Some of the most popular and diverse live music in Lisbon can be heard at the city’s annual music festivals, at NOS Alive in Algés, west of the city centre, and at Super Bock Super Rock (SBSR), which takes place at Parques das Nações. These two events occur during the summer and between them bring together some of the biggest acts in the industry. Lisbon is known for its thriving local band scene, and some of the most exciting gigs can be caught at Lounge, a pocket-sized bar near Cais do Sodré. Similarly, Primeiro Andar often hosts live music acts, usually acoustic or percussion-led sets. Complementing SBSR but a stand-alone venue in its own right, the huge MEO Arena at Parques das Nações is Lisbon’s premier concert venue, and where all the big international entertainment acts choose to perform when in town. Smaller but no less significant is the Coliseu dos Recreios, a historic playhouse sited in the city centre that dates from 1890. In keeping with the type of gig it hosts, Paradise Garage over in the Alcântara district attracts a less mainstream, predominantly indie crowd. In the middle of this is the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Chiado, an opera house where classical music concerts are appreciated in gilt-edged surroundings. The ubiquitous Hard Rock Café is always a good bet to catch a band; the Lisbon branch is in Avenida da Liberdade. And for jazz aficionados it has to be Hot Clube de Portugal, where both traditional and more contemporary styles mesmerize the faithful.