The city of Madrid in Spain is perhaps not somewhere you would associate with music, yet it is actually is one of the best destinations in Europe for live musical performances of many types.
You can attend concerts of jazz, opera, classical and flamenco music, as well as finding blues and rock music played in Madrid. If you are staying in Madrid on holiday, you have a great choice of music to enjoy, as well as hotel accommodation you can choose from.
The city has staged important music festivals too. In fact, in 2008, 2010 and 2012, Madrid has played host to the Rock in Rio festival, which originated in Brazil. Many famous stars have played Rock in Rio Madrid, and one of the biggest names was the legendary Bob Dylan, who appeared at this event in 2008.
Bon Jovi were one of the top acts in 2010 at Rock in Rio Madrid.
Madrid has become a hotspot for jazz with some notable venues, such as Segundo Jazz, which is is actually the longest running jazz joint in the city. Singer-songwriters and cover bands also are welcome on stage at this club.
Spain is famous for its flamenco music, so not surprisingly you will find plenty of performances of this traditional form of folk music in Madrid, a musical style that also incorporates lively flamenco dancing.
Just like in many cities of the world, Madrid has its share of street performers, many of home are musicians. Sadly, buskers in Madrid have had to face new regulations and are no longer allowed to use amplifiers. Performers are also required to pass an audition to be granted a permit. The Potato Omelette Band have commented on the matter in song and earned themselves an Internet hit, and they got their permit too!