Many years ago, the live music scene in the national capital began on a slow note. Over time, the tempo kicked in and how? Today, Delhi is known for its swanky venues welcoming patrons for an evening full of live music and so much excitement.
We bring to you our top venues that have not just revived the live music scenes in Delhi but also managed to create a strong fan base all across. Let’s hit it!
The Junkyard Café
This café in Connaught Place has cemented its place in the hearts of Delhiites with its awesome live performances. It is lauded for both English tracks and Bollywood hits and is well-known for its unique ambience. The café is quite spacious, giving you an opportunity to find yourself the perfect corner and enjoy your evening along with their varied food options.
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Gather your gang and head to one of the coolest pub venues of the city. Grab some grub while you enjoy the live performances of artists/bands like The Sine Painter, Bombay Bassment, Barely Legal, The Midival Punditz, and many more. The interiors of this pub are so detailed and exquisite. Plus, there’s also a wonderful terrace where you can unwind.
Zorba represents all things lavish and decadent. The sprawling venue is located in Sultanpur and offers its clientele with a poolside villa, rear lawn, cool lighting effects and an incredible amphitheatre that can accommodate 1,000 people. Now that’s what you call a grand venue for music! Sip your drinks and enjoy their live gigs. Past acts have had the likes of Igor Butman and events like The Sun & Moon Festival.
We wouldn't be wrong to say Turquoise Cottage has acquired a cult status with every music lover in Delhi. It started out in Adchini as a live music venue and then moved to the posh area of Saket. If you are a rock lover, there is no chance you haven't heard of this name before. Folks here have a gig lined up almost every weekend. Some even include senior musicians belting out impromptu jam sessions.
The Piano Man Jazz Club
If you are a jazz lover, this should be your go-to place for an evening of refreshing live jazz music. Even if you aren’t a fan, we suggest you visit this place as you may change your opinion about it, because the live music here is THAT good. They have open jams on Wednesdays besides regular collaborations with world-class musicians. The owner is a jazz musician himself, so that explains the God-level jazz music you hear.
P.S. There’s no alcohol here but the chai and grub will keep you happy.
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