Cancun is known for having some of the best nightlife on the planet. The party nights in Cancun don't end until the sun comes up over the Caribbean Sea. In addition to the huge nightclubs with shows, DJs and sophisticated lighting systems, there are many bars that offer live music including, rock, jazz, Mexican trova and salsa.
Cancun is home to singers and musicians from Cuba, the US, the Domincan Republic and of course, Mexico. In addition, more and more international stars are holding concerts in Cancun. World famous stars like Usher, Luis Miguel, Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony have performed in Cancun.
The Black Pub, Dublin's Irish Pub and McCarthy's Irish Pub in downtown Cancun feature live rock bands a few times a week.
Carlos n' Charlie's offers live music three nights a week. The best place to dance salsa, merengue and bachata in Cancun is at Grand Mambo Cafe, which is located downtown in Plaza Hong Kong.
For live jazz and other styles, downtown Cancun offers Expacio42. For the most part the bars downtown are filled with locals, but they are perfectly safe for tourists.
Most resorts offer live music most nights of the week in their restaurants, bars and nightclubs.