Top Live Music Venues In Joburg


Sometimes, all you want to do is watch a band. But where to go? Well, we’ve rounded up the top live music spots in Joburg… take a look and enjoy the show!

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Carfax

Carfax is an old favourite… this super club has many faces. What do we mean by that? Well, sometimes they’ll host drum ‘n bass parties, whereas other times they’ll have both local and international acts on their stage – and when they do, know you’re in for a good time!

Where: 39 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

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Rumours Lounge

Rumours Lounge is a fantastic place to catch a live act. You never know who will be gracing their stage – it could be a local act, it could be an international act…  either way, wear your dancing shoes and head on over there.

Where: Valley Ln & Weltevreden Road, Cresta, Randburg, 2118

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Arcade Empire

This Pretoria-based super club is a place where many a party has been held. Like a lot of the above-mentioned spots, all kinds of parties are thrown at Arcade. Things can get rowdy up in here but in a good way… go on, see for yourself!

Where: 265 The Highway Street, Pretoria.

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The Radium Beerhall

The Radium Beerhall is an icon. It’s the second oldest bar in Joburg and has been well-preserved. Shows here are normally the ‘watch-while-eating-delicious-Portuguese-food’ type, but depending on who’s playing, they can get a bit wild! Hint: Order the prawns.

Where: 282 Louis Botha Avenue, Orange Grove, Johannesburg.

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The Good Luck Bar

Located inside 1Fox – The Sheds, The Good Luck Bar is a rad live music venue. Having gotten their liquor license in 1895, it’s actually one of the oldest bars in the city! Keep an eye out to see who’ll be paying there and make sure you don’t miss out on a rad act.

Where: 14 Alexander Street, Ferreirastown, Johannesburg.

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Red Right Hand

Music lovers, you can find Red Right Hand in Pretoria. This bespoke venue is an independent spot that aims to bring live music and art to the Pretoria CBD. So, what are you waiting for? Show them some love and go watch a band there!

Where: 22 Railway Street, Pretoria.

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Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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3 thoughts on “Top Live Music Venues In Joburg

  1. I am a 16 year old urban jazz artist. I was wondering if I might be permitted to come and perform or I’m restricted because of my age.

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