Culture » Lisbon Events Calendar

Lisbon Events Calendar

Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in Lisbon and beyond, in English. Free events are in blue. You can also subscribe for a weekly digest, or see what's happening live on the Atlas Lisboa app. Want something more tailored? Head to the Atlas Marketplace to book tours, experiences, and more, from walking and boat trips to surf classes and exclusive access to archeological sites.
Jun
25
Tue
Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE
Jun 25 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE @ Camones Cinebar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

In Graça, what was once the first Portuguese cinema to project movies with sound is now a supermarket, but the founders of Camones Cinebar have been bringing back that creative spirit to the neighborhood. The bi-weekly Tuesday open mic night, hosted by local legend Joaquim de Brito, aka Shaka of the Melting Pot, who regularly play our favorite Irish bar this side of the Channel, is still going strong through 2019.

Every other Tuesday, starting at 19h.
All ages and art forms welcome.

FREE ENTRY.

CONCERT | Dream People | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 25 @ 22:00 – 23:30
CONCERT | Dream People | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Pensão Amor | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Dream People is a Lisbon-born band formed in 2018 consisting of people that make, well, dream-like tunes.
In their words, they are “a (Portuguese) band, floating between the realms of silky smooth dream pop and futuristic synth psych-pop.”
They come to the historical Pensão Amor, where many a dream has been both made and broken, this coming Tuesday to present their new EP and single Forever, Too Long.

And you’re invited.

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s the said dreamy single, so you don’t have to wait forever.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAgrqypuJCk[/embed]

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 25 @ 22:00 – 23:59
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Crafty Corner | Lisboa | Portugal

“We’re just
two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
year after year.”
Roger Waters.

If you want to feel like you’re in a fish bowl with fellow lost souls but swimming in craft beer, come on down to the Crafty Corner any given Tuesday. Bring your guitar, or just your ears, and enjoy some open mic. The stage is highly visible from the street (increasing your level of “exposure” greatly), the 12 local craft beers on tap are constantly evolving (ask the bartenders, they’re cool), and chances of hearing “Wish you were here” are almost equal to those of hearing “Wonderwall”. Because, after all, this is downtown Lisbon.
The organizers put it this way:
“Open Mic Tuesdays at Crafty Corner – a weekly event dedicated to offering musicians the opportunity to play to a lovely audience in a beautiful location. These are acoustic or semi-acoustic sessions – those who dare get a free beer (or wine or soft drink!)”
FREE ENTRY

Jun
26
Wed
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 26 @ 18:00 – 23:59
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Depending on the job, Wednesdays can leave some people feeling like they’re in a jam. Anjos70 (no, despite popular belief we are not on their payroll; we just like the place) offers a way to get out of said jam with a weekly jam session.
Local musicians — André Jessen on drums, Jorge Figueiredo on bass, Bruno Vieira on guitar and Inês Laranjeira on vocals — will help you get through the work week with some live tunes. And, if you have a voice and/or an instrument, feel free to jump in on the jam.

There’s also a vegan dinner option at 18h, if that’s still your thing.

ROCK CONCERT | Scorpions’ Crazy World Tour 2019 | Parque das Nações | 32€ to 54€
Jun 26 @ 21:00 – 23:30
ROCK CONCERT | Scorpions' Crazy World Tour 2019 | Parque das Nações | 32€ to 54€ @ Altice Arena | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

German rockers and wind-of-changers Scorpions are back in Lisbon for their 24th concert in the city. Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda, and Mikkey Dee bring back the sounds that some of you — gulp! — have been listening to for 53 years! No one like you! Get your tickets before they’re sold out here.

And if you need to remember why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ&list=PL_MOqpRUDd9EVz6uDR3E-oldnE2s8AL8l

Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Jun 26 @ 23:55 – Jun 27 @ 06:00
Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ MUSICBOX | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Hump day, for you second-language speakers, comes in part from the phrase over the hump.

Other than that, we think the organizers of this weekly boogie describe it better than we ever could:
“𝙃𝙐𝙈𝙋 𝘿𝘼𝙔 means Wednesdays. The high point of the week. It’s that day that tells you that the worst has passed and the best is about to come. The middle can mean virtue but it can also mean sin, pleasure, and freedom on the dance floor, listening to surprising groovy sounds that turn you up and work like a desert mirage, giving you the strength you need to get to the oasis that is the weekend.
This weekly party is an invitation to celebrate just because. And because Lisbon is the coolest place in the universe, at least according to that hipster article in New York or whatever.
Wednesdays are the new Thursdays, or the old Fridays, or the future Saturdays, or whatever you want them to be. Come by MUSICBOX in Cais do Sodré and you’ll find that Wednesdays are your new favorite day.”

NOTE: They usually charge at the door, but not much, and it’s basically just a way to trick you into getting a beer.
Which you might need on hump day.

All we have to add is this stupid commercial from back in the day.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtjzQaFZ3k[/embed]

Jun
27
Thu
Monthly | WINE AND LIVE MUSIC | Bacchus Hour at Teatro Romano | Alfama | FREE
Jun 27 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Monthly | WINE AND LIVE MUSIC | Bacchus Hour at Teatro Romano | Alfama | FREE @ Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano | Lisboa | Portugal

“Prepare yourselves
for the roaring voice of the God of Joy!”
Euripides, The Bacchae.

Bacchus, aka Dionysus, as you may have heard, is kind of a party dude. He woulda liked Lisbon… And it’s likely that one of his favorite places to indulge would be Museu Lisboa: Teatro Romano .
So to honor the coolest of our heavenly Roman friends, the museum invites you to chill like a god and enjoy an evening of live music, amid some ancient ruins, god nectar in hand and river in view, for their version of Happy Hour.
That’s right, you guessed it: Bacchus Hour.

Every last Thursday evening of each month.

FREE ENTRY.

Saude indeed!

to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
Jun 27 @ 22:00 – 23:59
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€ @ Little Big Apple | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.”
Duke Ellington.

Get in the swing of things as the nights get shorter. Every Thursday throughout July, local swing dance school Little Big Apple invites you to “come dance and play,” and maybe even jump in with their house band, in their weekly swing jam sessions.

Thursdays, from 22h to midnight.

ENTRY: 2€ (with a drink included).

In the meantime, and to reiterate, here’s an oldie but goodie for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg[/embed]

Jun
29
Sat
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 29 @ 15:00 – 18:00
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE @ Jardim Fernando Pessa  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gypsy jazz is the type of thing that works well both indoors and out. With that in mind, as Lisbon gets warmer, local gypsy jazz aficionado Nuno Marinho and friends invite you to “bring your guitars, violins, and any other instruments you like, and hang out, have a drink, share thoughts, experiences or goals. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome.”
Head over to Jardim Fernando Pessa, every Saturday between 15h-18h, and bob your head to some gypsy jazz as you welcome summer.

Imagine this, but under the sun.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TjUgw5LS_8[/embed]

to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE
Jun 29 @ 21:00 – 23:00
to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE @ O'culto da Ajuda | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“In music, a quartet is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.”

Quartetos Extraordinários translates to “Extraordinary Quartets,” which in turn translates to three evening concerts, by three extraordinary quartets, free of charge, which translates to a lot of math…

Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Three Extraordinary Quartets made up of exceptional musicians give shape to three programs dedicated to works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A quartet of strings (Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos), a quartet of marimbas (Drumming Marimba Quartet) and a Quartet of Saxophones interpret some of the reference pieces for these instrumental formations, side by side with the most recent songs by Portuguese composers, including premieres of new work.”

THE PROGRAM:
June 21st
Quarteto de Saxofones
(Álvaro Collao, Rodrigo Vila, Henrique Portovedo, Pedro Bittencourt)

June 22nd
Drumming Marimba Quartet
(João Miguel Braga Simões, Pedro Gois, André Dias, Miquel Bernat)

June 29th
Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos
(Vítor Vieira, Juan Carlos Maggiorani, Jorge Alves, Marco Pereira).

Showtime: 21h.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity, so get there an hour or two early to claim your spot).

MUSIC | António & Variações – Closing of Festas de Lisboa 2019 | Belém | FREE
Jun 29 @ 22:00 – 23:45
MUSIC | António & Variações - Closing of Festas de Lisboa 2019 | Belém | FREE @ Torre de Belém | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

In the words of one adoring fan of many, Freddie Mercury + Fernando Pessoa = António Variações, an absolute legend in Portuguese pop music. Symbolizing reformation and freedom, Variações burst onto the ’80s music scene with a style and voice never seen in the country before. Now, for the closing ceremony of Festas de Lisboa 2019, he is being celebrated by some of Portugal’s most influential contemporary singers, such as Ana Bacalhau, Conan Osiris, Lena d’Água, Manuela Azevedo, Paulo Bragança, and Selma Uamusse.

In an interesting twist, Variações songs will be put to classical music supplied by Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, the Gospel Collective shoir, and many more.

This one sounds truly deserving of the title espectaculo.

Here’s a little Variações to get you going.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7CyAKyE-FM[/embed]

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 29 @ 22:30 – Jun 30 @ 01:30
Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Saturday nights in Cais do Sodré can get quite chaotic. Trust us…
But that doesn’t mean that, amidst the chaos, you can’t find solace in some good music. Here’s what O Bom O Mau e O Vilão, the organizers of “Caos no Sodré,” say:
“Attention all Gunslingers: Altamont is pleased to present Rock as a fuse for a epic dancing night to the sound of The Beatles, The Stones, Hendrix, The Smiths, REM, Blur, Nirvana, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, among many others! This Saturday night will get more flavor with the new Jameson Ginger and Lime! Come and try it.”

We’re not sure about the “Jameson Ginger and Lime” bit, but the line-up definitely sounds to be in good order.

FREE ENTRY.

Jun
30
Sun
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jun 30 @ 05:00 – 09:30
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The 13th edition of Somersby Out Jazz is back in Lisbon, which means you have the option of spending any given Sunday afternoon trough the end of September enjoying jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, DJs, drinks, dancing, friends, and fresh air in some of the most beautiful gardens of the capital.
Free of charge.
Here’s what José Filipe Rebelo Pinto, founder of Somersby Out Jazz, says:
“Lisbon is trendy and still has a lot to offer. There are many green spaces scattered throughout the city with great potential, which have the capacity to receive an event of this size and that only benefit in being more dynamic. The aim of the Somersby Out Jazz is precisely to provide a diversified musical experience for Portuguese and foreigners while promoting the gardens in which it is held and encouraging their (re-)visitation.”

The Belém Tower Garden is the first outdoor venue to receive the 2019 edition, followed by:
Jardim do Campo Grande in June;
Jardim da Estrela in July;
Ribeira das Naus in August,
and Bela Vista Park in September.

View the full program, with artists and other info, here.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
1
Mon
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jul 1 @ 23:00 – Jul 2 @ 02:00
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Winner of several Atlas “Best of Lisboa” awards, Titanic Sur Mer is stepping up its jazz game with weekly jam sessions on Mondays. For free. Considering the talents Titanic pulls for its variety of musical acts, this will surely become a Monday-night classic.

Here’s a little inspiration:

Jul
2
Tue
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jul 2 @ 22:00 – 23:59
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Crafty Corner | Lisboa | Portugal

“We’re just
two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
year after year.”
Roger Waters.

If you want to feel like you’re in a fish bowl with fellow lost souls but swimming in craft beer, come on down to the Crafty Corner any given Tuesday. Bring your guitar, or just your ears, and enjoy some open mic. The stage is highly visible from the street (increasing your level of “exposure” greatly), the 12 local craft beers on tap are constantly evolving (ask the bartenders, they’re cool), and chances of hearing “Wish you were here” are almost equal to those of hearing “Wonderwall”. Because, after all, this is downtown Lisbon.
The organizers put it this way:
“Open Mic Tuesdays at Crafty Corner – a weekly event dedicated to offering musicians the opportunity to play to a lovely audience in a beautiful location. These are acoustic or semi-acoustic sessions – those who dare get a free beer (or wine or soft drink!)”
FREE ENTRY

Jul
3
Wed
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jul 3 @ 18:00 – 23:59
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Depending on the job, Wednesdays can leave some people feeling like they’re in a jam. Anjos70 (no, despite popular belief we are not on their payroll; we just like the place) offers a way to get out of said jam with a weekly jam session.
Local musicians — André Jessen on drums, Jorge Figueiredo on bass, Bruno Vieira on guitar and Inês Laranjeira on vocals — will help you get through the work week with some live tunes. And, if you have a voice and/or an instrument, feel free to jump in on the jam.

There’s also a vegan dinner option at 18h, if that’s still your thing.

to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 – 5€
Jul 3 @ 19:00 – 20:30
to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 - 5€ @ Goethe-Institut Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Even if you haven’t read any of his other stuff, you can probably still guess that Goethe would have been a fan of jazz.
Which is why The Goethe Institute of Portugal is keeping things flowing with the 15th edition of JiGG: Jazz in the Goethe Garden.
Dig it — seven days of live jazz (and other) acts, from Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Germany, in one of the city’s most wicked gardens, for five bucks a pop.
If you’re looking for some international liquid architecture amid some historical frozen music, this one’s for you.

Tickets: 5€ (3€ for students, seniors, and Institute Alumni).

Here’s the program, with links to band info:
03.07: CAT IN A BAG | PORTUGAL.

04.07: DAVE GISLER TRIO | SWITZERLAND.

05.07: SYNESTHETIC 4 | AUSTRIA.

10.07: GHOST TRIO | ITALY.

11.07: CIRERA & LENCASTRE | SPAIN.

12.07: PHILIPP GROPPER’S PHILM | GERMANY.

12.07: 15 ANOS JIGG: FESTA COM DJ JOHNNY
(até às 24:00).

Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Jul 3 @ 23:55 – Jul 4 @ 06:00
Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ MUSICBOX | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Hump day, for you second-language speakers, comes in part from the phrase over the hump.

Other than that, we think the organizers of this weekly boogie describe it better than we ever could:
“𝙃𝙐𝙈𝙋 𝘿𝘼𝙔 means Wednesdays. The high point of the week. It’s that day that tells you that the worst has passed and the best is about to come. The middle can mean virtue but it can also mean sin, pleasure, and freedom on the dance floor, listening to surprising groovy sounds that turn you up and work like a desert mirage, giving you the strength you need to get to the oasis that is the weekend.
This weekly party is an invitation to celebrate just because. And because Lisbon is the coolest place in the universe, at least according to that hipster article in New York or whatever.
Wednesdays are the new Thursdays, or the old Fridays, or the future Saturdays, or whatever you want them to be. Come by MUSICBOX in Cais do Sodré and you’ll find that Wednesdays are your new favorite day.”

NOTE: They usually charge at the door, but not much, and it’s basically just a way to trick you into getting a beer.
Which you might need on hump day.

All we have to add is this stupid commercial from back in the day.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtjzQaFZ3k[/embed]

Jul
4
Thu
to Jul 6 | REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Musa Cascais 2019 | Carcavelos | 20 – 360€
Jul 4 all-day
to Jul 6 | REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Musa Cascais 2019 | Carcavelos | 20 - 360€ @ Praia do Carcavelos | Lisbon | Portugal

Feeling like the planet you live on is not that healthy?
Like the music you hear lately is not that good?
Like you’ve lost your muse (or, musa)?
Feeling lonely?
Well, help is on the way, because “We Are Together” and “For a healthy planet and good music” are the unofficial mottos of the 2019 MUSA CASCAIS FESTIVAL.
It’s organized by CRIATIVA, a non-profit volunteer association based in Carcavelos, and here’s what they tell us:
“Over the years CRIATIVA has consolidated a community of young people who believe it is possible to do something different, better, and that aspires to a sustainable lifestyle.
It is the intention of the Festival to promote a more aware society for global challenges, combining music and creativity in an experience of global citizenship.
In this spirit, CRIATIVA decided in 2006 that the concept of MUSA should be inspired by a cause of global reach.
In 2007, when we completed the 9th edition, MUSA CASCAIS consolidated its identity and concept, associated with sustainability, global warming, and climate change.”

So make sure to collect your cigarette butts (or whatever other, more biodegradable butts you may have) and go feel alive!

20€ gets you a daily pass.
360€, on the other hand, gets you and 7 friends three-day festival access and a tipi.
Yep, you read that right.

Full line-up, music, tickets and other info here.

Here’s what 2017 looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKVHlVbZqEo[/embed]

to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 – 5€
Jul 4 @ 19:00 – 20:30
to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 - 5€ @ Goethe-Institut Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Even if you haven’t read any of his other stuff, you can probably still guess that Goethe would have been a fan of jazz.
Which is why The Goethe Institute of Portugal is keeping things flowing with the 15th edition of JiGG: Jazz in the Goethe Garden.
Dig it — seven days of live jazz (and other) acts, from Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Germany, in one of the city’s most wicked gardens, for five bucks a pop.
If you’re looking for some international liquid architecture amid some historical frozen music, this one’s for you.

Tickets: 5€ (3€ for students, seniors, and Institute Alumni).

Here’s the program, with links to band info:
03.07: CAT IN A BAG | PORTUGAL.

04.07: DAVE GISLER TRIO | SWITZERLAND.

05.07: SYNESTHETIC 4 | AUSTRIA.

10.07: GHOST TRIO | ITALY.

11.07: CIRERA & LENCASTRE | SPAIN.

12.07: PHILIPP GROPPER’S PHILM | GERMANY.

12.07: 15 ANOS JIGG: FESTA COM DJ JOHNNY
(até às 24:00).

to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
Jul 4 @ 22:00 – 23:59
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€ @ Little Big Apple | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.”
Duke Ellington.

Get in the swing of things as the nights get shorter. Every Thursday throughout July, local swing dance school Little Big Apple invites you to “come dance and play,” and maybe even jump in with their house band, in their weekly swing jam sessions.

Thursdays, from 22h to midnight.

ENTRY: 2€ (with a drink included).

In the meantime, and to reiterate, here’s an oldie but goodie for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg[/embed]

Jul
5
Fri
to Jul 6 | REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Musa Cascais 2019 | Carcavelos | 20 – 360€
Jul 5 all-day
to Jul 6 | REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Musa Cascais 2019 | Carcavelos | 20 - 360€ @ Praia do Carcavelos | Lisbon | Portugal

Feeling like the planet you live on is not that healthy?
Like the music you hear lately is not that good?
Like you’ve lost your muse (or, musa)?
Feeling lonely?
Well, help is on the way, because “We Are Together” and “For a healthy planet and good music” are the unofficial mottos of the 2019 MUSA CASCAIS FESTIVAL.
It’s organized by CRIATIVA, a non-profit volunteer association based in Carcavelos, and here’s what they tell us:
“Over the years CRIATIVA has consolidated a community of young people who believe it is possible to do something different, better, and that aspires to a sustainable lifestyle.
It is the intention of the Festival to promote a more aware society for global challenges, combining music and creativity in an experience of global citizenship.
In this spirit, CRIATIVA decided in 2006 that the concept of MUSA should be inspired by a cause of global reach.
In 2007, when we completed the 9th edition, MUSA CASCAIS consolidated its identity and concept, associated with sustainability, global warming, and climate change.”

So make sure to collect your cigarette butts (or whatever other, more biodegradable butts you may have) and go feel alive!

20€ gets you a daily pass.
360€, on the other hand, gets you and 7 friends three-day festival access and a tipi.
Yep, you read that right.

Full line-up, music, tickets and other info here.

Here’s what 2017 looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKVHlVbZqEo[/embed]

to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 – 5€
Jul 5 @ 19:00 – 20:30
to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 - 5€ @ Goethe-Institut Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Even if you haven’t read any of his other stuff, you can probably still guess that Goethe would have been a fan of jazz.
Which is why The Goethe Institute of Portugal is keeping things flowing with the 15th edition of JiGG: Jazz in the Goethe Garden.
Dig it — seven days of live jazz (and other) acts, from Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Germany, in one of the city’s most wicked gardens, for five bucks a pop.
If you’re looking for some international liquid architecture amid some historical frozen music, this one’s for you.

Tickets: 5€ (3€ for students, seniors, and Institute Alumni).

Here’s the program, with links to band info:
03.07: CAT IN A BAG | PORTUGAL.

04.07: DAVE GISLER TRIO | SWITZERLAND.

05.07: SYNESTHETIC 4 | AUSTRIA.

10.07: GHOST TRIO | ITALY.

11.07: CIRERA & LENCASTRE | SPAIN.

12.07: PHILIPP GROPPER’S PHILM | GERMANY.

12.07: 15 ANOS JIGG: FESTA COM DJ JOHNNY
(até às 24:00).

to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€
Jul 5 @ 21:30 – 22:30
to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€ @ CENTRO CULTURAL CASCAIS | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal

The Estoril Coast Music Festival was founded in 1975.
Almost a classic at this point, really, and it’s still kicking.
Here’s how it describes itself:
“Intimately linked to a pedagogical function, it fits the most varied forms of artistic expression of musical roots. In this perspective, the presence of Portuguese ballet, traditional music, chamber music, symphonic music, choruses, jazz, and theater are themes that the Festival has developed throughout its history as an essential action for the formation of the young musicians of today and the appetite of a heterogeneous public.”

Whether you’re a member of the heterogeneous public or simply enjoy your music classical, the 45th edition of the month-long festival is full of premiers and live renditions of some of the country’s, and the world’s, finest tunes.

Here are some highlights, with a full list below:
06 Jul – Premiere in Portugal of the opera “Marco Polo” by Isabelle Aboulker.
09 Jul – Premiere of Nuno Lobo’s play (Order of the Maat Saxophone Quartet).
12 Jul – Premiere in Portugal Concerto for percussion accordion and string of Sofia Gubaidulina.
19 Jul – Vasco Negreiros debut of “Pilgrimages”.
24 Jul – Premiere in Portugal “Voyage for flute and string orchestra” Corigliano.

Many events free! Some tickets, like for Centro Cultural de Cascais, are here, the rest are here but some links weren’t working in June.

FROM THE ORGANIZERS (* FREE events are marked)

* FREE Opening Concert
05’7 Largo de São Carlos | 21.30h | Festival in the Largo
Portuguese Symphony Orchestra
Joana Carneiro, maestrina
Program to advertise

06’7 SBE Nova Auditorium | Carcavelos | 18.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Chorus of Students of the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon
Teresa Lancastre, maestrina
Isabelle Aboulker | Opera “Marco Polo” *
* Premiere in Portugal | 5th Centenary of the Earth Circum-navigation

* FREE 06’7 Church of the Jeronimos | 9.30 p.m.
Lisbon Horns & Bells
João Vaz, organ | Organ cycle
The Musical Treasure of Europe: Music from the Royal Bookstore by D. João V
Works by Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Scheidt, Sweelinck, Rabbit, Titelouze, Marini

09’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Maat Saxophone Quartet *
Pierné | Introduction and variations sur une ronde populaire *
Nuno Lobo | Order Maat Saxohone Quartet (2019) *
Debussy | Rêverie
Guillermo Lago | The Wors «dsworth Poems *
Barber | Adagio for strings
Mendelssohn | 4 Pieces for string quartet, op. 81 – Capriccio
Piazzolla | Contrabating
* 1st Prize PJM 2018
** Premiere in Portugal

10’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
1st Prize of Chamber Music of the IV Contest
Vasco Barbosa National String
Program: to be announced

* FREE 11’7 Patriarchal See | 9.30 p.m.
Michel Bouvard, organ | Organ Cycle
French Spirit, Germanic Spirit
Works by Marchand, Couperin, Bach, Mozart, Franck, Widor, Bouvard

* FREE 12’7 Museum of Portuguese Music | Monte Estoril | 17.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Clarinet | 55th CIME | António Saiote Course Concert

12’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 9.30 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras
Nikolay Lalov, teacher
José Valente, accordion *
Ana Nagy, voice
Gubaidulina | Concerto for Accordion, Percussion and Strings **
Jobin-Buarque | Piazzolla | Legrand | Barra Vaz
* 1st Prize of the 17th Interpretation Competition of Estoril 2015
** Premiere in Portugal

* FREE 13’7 Church of São Vicente de Fora | 5:00 p.m.
Yasuko Uyama and Michel Bouvard, organ | Organ Cycle
Musical splits to two, three and four hands:
Routes in Europe of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Works by Widman, Scheidt, Byrd, Carlston, Tomkins, Cabezón, Correa de Arauxo,
Cabanilles, Rossi, Froberger

16’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
José Pedro Ribeiro, piano
Chopin | Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Beethoven | Sonata nº30 in Mi Maior, Op.109
Liszt | Chasse Neige, S.139 No. 12
Lopes-Graça | Sonata nº3 (1952 / Rev.1959)

17’7 Ajuda National Palace | 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
The Moon and music in Circum-navigation time I
Colloquy with Bruno Caseirão, musicologist | Luciano González Sarmiento, musicologist | José Alberto Ribeiro, historian | José Miguel Moreno, musician
19.00h
José Miguel Moreno, vihuela
“The Music in the time of Magellan and Elcano” *
* 5th Centenary of Earth Circum-navigation
Fuenllana, Pisador, Valderrábano, Narváez, Milan, Ortiz

19’7 Cloister of the Jeronimos Monastery | 20.00h
20.00h
The Moon and the music in Circum-navigation II time
Colloquy with Bruno Caseirão, musicologist | Luciano González Sarmiento, musicologist | Vasco Negreiros, composer | Guilherme Oliveira Martins, historian (to be confirmed)
9.30 p.m.
Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra
Youth Choir of the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon
Véronique Gens, mezzo-soprano
Luis Miguel Cintra, narrator
David Alan Miller, teacher
Vasco Negreiros, teacher
Filipa Palhares, maestrina
Debussy | Les Sirènes
Ravel | Shéhérazade
Vasco Negreiros | Pilgrimages | Absolute debut. Order of the 45th FEL *
Debussy | La Mer
* 5th Centenary of Earth Circum-navigation

* FREE 20’7 Museum of Portuguese Music | Estoril | 17.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Cello | 55th CIME | Concert of the Course of Pablo de Naverán

* FREE 20’7 Patriarchal See | 9.30 p.m.
Pieter van Dijk, organ | Organ Cycle
Bach and his admirers in 19th century Germany
Works by Bach, Mendelssohn Brahms

* FREE 21’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 16.00h | 7th Youth Festival
End of the 21st Estoril Interpretation Competition
Award of the Audience Award

23’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Wind Quintet of the Superior School of Music of Lisbon
Cristiana Moreira, flute | Moses Martins, clarinet | Francisco Sousa, French Horn
Ana Catarina Pinto, bassoon | Rui Ascenção, oboe
Taffanel | Quintet in the lower sun
Ibert | Three short pieces
Nielsen | Quintet op. 43
Ligeti | Six Bagatelles

24’7 Ajuda National Palace | 18.00h.
Soloists in Zagreb
Ana Ferraz, flute *
* 1st Prize of the 20th Estoril Interpretation Competition 2018
Vivaldi | Concert for flute and chords La Notte
Corigliano | Voyage for flute and string orchestra *
Remaining to announce
* Premiere in Portugal

Closing Concert
27’7 Ajuda National Palace | 18.00h.
Soloists in Zagreb
Alexander Ghindin, piano
The Journey and the Moon
Britten | Young Apollo for piano and strings *
Schnittke | Concert for piano and strings *
Schoenberg | Verklärte nacht
* Premiere in Portugal. 50th Anniversary of Man’s Arrival to the Moon

Jul
6
Sat
to Jul 6 | REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Musa Cascais 2019 | Carcavelos | 20 – 360€
Jul 6 all-day
to Jul 6 | REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Musa Cascais 2019 | Carcavelos | 20 - 360€ @ Praia do Carcavelos | Lisbon | Portugal

Feeling like the planet you live on is not that healthy?
Like the music you hear lately is not that good?
Like you’ve lost your muse (or, musa)?
Feeling lonely?
Well, help is on the way, because “We Are Together” and “For a healthy planet and good music” are the unofficial mottos of the 2019 MUSA CASCAIS FESTIVAL.
It’s organized by CRIATIVA, a non-profit volunteer association based in Carcavelos, and here’s what they tell us:
“Over the years CRIATIVA has consolidated a community of young people who believe it is possible to do something different, better, and that aspires to a sustainable lifestyle.
It is the intention of the Festival to promote a more aware society for global challenges, combining music and creativity in an experience of global citizenship.
In this spirit, CRIATIVA decided in 2006 that the concept of MUSA should be inspired by a cause of global reach.
In 2007, when we completed the 9th edition, MUSA CASCAIS consolidated its identity and concept, associated with sustainability, global warming, and climate change.”

So make sure to collect your cigarette butts (or whatever other, more biodegradable butts you may have) and go feel alive!

20€ gets you a daily pass.
360€, on the other hand, gets you and 7 friends three-day festival access and a tipi.
Yep, you read that right.

Full line-up, music, tickets and other info here.

Here’s what 2017 looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKVHlVbZqEo[/embed]

to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
Jul 6 @ 15:00 – 18:00
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE @ Jardim Fernando Pessa  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gypsy jazz is the type of thing that works well both indoors and out. With that in mind, as Lisbon gets warmer, local gypsy jazz aficionado Nuno Marinho and friends invite you to “bring your guitars, violins, and any other instruments you like, and hang out, have a drink, share thoughts, experiences or goals. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome.”
Head over to Jardim Fernando Pessa, every Saturday between 15h-18h, and bob your head to some gypsy jazz as you welcome summer.

Imagine this, but under the sun.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TjUgw5LS_8[/embed]

to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€
Jul 6 @ 21:30 – 22:30
to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€ @ CENTRO CULTURAL CASCAIS | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal

The Estoril Coast Music Festival was founded in 1975.
Almost a classic at this point, really, and it’s still kicking.
Here’s how it describes itself:
“Intimately linked to a pedagogical function, it fits the most varied forms of artistic expression of musical roots. In this perspective, the presence of Portuguese ballet, traditional music, chamber music, symphonic music, choruses, jazz, and theater are themes that the Festival has developed throughout its history as an essential action for the formation of the young musicians of today and the appetite of a heterogeneous public.”

Whether you’re a member of the heterogeneous public or simply enjoy your music classical, the 45th edition of the month-long festival is full of premiers and live renditions of some of the country’s, and the world’s, finest tunes.

Here are some highlights, with a full list below:
06 Jul – Premiere in Portugal of the opera “Marco Polo” by Isabelle Aboulker.
09 Jul – Premiere of Nuno Lobo’s play (Order of the Maat Saxophone Quartet).
12 Jul – Premiere in Portugal Concerto for percussion accordion and string of Sofia Gubaidulina.
19 Jul – Vasco Negreiros debut of “Pilgrimages”.
24 Jul – Premiere in Portugal “Voyage for flute and string orchestra” Corigliano.

Many events free! Some tickets, like for Centro Cultural de Cascais, are here, the rest are here but some links weren’t working in June.

FROM THE ORGANIZERS (* FREE events are marked)

* FREE Opening Concert
05’7 Largo de São Carlos | 21.30h | Festival in the Largo
Portuguese Symphony Orchestra
Joana Carneiro, maestrina
Program to advertise

06’7 SBE Nova Auditorium | Carcavelos | 18.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Chorus of Students of the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon
Teresa Lancastre, maestrina
Isabelle Aboulker | Opera “Marco Polo” *
* Premiere in Portugal | 5th Centenary of the Earth Circum-navigation

* FREE 06’7 Church of the Jeronimos | 9.30 p.m.
Lisbon Horns & Bells
João Vaz, organ | Organ cycle
The Musical Treasure of Europe: Music from the Royal Bookstore by D. João V
Works by Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Scheidt, Sweelinck, Rabbit, Titelouze, Marini

09’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Maat Saxophone Quartet *
Pierné | Introduction and variations sur une ronde populaire *
Nuno Lobo | Order Maat Saxohone Quartet (2019) *
Debussy | Rêverie
Guillermo Lago | The Wors «dsworth Poems *
Barber | Adagio for strings
Mendelssohn | 4 Pieces for string quartet, op. 81 – Capriccio
Piazzolla | Contrabating
* 1st Prize PJM 2018
** Premiere in Portugal

10’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
1st Prize of Chamber Music of the IV Contest
Vasco Barbosa National String
Program: to be announced

* FREE 11’7 Patriarchal See | 9.30 p.m.
Michel Bouvard, organ | Organ Cycle
French Spirit, Germanic Spirit
Works by Marchand, Couperin, Bach, Mozart, Franck, Widor, Bouvard

* FREE 12’7 Museum of Portuguese Music | Monte Estoril | 17.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Clarinet | 55th CIME | António Saiote Course Concert

12’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 9.30 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras
Nikolay Lalov, teacher
José Valente, accordion *
Ana Nagy, voice
Gubaidulina | Concerto for Accordion, Percussion and Strings **
Jobin-Buarque | Piazzolla | Legrand | Barra Vaz
* 1st Prize of the 17th Interpretation Competition of Estoril 2015
** Premiere in Portugal

* FREE 13’7 Church of São Vicente de Fora | 5:00 p.m.
Yasuko Uyama and Michel Bouvard, organ | Organ Cycle
Musical splits to two, three and four hands:
Routes in Europe of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Works by Widman, Scheidt, Byrd, Carlston, Tomkins, Cabezón, Correa de Arauxo,
Cabanilles, Rossi, Froberger

16’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
José Pedro Ribeiro, piano
Chopin | Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Beethoven | Sonata nº30 in Mi Maior, Op.109
Liszt | Chasse Neige, S.139 No. 12
Lopes-Graça | Sonata nº3 (1952 / Rev.1959)

17’7 Ajuda National Palace | 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
The Moon and music in Circum-navigation time I
Colloquy with Bruno Caseirão, musicologist | Luciano González Sarmiento, musicologist | José Alberto Ribeiro, historian | José Miguel Moreno, musician
19.00h
José Miguel Moreno, vihuela
“The Music in the time of Magellan and Elcano” *
* 5th Centenary of Earth Circum-navigation
Fuenllana, Pisador, Valderrábano, Narváez, Milan, Ortiz

19’7 Cloister of the Jeronimos Monastery | 20.00h
20.00h
The Moon and the music in Circum-navigation II time
Colloquy with Bruno Caseirão, musicologist | Luciano González Sarmiento, musicologist | Vasco Negreiros, composer | Guilherme Oliveira Martins, historian (to be confirmed)
9.30 p.m.
Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra
Youth Choir of the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon
Véronique Gens, mezzo-soprano
Luis Miguel Cintra, narrator
David Alan Miller, teacher
Vasco Negreiros, teacher
Filipa Palhares, maestrina
Debussy | Les Sirènes
Ravel | Shéhérazade
Vasco Negreiros | Pilgrimages | Absolute debut. Order of the 45th FEL *
Debussy | La Mer
* 5th Centenary of Earth Circum-navigation

* FREE 20’7 Museum of Portuguese Music | Estoril | 17.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Cello | 55th CIME | Concert of the Course of Pablo de Naverán

* FREE 20’7 Patriarchal See | 9.30 p.m.
Pieter van Dijk, organ | Organ Cycle
Bach and his admirers in 19th century Germany
Works by Bach, Mendelssohn Brahms

* FREE 21’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 16.00h | 7th Youth Festival
End of the 21st Estoril Interpretation Competition
Award of the Audience Award

23’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Wind Quintet of the Superior School of Music of Lisbon
Cristiana Moreira, flute | Moses Martins, clarinet | Francisco Sousa, French Horn
Ana Catarina Pinto, bassoon | Rui Ascenção, oboe
Taffanel | Quintet in the lower sun
Ibert | Three short pieces
Nielsen | Quintet op. 43
Ligeti | Six Bagatelles

24’7 Ajuda National Palace | 18.00h.
Soloists in Zagreb
Ana Ferraz, flute *
* 1st Prize of the 20th Estoril Interpretation Competition 2018
Vivaldi | Concert for flute and chords La Notte
Corigliano | Voyage for flute and string orchestra *
Remaining to announce
* Premiere in Portugal

Closing Concert
27’7 Ajuda National Palace | 18.00h.
Soloists in Zagreb
Alexander Ghindin, piano
The Journey and the Moon
Britten | Young Apollo for piano and strings *
Schnittke | Concert for piano and strings *
Schoenberg | Verklärte nacht
* Premiere in Portugal. 50th Anniversary of Man’s Arrival to the Moon

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jul 6 @ 22:30 – Jul 7 @ 01:30
Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Saturday nights in Cais do Sodré can get quite chaotic. Trust us…
But that doesn’t mean that, amidst the chaos, you can’t find solace in some good music. Here’s what O Bom O Mau e O Vilão, the organizers of “Caos no Sodré,” say:
“Attention all Gunslingers: Altamont is pleased to present Rock as a fuse for a epic dancing night to the sound of The Beatles, The Stones, Hendrix, The Smiths, REM, Blur, Nirvana, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, among many others! This Saturday night will get more flavor with the new Jameson Ginger and Lime! Come and try it.”

We’re not sure about the “Jameson Ginger and Lime” bit, but the line-up definitely sounds to be in good order.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
7
Sun
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jul 7 @ 05:00 – 09:30
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The 13th edition of Somersby Out Jazz is back in Lisbon, which means you have the option of spending any given Sunday afternoon trough the end of September enjoying jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, DJs, drinks, dancing, friends, and fresh air in some of the most beautiful gardens of the capital.
Free of charge.
Here’s what José Filipe Rebelo Pinto, founder of Somersby Out Jazz, says:
“Lisbon is trendy and still has a lot to offer. There are many green spaces scattered throughout the city with great potential, which have the capacity to receive an event of this size and that only benefit in being more dynamic. The aim of the Somersby Out Jazz is precisely to provide a diversified musical experience for Portuguese and foreigners while promoting the gardens in which it is held and encouraging their (re-)visitation.”

The Belém Tower Garden is the first outdoor venue to receive the 2019 edition, followed by:
Jardim do Campo Grande in June;
Jardim da Estrela in July;
Ribeira das Naus in August,
and Bela Vista Park in September.

View the full program, with artists and other info, here.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
8
Mon
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jul 8 @ 23:00 – Jul 9 @ 02:00
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Winner of several Atlas “Best of Lisboa” awards, Titanic Sur Mer is stepping up its jazz game with weekly jam sessions on Mondays. For free. Considering the talents Titanic pulls for its variety of musical acts, this will surely become a Monday-night classic.

Here’s a little inspiration:

Jul
9
Tue
Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE
Jul 9 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE @ Camones Cinebar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

In Graça, what was once the first Portuguese cinema to project movies with sound is now a supermarket, but the founders of Camones Cinebar have been bringing back that creative spirit to the neighborhood. The bi-weekly Tuesday open mic night, hosted by local legend Joaquim de Brito, aka Shaka of the Melting Pot, who regularly play our favorite Irish bar this side of the Channel, is still going strong through 2019.

Every other Tuesday, starting at 19h.
All ages and art forms welcome.

FREE ENTRY.

CONCERT | EDP Cool Jazz 2019: The Roots | Cascais | 40-55€
Jul 9 @ 20:30 – 23:30
CONCERT | EDP Cool Jazz 2019: The Roots | Cascais | 40-55€ @ Parque Marechal Carmona | Portugal

The Roots.
You’ve probably heard of them. Their roots go all the way back to 1987. Which is the definition of old-school.
And they’re still growing strong, as you may have noticed.
As part of the 2019 EDP Cool Jazz Festival, they’re spreading some good vibes in Cascais this July, and tickets are going fast.
Get yours here.

And peep the other music festivals all over Portugal in 2019 here.

Here’s some bringing it back to the roots for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qzacv8dtb4[/embed]

to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€
Jul 9 @ 21:30 – 22:30
to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€ @ CENTRO CULTURAL CASCAIS | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal

The Estoril Coast Music Festival was founded in 1975.
Almost a classic at this point, really, and it’s still kicking.
Here’s how it describes itself:
“Intimately linked to a pedagogical function, it fits the most varied forms of artistic expression of musical roots. In this perspective, the presence of Portuguese ballet, traditional music, chamber music, symphonic music, choruses, jazz, and theater are themes that the Festival has developed throughout its history as an essential action for the formation of the young musicians of today and the appetite of a heterogeneous public.”

Whether you’re a member of the heterogeneous public or simply enjoy your music classical, the 45th edition of the month-long festival is full of premiers and live renditions of some of the country’s, and the world’s, finest tunes.

Here are some highlights, with a full list below:
06 Jul – Premiere in Portugal of the opera “Marco Polo” by Isabelle Aboulker.
09 Jul – Premiere of Nuno Lobo’s play (Order of the Maat Saxophone Quartet).
12 Jul – Premiere in Portugal Concerto for percussion accordion and string of Sofia Gubaidulina.
19 Jul – Vasco Negreiros debut of “Pilgrimages”.
24 Jul – Premiere in Portugal “Voyage for flute and string orchestra” Corigliano.

Many events free! Some tickets, like for Centro Cultural de Cascais, are here, the rest are here but some links weren’t working in June.

FROM THE ORGANIZERS (* FREE events are marked)

* FREE Opening Concert
05’7 Largo de São Carlos | 21.30h | Festival in the Largo
Portuguese Symphony Orchestra
Joana Carneiro, maestrina
Program to advertise

06’7 SBE Nova Auditorium | Carcavelos | 18.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Chorus of Students of the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon
Teresa Lancastre, maestrina
Isabelle Aboulker | Opera “Marco Polo” *
* Premiere in Portugal | 5th Centenary of the Earth Circum-navigation

* FREE 06’7 Church of the Jeronimos | 9.30 p.m.
Lisbon Horns & Bells
João Vaz, organ | Organ cycle
The Musical Treasure of Europe: Music from the Royal Bookstore by D. João V
Works by Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Scheidt, Sweelinck, Rabbit, Titelouze, Marini

09’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Maat Saxophone Quartet *
Pierné | Introduction and variations sur une ronde populaire *
Nuno Lobo | Order Maat Saxohone Quartet (2019) *
Debussy | Rêverie
Guillermo Lago | The Wors «dsworth Poems *
Barber | Adagio for strings
Mendelssohn | 4 Pieces for string quartet, op. 81 – Capriccio
Piazzolla | Contrabating
* 1st Prize PJM 2018
** Premiere in Portugal

10’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
1st Prize of Chamber Music of the IV Contest
Vasco Barbosa National String
Program: to be announced

* FREE 11’7 Patriarchal See | 9.30 p.m.
Michel Bouvard, organ | Organ Cycle
French Spirit, Germanic Spirit
Works by Marchand, Couperin, Bach, Mozart, Franck, Widor, Bouvard

* FREE 12’7 Museum of Portuguese Music | Monte Estoril | 17.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Clarinet | 55th CIME | António Saiote Course Concert

12’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 9.30 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras
Nikolay Lalov, teacher
José Valente, accordion *
Ana Nagy, voice
Gubaidulina | Concerto for Accordion, Percussion and Strings **
Jobin-Buarque | Piazzolla | Legrand | Barra Vaz
* 1st Prize of the 17th Interpretation Competition of Estoril 2015
** Premiere in Portugal

* FREE 13’7 Church of São Vicente de Fora | 5:00 p.m.
Yasuko Uyama and Michel Bouvard, organ | Organ Cycle
Musical splits to two, three and four hands:
Routes in Europe of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Works by Widman, Scheidt, Byrd, Carlston, Tomkins, Cabezón, Correa de Arauxo,
Cabanilles, Rossi, Froberger

16’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
José Pedro Ribeiro, piano
Chopin | Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Beethoven | Sonata nº30 in Mi Maior, Op.109
Liszt | Chasse Neige, S.139 No. 12
Lopes-Graça | Sonata nº3 (1952 / Rev.1959)

17’7 Ajuda National Palace | 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
The Moon and music in Circum-navigation time I
Colloquy with Bruno Caseirão, musicologist | Luciano González Sarmiento, musicologist | José Alberto Ribeiro, historian | José Miguel Moreno, musician
19.00h
José Miguel Moreno, vihuela
“The Music in the time of Magellan and Elcano” *
* 5th Centenary of Earth Circum-navigation
Fuenllana, Pisador, Valderrábano, Narváez, Milan, Ortiz

19’7 Cloister of the Jeronimos Monastery | 20.00h
20.00h
The Moon and the music in Circum-navigation II time
Colloquy with Bruno Caseirão, musicologist | Luciano González Sarmiento, musicologist | Vasco Negreiros, composer | Guilherme Oliveira Martins, historian (to be confirmed)
9.30 p.m.
Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra
Youth Choir of the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon
Véronique Gens, mezzo-soprano
Luis Miguel Cintra, narrator
David Alan Miller, teacher
Vasco Negreiros, teacher
Filipa Palhares, maestrina
Debussy | Les Sirènes
Ravel | Shéhérazade
Vasco Negreiros | Pilgrimages | Absolute debut. Order of the 45th FEL *
Debussy | La Mer
* 5th Centenary of Earth Circum-navigation

* FREE 20’7 Museum of Portuguese Music | Estoril | 17.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Cello | 55th CIME | Concert of the Course of Pablo de Naverán

* FREE 20’7 Patriarchal See | 9.30 p.m.
Pieter van Dijk, organ | Organ Cycle
Bach and his admirers in 19th century Germany
Works by Bach, Mendelssohn Brahms

* FREE 21’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 16.00h | 7th Youth Festival
End of the 21st Estoril Interpretation Competition
Award of the Audience Award

23’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Wind Quintet of the Superior School of Music of Lisbon
Cristiana Moreira, flute | Moses Martins, clarinet | Francisco Sousa, French Horn
Ana Catarina Pinto, bassoon | Rui Ascenção, oboe
Taffanel | Quintet in the lower sun
Ibert | Three short pieces
Nielsen | Quintet op. 43
Ligeti | Six Bagatelles

24’7 Ajuda National Palace | 18.00h.
Soloists in Zagreb
Ana Ferraz, flute *
* 1st Prize of the 20th Estoril Interpretation Competition 2018
Vivaldi | Concert for flute and chords La Notte
Corigliano | Voyage for flute and string orchestra *
Remaining to announce
* Premiere in Portugal

Closing Concert
27’7 Ajuda National Palace | 18.00h.
Soloists in Zagreb
Alexander Ghindin, piano
The Journey and the Moon
Britten | Young Apollo for piano and strings *
Schnittke | Concert for piano and strings *
Schoenberg | Verklärte nacht
* Premiere in Portugal. 50th Anniversary of Man’s Arrival to the Moon

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jul 9 @ 22:00 – 23:59
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Crafty Corner | Lisboa | Portugal

“We’re just
two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
year after year.”
Roger Waters.

If you want to feel like you’re in a fish bowl with fellow lost souls but swimming in craft beer, come on down to the Crafty Corner any given Tuesday. Bring your guitar, or just your ears, and enjoy some open mic. The stage is highly visible from the street (increasing your level of “exposure” greatly), the 12 local craft beers on tap are constantly evolving (ask the bartenders, they’re cool), and chances of hearing “Wish you were here” are almost equal to those of hearing “Wonderwall”. Because, after all, this is downtown Lisbon.
The organizers put it this way:
“Open Mic Tuesdays at Crafty Corner – a weekly event dedicated to offering musicians the opportunity to play to a lovely audience in a beautiful location. These are acoustic or semi-acoustic sessions – those who dare get a free beer (or wine or soft drink!)”
FREE ENTRY

Jul
10
Wed
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jul 10 @ 18:00 – 23:59
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Depending on the job, Wednesdays can leave some people feeling like they’re in a jam. Anjos70 (no, despite popular belief we are not on their payroll; we just like the place) offers a way to get out of said jam with a weekly jam session.
Local musicians — André Jessen on drums, Jorge Figueiredo on bass, Bruno Vieira on guitar and Inês Laranjeira on vocals — will help you get through the work week with some live tunes. And, if you have a voice and/or an instrument, feel free to jump in on the jam.

There’s also a vegan dinner option at 18h, if that’s still your thing.

to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 – 5€
Jul 10 @ 19:00 – 20:30
to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 - 5€ @ Goethe-Institut Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Even if you haven’t read any of his other stuff, you can probably still guess that Goethe would have been a fan of jazz.
Which is why The Goethe Institute of Portugal is keeping things flowing with the 15th edition of JiGG: Jazz in the Goethe Garden.
Dig it — seven days of live jazz (and other) acts, from Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Germany, in one of the city’s most wicked gardens, for five bucks a pop.
If you’re looking for some international liquid architecture amid some historical frozen music, this one’s for you.

Tickets: 5€ (3€ for students, seniors, and Institute Alumni).

Here’s the program, with links to band info:
03.07: CAT IN A BAG | PORTUGAL.

04.07: DAVE GISLER TRIO | SWITZERLAND.

05.07: SYNESTHETIC 4 | AUSTRIA.

10.07: GHOST TRIO | ITALY.

11.07: CIRERA & LENCASTRE | SPAIN.

12.07: PHILIPP GROPPER’S PHILM | GERMANY.

12.07: 15 ANOS JIGG: FESTA COM DJ JOHNNY
(até às 24:00).

to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€
Jul 10 @ 21:30 – 22:30
to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€ @ CENTRO CULTURAL CASCAIS | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal

The Estoril Coast Music Festival was founded in 1975.
Almost a classic at this point, really, and it’s still kicking.
Here’s how it describes itself:
“Intimately linked to a pedagogical function, it fits the most varied forms of artistic expression of musical roots. In this perspective, the presence of Portuguese ballet, traditional music, chamber music, symphonic music, choruses, jazz, and theater are themes that the Festival has developed throughout its history as an essential action for the formation of the young musicians of today and the appetite of a heterogeneous public.”

Whether you’re a member of the heterogeneous public or simply enjoy your music classical, the 45th edition of the month-long festival is full of premiers and live renditions of some of the country’s, and the world’s, finest tunes.

Here are some highlights, with a full list below:
06 Jul – Premiere in Portugal of the opera “Marco Polo” by Isabelle Aboulker.
09 Jul – Premiere of Nuno Lobo’s play (Order of the Maat Saxophone Quartet).
12 Jul – Premiere in Portugal Concerto for percussion accordion and string of Sofia Gubaidulina.
19 Jul – Vasco Negreiros debut of “Pilgrimages”.
24 Jul – Premiere in Portugal “Voyage for flute and string orchestra” Corigliano.

Many events free! Some tickets, like for Centro Cultural de Cascais, are here, the rest are here but some links weren’t working in June.

FROM THE ORGANIZERS (* FREE events are marked)

* FREE Opening Concert
05’7 Largo de São Carlos | 21.30h | Festival in the Largo
Portuguese Symphony Orchestra
Joana Carneiro, maestrina
Program to advertise

06’7 SBE Nova Auditorium | Carcavelos | 18.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Chorus of Students of the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon
Teresa Lancastre, maestrina
Isabelle Aboulker | Opera “Marco Polo” *
* Premiere in Portugal | 5th Centenary of the Earth Circum-navigation

* FREE 06’7 Church of the Jeronimos | 9.30 p.m.
Lisbon Horns & Bells
João Vaz, organ | Organ cycle
The Musical Treasure of Europe: Music from the Royal Bookstore by D. João V
Works by Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Scheidt, Sweelinck, Rabbit, Titelouze, Marini

09’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Maat Saxophone Quartet *
Pierné | Introduction and variations sur une ronde populaire *
Nuno Lobo | Order Maat Saxohone Quartet (2019) *
Debussy | Rêverie
Guillermo Lago | The Wors «dsworth Poems *
Barber | Adagio for strings
Mendelssohn | 4 Pieces for string quartet, op. 81 – Capriccio
Piazzolla | Contrabating
* 1st Prize PJM 2018
** Premiere in Portugal

10’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
1st Prize of Chamber Music of the IV Contest
Vasco Barbosa National String
Program: to be announced

* FREE 11’7 Patriarchal See | 9.30 p.m.
Michel Bouvard, organ | Organ Cycle
French Spirit, Germanic Spirit
Works by Marchand, Couperin, Bach, Mozart, Franck, Widor, Bouvard

* FREE 12’7 Museum of Portuguese Music | Monte Estoril | 17.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Clarinet | 55th CIME | António Saiote Course Concert

12’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 9.30 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras
Nikolay Lalov, teacher
José Valente, accordion *
Ana Nagy, voice
Gubaidulina | Concerto for Accordion, Percussion and Strings **
Jobin-Buarque | Piazzolla | Legrand | Barra Vaz
* 1st Prize of the 17th Interpretation Competition of Estoril 2015
** Premiere in Portugal

* FREE 13’7 Church of São Vicente de Fora | 5:00 p.m.
Yasuko Uyama and Michel Bouvard, organ | Organ Cycle
Musical splits to two, three and four hands:
Routes in Europe of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Works by Widman, Scheidt, Byrd, Carlston, Tomkins, Cabezón, Correa de Arauxo,
Cabanilles, Rossi, Froberger

16’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
José Pedro Ribeiro, piano
Chopin | Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Beethoven | Sonata nº30 in Mi Maior, Op.109
Liszt | Chasse Neige, S.139 No. 12
Lopes-Graça | Sonata nº3 (1952 / Rev.1959)

17’7 Ajuda National Palace | 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
The Moon and music in Circum-navigation time I
Colloquy with Bruno Caseirão, musicologist | Luciano González Sarmiento, musicologist | José Alberto Ribeiro, historian | José Miguel Moreno, musician
19.00h
José Miguel Moreno, vihuela
“The Music in the time of Magellan and Elcano” *
* 5th Centenary of Earth Circum-navigation
Fuenllana, Pisador, Valderrábano, Narváez, Milan, Ortiz

19’7 Cloister of the Jeronimos Monastery | 20.00h
20.00h
The Moon and the music in Circum-navigation II time
Colloquy with Bruno Caseirão, musicologist | Luciano González Sarmiento, musicologist | Vasco Negreiros, composer | Guilherme Oliveira Martins, historian (to be confirmed)
9.30 p.m.
Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra
Youth Choir of the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon
Véronique Gens, mezzo-soprano
Luis Miguel Cintra, narrator
David Alan Miller, teacher
Vasco Negreiros, teacher
Filipa Palhares, maestrina
Debussy | Les Sirènes
Ravel | Shéhérazade
Vasco Negreiros | Pilgrimages | Absolute debut. Order of the 45th FEL *
Debussy | La Mer
* 5th Centenary of Earth Circum-navigation

* FREE 20’7 Museum of Portuguese Music | Estoril | 17.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Cello | 55th CIME | Concert of the Course of Pablo de Naverán

* FREE 20’7 Patriarchal See | 9.30 p.m.
Pieter van Dijk, organ | Organ Cycle
Bach and his admirers in 19th century Germany
Works by Bach, Mendelssohn Brahms

* FREE 21’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 16.00h | 7th Youth Festival
End of the 21st Estoril Interpretation Competition
Award of the Audience Award

23’7 Cultural Center of Cascais | 21.30h | 7th Youth Festival
Wind Quintet of the Superior School of Music of Lisbon
Cristiana Moreira, flute | Moses Martins, clarinet | Francisco Sousa, French Horn
Ana Catarina Pinto, bassoon | Rui Ascenção, oboe
Taffanel | Quintet in the lower sun
Ibert | Three short pieces
Nielsen | Quintet op. 43
Ligeti | Six Bagatelles

24’7 Ajuda National Palace | 18.00h.
Soloists in Zagreb
Ana Ferraz, flute *
* 1st Prize of the 20th Estoril Interpretation Competition 2018
Vivaldi | Concert for flute and chords La Notte
Corigliano | Voyage for flute and string orchestra *
Remaining to announce
* Premiere in Portugal

Closing Concert
27’7 Ajuda National Palace | 18.00h.
Soloists in Zagreb
Alexander Ghindin, piano
The Journey and the Moon
Britten | Young Apollo for piano and strings *
Schnittke | Concert for piano and strings *
Schoenberg | Verklärte nacht
* Premiere in Portugal. 50th Anniversary of Man’s Arrival to the Moon

Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Jul 10 @ 23:55 – Jul 11 @ 06:00
Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ MUSICBOX | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Hump day, for you second-language speakers, comes in part from the phrase over the hump.

Other than that, we think the organizers of this weekly boogie describe it better than we ever could:
“𝙃𝙐𝙈𝙋 𝘿𝘼𝙔 means Wednesdays. The high point of the week. It’s that day that tells you that the worst has passed and the best is about to come. The middle can mean virtue but it can also mean sin, pleasure, and freedom on the dance floor, listening to surprising groovy sounds that turn you up and work like a desert mirage, giving you the strength you need to get to the oasis that is the weekend.
This weekly party is an invitation to celebrate just because. And because Lisbon is the coolest place in the universe, at least according to that hipster article in New York or whatever.
Wednesdays are the new Thursdays, or the old Fridays, or the future Saturdays, or whatever you want them to be. Come by MUSICBOX in Cais do Sodré and you’ll find that Wednesdays are your new favorite day.”

NOTE: They usually charge at the door, but not much, and it’s basically just a way to trick you into getting a beer.
Which you might need on hump day.

All we have to add is this stupid commercial from back in the day.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtjzQaFZ3k[/embed]

Jul
11
Thu
to Jul 13 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2019 | Alges | 65€ – 149€
Jul 11 @ 14:00 – 23:59
to Jul 13 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2019 | Alges | 65€ - 149€ @ Passeio Marítimo de Algés | Lisboa | Portugal

Tickets are already available for Lisbon’s three-day NOS Alive musica festival, happening in July 2019. Given that the 2018 edition had the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol and Nine Inch Nails, next year’s festival is bound to have a little something for every music lover again. Check back here for the full lineup as the organizers confirm the musicians. So far, we’re getting:

Thom Yorke, Idles, Weezer, the Smashing Pumpkins, Vampire Weekend, Robyn, Saint Jhn, Bon Iver, The Cure, The Chemical Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Trace Nova, Izal, Pip Blom, Plutonio, Lé Vie, Dillaz, Carla Prata, Jorja Smith, DJ Dadda, Nubai Soundsystem, Ornatos Violeta, Tash Sultana, H.E.R, Cut Copy, Vetusta Morla, Sharon Van Etten and more.

to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 – 5€
Jul 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30
to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 - 5€ @ Goethe-Institut Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Even if you haven’t read any of his other stuff, you can probably still guess that Goethe would have been a fan of jazz.
Which is why The Goethe Institute of Portugal is keeping things flowing with the 15th edition of JiGG: Jazz in the Goethe Garden.
Dig it — seven days of live jazz (and other) acts, from Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Germany, in one of the city’s most wicked gardens, for five bucks a pop.
If you’re looking for some international liquid architecture amid some historical frozen music, this one’s for you.

Tickets: 5€ (3€ for students, seniors, and Institute Alumni).

Here’s the program, with links to band info:
03.07: CAT IN A BAG | PORTUGAL.

04.07: DAVE GISLER TRIO | SWITZERLAND.

05.07: SYNESTHETIC 4 | AUSTRIA.

10.07: GHOST TRIO | ITALY.

11.07: CIRERA & LENCASTRE | SPAIN.

12.07: PHILIPP GROPPER’S PHILM | GERMANY.

12.07: 15 ANOS JIGG: FESTA COM DJ JOHNNY
(até às 24:00).

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close