Menorca International Jazz Festival
If you’re on holiday in Menorca in May or June, you’ll have the chance to check out the annual jazz festival. The festival consists of a wide and varied programme of concerts, which are held across Menorca in the island’s major towns. Since 1999, the festival has drawn top acts from around the world, and has become internationally recognised for the high quality of its performances. Past performers at the festival have included the Sofia Ribeiro Group, Diego Amador, and Llibert Fortuny.
Since the festival is played out in venues all across the island, the chances are good that you’ll find a concert near you in May or June. We have a number of apartments and villas in or around Alaior, Ciutadella, Ferreries, and Mahon – the four towns where most of the performances take place.
If you miss the festival, there are plenty of other ways to get your jazz fix. Treat yourself to a night out in one of Menorca’s two primary cities – Mahon and Ciutadella – and soak up the sound at one of these venues.
Akelaree Jazz Club – Step into this lively cocktail bar on Thursday night and you’re sure to hear vibrant live music. The bar is spread out over two floors plus a back garden area so you can choose the scene you like best.
Moll de Ponent 41-42, Mao Harbour. Tel: +34 971 368 520
Jazzbah – This hip night spot is frequented by tourists and locals alike, who can enjoy top-quality live music from local and mainland acts. Get into the groove in the main room, or relax on the lovely terrace.
Passeig es Pla de Sant Joan, 3, 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca. Tel: +34 609 700 649
Sant Climent Jazz Club – Located inside the Sant Climent Casino, this club has live jazz every Tuesday and Thursday night starting at 21:30. Expect to see a mix of local players, professional and semi-professional musicians, and even holidaymakers taking the stage at this famous Menorcan venue.
Sant Jaume, 4, 07712 Sant Climent. Tel: +34 971 153 418
Lastly, keep an eye out for local notices while you’re on holiday. There are always bands playing the bars around Menorca’s beach resorts throughout the summer.