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Listen to Florence's Sounds at these Live Music Spots

For those looking to enjoy a night out with a variety of sounds, Florence has plenty of places for you to sit back and enjoy classics, jazz, and new, local favorites. You'll find bands put together by expats, young people, and those just looking to jam while you sip on a negroni and appreciate the beat.

The Jazz Club is a new spot where local musicians like to show off and play their best. For true jazz lovers, you won't find a better spot in the city to enjoy some classic sounds performed by some talented musicians who love what they do.

Rock 'n roll is served up on a regular basis at the Viper Theater. Attracting some big names and some local bands, the crowds here are passionate about their music. Different nights feature different types of rock, so you'll want to check out what is playing before you head over there. The Fiddler's Elbow is the perfect spot for a pint and to hear some songs from local singer/songwriters.



If you're a book lover and prefer hearing some alternative music compared to the regular set that you might find at an Irish pub or two, Le Cite offers a hipster-esque vibe and some homebrewed coffee and teas. During the day, it's a haven for...  Read More



This funky spot is a popular location for students and those looking for some acoustic music. Poetry readings are held here on days where there isn't live music, and during the day customers can sit and relax while doing work or by enjoying a...  Read More



If you want to tone it down a bit and you're in the mood for some music resembling Clapton rather than the Sex Pistols, the Guitar Club on the other side of the river has some perfect nooks and crannies for you to slip into with a cocktail and...  Read More



An English pub located near Santa Croce, the William is famous for catering to expats and those looking to enjoy a quality brew while sitting in their wonderful outdoor seating or curled up in a booth with friend. Though it doesn't have live...  Read More



Another Irish pub located in the thriving area of Santa Maria Novella, there's always some sort of music going on in the backroom of this fun establishment. Open mic night is a popular option if you want to see some talented artists and you want...  Read More



Located in the happening Santo Spirito area, Tamero highlights all the main genres of music. Transformed from a regular bar and pasta spot to a night club around eleven p.m., you can expect to find a young, local crowd ready to hear some music....  Read More



Florence is well known for being a city that loves its jazz, and several bars in the area have an old-fashioned theme. The Jazz Club is the perfect spot to listen to some local musicians and to enjoy an evening with great music and some of...  Read More



If you are planning to rock the night away and enjoy some real rock and roll, Viper Theater offers some of the top acts traveling through Florence. When you are craving a concert rather than a night of acoustic music, Viper has a great stage and...  Read More

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Red Garter


The Red Garter has plenty of events going on throughout the year for those looking to enjoy all types of music. Whether you are into the old classics from the 60s and 70s or you are looking for some new Italian hits to take back to your friends...  Read More



Known as a spot for the alternative, young crowd in Florence, the Liberia Cafe la Cite has wonderful drinks and includes a place to relax during the day. In the afternoons and mornings, grab your favorite coffee or tea and read some of the...  Read More


Meet Alexa Schnee

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa