The Best Live Music Venues In Graz

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Graz is the second largest city in Austria and became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. The city is a popular spot, not only for its universities, but also its delicious food, interesting museums, and spectacular music venues. Here is Culture Trip’s five favorite locations to catch live music.
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Explosiv is the place for superb concerts. Whatever your taste, be it punk, metal, hardcore, indie, alternative or hip-hop, this is the place for you. Boasting top-notch, professional lighting and sound rigs, explosive concerts are guaranteed. In addition, you can treat yourself to different drinks like bio-juice, lemonade, beer and wine, and in the café there are smaller shows, even lectures, workshops and readings.

Opening hours: Tues-Thurs 5pm-10pm

Address and telephone number: Bahnhofgürtel 55a Graz Austria +43 676 347 8028


This venue is a very popular place among the youth of Graz, and little wonder, what with all of the concerts on offer almost daily. The selection is always very wide, ranging from swing nights to tech-house, hits from the ’80s and ’90s and progressive music. There is a small café at the premises where you can grab something to eat quickly before you head off to the swing or tango evening. It’s good to know that all the ingredients used in the café are fair trade certified!

Opening hours: Fri-Sun 10am-10pm or later if required

Address and telephone number: Dreihackengasse 42 Graz Austria +43 316 722 937

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If you long for a loud place where you can meet lots of people with good music, look no further. Close to the river Mur, in wakUum several DJs serve up party music, but there is also a wide selection from other genres such as classical music events, indie rock, and so on. You can also choose from a big variety of alcoholic drinks (responsibly, of course!)

Opening hours: Wed-Sat 6pm-4am

Address and telephone number: Griesgasse 25 Graz Austria +43 676 450 1590

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Café Parkhause

This café can be found in a picturesque park in the middle of Graz and provides a beautiful venue for concerts and live music programs, in summer and in winter. There is a monthly music program during the summer, and DJs play from time to time. You might not be aware, but many musical talents have been discovered here!

Opening hours: November-Februar Fri-Sat 9pm-till the end of event, March-October everyday 10am-till the end of event

Address and telephone number: Stadtpark 2 Graz Austria +43 316 827 434

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Dom im Berg

This unique venue is breathtaking with its unusually large size: set in 733 square meters and with 11 meters of head space, this place can host pretty well any of the events that can take place in Graz. Due to a special wall coating, the acoustics are impeccable, so this serves as an ideal place for events from congresses, balls and theater performances to clubbing, elaborate corporate presentations and so on. If you like loud music, then Dom im Berg is the perfect place for you.

Opening hours: Tues-Fri 2pm-7pm

Address and telephone number: Schloßbergplatz Graz Austria +43 316 8008 9000