The MEO Arena in Parque das Nações is one of the larger and more modern concert halls in the city and hosts some of the area’s most popular events. In fact, the lineup for the next couple of months includes Ricky Martin, Ariana Grande, Aerosmith, and the nationally-famous Super Bock Super Rock music festival. In addition to music, the MEO Arena hosts sporting, artistic and cultural events. Fantastically located by the river with many cafés, bars, and restaurants nearby, it’s in a prime location for having a good time.
Rossio dos Olivais, Lisboa, Portugal, +351 21 891 8409
Jazz-lovers visiting Lisbon should make a point of looking into the shows and acts at the Hot Club de Portugal, the country’s oldest jazz club (and one of the oldest and most popular on the European continent), which first opened its doors in the 1940s. Dimly lit and cozy, the environment is perfect for sipping a drink and listening to tunes. The venue where it’s located today includes a garden terrace where guests can sit in when looking for fresh air and a bit of conversation.
Praça da Alegria 48, Lisboa, Portugal, +351 21 361 9740
This is another idyllically-located spot for outdoor concerts, and fittingly it’s the home of Lisbon’s NOS Alive yearly music festival (also known as Optimus Alive). As its name suggests, it is located in Algés which is southwest of Belem (about a 20-minute drive from downtown Lisbon). In addition to the festival, this summer the Passeio Marítimo (which means ‘promenade’ in English) will see Guns N’ Roses and the Foo Fighters, in addition to other acts.