10 Latin Music Venues You Need to Cross Off Your Bucket List
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NADA can top an afternoon of chisme, tequilitas, and great music with your friends… except watching one of our favorite bands play in an awesome venue. If you are a music lover, you ought to check out the upcoming calendar at these Latinx music venues from West Coast to East Coast.
1. La Covacha- Miami
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In the heart of Doral, in sunny Miami, this place is a not-so-hidden gem among a collection of warehouses, businesses and commercial spots. One of the best Latinx clubs in the 305 area, it has attracted internationally acclaimed artists such as Alexis y Fido, Tony Dize, Chico y Nacho and salsa master Oscar D’León. La Covacha has been bringing la rumba to Miami for over two decades!
2. Copacabana- NYC
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Multicultural New York City is the home of ultra famous Copacabana, often referred to as “The Copa”. The club has been around since 1940 and has presented Harry Belafonte, Sam Cooke, and Sammy Davis Jr. as part of their performances. If dancing is your thing, this is your venue. Dust off tu mejor vestido and dress to impress as this club enforces a strict dress code.
3. La Cita- LA
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The area around Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, California, usually dies after the sun goes down, giving you the perfect excuse to venture into La Cita. A small mellow bar with a back patio, this spot offers great live band performances that range from reggae to merengue and salsa.
4. American Airlines Arena- Miami
It’s impossible to drive around Downtown Miami and miss this massive sports and entertainment spot which holds up to 20,000 people during a show. The Miami Arena has held concerts for some of the biggest Latinx music stars including Shakira, Marc Anthony, Julio Iglesias and Sin Bandera.
5. Alhambra Palace- Chicago
This unique music venue is inspired by the Alhambra Palace in South Spain. However, this Chicago venue is not just the home of exceptional flamenco shows, it also showcases live salsa bands on Tuesdays and Argentinian tango dancing on Thursdays.
6. Mojito- Seattle
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Because music feels better when it comes with great food, Mojito restaurant in Seattle, Washington offers a variety of Cuban, Venezuelan, and Colombian dishes along live performances by the best Latin local bands.
7. El Tucan- Miami
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With the promise of taking customers back in time, El Tucán opened in Miami and delivered the decor, atmosphere, and artist selection of 1940’s Havana glam. Cuban artist and Grammy-winner Albita, Marlow Rosado, and Project Guanajay are among the artists who have performed in this great venue.
8. Flamingo Cantina- Texas
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Because Latin music goes beyond merengue and bachata, this venue in Austin Texas also showcases reggae, Caribbean and fusion bands. It’s always advisable to check the website to make sure you land on the right night for your music taste.
9. Pura Club- San Francisco
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Pura is no joke. This giant party venue in San Francisco is the favorite spot for all Latin music lovers, and dancers. DJs Midnight, Seize, Myth Myke, and Sharp are among the entertainers in charge of pumping up the vibe and energy at this spot every Saturday night.
10. Subrosa- NYC
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Dominicans, Boricuas, Mexicans, Colombians, and all other Latinx cohabited in the wonderful big apple. Subrosa is an all-inclusive venue that showcases from progressive rock to Habana nights and everything in between.