What are the best places to hear live music in Rome?

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Angela Corrias

There are many places in Rome where you can spend a nice evening listening to live music, either for or after dinner. Being the Mecca of Rome's nightlife, Trastevere is obviously one of the best neighborhoods if you want to find artists performing live. However, also in other districts such as Prati, Campo de' Fiori or Testaccio, where the many nightclubs often show live performances, it's not uncommon to stumble on live concerts in restaurants and pubs.

One of the most famous places for live music in Rome is Big Mama, in 18 Vicolo San Francesco a Ripa in Trastevere. For almost thirty years has been giving space to some of the greatest international artists. They often play blues music, to the extent that they are known as the Home of Blues in Rome, but they also showcase jazz, rock and ethnic bands, musicians and singers.

Jazz lovers should head to 9 Via Ostia in Prati area, where Alexanderplatz offers a live concert every night with performances of artists from all over the world. Their cuisine too is international albeit with a strong Mediterranean imprint.

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