Top Places to Listen to Music in Lagos – Music is in the Lagos air! The town is buzzing with so many different genres of musical talent, you just need to know where to find it. Here is a list of some of the places to enjoy live music on these streets…
This little gem on Awolowo Road is a haven for the book and music lovers alike. You can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee from their café with a good book in hand and soft jazz in the background. Or hang around for live performance sessions after dark that attracts a varied scene of musicians, poets, writers and artists.
Address: 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi
This African-themed hotel and restaurant double up as an oasis for live bands and spoken word artists. Whether it’s their regular monthly music nights with the house band or their popular open mic nights on Thursdays, pop by to experience the vibrant creative scene.
Address: 9 Maitama Sule Street, Ikoyi
3. Freedom Park
This former colonial prison turned memorial and leisure park is home to the Open Air Stage and Amphitheatre which hosts a variety of performances including drama, dance, live music, bands and so much more. Enjoy local and international talent while taking in some history from the grounds.
Address: Mobolaji Bank Anthony Street, Lagos Island
4. Terra Kulture
This hub for African art and theatre has everything you need. You can come to watch dance and musical theatre performances—some of which have been self-produced—and live music on Friday nights. This is the ideal space to kick back, relax and catch a great show.
Address: 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
What do you get when you couple Tex-Mex and a live band? A really good night! Head over to Bottles on a Live Band Wednesday to groove to classics and new school jams, while getting some serious grub on.
Address: 8 Imam Agusto Street, Victoria Island
6. New Afrika Shrine
This homage to the legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, has taken on a life of its own. From the October weeklong festivities of Felabration, to regular live performances and shows, this versatile open yard space is dedicated to celebrating the musical icon and enjoying good music.
Address: Nerdc Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja
7. Muson Centre
The Musical Society of Nigeria (Muson Centre) is a performance hall known as a fount of music, arts and culture. They host an array of musical events and concerts all year round, like live, classical music, musical theatre and many more.
Address: 8/9 Marina, Onikan, Lagos
8. Hard Rock Cafe
This Rock and Roll-themed chain found its way to Lagos and is making waves. With a stage for live performances to provide entertainment while you dine on American classics, who wouldn’t come back for seconds?
Address: Plot No 3 & 4, Block XVI, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island
9. Stadium Hotel
Enjoy some ‘Old School’ jams from the 1950s at this gathering for all the highlife lovers out there. Head to Stadium Hotel late on Saturday nights for live highlife musical performances and party until the early hours of the morning.
Address: Oyerokun Street, Surulere
10. Vesta Violins
Classic Wednesdays is a music initiative by Vesta Violins which aims to add to the budding classical music culture in Nigeria. They host evenings of local and international musicians at alternate venues in Lagos.