapping up a variety of live rock performances taking place onstage. Buy airline ticket online and get to the Hard Rock Cafe of Mumbai.
Where: Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg (opposite Kamala City Mills Studio), Worli.
When: Thursday (classic rock) and Tuesday (alternative rock).
Time: Open from Monday-Sunday from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 a.m.
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