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Best Live Music Venues in Kampala

Updated: Jan 8, 2019

If there's one thing Kampala revellers like more than cold beer on a hot day is a live band playing music at their favorite local hangout spot. The venues below are our top picks to go to if you want to enjoy a live band whilst chilling with friends and family.


Jazzville is a popular jazz and blues Club in Kampala found in Bugolobi. They have daily rotating bands that play amazing live music for the discerning revellers on regular theme nights.

Gatto Matto

Located right across the street from Jazzville is Gatto Matto, another favorite among locals. They also have various bands playing live music.

Big Mike's

Big Mike's has a live band playing every Thursday Night and draws big crowds on those nights.

Bubbles O'learys Irish Pub

Bubbles, a local Irish pub host several bands on Wednesday Nights.

Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Paradise Terrace

Sheraton's paradise hotel is also a host to many live bands that play every Thursday to Saturday.

Cayenne Restaurant and Lounge

Cayenne in Bukoto is home to several bands that play on the last Wednesday of every month and every Thursday.

Zone 7

Zone 7 is also another venue that hosts live jazz bands on wednesdays.


Muyenga's Fuego is an Eritrean Restaurant that also moonlights as a Live band venue on weekends.


Torino in Kololo has live bands that play every Thursday night.


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