A night does not go by in Valencia where one cannot enjoy the sounds of quality live music from the cosy and intimate open mic nights of ‘Kaf Café’ in Benimaclet to the immersive flamenco shows hosted by ‘Café del Duende’ near the Torres de Quart. All genres of music and styles are available here in Valencia and if you want to know where to appreciate this eclectic mix of talent then look no further than this article where you will find all the live music you can feast on for the month of October.
It wouldn’t be an article on live music without the mention of ‘Radio City’ – arguably the ‘coolest’ live music spot in town. Located in the old town near the Barrio del Carmen, this juice bar turned music venue is the perfect place to find a community of creative, free-thinkers and music-lovers. Their standard weekly events include a hip-hop night on Monday, flamenco on Tuesday, reggae night on Wednesday (and Sunday) and a karaoke rock band every Thursday. DJ’s provide entertainment from 11:55pm onwards on most weekends.
For a more in-depth look into the wide array of events taking place at Radio City this month, head over to their website: https://radiocityvalencia.es/en/eventos/mes/ where they post a full calendar including concerts and music events.
Loco Club is a live music venue near Angel Guimera in the city centre where visitors can enjoy music, food and drink at an affordable price. Almost every day in October a concert will be taking place at Loco Club. From Indie music with Samuraï + Kylu Te Quiero on Tuesday the 18th to Rock ‘n’ Roll with Frank Suz and Frito Pendejo on Friday the 14th. For a full itinerary of events see their website: https://lococlub.es/eventos/.
16 Toneladas, situated in the barrio of Campanar near the main bus station, is a lively music venue where no genre is shunned. Attracting a slightly more mature crowd, this venue is perfect if you’re looking to get away from the student-focused places. Amongst the many concerts taking place at 16 Toneladas in the month of October, on Friday 14th duo, Children of Zeus, take the stage. Hailing all the way from Manchester, Konny Kon and Tyler Daley bring a fresh take on modern Soul/RnB to Valencia. See the 16 Toneladas website for a full schedule of their October events: https://www.16toneladas.com/.
Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar
For Jazz lovers and those curious about the Valencia Jazz scene, Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar is the best of the best. With an audience of locals and tourists alike, Jimmy Glass doesn’t feel like an exclusive, name-your-top-five-jazz-artists-before-you-enter kind of place. Throughout the month of October, the Jimmy Glass Jazz Festival takes place featuring music from the Jessie Davis quartet and the Afro-Eurasian eclipse to name a few. Click the link for more jazzy info: https://www.jimmyglassjazz.net/programacion-3/.
The city centre isn’t the only place where one can enjoy live music, if you’re looking for somewhere to go after a day of lounging by the sea, La Batisfera might just be the place for you. Located in Cabanyal, this café/bookstore offers a wide array of events ranging from live poetry and music to improv. This month they have two concerts on the 14th and 21st at only 5€ each! Visit their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/la_batisfera/?hl=en for a calendar of their October events.
Address: C/ de Sta. Teresa, 19, 46001 València
Address: C/ de l’Erudit Orellana, 12, 46008 València
Address: C/ de Ricardo Micó, 3, 46009 València
Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar
Address: C. de Baix, 28, 46003 València
Address: Carrer de la Reina, 167, 46011 València
Report by Shemaiah Rose
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‘ J.P. Bimeni live at 16 Toneladas’ photo copyright Julia McGee-Russell / 24/7 Valencia