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Music and concerts

Immerse yourself in Brussels' diverse music scene with a plethora of free concerts spanning classical, jazz, rock, and more, inviting you to revel in the city's musical tapestry.

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.netExternal link

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: link

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.beExternal link (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.beExternal link (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!

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.beExternal link

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.comExternal link (FR)

Auderghem Académie de musique concerts

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

Online: www.academie-auderghem.beExternal link (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.beExternal link (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.beExternal link (FR)

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: External link(FR/NL)

Concerts at the Sablon

Regularly, 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.beExternal link (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.comExternal link (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.beExternal link (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.beExternal link

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.beExternal link (FR)


Free concerts in the Royal Park, late August.

Online: www.feeerieen.beExternal link

Conservatoire of Brussels

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

Online: www.kcb.beExternal linkwww.conservatoire.beExternal link (FR)

Iris Day

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

Online: www.fetedeliris.brusselsExternal link (FR/NL)


Some of the concerts are free

Online: www.beursschouwburg.beExternal link