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Music and concerts - Best things in Brussels are free !

Chapelle des Minimes

The Chapelle des Minimes Choir has performed two Bach cantatas a month at the Church of the Minimes for over 30 years.
The concerts take place from September to June, on the third or fourth Sunday of each month.
The full programme can be found on their website.

Online: www.minimes.net

Incredible Jazz Jam

Every year, on the last Sunday in August, amateur and professional jazz musicians gather in Anderlecht for the Incredible Jazz Jam.

Online: www.incrediblejazzjam.be

Czech Street Party

At the end of June every year, the Czech Representation to the European Union organises a street party (rue Caroly in Ixelles) with Czech bands and musicians.

Online: www.mzv.cz/representation_brussels

Sound Week Festival

The Sound Week Festival organises soundrelated events with a view to improving knowledge of sound and raising awareness of the importance of the quality of the sound environment among the general public.
Full programme on the website.

Online: www.lasemaineduson.be (FR)

Carillon concerts of the Federal Parliament

Free concerts from the Federal Parliament carillon. Best listened to on the corner of Rue de Louvain and Rue de la Presse. The programme of works played and the invited artists can be found on the web site.

Online: www.senate.be (FR/NL)

Free bar concerts

Many bars hold free concerts. Details can be found on their web sites. But remember: the concerts are free, not the food and drink!

  • Café Le Coq
    Rue Auguste Orts 14, 1000 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 514 24 14
  • L'Harmonium
    Rue Vanderkindere 293, 1180 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 346 18 05
  • Café des Tricoteurs
    Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels
    Online: www.tricoterie.be (FR)
  • Via Via Travellers Café
    Quai à la Houille 9, 1000 Brussels
    Online: www.viaviacafe.com
  • Café Kafka
    Rue des Poissonniers 21, 1000 Brussels
    Online: http://cafekafkabrussels.com (ENG)
  • L'Archiduc
    Rue Antoine Dansaert 6, 1000 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 512 06 52
  • Café Floréo
    Rue des Riches-Claires 19, 1000 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 514 39 25
  • Rock Classic Bar
    Rue Marché au Charbon 55, 1000 Brussels
    Online: www.rockclassic.be (FR)
  • The O Bar (THON hotel)
    Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Brussels
    Online: www.thonhotels.com
  • Café Bizon
    Rue du Pont de la Carpe 7, 1000 Brussels
    Online: www.cafebizon.com
  • Café Central
    Borgval 14, 1000 Brussels
    Online: www.lecafecentral.com
  • Zebra bar
    Place Saint-Géry 34, 1000 Brussels
    Online: www.zebrabar.be (FR)
  • Bar Monk
    Rue Sainte-Catherine 42, 1000 Brussels
    Online: www.monk.be (NL)
  • Roskam
    Rue de Flandre 9, 1000 Brussels
    Online: www.cafe-roskam.be
  • Lava Café
    Rue Saint-Christophe 20, 1000 Brussels
  • Café Bonnefoi
    Rue des Pierres 8, 1000 Brussels
    Online: www.bonnefoi.be
  • Bar du Matin
    Chaussée d'Alsemberg 172, 1180 Brussels
    Online: bardumatin.blogspot.be (FR)

Concerts at MIM

THe Museum of Musical Instruments hosts regular free concerts of various types of music. For a full calendar online, click through "What's on" on the website.

Online: www.mim.be

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Concerts at Cercle des Voyageurs

Restaurant-bar where travellers can get together and share their stories. With free concert programme. Full scheduled online.

Online: www.lecercledesvoyageurs.com (FR)

Auderghem Académie de musique concerts

Free concerts are announced in the Events section of the academy's website.

Online: www.academie-auderghem.be (FR)

Brussels Protestant Church

Some of the concerts and recitals given in the church are free of charge.
They are indicated in the website diary.

Rue du Musée 2, 1000 Brussels
Online: www.eglisedumusee.be (FR)

Jazz Station

The Jazz Station offers jazz artists a chance to practise their repertoire. These rehearsals are open to the public.

Online: www.jazzstation.be (FR)

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Festival Plazey

Plazey is musical, summer festival organised by three community centres: Koekelberg, Ganshoren and Jette. It is held in Park Elisabeth, in front of the Basilique of Koekelberg. Special children's programme.

Online: www.plazey.be (FR/NL)

Concerts at the Sablon

One Sunday of the month, the Jacob Norden Fine Antiques Shop welcomes profesional musicians for a concert of classical music. There is a collection should you wish to show your appreciation with a contribution.
As places are limited, reservation is necessary.

Online: www.jacobnorden.be (FR)

Organ on Monday

Every Monday (except on Easter Monday and Whitsun Monday), from 12.45 hrs to 13.30hrs, free organ concert at the Church of Notre-Dame du Finistère.

Church of Notre-Dame du Finistère
Rue Neuve, 1000 Brussels
Online: www.lundidorgueorgelopmaandag.com (FR/NL)

Théâtre de Verdure in Uccle

Free concert on Sundays at 11.30hrs in August in the Wolvendael Park. In the event of bad weather conditions, the performances will be moved to the Cultural Centre of Uccle. Details of the programme can be found in the online agenda of the commune's website.

Online: www.uccle.irisnet.be (FR/NL)

Boterhammen in het Park

Free concerts by Flemish performers on the bandstand of the Warande (Parc royal) in the month of August.

Online: www.boterhammeninhetpark.be

Music Festival

Rendez-vous in June to welcome the coming-in of Summer with a great free show celebrating music in every colour or form.

Online: www.fetedelamusique.be (FR)

Feeërieën

Free concerts in the Royal Park, late August.

Online: www.feeerieen.be

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Conservatoire of Brussels

Some of the concerts given by the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels are free.

Online: www.kcb.bewww.conservatoire.be (FR)

Iris Day

Free concerts to celebrate the Brussels Capital Region (early May).

Online: www.fetedeliris.brussels (FR/NL)

Beurschouwburg

Some of the season’s concerts are free

Online: www.beursschouwburg.be

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